Author Topic: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on  (Read 1359 times)

Offline Xclimation

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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #15 on: December 28, 2016, 10:51:49 pm »
Sorry for not replying sooner. Life things got in the way, and I lost my darn phone!  I have not had a chance to fix this. I ordered the melted part. It was only $28.00 shipped from partzilla!  I'm going to try and reinstall and add spacers and also use a tip or pipe to divert the exhaust going through the baffle/silencer hole maybe drill another hole. This melting happened from only a 30 mile ride. The exhaust is much more quiet than I thought from reading previous threads. Can't say I noticed a hp gain from my 30 mile ride, but engine braking was cut a little. I will get back with pictures when I'm done (hopefully tomorrow!)


Was able to finally get to this! I moved the muffler and added a $8.99 exhaust tip. I used the screw that holds the baffle and added another screw. Between moving the muffler and the exhaust tip... All is well! Bonus... It directs the sound away!

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Offline 78YZ

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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #16 on: December 29, 2016, 12:54:47 pm »
Xclimation - Nice job. Can I see a picture from the left side?
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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #17 on: December 29, 2016, 06:38:08 pm »
Now, I'm not judging, to each their own.  But that exhaust and tip looks kinda like a tractor exhaust.  And mine does remind me of a tractor.  And I don't know what your new can sounds like....but the tractor engine now has the tractor pipe.   ;)
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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #18 on: December 29, 2016, 07:42:37 pm »
I'll get a better picture. In those pictures it looks like it sticks out more than it does in person. If I just saw the picture I posted and didn't see it in real life.....I wouldn't like it.
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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #19 on: December 29, 2016, 07:57:28 pm »
Thanks and happy new year.
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Offline Xclimation

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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #20 on: December 29, 2016, 10:06:31 pm »
I'll get a better picture. In those pictures it looks like it sticks out more than it does in person. If I just saw the picture I posted and didn't see it in real life.....I wouldn't like it.



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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #21 on: December 29, 2016, 10:07:03 pm »
I'll get a better picture. In those pictures it looks like it sticks out more than it does in person. If I just saw the picture I posted and didn't see it in real life.....I wouldn't like it.



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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2016, 02:08:10 pm »
Definitely inconspicuous.  Compared to OEM, how does it sound?  Louder, quieter, manlier, wimpier, the same?  And can you feel any performance gains?  When I changed my '86FJ to Vance & Hines, it sounded so much better, but only ran better at higher RPMs.
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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2017, 09:51:19 am »
Definitely inconspicuous.  Compared to OEM, how does it sound?  Louder, quieter, manlier, wimpier, the same?  And can you feel any performance gains?  When I changed my '86FJ to Vance & Hines, it sounded so much better, but only ran better at higher RPMs.
Very sorry for the late reply! It is a tad bit later than stock. Pretty close to the same pitch and tone. Hard to tell any performance gains yet. I've gotten to ride it a total of 50 miles so far! (sad I know....) Hopefully Tues. I'll get some good miles in. I don't think one will notice any difference with the baffle in. I took the baffle out and it is very restrictive. I need to try without the baffle in and maybe think about modifying the baffle. I have no other mods such as any intake or fuel mapping.
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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #24 on: January 09, 2017, 03:41:56 pm »
Over the years, I've been noticing that competition between manufacturers has resulted in great performance right off the showroom floor.  Back in the day it was easy to get big gains out of intake/exhaust modifications.  Now, on average, the biggest gain of a modification, is a reduction in weight....for a lot of money.  In my opinion it makes more sense to modify the ride for comfort and protection, instead of trying to improve the powertrain.
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Re: Before getting a Delkevic slip-on
« Reply #25 on: January 11, 2017, 02:17:00 am »
Leave the stock muffler on and there is never a problem. Why change? Need to hear yourself more, louder note? Save the 1/2 pound? Looks better? I try to guage why guys install things that ruin things.
We are happy you like your bike the way it is but some of us like to modify or mod our bikes to suit us better ,what we do to our bike is a personal choice you have chosen to leave yours stock which is great but saying they are ruining them because they modify them is a bit assinine.. ::021::
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