Xmax- exhaust is it worth it??

Discussion in 'Maxiscooter Tuning' started by craigmm, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. craigmm

    craigmm New Member

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    Hi Just took ownership of a 250 xmax.
    Last bike was a NC700x and although I love the ease and fun of the xmax I am missing a bit of power.
    Main issue is A road overtaking at 50 mph ish- not a lot missing but enough to put me off.
    Does a slip on exhaust make much difference?
    Any other suggestion?
    Cheers
     
  2. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    No, an exhaust won't make a great improvement, if you want faster then buy bigger !
     
  3. shane2k

    shane2k New Member

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    get a upgraded variator but would only make a slight improvement

    or get a big bore fitted and exhaust and variator
     
  4. terry limby

    terry limby New Member

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    Hi Craig, ive got a 250 xmax too and looking to tune, what did you change in the end?
     
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    Glen e New Member

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  6. Mark Emerson Trentham

    Mark Emerson Trentham Well Known Member. Staff Member

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    Sound of an aftermarket exhaust on an Xmax going through tunnels is BRUTAL .:) -
    get overtaken by one every day (jealous :):).
     
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  7. MARSH

    MARSH Whooooo!

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    When fitting an after market pipe I want better performance, not a better sound !
     
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  8. Glen e

    Glen e New Member

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    A pipe in and of itself will do very little for performance on a scooter. It's simple math. A pipe itself is worth somewhere around 1-1.5 hp, on a 300 cc scooter. So on a 150 , or even a 50 , you're talking less than 1 hp power increase. That's not enough for you to feel, no matter what you perceive. The path to better performance on a Scooter is a pipe plus air filter modifications/ clutch modifications/ variator modifications or for the ultimate in performance, a big bore kit.
     
  9. Mark Emerson Trentham

    Mark Emerson Trentham Well Known Member. Staff Member

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    That guy can take the dust off the dust on a motors paintwork toooooo.:):):).
     
  10. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    Wisdom there.
    Well except for 2 stroke engines, swapping out the standard pipe on a 2 stroke can sometimes get up to 50% more power.
     
  11. scubabiker

    scubabiker NITROJUNKIE

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    But on a 4 stroke your going to see results only really on a dynomometer and the power comes in the midrange with an open pipe.
    I myself like to run loud pipes regardless.
    But most of my bikes have more tuning than just a pipe
     
  12. Northernerbill

    Northernerbill Member

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    I’ve got the akropovic exhaust on my Xmax 125.
    I can verify it sounds brilliant but doubt it’s done much else.
     

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