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post #1 of 18 Old 04-03-2005, 12:50 PM Thread Starter
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My sixfitty exhaust project

Many of the bike makers today, have in my opinion adopted the now fashional high mount cans. In my brain this not only adds complexity and weight to the exh system it also impedes on saddle bag fit and function.

My goal for this riding season was to replace the orig exhaust silencer and placement to give it a bit more personality to the sound and place the canister in a more logical location.

Here's two pics of my lower mounted oval silencer. I chose oval because I have many parts I can "borrow" from other projects and mostly becuase it tucks in very nicely. Nothing hanging out to hook onto branches etc. The lower mount now keeps the bulge and possible heat from interfering with my soft saddle bags. The hanging brackets are temporary. I will be recalibrating the fuel injection soon.

I have also reconfigured the stock silencer to fit in the lowered mounting position. I will use the stock can when I need spark arresting and when full stealth/quiet mode is needed :twisted:

After 115 miles yesterday, sound wise I am very very happy. Not loud at all but enough to know you have a nice twin running between your legs.

I am now in the process of filling the vacancy left by the original silencer. In its place will be another narrow profile custom fit aluminum storage tube. Extra storage is always a good thing. This will easily hold rain gear and/or bottled water etc. Eventually I will be making an extra fuel cell to fit inside this compartment if extra fuel range is ever needed, such as a trip to AK :P Prolly enough for 1.5 to 2 gallons.

Any thoughts, good or bad? I'm all ears.



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post #2 of 18 Old 04-05-2005, 11:02 PM
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Re: My sixfitty exhaust project

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Many of the bike makers today, have in my opinion adopted the now fashional high mount cans. s.

Any thoughts, good or bad? I'm all ears.
The reason dirt bikes all have high pipes is because they'd get torn off if they hung low like that, but I don;t imagine you're planning serious off-roading.

It just comes down to subjective opinions, I don't your pipe is an improvement from a "looks" factor, but you obviously know how to plumb exhaust pipe and I'm sure the final bracket will be trick.
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whadya know some feedback :P

Thanks for your thoughts Johnny.

I agree with you on ground clearance. There is obviously less however it is a comprimise I made to add more storage. I guess what I was getting at was I still had sufficient clearance from the side as in squeeking thru narrow passages. Even then the OEM has more clearance but still sounds like a sewing machine.

The bracket will be the strorage tube when that is completed.

As for off roading I will do as much and maybe a little more than the bike will allow. I will slow over the doubles and whoop section. :wink:

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Did you actually make the canister as well?
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Did you actually make the canister as well?
Yes.

I could have a third, high mount, non storage tube option. :P
All work and no play makes...

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post #6 of 18 Old 04-06-2005, 11:23 AM
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It looks like the standard muffler position on an SV650. Makes me wonder if a person could simply put an SV650 full system on, which would open up a lot more aftermarket exhaust options for the DL650.
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the header design is different between the two. SV vs DL. iirc the DL has longer headers and the underneath crossover/balance tube.

I'm going to my dealer this morning and will confirm.

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Ok

First its cool that you can do metal work like that, but to me it looks like a car Muffler bolted on to you bike... but that just me... why not just gut and re build the internals on the stock set up, for better sound?
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At first I wasnt sure

But the Longer I look at it

I like it

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It looks good, but you'll have to replace the now lopsided fender. Or could you fit a dl1000 fender? Fender eliminator? I think you're onto something.

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