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post #1 of 15 Old 05-26-2010, 10:53 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Upgrade for Cheeeep!

I have been dying to get rid of those ugly stock pipes but didn't wanna do the entire header swap so I pulled this Scorpion GSXR 1000 slip on out that's been laying in the closet since the Winter. I Bought it new last December for $80 bucks shipped off of Evilbay....I just bought it cause it was a smokin deal and never really thought I'd use it any time soon. Popped the mufflers off and took a sawzall to the Y pipe. I took the bike down to a local muffler shop and the guy told me $50 to $75 for a midpipe and I said, (have at it) and I left the bike over night. I came back the next day to pick it up and they only charged me $35 + tax for the small piece of pipe and the weld job. I was happier than a fat kid with a cup cake. I was expecting much worse $ wise so more money would have been fine with me. Of course I had to make a mounting bracket and spacer and fine tune it myself. I just thought I'd post the pic to let others out there know that you can make your own aftermarket system for cheap for these 919's...you don't have to spend big bucks. Oh, and it seems to have a bit more giddy up too.


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looks pretty good. Post up a few different angles if you don't mind.

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Interesting setup.
Always nice to see some creativity. Thanks for sharing.

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That looks excellent man. Great job. The exhaust is lower than the stocker. I wonder if it's low enough to keep the exhaust fume off your jacket.

Really cool

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I like it... different. Good job on the creativity tip.

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looks good, how will it go with a pillion, do you think ?.
Might want to look at relocating your frame sliders, looks like they are bolted into the engine case, could be painful

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fyi, EVERY VEHICLE EVER seems to have more pep once you can hear the motor.
ears are notoriously poor dynamometers.

and honestly? what's more important? gaining 2 horsepower, or THINKING you've gained two horsepower? i don't discourage people from buying K&Ns or louder exhausts for cars or for bikes, but those who do so in the quest for any meaningful power are setting themselves up for disappointment.

perception is everything, unless you were trying to shave 5 hundredths off your e.t.

glad to see two hondas in your garage. those old oil stains must be from a previous, harley/dodge kinda homeowner.

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Looks good. Sounds even better I suspect!

Hey - you have the wrong sticker on that muffler, but the sticker may add 1hp!

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Brilliant, wish I had done that. I was umming and arrring about whether to try something with a single can setup but I did not think about going to an exhaust place to get them to make up a link pipe - they do it for one-off car exhausts all the time. Well done.

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I did not think about going to an exhaust place to get them to make up a link pipe - they do it for one-off car exhausts all the time. Well done.


Some muffler shops won't do it cause they really can't charge ya much since there's not alot involved to bending a small piece of pipe. I usually go thru the week when they aren't as busy and get it done. It saves a ton of cash too since the cheapest slip on for these bikes is almost $400 bucks shipped. I've got about $100 in this set up and it sounds awesome. No more exhaust smell either.

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Looks good. Sounds even better I suspect!

Hey - you have the wrong sticker on that muffler, but the sticker may add 1hp!



Yeah...the Scorpion decal was right in the way of the strap and I had this Akro sticker laying around....definitely added a couple hp's...lol.

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Might want to look at relocating your frame sliders, looks like they are bolted into the engine case, could be painful


I already took em off...how do these bolt to the frame? I see where they go I just don't know which size bolts to use. The bolts they gave me with these sliders are too big. Is there threading on the inside of the frame holes for bolts for the sliders? I'd rather not have em on than have em on wrong. Any info would be appreciated.

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Nice job. I did the same exact thing to my R6.

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I already took em off...how do these bolt to the frame? I see where they go I just don't know which size bolts to use. The bolts they gave me with these sliders are too big. Is there threading on the inside of the frame holes for bolts for the sliders? I'd rather not have em on than have em on wrong. Any info would be appreciated.
The motovation sliders have a long piece of metal threaded at both ends that go all the way through the frame. I think there is a bit of threading inside the frame, but any that was there on my bikes have been removed for the install of the motovation sliders. I'm sure others here will chime in with an alternate method.

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