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09-22-2013, 08:30 PM,
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Exhaust difference between 2010 and 2011 650 Custom?
Maybe somebody can help me out here - is there any difference between the 2010 and 2011 650 Custom models, as pertains to the exhaust fitment? (Cylinders, brackets, accessories that have to be "snaked around", etc.? The reason I ask is that the pipes I really want are V&H Cruzers - not too loud - nice deep tone - etc. However, they do not list any as fitting the 2011 and up 650 Customs. They have one that is listed as fitting 2004 & 2005 CA models and all models from 2006 to 2010 - but nothing for the 2011 and forward. Most other manufacturers seem to list their pipes as fitting 2004-2005 CA and 2006 and later - all. But not the Cruzers.

I'm going to send an email to V&H, but I thought somebody here might know if the same Cruzer pipes that are sold for a 2010 will fit a 2011.

Thanks,
John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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09-23-2013, 01:02 AM,
#2
RE: Exhaust difference between 2010 and 2011 650 Custom?
sorry I can answer your questions john, but the cruisers is rarely change in a big way from year to year.
you certainly are making your new bike truly yours

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Jmck
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09-23-2013, 09:23 PM,
#3
RE: Exhaust difference between 2010 and 2011 650 Custom?
(09-23-2013, 01:02 AM)jmck Wrote: sorry I can answer your questions john, but the cruisers is rarely change in a big way from year to year.
you certainly are making your new bike truly yours

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Thanks, I'm trying! Lots of fun, so far. I think I'll wait a few days and if I don't hear from V&H I'll just order the pipes and take a lot of measurements before I unwrap them, if it looks like they'll fit or can be made to fit I'll go for it and hope I don't have to end up unloading them used on eBay. LOL

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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09-29-2013, 10:19 PM,
#4
RE: Exhaust difference between 2010 and 2011 650 Custom?
I heard from V&H today - kind of weird the email coming on the weekend but I guess they work the same kind of hours I do. LOL

Anyway, the upshot was that they haven't tested the pipes on anything newer than a 2010 - seems a little wacky, but whatever.

I decided to order pipes and when I went to West End to order the pipes they were listed as being "2006 and Up, 49 states, 2004 and up, CA" just like for the Cobras, etc. I swear last week they were listed at West End as 2006-2010, the way the V&H site lists them. I wonder if V&H called some of their dealers to see if they'd fitted the pipes on later models...

Anyway, I ordered the pipes and if by chance they don't fit I can easily return them since West End listed them as 2006 and up. :)

John
===========================
2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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09-30-2013, 05:22 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-30-2013, 09:41 AM by jmck.)
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RE: Exhaust difference between 2010 and 2011 650 Custom?
Of topic a bit do you know if you live near Cobra, LA I think, you can score free gear if they are looking to test or R& D a product for your bike, you have to leave the bike with them for a couple of weeks. I read about it on their web site ages ago.

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09-30-2013, 11:24 AM,
#6
RE: Exhaust difference between 2010 and 2011 650 Custom?
That could be pretty cool...
(09-30-2013, 05:22 AM)jmck Wrote: Of topic a bit do you know if you live near Cobra, LA I think, you can score free gear if they are looking to test or R& D a product for your bike, you have to leave the bike with them for a couple of weeks. I read about it on their web site ages ago.

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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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