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Exhaust systems....

OK, I'm thinking I'd like a little bit more sound from the bike. At first I wanted to leave it stock, but when she's ripping I'm smiling. I want more smiles. I had a carbon M4 can on my old FZ1, and it was perfect imho. Why? It wasn't too loud just futzing about town, it didn't attract unwanted attention from the popo. It sounded deep. When you got the RPMs up it sounded SWEET! It was the kind of exhaust that wouldn't bother your neighbors or earn speeding tickets.

I'm looking through Youtube vids people post of their Versys and 650rs with fancy (mostly too damn loud) cans, and I can't understand why most people post vid of the bike sitting there idling, and revving. I wanna here your Versys with custom exhausts....on the road! The bike sounds completely different under load while moving. The only time I sit in my driveway revving the piss out of my Versys is.....NEVER!

I'm going to shoot M4 an email and see if they have any plans on building systems for the V any time soon. I was really happy with the quality, appearance and sound this pipe delivered on my old bike.

My riding buddy has a full Two Brothers system on his bike (900RR), and it sounds fantastic, but I don't wanna be "that guy" (it's LOUD, you can see the cops looking around when we ride by).


Edit, just called M4, no plans on building cans for the V or the 650r.

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I have yet to be able to get any good video of mine in motion. Every time I try to get a video or sound clip while I'm riding the bike, I hear way too much wind noise and it's hard to get a good idea what the exhaust sounds like. I can tell you this though, mine sounds better in motion than in the parked vid I put up on youtube. I has a nice deep growl in the lower RPMS and really wails in the mid to upper range, and it's not too loud at any RPM. One guy that bought and installed one of my kits had this to say about it. Hopefully he doesn't mind me quoting him.

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"...the sound on hard acceleration is beautiful, more like a Triumph triple or BMW K-bike than a Kawasaki...


I can't describe it much better than that. Hopefully I can get a good vid of it soon. Maybe I can get my wife to film as I make a few fly-by's so there's no wind noise.
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I found this....the link won't set up right. Youtube...kawasaki versys exhaust. Got it now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eph-cDMxR9A

I can't help I am not on of the Sheeple.

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Anyone heard or seen the Ixil dual pipe set up for the Versys? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IlHlGEDhY

Pretty cool looking and I like the sound with the baffles in. I can't find anyone selling them though.
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You'd have to order it from UK for 343 ($670 US) plus shipping:
http://www.ixilsilencers.co.uk/kawasaki.htm#VERSYS

Arrow (Italy) has a nice slip-on or full exhaust system for $235.95/$565.95 (IN USA) -Same application for mentioned Ninja 650R, displayed ER-6 and listed Versys.

High quality, and it sounds pretty smooth even without the included baffle: http://www.ipulse.co.uk/images/Arrow.wmv

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I still want the Ixil dual silencer. I think it sounds the best. For a while it was unavailable, but now is brought back. Although with the exchange rate it is obscenely expensive(over $700 with shipping). Maybe someday.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-IlHlGEDhY
here is the link to the retail site.
http://www.ixilsilencers.co.uk/kawasaki.htm

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I agree, the dual Ixil cans sound really nice. But WOW, the price is outrageous.
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Wow, more than 10% of the cost of the WHOLE motorcycle!

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That's crazy money. Even the Two Bros simple aluminum can is priced too high. People are nuts. When I picked up a carbon can for my old bike, it was about half what they go for today, and that was just a few years ago.

I noticed a stainless steel Magnaflow muffler for sale that matches the size and description of 08 Versys's Cherry Bomb. '08 V has ordered one and is going to see how it looks/fits/sounds. I'm waiting for his results, before I go and spend $600 for a hollow aluminum can.

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...I noticed a stainless steel Magnaflow muffler for sale that matches the size and description of 08 Versys's Cherry Bomb. '08 V has ordered one and is going to see how it looks/fits/sounds. I'm waiting for his results, before I go and spend $600 for a hollow aluminum can.

