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Offline Chris H

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Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« on: January 14, 2019, 11:13:40 »
How do folks, I've searched the forum for a while and this has probably been covered numerous times but I can't find a straight answer.

I'd like to replace the stock end can with something a bit more noisy (for want of a better word). But don't want to be bothered with replacing the full system. Ideally just a straight swap, unbolt the stock can and bolt on the new one. I have factory Suzuki metal luggage / rack and a factory centre stand so want to retain these. Any ideas? (oh it's a 2011 650, pre-model upgrade) TIA

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 12:42:10 »
I think you replace the full system on those bikes. I think Hondaman did a post years back when he gutted the catalyst out of his bike. Not sure if he also modified the end can too, but it is a fully welded assembly. The early wee bikes (pre 2007) could have the old end can cut off and a new can fitted but once catalytic converters were fitted (all 650s 2007 onwards) that option wasn't available. I modified the outlet on my wee (2009 model) to make it loudererer and that was a success right up to the point when the new owner took it for an MOT, but that is another story...
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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 12:55:54 »
Ah OK many thanks, I guess that explains why I couldn't find the answer I was looking for.

I've read that compatibility of aftermarket exhausts and the centre stand is an issue? I guess what I'd probably be looking for then is one that is compatible with centre stand, luggage rack and has a removable baffle that I can put back in at MOT time.... help! :shrug:

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 13:32:55 »
Try Delkevic or MTC exhausts?. I The GPR system is centre stand compatible too.
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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 15:35:29 »
many thanks  :thumb:

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 13:46:02 »
Chris,
Like you I have the 2011 (pre model change) Vstrom 650 and last month I was considering exactly the same questions as I have a main stand, side pannier rails, top box rack plus an engine bash plate. I contacted Delkevic, explained my concerns and they were extremely helpful. They confirmed that the fitments on my bike should not cause a problem when fitting one of their systems apart from the bashplate. More research and I found another forum member who commented that he had fitted the bash plate without problem. I then went ahead and ordered from Delkevic and received a well packaged box within two days. I have yet to fit it as I am waiting on the weather being slightly warmer before I commit to a session in my garage. I would add that I did not want a noisy system, just something with a deeper and more characterful sound. It has a removeable baffle if you want more noise. Suggest that you have a look at YouTube as there are a few video posts where you can hear the sound of the new exhaust. 

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 15:27:43 »
Many thanks Alan, sorry I missed your post! Have you got this fitted yet?

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2019, 08:40:23 »
This is my review of a Delekvic on a 2008 DL650  https://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=31226.msg308967#msg308967

This is another Delkevic on my 2016 DL650 https://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=35154.0

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2019, 15:02:16 »
Chris
I have not yet got around to fitting it yet due to other competing domestic
 tasks but will be doing it when I return from my holidays in three weeks. Fat Rat's excellent post will be my fitting guide but I am not expecting any problems. I soaked all nuts etc in WD40 for a couple of weeks and they all have now been loosened to await me starting the job.
The boxed kit does indeed look to be a well made system but time will tell.
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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2019, 18:16:34 »
Fuel exhausts are also top.  Perfect fit on mine.

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2019, 14:42:50 »

Good info here thanks. I've just ordered the same exhaust. Out of interest, did yours stop blowing / leaking over time?

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Re: Straight swap can with luggage and centre stand?
« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2019, 17:05:58 »
Uncharachteristically, I sold the bike  :smirk:
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