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Need help. Which cans to buy for my SP1.

Ok, so I'm on a budget and there aren't that many pipes available for an SP1. So here are my choices I currently have: D&D, ART, Scorpions or Kerker. I like the D&D because they are made specifically for the SP1. I've not heard much about ART. I know Scorpions are a well known brand and not really seen on an SP1 but with aftermarket midpipes, I can get them to fit. Not heard much about Kerker.

Any opinions on what I should buy?

Yes, I would love LadyBird pipes, but that will have to wait until next year.

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I have a friend with an SV650 that has a scorpion slip-on.
I must say it sounds nice and throaty on his bike.
Never knew too much about Scorpion until then.

I mostly knew D&D from their slip-ons for Buells.
The were definitely loud on those bikes.
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I am "leaning" towards the Scorpion. Fnarrr. I've done some more research and decided to scrap the ART cans. I've heard they were a little poor, quality wise. Being an Englishman living in Indianapolis, I think I will go with the Made in England Scorpion cans. But I may still change my mind, I'm a little indecisive. At least, I think I am.

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I am "leaning" towards the Scorpion. Fnarrr. I've done some more research and decided to scrap the ART cans. I've heard they were a little poor, quality wise. Being an Englishman living in Indianapolis, I think I will go with the Made in England Scorpion cans. But I may still change my mind, I'm a little indecisive. At least, I think I am.
Well, where the bloody hell are you in Indy??? Not too many RC's left roaming around here.

Scorpions are my choice if I had to pick....



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Madbuyer, I'm up in Cicero. I work downtown so you may occasionally see my bike at The Regions Bank building. Most of my riding is done up north near home. Planning on Brown County in a couple of weeks though.

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I am off work until the 18th after tomorrow and will be back in town by the 14th, after that I am free. Brown County is crap since they tarred and graveled the state highways.


Might I suggest I-65 to IN-58 at the walesboro exit. Follow it to Bedford or 446 back to Bloomington then through Yellowwood Forest.

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I-65 to the 250 Uniontown exit to IN-3 to W. Deputy Pike to IN-7 into Madison. I ride along the river and stop at the casino buffet for lunch.


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Mate, you're a legend. Thanks for the heads up. I don't know too many good places to ride around here. I ordered the Scorpion cans in the end. Arrive Wednesday. Not been this excited since my last daughter was born!

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I know I really haven't posted anything on here but I do find some of the topics quite entertaining. I was able to buy a set of D&D mids from another member here and i combined them with a pair of Scorpions for an Aprilla RSV. It sounds really nice and respectable. I Don't know about the HP gains but I did save some weight in the rear. on top of that theres that whole lifetime warranty right? Anyways, you won't regret that choice at all, besides once you have the mid-pipes you should be able to use any can (slip-on) you want. BTW I also have an SP-1 but am here in the southern west coast good luck with your final decision. Oh, and cheers mate lol

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I have KERKERS on my SP1, early round race spec, and they sound awsome and LOUD.I run a power commander, but when I brought it it did not have one but ran great, no flat spots.
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