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Exhaust Can Replacement

Having originally said I'd not replace the standard can on my 2011 V, I'm now considering it - just need to find a reasonable looking, and sounding, replacement. Anyhow, does anything on the RH lower side of the bike need to be removed to get access to the long bolts holding the can on underneath? Looks a bit tight under there. Or is there an exhaust removal in pics on here somewhere. Thanks, as always...
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It is a bit tight, but when I removed the Two Brothers muffler that came with the bike and re-installed the stock muffler (that also came with the bike) the only piece I had to remove was the right side "belly pan" to gain access to the clamp holding the exhaust pipe and muffler together.

Getting a wrench on the long bolt's nut on the left side is a bit of a pain but not impossible. The entire process took less than 30 minutes and I took a break as well.

Good luck with whatever muffler you select. There are several threads here that talk about after market mufflers and the likes and dislikes of each. All sorts of ways to spend your cash!

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It is a bit tight, but when I removed the Two Brothers muffler that came with the bike and re-installed the stock muffler (that also came with the bike) the only piece I had to remove was the right side "belly pan" to gain access to the clamp holding the exhaust pipe and muffler together.

Getting a wrench on the long bolt's nut on the left side is a bit of a pain but not impossible. The entire process took less than 30 minutes and I took a break as well.

Good luck with whatever muffler you select. There are several threads here that talk about after market mufflers and the likes and dislikes of each. All sorts of ways to spend your cash!
Thanks Arion. I've not decided which can to try yet (even if I do). Don't know if you feel like me but when you're riding the bike, the stock can sounds pretty much OK, dependant on the revs. It's probably a bit 'quiet' to outsiders and other traffic. Looks good too. If you notice any muffler threads could you point me in their direction? I haven't noticed any. Cheers.
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It is a lot easier to just remove the right driver foot peg. Don't aggravate yourself with trying to fish around behind brackets.



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Had the opportunity to listened to the Vance and Hines, and it sounded good. No rasping but just rich low bass tones. Unfortunately, Givi V35 Side cases may not be compatible with it (tips from Motopsycho).

The LeoVince Underbody SS seems like a nice unobtrusive one. Just don't know how it sound like in real life.

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When I installed my Yoshi exhaust, I didn't have to remove anything. Once I loosened all the factory bolts holding the stock exhaust came off pretty easy; but I did have to do a bit of wiggling and twisting. The Yoshi went on super easy, and sounds real nice. Not to loud at all.
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Decision made - Scorpion can will be installed during my V's first service input in late April. Dealer happy to charge just a few more s in labour and will probably do most of the job whilst the oil is draining. I consider that it's worth a few quid extra so I don't have to rumage around on the garage floor. Pics and opinion to follow when done...
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Congrats, Zed. Pls. tell us how the Scorpion performs.
Saw one red Power up close and might order one from the UK.
Save a lot sending it to Singapore for pick up.

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Congrats, Zed. Pls. tell us how the Scorpion performs.
Saw one red Power up close and might order one from the UK.
Save a lot sending it to Singapore for pick up.
Will do, can't wait to get it installed..! I love Singapore - wish I could drop yours over for you...!
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