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Green V with bits added

Just thought I would show off a few pics of my bike. I was inspired by BicycleBob, but didnt go as far as removing the trellis as I was concerned that there may be insurance issues surrounding its removal.

I'm pretty much done with the mods, but I'd still like to do something with the front end.



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What hand guard's are those?

By the way the bike looks great!
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Thanks, theyre KTM Guards.
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Very Cool,
And Y'know Green is the fastest
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Looks great!

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That looks great. A green coil spring would look cool.


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Nice looking V!!
Tell me about the green under pan?
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I like the belly pan.

Pretty countryside, too.
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I like the belly pan.

Pretty countryside, too.
Its an ermax pan
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Its an ermax pan
Your V looks great. Was the belly pan already painted or did you have to paint it?
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Very Nice ride..... Cheers, Rob13.

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That's sweet Rob!

I see you have a Scorpion slip on. After waiting for 2 months, I finally got mine. I understand that in Europe they come with a DB killer. I've looked but haven't been able to find one here in the US. Do you run yours with or without the insert? I find the Scorpion to be a little raspy (not too loud for me, it just has a raspy sound especially when on the gas). I know it is a different engine configuration in the Versys but my TL1000S with a Yosh full race system, my SV1000N and my 2 SV650Ns with Yosh slip-ons had a loud but deep sound without the raspyness. That's what I was hoping for in the Scorpion. How does it sound with the insert (if you run it)? I've been thinking about making a pea shooter for it to see if that would help. I would use a tube of 1 inch, open on both ends just to reduce the outlet size of the Scorpion.

I do have to say, I went to the shop and let the mechanic ride my bike so I could hear it while standing by. It sounded better than I thought it did compared to when I'm on the bike, but it's still not exactly what I want.

BTW, I have the beautiful green color also.

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Thanks for all the comments guys, I may remove the trellis yet but just not too sure about the insurance issue.


Dennis, I find the Scorpion great. Much lighter than the original, good build quality and looks a treat - my favourite slip on for the V. I run it with the DB Killer. I had it Dyno'd only a few months ago when I first got the can and Dynojet said that the bike was running way too lean with it out, and it was down 5hp on power. He told me to run it with the DB killer in or get a Power Commander for it. Since then, I've never removed the DB Killer and it has spoilt my enjoyment a little. I am slightly tempted to get the PCIII if I decide to keep the bike (torn between selling it for a Street Triple or KTM 950SM at the moment). I would try contacting Scorpion and seeing if they would sell you one, or look on Ebay. I would be wary about running it with a suitable ECU map as it might damage the valves running it lean long term. I thought the o2 sensor would have sorted that automatically but apparently not.

The bellypan comes pre-painted and its tough paint. It hasnt chipped in 5000 miles I've had it fitted which is an excellent result.
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No way, Blue is way faster.
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I heard the red ones smoke them all. Nice ride dude
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Hey Rob, please do me a favor and measure the ID of the outlet of the DB killer.

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Sweet bike Rob. Your making me envious.
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Thanks for all the comments guys, I may remove the trellis yet but just not too sure about the insurance issue.


Dennis, I find the Scorpion great. Much lighter than the original, good build quality and looks a treat - my favourite slip on for the V. I run it with the DB Killer. I had it Dyno'd only a few months ago when I first got the can and Dynojet said that the bike was running way too lean with it out, and it was down 5hp on power. He told me to run it with the DB killer in or get a Power Commander for it. Since then, I've never removed the DB Killer and it has spoilt my enjoyment a little. I am slightly tempted to get the PCIII if I decide to keep the bike (torn between selling it for a Street Triple or KTM 950SM at the moment). I would try contacting Scorpion and seeing if they would sell you one, or look on Ebay. I would be wary about running it with a suitable ECU map as it might damage the valves running it lean long term. I thought the o2 sensor would have sorted that automatically but apparently not.

The bellypan comes pre-painted and its tough paint. It hasnt chipped in 5000 miles I've had it fitted which is an excellent result.
If you do the PC, get a PC-V. You can add the Autotune module and O2 sensor, and it'll modify the fuel map as needed.

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