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Opinion on these cheap ebay exhausts?

I use my 07 Versys as commuter and find its far to quite in traffic for the cages to notice. Was going to get a Delkavic slipon as I had one on my gsx 1400 years ago and no real complaints. Just to make it a bit louder.
The Delkavic pipes are not as cheap as they use to be thanks to the worthless Aussie dollar but I saw this model on ebay for Less than half the price, just not sure of anyone has any experience with them?

Modified Exhaust Muffler Pipe For Kawasaki ER6n ZX9R VERSYS 650cc ZR750 ZEPHYR | eBay

No brand name or anything has me a little cautious...
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I use my 07 Versys as commuter and find its far to quite in traffic for the cages to notice. Was going to get a Delkavic slipon as I had one on my gsx 1400 years ago and no real complaints. Just to make it a bit louder.
The Delkavic pipes are not as cheap as they use to be thanks to the worthless Aussie dollar but I saw this model on ebay for Less than half the price, just not sure of anyone has any experience with them?

Modified Exhaust Muffler Pipe For Kawasaki ER6n ZX9R VERSYS 650cc ZR750 ZEPHYR | eBay

No brand name or anything has me a little cautious...

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You'll get more bang for the buck with hi vis gear. Cars can only hear you if the have their windows down or you have passed them with a loud exhaust as the noise does bot ready project in front of the bike. They also do not increase power unless combined with a power commander and a matched fuel map.

Then there is the fact that the Versys was designed with an unbody exhaust so all the aftermarket ones look ugly and raise the center of gravity.

Save your money and get a stylish hi vis jacket from Klim, Dainese or Olympia.

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You'll get more bang for the buck with hi vis gear. Cars can only hear you if the have their windows down or you have passed them with a loud exhaust as the noise does bot ready project in front of the bike. They also do not increase power unless combined with a power commander and a matched fuel map.

Then there is the fact that the Versys was designed with an unbody exhaust so all the aftermarket ones look ugly and raise the center of gravity.

Save your money and get a stylish hi vis jacket from Klim, Dainese or Olympia.

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Lots of reflective patches and Stickers!!!!!!

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It doesn't matter what you wear or how much noise you make. Just look at how often drivers miss a policecar or other emergency vehicle with sirens and flashing lights right behind them. So a different exhaust is something you pick because you like the sound or bling
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That exhaust looks decent but not sure about the intake side. Is that a reducer to fit up to the stock header? If that slides inside the stock header it seems like it may affect performance. No idea if that is right but looks strange compared to the Leo Vince I had.

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do not insult your bike with cheap chinese parts...I got a yoshi pipe for my bike for the weight reduction and because I like the sound...for protection I wear HiViz gear and got a louder (Piaa dual horns as found in a post somewhere in here) horn set up...I've blown that horn..revved the engine and still had cars continue to take my lane...when they don't see you they certainly don't hear you either...
you've got a great bike man..ride safe...
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It doesn't matter what you wear or how much noise you make. Just look at how often drivers miss a policecar or other emergency vehicle with sirens and flashing lights right behind them. So a different exhaust is something you pick because you like the sound or bling
Actually studies have shown you have about a 30% less likelyhood of being hit by a car if you are visually conspicuous. Noise had no effect.



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I use a modulating high beam (comagination) , hign viz vest and have my rear signal lights set up as running/modulating brake lights (signal minder). Always try to tap brakes well in advance of any stops to get the attention of the cager behind me looking at their phone instead of where they are going. I am surprise at lot more folks don't use a modulating headlight.

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I use a modulating high beam (comagination) , hign viz vest and have my rear signal lights set up as running/modulating brake lights (signal minder). Always try to tap brakes well in advance of any stops to get the attention of the cager behind me looking at their phone instead of where they are going. I am surprise at lot more folks don't use a modulating headlight.

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Modulating headlights are illegal in many states. And I personally don't care for them because I feel that a cager may see that as you flashing your lights to give them the go ahead in certain situations. Just my opinion, to each his own.

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I am surprise at lot more folks don't use a modulating headlight.

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they are not legal here in oregon.. and honestly i dont like them i think they are just annoying and make the bike look like it has electrical issues
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Modulators work. I have used them for years. Legal? https://kisantech.com/mag/regulations.
Nothing wrong with the stock exhaust; except maybe it sounds like a popcorn machine at idle.

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I have considered a rocket launcher and a 50 Cal Ma Deuce (M2) heavy machine gun fore and aft on the bike as "attention getters", but alas, my wife talks me out of it.

My rules for surviving cagers:

1) They can't see you. They Can NOT see you. Blind spots are dead spots. You could dance naked in the intersection and 1 out of 20 drivers *might* see you.

2) If they do see you, they'll try and kill you. Example: "That motorcycle is so small I can turn left RIGHT in front of him, no problem." You're in the right, but you're dead. right.

3) You have NO (zero) right of way. Size DOES matter. You may be in the right, but you're dead. right.
Let the b*st*rds go in front of you. They're obviously more important than you anyway.
3.1) Most nitwit bike accidents in traffic occur when the biker is traveling more than 10MPH faster than the traffic around them. Videos abound of this stupidity. Don't be a dead Dick.

4) Don't ride anything you can't pick up. The reasoning should be obvious. I have no idea what Harley, Gold Wing, and the new Yamaha road boats do when gravity overcomes the center of gravity and the bike falls over. Maybe that's the reason you never see those riders alone on their bikes.
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Being seen is a universal problem with motorcycle, in the US as well as abroad. Here we'll over 70% of car v motorcycle accidents happen well within the rider (and driver) field of view, rarely from directly behind (where your exhaust is pointing).

HiViz gear, auxiliary lighting, lane position & presentation, etc. as well as driving defensively/with a high degree of awareness (for instance use the SEE strategy from MSF) can all increase your chances of being seen.

Most cars are now built to eliminate road noise, provide a more rich audio experience from within the vehicle and attenuate external noise so being visible, especially with all of the on car distractions, is certainly more important than ever.

If you are going to change the engine on your bike (in this case air/fuel) I would go for something known to make a positive gain, or at least do no harm. As others have said you get what you pay for, which also includes proper testing and recommendations for your specific bike, model and intended use.
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