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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-23-2019, 09:36 AM Thread Starter
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Exhaust swap 17 for 18 model

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Can anyone confirm if the 18 exhaust end can fits the 17 model? Rode the 18 and the sound is so much nicer. I know I might as well just get a scorpion or Remus but oem end cans can be had for pretty cheap second hand and I quite like the oem one. Does the better engine note come from the end can only on the 18 models or is it also coming from the engine mods they made on the newer bike?
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Check if the part numbers are the same for the rest of the pipe and you should get your answer.
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From what I have read, the end can design matches the rest changes on the engine, mainly the air filter box changes. May affect your bike performance, may not. But, it should not do any more "harm" than any aftermarket muffler. Since the 2018 muffler is less restricted than the 2017, it could cause a bit top end performance drop (without any other intervention).

Too bad we are far away.... I would be interested to swap for a 2017 end muffler to reduce noise of my 2018 ATAS..... of course given the fact that it would not cost me performance.
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Thanks both, seems it would fit fine.
Petros, indeed a pity, would be a long ride either way haha. Though I did see a guy with a GS1200 in Kos who said that he once rode straight for 20 hours or so from London to Greece lol. I had a look on eBay and seems I'd be better off with an aftermarket can for the price people are trying to sell their oem one
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First post, from a long term lurker.
I can confirm that 2018 exhaust can fits a 2017 bike fine, it's a straight swap.
I ran it on my bike for around a month then picked up a Fuel exhaust second hand from Ebay. I found the sound from the 2018 model exhaust to be a halfway house between the Fuel exhaust(Mini 350mm long) and the standard one on my 2017 bike. To be honest I probably prefer the sound of the 2018 exhaust to the Fuel one as I find the Fuel one a little too loud and now always ride with ear plugs. Maybe the Midi (400mm) Fuel would suit me better.
Re performance I did not notice any difference between the 2017, 2018 or Fuel exhaust.
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First post, from a long term lurker.
I can confirm that 2018 exhaust can fits a 2017 bike fine, it's a straight swap.
I ran it on my bike for around a month then picked up a Fuel exhaust second hand from Ebay. I found the sound from the 2018 model exhaust to be a halfway house between the Fuel exhaust(Mini 350mm long) and the standard one on my 2017 bike. To be honest I probably prefer the sound of the 2018 exhaust to the Fuel one as I find the Fuel one a little too loud and now always ride with ear plugs. Maybe the Midi (400mm) Fuel would suit me better.
Re performance I did not notice any difference between the 2017, 2018 or Fuel exhaust.
Thanks Larsman, good to know

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