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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2013, 09:49:10 pm »
Nice, man!

What length did you get?

Pull the baffle - it's easy - one bolt.  I didn't want to kill myself pulling (I tried pulling it straight out with pliers, but it was snug), so I used an allen wrench through the hole as a lever and it popped right out.

It's not much louder, until you ask it to be louder (twist hard)! I'm really happy with it.
Thanks Mark, got the 18" and I think it fits the bike well.  I took the retaining bolt off and my baffle just slid right out with no effort, sounds great to me.

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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2013, 09:51:26 pm »
Got a 17" tri-oval stainless two weeks ago. Nice construction and finish , packaged well, fast shipping.  Installation went fine except there was no bolt included to connect the pipe strap to the drop link. I had a 3/8" x 1" stainless bolt and locknut in the shop, so no problem, but if not would have meant a trip to hardware outlet to finish. (not a deal breaker, would buy again). Sounded a bit loud to start (baffle removed), but only took a couple of rides to get accustomed, still can listen to the stereo up to 60-70, then the wind sweeps most everything away.
Post a photo if you can, I almost bought the tri-oval and would like to see it on a bike.  I had the same issue with no bolt but I have a tackle box full of stuff like that.  Also I had a hard time getting the rubber center stand bumper installed so I drilled out the hole to make it a little easier.

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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2013, 09:40:11 pm »
Couple of shots of the 17" tri-oval.

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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2013, 10:59:32 pm »
Sweet!

I'm seeing the little pointer on the tach riding higher than normal now because I like the vroom-vroom sound as it winds out.

Gas mileage is no different...
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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2013, 12:12:10 pm »
Couple of other notes on install-
The hole in the muffler bracket for the rubber kickstand bumper is too small, but there is a hole in the kickstand that is just right, so I put it there instead with no drilling. Also I have lowering brackets for front and rear footpegs and I had to put heat shield on "backwards" to keep the heel of my size 13's off the pipe. Used a couple of stainless worm clamps and washers for mounting. Stainless pipe (not muffler) is beginning to turn golden, but that's what I expected as my stainless RT headers turned brown real quick too.

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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2013, 06:26:59 am »
Does anyone have a little sound recording of this muffler on a C14?
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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2013, 10:53:35 am »
Have you searched youtube?

I know theres a least a few sound clips on there
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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2013, 02:47:26 pm »
Go back about 9 posts (page 2) of this thread....RideBellChain posted a short clip you can listen to.
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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2013, 05:33:43 pm »
Thanks...just saw the previous post
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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2013, 01:06:27 am »
Does anyone know if there is a difference in exhaust loudness between the Delkevic 18" and 14" pipes?  Are there any issues with decel popping?  Does anyone with a Delkevic pipe have the Guhl reflash?  Should it be reflashed after installing this pipe?  Sorry for so many questions, but with the group buy, I am thinking about pulling the trigger. :beerchug:

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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2013, 07:28:26 pm »
Have the 17" tri-oval. On normal decel, I get a nice low burbling, aggressive decel yields some pretty good pops. Bike has no mods except the slipon, so I expected the new sound and don't mind it at all. My RT pops similarly when you decel from high rpm's and the exhaust butterfly is still wide open. 

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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2013, 08:24:25 pm »
Have the 17" tri-oval. On normal decel, I get a nice low burbling, aggressive decel yields some pretty good pops. Bike has no mods except the slipon, so I expected the new sound and don't mind it at all. My RT pops similarly when you decel from high rpm's and the exhaust butterfly is still wide open.

River are you saying the Slip on pops when decel from higher RPM's.
Any other changes?
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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2013, 11:20:02 pm »
Pale Rider - the length and shape of the pipe probably makes the difference.  I have no popping with the oval pipe, 18".

On my other bike, people who have put on slip-ons that experienced popping fixed it by capping off the PCV valve...I'm not sure what the fix is besides reflashing on a non-carburated machine, but I'll bet others may know (Fred, ZG...).
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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #38 on: January 18, 2013, 04:36:30 pm »
Pale Rider - the length and shape of the pipe probably makes the difference.  I have no popping with the oval pipe, 18".

On my other bike, people who have put on slip-ons that experienced popping fixed it by capping off the PCV valve...I'm not sure what the fix is besides reflashing on a non-carburated machine, but I'll bet others may know (Fred, ZG...).


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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #39 on: January 18, 2013, 07:02:29 pm »
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Mine pops when you decel hard, and burbles during almost all deceleration when the engine is braking. I read Mark's post about no popping with the 18" round pipe before I bought the 17" pipe, but many other posts on a lot of slipons that said it was typical. I'm used to it as my other bike does it with the stock pipe. I might look at ZG's posted solution next time the "tupperware" is off, but I'm pretty much ok with it for now. I'd still buy the pipe again.

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Re: Anyone know this pipe? (Delkevic)
« Reply #40 on: January 18, 2013, 08:24:29 pm »
Does having a Guhl ecu reflash performed (with the slip-on pipe map) remove the popping? Or is it a completely different issue?