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post #1 of 13 Old 05-29-2008, 05:55 AM Thread Starter
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Help with SV 650 exhaust

Scorpion Street Extreme

I just called my local bike shop yesterday, and talked to the parts dept. manager who I know personally and trust. He said that Scorpion only made the street extreme pipe for up to 2006 SV 650. He called his distributor and confirmed. There is a guy on the SV rider forum who put one on an 07. He never mentioned this or having to do anything special when installing it. Why would they (Scorpion) say it is only good up until 06 if it will fit on an 07? That is just more pipes that they are not going to sell. I posted this on the SV site but thought I would ask you guys as well. From what I know the SV 650 has been unchanged since 2003. If it fits an 06 it should fit an 08 I would think. I want to order it today, but am hesitant. I dont what to have it not fit. Or have to do any kind of stupid rigging on the wifes pride and joy, she absolutely would not tolerate it. Anybody have any opinions whether I should order the Scorpion or try to find another pipe?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-29-2008, 06:14 AM
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The only thing I can tell you is many of the things I get for the 9ner say fit 02-05 and my niner is an 06 . I never had trouble with anything not fitting.Can't speak for the SV.

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Exhaust is on and working!

We put the Scorpion street extreme on the SV (Suzie Q) today. It fit on with no issues, a perfect fit. It was really not that hard and it sounds awesome. No more angry sowing machine, now it sounds like a bad a$$ toy. The wife loves it. She could not wait to go to work (Im serious) just so she could ride it again. I am really pleased with the sound and it looks a ton better to. Here is some pics. There is the stock pipe on, the scorpion off, the wife and a hack saw (whew), two of the scorpion on and a comparison. And you would be amazed at the weight difference between the two.
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I bet the sound is awesome!! looks great! and got the lady involved in the removal, i remember my friends SV stock removal with the sawzall was a job don't think i'd tried it with a hack saw!!

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That pic of the wife hacksawing. Man, you gotta love a woman who uses tools.

But in the background, is that a mix doberman/deer?

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That pic of the wife hacksawing. Man, you gotta love a woman who uses tools.

But in the background, is that a mix doberman/deer?
Kind of looks like it huh!
There are some better pic of him and my wife in the media section. He is an awesome dog. Probably the best behaved dog Ive ever seen in person. He will walk beside me through the park with people walking and biking, and never leaves my side. And the best part is I never put him on a leash. He is spectacular, I am so proud of him. The wife is good to. I wanted her to be able to tell her guy friends at work that ride that she installed the pipe herself, and she did do most of the work, but I helped a little. Im proud of her as well.

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I bet the sound is awesome!! looks great! and got the lady involved in the removal, i remember my friends SV stock removal with the sawzall was a job don't think i'd tried it with a hack saw!!
We got it most of the way through with a cut off blade on an angle grider, but did finished it with a hack saw, Didnt want to accidentally cut through and hit the swing arm.

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We got it most of the way through with a cut off blade on an angle grider, but did finished it with a hack saw, Didnt want to accidentally cut through and hit the swing arm.
gotcha and dont blame ya a bit we put all kinds of stuff in front of the swing arm when doing it just in case..

Good job either way

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post #9 of 13 Old 06-03-2008, 01:30 PM
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Since they changed the head and FI on the Svs in 2007, alot of stuff wont fit - Im guessing alot of companies saw they changed it and assumed thier part would be affected - Good job on getting it installed ! Funny how a "slip on " needs a hacksaw isnt it !

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Hoseclamp,,

With my previous bike, the VTR1000, everything (accessories) you went to buy or fit was exactly the same. Mine was bought new in 2006, therefore listed on the ownership papers as a 2006 model, but most of the accessories I bought were always listed as made for '99 - 2003. The only time I had a minor issue was when I found out about a problem the earlier models had with overheating the regulator, some of them burning out after 20,000km (only some of them though). I phoned Honda, local, and they couldn't even tell me if my 2006 model had a different regulator or not. This could be considered a sort of major issue if it was so common. I found out that some people fitted computer fans on the cooling fins and this cured the problem,, so I did this to mine and my brothers (also bought new on the same day as mine). I since found out that our models had a more robust regulator, but not from Honda, from the internet and by seeing an earlier one at a bike wrecker.
Apart from that small mod, I belive that from the 2003/4 model the bikes haven't changed in any way but for the colour they come out in. I also think that most accessories made for the VTR were simply listed as '99 - 2003 because this was maybe the last model they "KNEW" the accessory would actually work 100% on. Now if all the bikes that came out from 2004 onwards had nothing changed on them,, surely things like exhausts, brake parts, and, well any other part will fit. Whenever I saw '99 - 2003 on any accessory, I didn't hesitiate to buy if I wanted it. Everything fitted well and worked.

Maybe Suzuki with their longer running series bikes, like the SV's have a similar lineage and history... It most likely means that the item in discussion (in your case a Scorpion exhaust) was last tried and made for that particular model,, and still should fit...!!! I think that around '02 or '03 the SV650 changed shape some, but I am sure that all models since then are virtually the same, at least on the surface.

Cheers... (glad to see it all worked out)...

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Great looking bike! That exhaust looks SO much better than stock!!!!! Glad to hear that is sounds better too (hard to imagine that it wouldn't!). Now if it could only be moved about a foot closer to the footpeg, moto gp style...

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Yep, tough looking pipe, I like it!

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