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Offline Riles

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after market pipe
« on: June 21, 2014, 11:39:13 am »
Knowing the power gains will be minimal, who makes the quietest and lightest pipe as I see the weight loss as the biggest advantage??
                                                                                                                                         
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 03:44:11 pm »
Jim, I have the 18" Delc. Its very quiet, but has a good bark when you crank on it. Weight savings was around 15 or 16 lbs. The cost was a big factor. I got mine a year ago for $185 delivered.
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 06:06:50 pm »
That's not bad at all, how is it on long trips??

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 11:46:03 pm »


I put a Delk 18" Tri-oval on my c14 a few days before taking an 2500 mile road trip. I did have it long enough before leaving to decide to take the silencer out because it sounded better without it and I couldn't see that it quieted it at all. I'm very pleased and can say that it is not objectionable sound wise. In fact I ride with two Highway Patrolmen and was afraid the aftermarket pipe would offend them. It didn't and they both said that they didn't even notice the added sound except when I really got on it. The only time I notice any added noise is above 6000 rpm then from there to red line it really sounds great. I bought it because I hated the look of the original muffler and wanted to get rid of the weight. I'm very satisfied and would buy the same muffler again if I needed to. You won't regret the purchase and will love the result.

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2014, 08:47:40 am »
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 12:19:06 am »
I've heard weight savings in the range of 10 -15 for a slip on, that's got to help balance out the bike  I would guess, especially with both bags loaded for a long haul. If it's quiet enough in the 3500- 4500 rpm range, then that's a big plus for me.

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2014, 12:29:45 am »
On long trips I tend to wear earplugs, and to be honest with or without them the Delc is very quiet. With the length difference over the old bazooka, the right case tends to get warmer inside. I found this out by transporting a tub of frosted cupcakes in that bag for 100 miles and all the frosting melted off!   :rotflmao:
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2014, 11:20:20 am »
Riles; The HP increase with the Area P full system is huge. My bike with the Area P, BMC air filter, PCV, and a custom tune went from 135 RWHP stock to 160 RWHP after the mods. That was an increase of 25HP. At the rev limiter, it was an increase of 39 HP because stock the bike really falls off after a certain rpm. Mike.

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2014, 02:22:56 pm »
Holeshot Performance makes a pretty nice slipon the is pretty tame.  I have on on my bike and highly recommend it.  I just wish I'd gotten the polished pipe instead of black.

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2014, 02:35:27 pm »
Jim, I have the 18" Delc. Its very quiet, but has a good bark when you crank on it. Weight savings was around 15 or 16 lbs. The cost was a big factor. I got mine a year ago for $185 delivered.

I agree with the Delkevic sound, I have the 18" Tri-Oval.   I wish I wouldn't have waited until 20,000 miles to replace the stock PL.
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2014, 03:41:29 pm »
The AreaP slip-on is a good choice.  They claim no increase in noise at cruise, and just a few dB at WOT.  Excellent quality. 
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2014, 08:36:14 pm »
Really like my LeoVince.  Looks good, is light and comes with a db killer insert that you can use or not. 

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2014, 11:28:31 pm »
Delk 18" tri oval. Best 200.00 bucks I have spent on an exhaust.

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2014, 12:27:17 pm »
I love the sound and look of my Two Brothers carbon black series

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2014, 10:05:44 pm »
Wow, sounds like a lot of choices. Like I said in first post , just looking to lighten the bike up a little. I've heard AreaP's makebig power with the right mods, but I'm not looking to build a drag bike lol. This thing is damn fast as it is if you decide to jump on it thru 3 or 4 gears. I usually look down at the speedo before I slow down and say "Holy S!@#$!!  :) Thanks for the suggestions, once I get the pipe I may run up to Lebanon drags and see what I can run  on a "stock" bike just for kicks.
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 11:24:11 am »
+1 for Delk.  I have the 14" CF.  Nice fit and finish and the sound is only slightly louder than stock at cruise.  Rode the bike round trip from Omaha area to Las Vegas and no issue with noise.  My daughter's room is above the garage and so far she has not complained that I disturb her sleep when I start the bike in the morning... :great:
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2014, 11:25:42 pm »
Quiet is  good. When I was younger I ran an open pipe on my V-Max. Sounded like a nascar  :great:

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2014, 10:05:59 pm »
I have the vance and hines CS1 and love it.it is quite at idle and cruising but sounds great above 5000 rpm.
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2014, 03:18:11 pm »
I LOVE my Vmax!  Although it's not an open pipe,  I have a nice exhaust system on her.  It really sounds great when wide open.
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2014, 04:55:42 pm »
I love my Vance & Hines CSOne Black.....however, a bit pricier than the Delvik......I like it though and think it really follows the lines of the bike.

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2014, 09:00:14 am »
There's the oppertunity for even more weight savings if you go with a full length aftermarket exhaust system. One for a ZX14 will also fit. I have an Akrapovic Evolution full length exhaust on my bike. I'm not sure of the weight differance, but the entire Akrapovic system weighed just a little more that just the stock C14 header.
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #21 on: October 09, 2014, 02:37:18 pm »
Got the CS1 on my bike now, short clip:
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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2014, 06:48:46 pm »
Glad you attached the clip.
It does sound good.
Wish you had done exactly the same thing with a stocker so we could hear the difference.

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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #23 on: October 11, 2014, 12:51:31 am »
I love my Area P full system but it wasn't cheap or quiet.


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Re: after market pipe
« Reply #24 on: October 11, 2014, 02:18:25 am »
Riles,
I also have the 18" CF Delk. Lucky for you it will be  is up for sale as an almost perfect condition used unit. This pipe sounds great, not too loud and is hundreds less than the other slip-on units out there. I lost just over 15 lbs converting to this pipe and muffler from stock!  I will let it go for 145.00 shipped to your door.
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