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post #1 of 47 Old 05-06-2018, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Is there an aftermarket exhaust for the 2017 650? Looking for some more sound than stock and reducing the size and weight of the giant stock exhaust would be nice as well

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Is there an aftermarket exhaust for the 2017 650? Looking for some more sound than stock and reducing the size and weight of the giant stock exhaust would be nice as well


I imagine there are a lot of eyes watching for a positive response to this.
Saving several kg and having a better (doesnít mean louder) exhaust note will be worth the not inconsiderable investment.
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The problem with aftermarket exhaust is that they don't really add power. They can reduce weight. The biggest issue is cost, as the affordable brands are usually the loud ones. Akrapovic is a very good brand and not obnoxious. You might get light headed when you price one!

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When you say you're looking "more sound" are you saying louder sound? Never saw the attraction of loud, though it seems to be quite popular with the Harley crowd.
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Oo.... well, the website says 2018. Not sure where to find actual stock.

It's one of those things that if I have to replace it, I will. Looks smaller than on my 2012.


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I'm very surprised to see basically no aftermarket offerings out there for this bike, considering it's been out for well over a year now. I put a slip-on on both of my SV650s, the v-twin sounds incredible uncorked a bit. Sure there is minimal power difference but the sound can't be beat. I will pay attention to this thread as the stock can while it isn't an eyesore, it could stand to let the motor "bark" a bit more.

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The design of the 2017+ and 2012+ DL650s were not done with ease of aftermarket exhaust in mind. You can't just add a "slip on" muffler, which is the bread and butter of after market companies.



https://www.suzukipartsnation.com/oe...9ff007/muffler

The link works better than the picture to show the problem. To replace that muffler you have to replace all the exhaust pipe that is welded to it as well. That is a lot of pipe and it does not fit inside a reasonable size shipping container.

It is possible to convert your stock exhaust internals to a fiberglass packed style exhaust. It would give you the sound you want, cost a very small fraction of what an aftermarket exhausr would cost, and make for a pretty cool DIY thread here on the forum.

http://www.vstrom.info/Smf/index.php?topic=1782.0

Very Cool.

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The design of the 2017+ and 2012+ DL650s were not done with ease of aftermarket exhaust in mind. You can't just add a "slip on" muffler, which is the bread and butter of after market companies.

The link works better than the picture to show the problem. To replace that muffler you have to replace all the exhaust pipe that is welded to it as well. That is a lot of pipe and it does not fit inside a reasonable size shipping container.

It is possible to convert your stock exhaust internals to a fiberglass packed style exhaust. It would give you the sound you want, cost a very small fraction of what an aftermarket exhausr would cost, and make for a pretty cool DIY thread here on the forum.

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I see, didn't realize it was as complicated of a design. At the very least it looks like you don't have to cut the exhaust like I did on the SV650. That's always a bit unnerving hacking up the OEM system.

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