Exhaust system roll call.... - Kawasaki Versys Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Quincy, MA
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Question Exhaust system roll call....

I have to say, the level of conversation in this forum is certainly on the low side. I think most of us are also members of versys.co.uk, but a lot of whats discussed over there is only available across the pond!
So for those who live in North America, lets here from all y'all about the exhaust pipes you have, want, NEED.... If you have experience with a Ninja 650 and that bikes exhaust, please talk about it as well cause most manufacturers call the part one and the same as what we would need!!

I will start....

I am looking into exhaust right now. My favorite appearance is split between the Ixil twin pipe and the Laser X-treme twin pipe. However, both of those are pricey. The Ixil is, at best, $499 and the Laser I was able to find for $625 shipped.
Sadly, money is an issue (planning a wedding), so the next choices are either the Jardine GP-1 for $219, the Arrow slip-on, Skorpion Slip On and the Muzzy Slip on for $269, The Leo Vince for $279, or the TBR for $339.

Please let me know what you all think, any videos you have, sound clips, etc!!
DanPorges is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-04-2008, 04:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Some links for your enjoyment

Here is a direct sound compare between the scorpion and the two brothers,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evenD38j94s

Also, here is a link to a bunch of others

http://www.ninja650.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=4153
Chris is offline  
post #3 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 10:09 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I vote for the Ixil twin pipe exhaust. Check it out on Youtube under Ixil and Versys. I know it costs more, just save a little longer to get what you want, it'll be worth it. That's what I'm going to do.
stoneoakvet is offline  
 
post #4 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-12-2008, 11:04 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 285
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Exhaust

Hello! I just spent about an hour on YouTube.com listening to all of the exhaust systems you named in your thread. I personally like the Scorpion exhaust best followed by the Muzzy exhaust. I didn't look under the Versys though to hear the exhaust. I typed in Kawasaki Ninja 650R and there were quite a few videos. I imagine an exhaust that fits the 650 Ninja would also fit the Versys. I'm thinking about getting one after I get my bike inspected. I'll wait until after that just incase they say it's to loud. Had the Versys on the highway today and opened it up a little. It ran 5,500 rpm's at 80 mph and 6,500 rpm's at 90 mph. The speedometer reads a good 5 mph faster than what you're actually going if not even 10 mph.
jimstandinghorse is offline  
post #5 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 11:16 AM
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
gonna try something...

a guy i work with is sponsored by FMF.... he gets a 50% discount, so i'm looking to try their motoGP style exhaust (which looks badass) It's made
for the Ninja, so i'm going to look at what it'll take to make it fit- it might just bolt up, but i called them and they didn't know. they did, however, tell me
to just send it back if it doesn't fit (just don't run the bike with it on and they would take it back!)

while i can't offer you guys the 50% off deal, i can pass on some pics and knowledge! stay posted.

kyle
kyle_01 is offline  
post #6 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-24-2008, 03:29 PM
Member
 
Hooligan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: N. Georgia mountains
Posts: 418
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I would like to see it...I have a FMF on my XR650 and I really like it.
Hooligan is offline  
post #7 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 01:14 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 63
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Greetings,

Iím new to this forum and I donít even own a Versys yet; but I will sometime in the fall of 08 or early 09 when the prices are way down, or so Iím hoping. Iíve been reading some of the posts about changing exhaust systems for your Versys but this would apply to any model of motorcycle and that is, you run the risk of VOIDING YOUR WARRANTY if your modifications cause damage to any other part of the motorcycle ie engine, wiring etc. So be aware of those implications before buying an expensive exhaust system.

Even if you buy your exhaust system from a dealer (theyíre in business to make money so they have no obligation to TELL OR REMIND you that you may be voiding your warranty) so take some advice from an old geezer and donít do it unless/until your warranty has terminated.

I like the sound of a good pipe myself but not at the expense of voiding my warranty---I can wait a year!

On the same note, once I get my Versys I will change the exhaust a bit; I personally want to use my bike truly as a dual purpose machine so I want the exhaust on the side and a bit higher in case I go through a stream boon dogging it.

Regards,
David


Greeks never wrote obituaries----they only asked one question-----Did this person lived life with Passion?
dstarman is offline  
post #8 of 52 (permalink) Old 04-30-2008, 01:40 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 204
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I like the Two Brothers Carbon Fiber

Paladin is offline  
post #9 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-07-2008, 06:24 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
exhuasting

i went for the micron beta race exhuast claimed as the lighest one on the market. it is uber light and sounds the dogs, looks mint too
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSC00214.JPG (648.4 KB, 420 views)
jaffa cake is offline  
post #10 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-12-2008, 03:04 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 108
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I've listened to a bunch of exhausts on youtube, and checked out most of them online for purchase as well. My choice will be the Two Bros system, I think it sounds foo-king sick, is only about $350, and weighs in at only 3.5 lbs, compared to 12.7 lbs stock!!! I think it is one of the better looking pipes as well.
Motodevil is offline  
post #11 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 09:33 AM
Member
 
Saki Cat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Arrakis
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I bought my V from the dealer with a titanium Leo Vince slip on. Wonderful sound and it looks great. Heres a link to the US site.

http://www.leovinceusa.com/cart/sear...=2007&Line=SBK

Leo Vince's are really nice pipe. Good quality Italian product. Even tho their logo does look a little like Mrs. Pac-man.

