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Help me choose between 2 exhausts

Hello all, I have been thinking about buying another motorcycle but came to the conclusion that it is more cost effective to modify my Versys to have exactly what I want! So exhaust wise, if anybody has some input on either exhaust that might help seal the deal...feel free to chime in. So far I have these two in mind:

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I like the one that was shown on the Versys. So if it looks like the one on the bike then i'd take #2 .......http://www.ebay.com/itm/261807789145

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I like the one that was shown on the Versys. So if it looks like the one on the bike then i'd take #2 .......Giannelli Maxi Oval Slip on for Kawasaki 07 11 Versys 650 05 11 650R Aluminum | eBay
Any reason in particular? I like the sound of the MiVV but I like the look of the Gianelli better
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Any reason in particular? I like the sound of the MiVV but I like the look of the Gianelli better

I was going by looks only. Haven't heard either one of them. But most of the exhaust sound pretty similar.

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MIVV is made of stainless steel instead of aluminum... It's probably better quality and more dependable. I choose # 1.

http://www.mivv.it/en/contenuto_statico.asp?cs=62

State of the art construction techniques, and an 'old style' design. This is the winning combination that characterizes our 'X-cone'.

They have mainly been conceived for installation on naked and super-sports models, on models with futuristic, but also retro designs, where the conical shapes can be fully matched to the overall look, or can create an exciting contrast.
The clearly 'seventies' feel, with its undoubtedly passionate nature, of our X-cone terminal (the body has a brushed finish), is supported by a top class construction and the utmost attention to detail. AISI 304 stainless steel with extremely high resistance, made of sheet with a thickness of 0.8 mm only, for minimum weight.

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The stock exhaust was not one of the choices. I will have to do a write in vote.

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I like the stock exhaust and wouldn't change it but the saying goes,"Loud pipes save lives." I see way to many motorists on their damn phones and if a louder exhaust gets their attention then I am all for it. I'm also going to get a louder horn as well.
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I like the stock exhaust and wouldn't change it but the saying goes,"Loud pipes save lives." I see way to many motorists on their damn phones and if a louder exhaust gets their attention then I am all for it. I'm also going to get a louder horn as well.
A loud pipe only helps if you are slowly passing a car on a 4 lane road.

The majority of motorcycle wrecks involving a car are from the car turning left in front of you, or the car pulling out from a side street. In those scenarios a loud pipe does nothing. Additional lighting, hi viz, and a weave pattern help keep you noticed.

I have seen bikes approachin from the rear while on the interstate that were running very loud pipes. I never heard them until their exhaust outlet was parallel with the side of my truck. They were loudest when just in front of me.

With these modern cars, I barely can hear emergency vehicles until they are upon me, and I play my music at background volume.
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I like the stock exhaust and wouldn't change it but the saying goes,"Loud pipes save lives." I see way to many motorists on their damn phones and if a louder exhaust gets their attention then I am all for it. I'm also going to get a louder horn as well.
That just what assholes say to being so obnoxious..Its more like "Loud Pipes Piss Off The Neighbors".

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Neighbors??...fk them, lol.
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MIVV Oval Slip-on, Titanium, for Kawasaki Versys 650 06-14, PJ's Parts

Here is the compromise between the x cone Mivv and the Gianelli. Titanium slip on for 324 out the door price! I think this baby is the one for me and my Versys!
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loud pipes make noise behind you , loud HORNS make noise IN FRONT of you......and are loud only when you need them to be

just my $.02

tho ill admit i wouldnt mind if the versys was a bit louder in the 5k+ range

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I got some cash to burn and i figured its cheaper to put 5-1k in the Versys than buy a +2k dr650 to supermoto it. On my list I had exhaust, crash bars, hand guards, and lower kit from motowerks
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Many of the lifestyle bikers that espouse that 'safety' hooey also wear a worthless brain bucket helmet; sometimes just a bandana, or nothing. Loud pipes are great for mental fatigue and hearing loss, but do they really save lives? Well, no. They provide riders some 'hey dig me' attention. Doppler Effect is another fact that shoots holes in the loud pipes argument. If you ride long distances, the last thing you really want is hours of ear splitting noise. My 2.
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Many of the lifestyle bikers that espouse that 'safety' hooey also wear a worthless brain bucket helmet; sometimes just a bandana, or nothing. Loud pipes are great for mental fatigue and hearing loss, but do they really save lives? Well, no. They provide riders some 'hey dig me' attention. Doppler Effect is another fact that shoots holes in the loud pipes argument. If you ride long distances, the last thing you really want is hours of ear splitting noise. My 2.
Thank you for your opinion. So which exhaust do you think I should get or are you not done trying to defecate on someone else's purchase?
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Leo Vince is the only manufacturer I am aware of that makes an underbody specific exhaust for the Versys. It also looks and sounds great but is pricey.



That said, for the money spent vs performance gain on the Versys, I'm not sure any exhaust mod is worth the money, especially when you throw in the annoyance and sometimes law enforcement issues that come with a very loud exhaust. Any weight saving in the underbody mounting position will be unnoticeable, unlike bikes with higher mounted cans. What I'm saying is do it because you really like the sound and it's not obscenely loud or you like the look, but don't do it for the performance unless you also have a power commander or some other way to adjust fuel mapping to exploit a freer flowing exhaust.

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Thank you for your opinion. So which exhaust do you think I should get or are you not done trying to defecate on someone else's purchase?
I don't care if you change your exhaust, but saying science is an opinion shows why you think loud pipes save lives.

Buy one because you like the sound. Don't try and justify the purchase based on fallacy.

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I don't care if you change your exhaust, but saying science is an opinion shows why you think loud pipes save lives.

Buy one because you like the sound. Don't try and justify the purchase based on fallacy.
So which one did you choose?
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so.... DR650 SM is the direction? first thing I would do is what I just did for my bike... buy extra wheels to mount different tires. I'm goin more dirt worthy though.... TKCs on one set, street tires on the other. used Versys wheels are cheap! if you are looking for a power bump or a shift in range with the exhaust I'm guessing you would also need a Power Commander to get the benefit. choice of mufflers... for me it would be the one that helps power the most without getting too loud. I have an FMF Q4 on my KLR & that is as loud as I want... on long trips that drones on enough to be noticeable. any more noise than that would be unpleasant and not beneficial for my intended use.

if I'm answering your question I assume the basic points have been addressed, such as: did you do a compression test? is it still on fire?
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So which one did you choose?
I would choose the highest quality one developed by engineers with knowledge of fluid dynamics. The one with the optimal back pressure and flow.

Or I would just chose the pretty one, or the cheapest.

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