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Actually I'm glad you reminded me about the stainless muffler, I need to call and get an RMA to return it. It looks like a bag of dicks. Seriously though, I opened the box and immediately knew it was going back.
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LOL, thanks for the update....
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High Pipe ideas

I am thinking of trying to run a high pipe on my Versys - I am attempting to make the bike as much of an "adventure tourer" as possible. I'd like to be able to do deeper water crossings that I can right now. Any thoughts /ideas?
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Personaly I,m very happy with my 08versys muffler, it's a tad louder than I would like but not bad. It looks good installed and has a good sound to it. For the money it's the deal. bete.
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Trapped????

Ummmmm, here is a different and kinda strange alternative that I have not heard anyone trying. On the Dennis Kirk website, they have a Supertrapp muffler, 2 inch inlet, 4 inch diameter, about the same length as stock. They also have ( I found with a little digging, as it is not listed but avaliable) the same pipe with 3.25 inch diameter, with the internal discs. I had a 250 single with this set up, but it went when I sold the bike. Loved it. My Dad has a '04 V-Max 1200 with a set of 'Trapps on the bike and it sounds like a pissed off Hemi V-8 coming at you, gorgeous. It's also very cheap compared to other pipes, only $179. Could probably be easily set up to work on the Versys. Very temped to try it, and be origional.
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I am thinking of trying to run a high pipe on my Versys - I am attempting to make the bike as much of an "adventure tourer" as possible. I'd like to be able to do deeper water crossings that I can right now. Any thoughts /ideas?
I was just looking at that while I was sweeping up the metal filings from my botched crashbar install. I was looking to see if you could go through the hole in the swingarm but you would have to move the battery and probably do a little heat shielding - might be a wicked project if you have a pipe bending setup and a welder.

On the other hand, you could go outside the swingarm on the right side behind the rearset, but you can definitely forget about having a passenger if you go that route and you'll need to consider all the braking goodies there. You'll still have an excuse for a pipe bending setup and a welder though.

The only other option would be to change to a single-sided swingarm and run a pipe in the new space - would probably cost as much as the bike did to actually get that done.

I'm waiting for a two bros part that wasn't in the box with the pipe and was also thinking about just running a slash-cut bend at the end of the stock header. That would make the neighbors happy
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I've got an idea for deeper water crossings. USE THE THROTTLE! Seriously, you're not going to stall the bike until you swamp the electronics or intake. The exhaust is under constant pressure, you should be OK with the outlet under water, just keep up your revs (but stay under control).
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Don't need no stinking passengers

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On the other hand, you could go outside the swingarm on the right side behind the rearset, but you can definitely forget about having a passenger if you go that route and you'll need to consider all the braking goodies there. You'll still have an excuse for a pipe bending setup and a welder though.
My wife rides her own - Super Sherpa - and I'm not supposed to pick up cute little things to perch on the back - so I was thinking of going in that direction.. The added bonus of "having" to buy a welder and bender hadn't occurred to me........thanks

If I do it I will post pics.
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I called and spoke to a rep at http://www.exoticsportbike.com/650r.htm about a month ago. They stock the dual pipe even it's not listed on the web page. You have to ask for the dual pipes. She quoted me around $560, not sure exactly.
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In regards to IXIL exhause, --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I called and spoke to a rep at http://www.exoticsportbike.com/650r.htm about a month ago. They stock the dual pipe even it's not listed on the web page. You have to ask for the dual pipes. She quoted me around $560, not sure exactly.
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Exhaust opinion

I got a full Leo Vince Ti system which i reckon sounds pretty sewing machine but ok i guess.. with baffle left in also.
This bike will never sound too much different between systems because its the same motor making the noise?! Yeah?
get a good brand exhaust, power commander- plus custom map tune up and a good air filter for the best bang for your buck. braided lines to enhance the high speed stoppers do well too..
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