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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Why are exhausts bike specific.

I'm not looking for a preformance boost. (at least not yet ) but I don't like the look of the stock can. To be honest I don't like the looks of anything I've found on the aftermarket lists for an SV650(s). Their are a few high mount (but I may add saddle bags when I do longer trips, and I don't want to worry about the heat.), But most of them are the long can (either round, oval or Triangle) almost all the same width and aproximate diameter. None of the cool short can's are made for my bike.

I spent the last 2 hours browsing the exhaust related threads and have only come up with one comment regarding why you get the exhaust listed for your bike, and that has to do with installation mounts and diameters of pipe.

So my question is: Is there another bike who's exhausts would be either a match, or easily modified to fit on an '06 SVS. I'm not making the change RIGHT now, but want to start setting money aside so when the itch hits, I can afford to scratch.

Question #2: my bike is FI, so I do not have to worry about Jet kits correct? Would I need to adjust anything else?

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post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-17-2006, 07:08 PM
 
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If you get a slip-on you won't have to worry about a Power Commander. A power commander is the FI's "jet kit" basically. But you can tune it.
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If you get a slip-on you won't have to worry about a Power Commander. A power commander is the FI's "jet kit" basically. But you can tune it.
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I'm confused... what do you want... full or slip on?

If full... the reason they are bike specific is for the manifolds.




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i feel your pain girl, i think my exhaust looks embarasing. i like the under seat look myself though.
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I'm confused... what do you want... full or slip on?

If full... the reason they are bike specific is for the manifolds.
I just want to get rid of the can. I like the looks of KP's Akrapovic, and I came accross a picture of a stubby Micron when browsing TWF yesterday. I just want to know what I can shop, and what I shouldn't even bother looking at...

So once the exhaust gets to the point where the can connects are all the pipes basically the same size, and I can shop any slip on; regardless of what bike it's listed for?
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A guy or gal who's handy with a torch can make anything "fit".



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Yeah, let me qualify that...

What can I make fit safely without major power tools...
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Yeah, let me qualify that...

What can I make fit safely without major power tools...
Well, the midpipes are bent differently to fit a certain model. So if the pipes are the same diameter, it still won't fit right because of the midpipe being bent differently. That and where they connect might have a different adapter to tighten 'er down. Basically the midpipe is bent certain ways so the can will line up with the exhaust hanger.
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Well, the midpipes are bent differently to fit a certain model. So if the pipes are the same diameter, it still won't fit right because of the midpipe being bent differently. That and where they connect might have a different adapter to tighten 'er down. Basically the midpipe is bent certain ways so the can will line up with the exhaust hanger.
So basically, unless I can run a torch, or have a friend who can bend the pipes for me, I'm screwd. I have to stay with the huge ass can
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So basically, unless I can run a torch, or have a friend who can bend the pipes for me, I'm screwd. I have to stay with the huge ass can
It all comes down to the midpipe. It needs to be bent right to line up with your hanger. Now for some bikes (not sure about yours) you can just buy a midpipe and certain pipes will fit up to it because of the connection, but not all. I know they make pipes for your SV, but not sure about shorties.
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Trust me I've been looking. They're all the long cans... round, oval and triangle, but long.

And the SV is a one piece (everything welded together) exhaust. To install anything we have to cut the thing off with a saws all or hack saw.... Not sure how that would influence the mid pipe replacement you're talking about.
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Trust me I've been looking. They're all the long cans... round, oval and triangle, but long.

And the SV is a one piece (everything welded together) exhaust. To install anything we have to cut the thing off with a saws all or hack saw.... Not sure how that would influence the mid pipe replacement you're talking about.
I'm not sure either.
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If you find a pipe you want you can always make it fit. (mostly) Just take it to a local metal or exhaust shop. A buddy of mine got a Yoshi that wasn't made for his bike but it was a good deal so he bought it then took it to the local welding shop and they hooked him up with everything he needed. The pipe, hanger, the whole deal. then he just slid it on and away we went. Very easy and I think he paid less than 40 bucks to have the parts made. Now I don't know how a pipe not "made" for you bike will effect performace or sound but if you want a certian pipe IM almost sure you could make it fit.
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Make your own shorty. Take a Yosh, for example, hack it off to the length you want. Re-attach end cap and bang. You're off and running.



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Make your own shorty. Take a Yosh, for example, hack it off to the length you want. Re-attach end cap and bang. You're off and running.
I've seen many do this.

I think the whole idea that pucky has is going to be a on-going trend as these short exhausts catch on more and more.




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I e-mailed the guys at Micron last night. They may be comming out with an SV650 version of the Micron GP this fall. After playing with the budget, I'm not going to be able to drop that large of a chunk on exhaust until December. I'll wait and see what develops.

If that doesn't develop I'll get back in touch with the guys at micron with a measurement from my juction to my bolts and see which current model has the closest fit.
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I understand what you're saying Jeeps.. but the handfull of exhausts for an SV650 are uglier than sin.
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