"If Caesar was alive today I would be chained to an oar".

This life is a test
It is only a test
Had it been an actual life
You would have received
Further Instructions on
Where to go and what to do


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Saki Cat is offline  
post #12 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 10:41 AM
Member
 
invader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kapuskasing Ontario Canada
Posts: 7,885
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
I agree about Leo Vince's high quality for the money. I think you would do well with it, DanPorges. I'd avoid the cheap and loud Jardine... My Muzzy header and slip-on system was only $360 plus shipping. I just had a baffle plate added to make it quieter.
invader is offline  
post #13 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 08:08 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 14
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
The problem with using youtube is that you don't really get a good feel for what it is going to sound like.

I remember when I was young and my dad got a new stereo and I called my friend up and said "listen to this bass, man!"... and held the phone up like an idiot.

The scorpion sounds awesome on youtube but I've heard they make the bike sound like a V8 and are extremely loud in reality.
5ive is offline  
post #14 of 52 (permalink) Old 06-12-2008, 08:50 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: roanoke Va.
Posts: 365
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I've personally heard a scorpian pipe on a 650 ninja, man was it loud.... I like the idea of losing some weight and picking up some power, but the noise may become too much....I'm making changes to my V so it will be better on the long trips, so i'm not sure if the noise is in my interests at the moment.
tsunamichop007 is offline  
post #15 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 12:15 PM
Guest
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I just received my Ixil twin can set up. Hope to install it this weekend. Might as well spend your money on doo dads like this, as Wall Street is pissing the rest of it away for us right now!
mc53pa is offline  
post #16 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 06:05 PM
Member
 
Dross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Hickory,NC
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I've got the Leo Vince stainless evol slip on. I love it, not to loud and has a great sound and I get higher speeds per RPMs. The directions for installation were not so great but it wasn't hard to figure out.
Dross is offline  
post #17 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 06:59 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Cumming, Ga.
Posts: 217
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
I have the Scorpion but don't think I got the DB killer with it. Bit loud but not too. I wear earplugs all the time so it's just a yammer in the background.

Bill
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Versys
F650GSD
FLSTSCI
XR650L
Tri Scrambler
XR50
SRX600
Zuma 125
T100R
Aero 50
EZ90
PA50
States by MC

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Bad-Tat is offline  
post #18 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 07:08 PM
Member
 
Red Herring's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Victoria BC
Posts: 779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Will have the full arrow sitting in my basement next week. Now... do i put it on for the winter... or wait till spring?

2007 Versys Black, V35 Bags, H&B Bars, Skidmarx Hugger.Fender Ex., Avon Distanzia, Braided Lines, Hella 65W bulbs Arrow Can, DNA Air filter, GIVI tall screen (for winter), PCIII, Baldwin Saddle. **SOLD**

2011 KTM SM-T. Crash bars, E55 Top Box, Fender extender front and rear.
Red Herring is offline  
post #19 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-09-2008, 07:32 PM
Member
 
MackDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lewis Center, Ohio USA
Posts: 496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Thumbs up Arrow full system all the way!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Red Herring View Post
Will have the full arrow sitting in my basement next week. Now... do i put it on for the winter... or wait till spring?
Get you a$$ busy and install it NOW.

I just installed the Arrow header to go along with my previously purchased Arrow slip-on can. All I can say after a quick ride (in the dark, so I was taking it fairly easy) in the neighborhood is HOLY CRAP! This made all the difference in the world. I thought the Arrow can & PCIII made a huge difference. This REALLY brought the beast out. SMOOTH is the key word. Bike now loves to run in the 5k RPM range with NO VIBRATION at all. And this was with a PCIII basemap!

I'm going to load a copy of BicycleBob's dyno tuned map in the morning (thanks again Robert!!) This should make even more of a HOLY CRAP difference. For the money, you CAN'T BEAT the complete Arrow system, hands down.

http://www.indysuperbike.com/custome...t=32001&page=1

More later,
Jim

Edit: BTW, this is all WITH the DB killer in. I like it quiet most, if not all the time. But, for the hooligan moments that we all have, the DB killer is easily removed and this can sounds fabulous!!!

Last edited by MackDaddy; 10-09-2008 at 07:35 PM.
MackDaddy is offline  
post #20 of 52 (permalink) Old 10-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Member
 
MackDaddy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lewis Center, Ohio USA
Posts: 496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Yeah baby!








Last edited by MackDaddy; 10-10-2008 at 06:11 PM.
MackDaddy is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Factory u-Lock System crankeizer General Discussions - V-650 12 03-31-2009 12:47 AM
Close call with deer jimstandinghorse General Discussions - V-650 16 10-20-2008 11:00 PM
Roll on speed test from the V dmc51 General Discussions - V-650 1 07-24-2008 04:02 PM
How about an alarm system? tem1268 General Discussions - V-650 1 07-07-2008 07:37 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome