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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 12:15 AM Thread Starter
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I'm relatively new to all this cruiser stuff and I hope someone here can help me out on some information. I'm looking at getting some slip ons for my 2007 Yamaha V-Star 650 Classic. How do I go about getting the information from my bike's exhaust to find out what will fit? Any help would be much appreciated.

The ones I really like have this information...

Approx: length: 16 1/4"
inside pipe diameter
w/collar: 1 1/2"
outside pipe diameter 1 3/4",
pipe width at widest
point 2 1/2",
1 3/4" Outlet
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 01:56 AM
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For that kind of information the best idea is to go at it with a tape measure and a caliper. There are a lot of parts made just to fit your bike that you can look up by model and year. For a universal fit they will list dimensions like you have posted. Then its up yo you to decide if they fit.
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You can also go by brand. Vance and Hines, Cobra, Hard Chrome etc. Visit their sites and if they have what you need all that's left is choosing .

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-13-2014, 11:29 PM
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I shop by going to a web site and posting the year and model of my bike and puck from what the site says is made for it. So far so good.

Mods get expensive. My wallet isn't my friend lately.
Good luck on your search.
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I've decided to go with new pipes instead of trying to work this out. I saw a bike with the silencers that sounded nice, but after a little research, i found out they had been welded and it's just not worth it. I'd rather pony up the money and do it right. Thanks again for all the advice and information.

Next dilemma...which brand and which pipes...
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 01:23 AM
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The slip ons are easier than full pipes. Just pick the brand you like and order the Ines listed for your bike. They take about 3 bolts to install. Full systems require more work to install but are better for performance. However you need intake and fuel upgrades to take full advantage.
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The real question you need to ask yourself is why do you think you need different exhaust?My experience with aftermarket pipes for a Vstar 1100 just made the bike louder with very little if any performance gains. And it cost quite a bit of money too. That engine design has been around for quite some time and Yamaha has optimized the tuning pretty much to as good as its going to get if yours doesn't meet your performance expectations you might consider another bike instead of throwing money at something which probably won't be worth it. Just my two cents.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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This bike was a last gift from my sister so I have no plans to ever get rid of it. Plus I love my bike, it's just a little too quiet for my taste. I want to make sure I'm heard in case I'm not seen when riding. I consider the quiet exhaust a safety issue.
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