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Offline jonno

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Pics of the Bike
« on: Jul 07, 2018, 09:32 PM »
Hi Guys,

Pics of the new bike attached, couple of things; the last owner has replaced the exhaust, its pretty loud  :002: but he said it improved performance dramatically. Have many of you fitted an aftermarket exhaust, does it improve the performance? as if not I might put the original back on to save my ears.

Out of interest I haven't seen any other mk1 versys with green sign writing, is this also aftermarket?

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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #1 on: Jul 08, 2018, 09:02 PM »
Clean machine  :2:
Not sure about the colour of the decals but the handlebars are not original.
Is the exhaust an MTC?
I had an MTC on for a while and felt it performed better.  Until I put the OEM zaust  back on and noticed better performance lower in the rev range. I certainly liked the sound of the MTC though  :028:

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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #2 on: Jul 08, 2018, 09:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kawaboy [+]
Clean machine  :2:
Not sure about the colour of the decals but the handlebars are not original.
Is the exhaust an MTC?
I had an MTC on for a while and felt it performed better.  Until I put the OEM zaust  back on and noticed better performance lower in the rev range. I certainly liked the sound of the MTC though  :028:

It does look like a clean machine -
The exhaust says Delkevic on it - no experience of them
The handlebars look interesting - any idea of manufacturer?

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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #3 on: Jul 08, 2018, 09:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Oldplodder [+]
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The exhaust says Delkevic on it

Dave T

So it does. How observant I am  :138:
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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #4 on: Jul 08, 2018, 10:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Kawaboy [+]
Clean machine  :2:
Not sure about the colour of the decals but the handlebars are not original.
Is the exhaust an MTC?
I had an MTC on for a while and felt it performed better.  Until I put the OEM zaust  back on and noticed better performance lower in the rev range. I certainly liked the sound of the MTC though  :028:
Kawaboy

FYI: The Versys actually has quite a long effective exhaust length wrapped up in that under slung box which helps in producing good torque / power in the Mid / lower rev ranges  :028:



A shortened effective exhaust length, when you fit a straight through slip-on, is good for releasing power at high revs, but not at low to middle rev's.
So the bike appears to produce more power, but in fact has jut become more peaky  :023:

That's why I gutted the Cat out of mine  :028: :028:

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« Last Edit: Jul 08, 2018, 10:38 PM by TowerMan »
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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #5 on: Jul 09, 2018, 12:53 AM »
Nice looking bike!

The green stickers are definitely not stock.  Nor are the bars, as mentioned above. 

Does your bike have a Power Commander (or similar)?  If it doesn't most of the "performance improvement" the PO noticed was in his imagination.  With a PC and a good tune, you could gain 5% in the areas the EU bikes don't perform well (due to lean mapping) and same at the upper range of the rev range.  But, since it's really annoying to ride all day with a loud exhaust, I'd replace it, even if you have a PC...   :211:

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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #6 on: Jul 09, 2018, 07:16 AM »
Re; slip on exhausts

Fitted a racing stubby from SP Engineering and it gave it more top end, but lost some pull in the mid, which translated as a bit more lumpiness especially when bimbling around town. Then put on a top box and a few other bits and bobs so probably lost the performance gain with weight gain.

Note, I had some issues with back pressure blowing out the seal on the slip-on so make sure yours is fitted good and proper. Also worth checking the front/downpipes to make sure they are in good condition. The OEM downpipes have a crimped ring that acts as a stopper for slip-ons but can become a weak point. My downpipes failed at around 20k miles so replaced those with a new set from Black Widow.

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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #7 on: Jul 09, 2018, 07:44 AM »
The bars could be Renthal
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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #8 on: Jul 09, 2018, 08:10 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Kawaboy

FYI: The Versys actually has quite a long effective exhaust length wrapped up in that under slung box which helps in producing good torque / power in the Mid / lower rev ranges  :028:



A shortened effective exhaust length, when you fit a straight through slip-on, is good for releasing power at high revs, but not at low to middle rev's.
So the bike appears to produce more power, but in fact has jut become more peaky  :023:

That's why I gutted the Cat out of mine  :028: :028:

Richard  :001:

Thanks TM. That makes sense even to me  :028:
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Re: Pics of the Bike
« Reply #9 on: Jul 11, 2018, 08:36 PM »
Thanks all, yes they are renthal bars, i'll change the exhaust back then.