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Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust installed

I installed a Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust on my 2017 Versys 650. This is a full system since the OEM exhaust is one piece.

https://www.scorpion-exhausts.com/ka...xhaust-systems

https://www.revzilla.com/assets/0001...sys6502015.pdf

As Scorpion does not provide installation instructions I took to the web to find out what I could. So for those also looking to install this exhaust here is what I did based upon what I could find on the web and my experience.

(1) Removed the stock exhaust system:

(a) Loosened the nuts holding the stock muffler
(b) Removed the header pipe nuts
(c) Removed the stock muffler bolts and nuts and let the entire system rest on a temporary support underneath (just enough to not stretch the Lambda sensor)
(d) Removed the Lambda sensor

(2) Installed the silencer mounting bracket. Secured it loosely.

(3) Inserted the double ended flute into the connecting pipe and then inserted it into the silencer.

(4) Attached the springs between the connecting pipe and silencer.

(5) Attached the silencer and connecting pipe to the silencer mounting bracket. Secured it loosely.

(6) Inserted the Lambda sensor to the connecting pipe.

(7) Attached the header pipes. Secured them loosely.

(8) Attached the header pipes to the connecting pipe.

(9) Tightened down the silencer to the silencer mounting bracket nut.

(10) Tightened down the header pipe nuts.

(11) Tighten down the silencer mounting bracket nuts (to the bike frame).

(12) Attached the springs between the header pipes and connecting pipe.

(13) Cleaned/wiped down the entire exhaust system to remove fingerprints and any oils and dirt.






2017 Versys 650 LT -- Titanium
Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers

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Raining today so I have not taken the bike for a ride. Only started it in the garage after installation. Not rude loud by any means. Iíll post after some riding impressions.

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Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers
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Nice looking, very tidy exhaust system. Appears to offer the added advantage of being a rear tire warmer as well.
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Apologies for the audio but two videos.

Stock exhaust:



Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust:


2017 Versys 650 LT -- Titanium
Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers
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I installed a Scorpion Serket Taper Exhaust on my 2017 Versys 650. This is a full system since the OEM exhaust is one piece.

https://www.scorpion-exhausts.com/ka...xhaust-systems

https://www.revzilla.com/assets/0001...sys6502015.pdf

As Scorpion does not provide installation instructions I took to the web to find out what I could. So for those also looking to install this exhaust here is what I did based upon what I could find on the web and my experience.

(1) Removed the stock exhaust system:

(a) Loosened the nuts holding the stock muffler
(b) Removed the header pipe nuts
(c) Removed the stock muffler bolts and nuts and let the entire system rest on a temporary support underneath (just enough to not stretch the Lambda sensor)
(d) Removed the Lambda sensor

(2) Installed the silencer mounting bracket. Secured it loosely.

(3) Inserted the double ended flute into the connecting pipe and then inserted it into the silencer.

(4) Attached the springs between the connecting pipe and silencer.

(5) Attached the silencer and connecting pipe to the silencer mounting bracket. Secured it loosely.

(6) Inserted the Lambda sensor to the connecting pipe.

(7) Attached the header pipes. Secured them loosely.

(8) Attached the header pipes to the connecting pipe.

(9) Tightened down the silencer to the silencer mounting bracket nut.

(10) Tightened down the header pipe nuts.

(11) Tighten down the silencer mounting bracket nuts (to the bike frame).

(12) Attached the springs between the header pipes and connecting pipe.

(13) Cleaned/wiped down the entire exhaust system to remove fingerprints and any oils and dirt.








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Rode the bike to work today.

Quick impressions:

Nice rumble in the low RPMs and it surprisingly quiets down in the upper RPMs -- you hear the engine more than the exhaust.

I like the sound balance.

Caveat: did not ride on the freeway so cannot comment (yet) on the sound for extended freeway riding.

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Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers
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How much did it cost?
https://www.tawperformance.com/scorp...16-full-system

$849.00
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looks good..sounds good...nice job...thanks for the information...
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How much did it cost?
I got mine from Revzilla. $898 but carbon and titanium are out of stock right now.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/...-650-2015-2016

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looks good..sounds good...nice job...thanks for the information...
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I have to say I really like this exhaust. On the ride home today I was thinking how great the bike sounds now.

Granted these aren't cheap (IMHO) but I'm really happy with the purchase. Primary reason for going with Scorpion is no repacking and no ECM calibration.

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Just an update on this exhaust.

I have about 500 miles now since installation. There is no doubt that I have lost some low end "grunt" compared to the stock exhaust. What I mean is at a stop and I need to accelerate quickly the bike has lost a bit of the pull off the line.

I'll keep it installed for now. I don't mind not gaining anything but losing some low end power is disappointing.

Anyway, yust wanted to pass along my personal experience with the Scorpion on my 2017 650LT.

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Just an update on this exhaust.

I have about 500 miles now since installation. There is no doubt that I have lost some low end "grunt" compared to the stock exhaust. What I mean is at a stop and I need to accelerate quickly the bike has lost a bit of the pull off the line.

I'll keep it installed for now. I don't mind not gaining anything but losing some low end power is disappointing.

Anyway, yust wanted to pass along my personal experience with the Scorpion on my 2017 650LT.

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A free flowing exhaust will do that, easy excuse for a dyno tune!
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Any idea on the weight reduction with the new system?
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Just an update on this exhaust.

I have about 500 miles now since installation. There is no doubt that I have lost some low end "grunt" compared to the stock exhaust. What I mean is at a stop and I need to accelerate quickly the bike has lost a bit of the pull off the line.

I'll keep it installed for now. I don't mind not gaining anything but losing some low end power is disappointing.

Anyway, yust wanted to pass along my personal experience with the Scorpion on my 2017 650LT.

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Scorpion claims no tuning is required. Right now to go through the expense of a power commander isn't worth it for me. I installed this exhaust for sound; maybe a tune would help but I'm going to run it as-is for now.

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Debadged, Moto Werk lowering kit, slimmed down OEM seat, Shad SH33 top case, Scorpion Serket Taper exhaust, Moto Werk 1" risers, Grab On grip covers

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Any idea on the weight reduction with the new system?
Per Scorpion, it's about 11 pounds saved (5 kg).
https://www.scorpion-exhausts.com/ka...xhaust-systems

I didn't personally weigh it but there is no doubt it was significantly lighter than the stock system when I did the install.

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