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post #1 of 24 Old 04-22-2019, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust & pwr commander upgrade to your 2017 650?

Interested in whether anybody on the site has gone with an exhaust upgrade and Power commander install on
either version of the 2017 Vstrom 650.

If you have performed these mods or had them done by a shop or mechanic please offer some feedback
or the pros and cons of doing so. Seat of the pants power gains VS Changes in fuel economy >> For example.

Thanks in advance

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Absolutely not needed nor are any gains which amount to anything, spend your hard earned money elsewhere.

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Absolutely not needed nor are any gains which amount to anything, spend your hard earned money elsewhere.
So you have done this yourself ?

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Sorry I misread your post thinking you were just asking about a fuel programmer. Not many install one on the 650’s even with a full exhaust system, and any gains made wouldn’t be worth the coin spent IMHO, but yeah it will sound proper for sure and lose some dead weight.

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Well unless a Real user on here chimes in I might just be the first one to dive
into the unknown. I know it's not exactly the same but close.
anywho, Some years back I owned a 2000 model SV 650 and I swapped in
a Delkevic slip on muffler, K&N air filter and rejetted the carbs with 44 mains. The bike
was amazingly fast by comparison to the stock setup.

I'm seriously looking at the Delkevic full exhaust w/ 14" carbon fiber can . The fuel commander
would just help with any tuning issues.

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Well unless a Real user on here chimes in I might just be the first one to dive
into the unknown. I know it's not exactly the same but close.
anywho, Some years back I owned a 2000 model SV 650 and I swapped in
a Delkevic slip on muffler, K&N air filter and rejetted the carbs with 44 mains. The bike
was amazingly fast by comparison to the stock setup.

I'm seriously looking at the Delkevic full exhaust w/ 16" carbon fiber can . The fuel commander
would just help with any tuning issues.

Is that seat of the pants or actual dyno? There just isn't much more to squeeze out of the 650's, hell the same goes for the 1000......they are what they are for the most part. Be sure to report back if you take the plunge, but I highly recommend a dyno run for tuning, to make sure you haven't actually lost torque and hp. Riding a new Ducati Multistrada with 155HP sure is a rush I'll tell ya that much, but I've got no doubt the overall reliability in comparison to a Strom wouldn't be close.....always a compromise.

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The Delkevic slip on muffler and head pipe is the only economical solution in a ready made muffler. However, Big B is correct about any power to be gained. 15 years of DL650 history says ok for sound, but a waste of money for power.

Of course it's your money, so skip the reading and repeat history if you want, but with that same amount of money you could put an over the dash GPS mount, mirror extenders, a fork brace, foot peg and control lowering kit (or foot peg and control lowering kit with gear shift relocation if you where big boots), a really neat tank bag, and a front fender raising kit and probably more.

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If you want to sell your stock muffler I'd definitely be interested in buying it.
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Wouldn't this controller be similar to chipping a car? I know many cars leave a bit on the table assuming that the owner will cheap out and run regular. Seems to me there would be some low end throttle response improvements possible by advancing the timing a bit and running higher octane fuel.

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I've done some research on it, not much to gain. You can only squeeze so much out of a naturally aspirated engine via ECM tweaks. It's a high cost, low return scenario.

It would be great to hear from someone that has done it and the gains realized from a driving perspective.

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