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Concours 14 Discussion (C14 / ZG1400 / 1400GTR) => Accessories C14 => Topic started by: Scott on June 04, 2011, 12:51:52 am

Title: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Scott on June 04, 2011, 12:51:52 am
So, starting to do a little research on Exhaust.....I really like the looks and sound of the CS ONE but I can't find on here anything substantial about it. Any of you folks have any input on your favorites?

Anything on the CS ONE?
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Cap'n Bob on June 04, 2011, 12:54:36 am
They had a group buy on them a while back. A lot of them came damaged. But other than that, I have heard nothing but positive about them. And guys that have them seem to like them!
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: rick on June 05, 2011, 01:09:48 pm
Do they have a cs one that fits an 08?  I have only seen 09 to 11 available. 
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Cap'n Bob on June 05, 2011, 01:26:02 pm
Do they have a cs one that fits an 08?  I have only seen 09 to 11 available.

The 08-09 OEM cans are identical! So it will fit!
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: MrPepsi on June 05, 2011, 02:46:28 pm
I've said it before, and I'll say it again. The CS One is the best looking can on the market. It sounds fantastic too. Lemme see if I can provide all my links. I ran the group buy about a year and a half ago, we all paid right around $400 shipped. I still love my CS One.

Before (sorry go pro pic into the sun)
(http://www.mrpepsi.com/razzi/csone/before.jpg)

After
(http://www.mrpepsi.com/razzi/csone/after.jpg)

Better pic
(http://www.mrpepsi.com/razzi/csone/csone.jpg)

YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msREM6lo9OY
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Cap'n Bob on June 05, 2011, 06:24:09 pm
Yeah, it's amazing how the can that looks the most like the OEM can, can also be one of if not the best looking aftermarket can!
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Fred_Harmon_TX on June 08, 2011, 12:07:45 am
I haven't heard one myself, but from what I've been told, they are a bit loud.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: MrPepsi on June 08, 2011, 03:29:53 am
They are not that loud at highway speeds, but at wide open throttle they sound amazing.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Scott on June 10, 2011, 03:57:13 am
Thanks for the replies guys.  (I think I saw your Youtube video on it as well).....

Helped me make up my mind..

RSM
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Fred_Harmon_TX on June 11, 2011, 12:43:30 am
I do like the looks of it. Its what Kawasaki should have done in the first place.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: NJ-Joe on June 11, 2011, 06:00:13 pm
I just placed my order today for V&H CS1. $449.00 with shipping at Motorcycle Superstore. I plan on installing it myself. Is there anything I should know about the installation. Thanks.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Scott on June 12, 2011, 10:46:54 am
I just placed my order today for V&H CS1. $449.00 with shipping at Motorcycle Superstore. I plan on installing it myself. Is there anything I should know about the installation. Thanks.

$379 @ bikerperformance.com........
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Cap'n Bob on June 12, 2011, 10:49:18 am
I just placed my order today for V&H CS1. $449.00 with shipping at Motorcycle Superstore. I plan on installing it myself. Is there anything I should know about the installation. Thanks.

$379 @ bikerperformance.com........


Ouch!  That has to hurt!  >:(
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Fred_Harmon_TX on June 12, 2011, 12:20:59 pm
Black adds $50 more, making it $429

http://www.bikerperformance.com/index.php?target=products&product_id=6402#

Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: NJ-Joe on June 12, 2011, 12:58:15 pm
$429.00 Out of stock. $449.00 In stock. Bolted on and ridding next weekend. Priceless. I just couldn't resist.    :P
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Cap'n Bob on June 12, 2011, 04:58:47 pm
$429.00 Out of stock. $449.00 In stock. Bolted on and ridding next weekend. Priceless. I just couldn't resist.    :P


I agree. I thought the price gap was much wider. But for $20, I would have done the same thing! I don't want to have to wait for who knows how long, just to save a few dollars!
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Springer on June 12, 2011, 10:03:50 pm
Scott, I put a Vance & Hines on my 2010 C14 and love it, shaved a bunch of weight, added power and sounds great. It was easy to install and looks awesome. I would recommend it.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Scott on June 18, 2011, 01:09:49 am
 ^-^

Thanks to everyon for their input. Now to find the best price.....
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: DocPigskin on June 22, 2011, 05:15:20 pm
I just placed my order today for V&H CS1. $449.00 with shipping at Motorcycle Superstore. I plan on installing it myself. Is there anything I should know about the installation. Thanks.

$379 @ bikerperformance.com........


Ouch!  That has to hurt!  >:(


NOthing worse than finding that price difference right after placing an order.   But apples to apples only being $20 difference, better just to get it and get it on the bike.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Jagman on June 23, 2011, 01:50:21 am
I just bought mine at the local dealer today for $450 in black.  Can't wait to put it on.  The pic on this side and the youtube videos convinced me.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: kirmaniac on June 25, 2011, 10:50:01 pm
I like the black also. Has anyone bought the insert that is supposed to quiet it some? I'd like to get some feedback on that item.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Fred_Harmon_TX on June 25, 2011, 11:06:45 pm
I'd love to have a CS One if they could make it as quiet as the OEM pipe.
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Fred_Harmon_TX on June 28, 2011, 05:11:58 pm
I recieved the following reply from Vance and Hines today after I sent them an email asking them if they could produce a quieter version of the CsOne:

Quote
Fred,
    At the moment there are no plans of making something quiet, but we do take customer’s request in to consideration.  I will forward this to our R&D department as a request and will keep you on our email list to inform you if we do come out with something.
--

Hector Montoya 

I'd encourage you to send them an email and let them know you are interested in a quieter slip on for the Concours.

(Replace -AT- with @ in the below email addresses)

tech-AT-vanceandhines.com
sales-AT-vanceandhines.com
info-AT-vanceandhines.com
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: Zman on June 28, 2011, 05:30:18 pm
I sent them a note as well...........
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: JS_racer on June 28, 2011, 07:22:33 pm
let me see if i get this, the innerds need replacing regularly too ?? not sure if repacking is the correct term, but there is maintenance on replacement slipons ??
aside from removing the potato launcher, what gains are noticeable for the effort ?? i ride moderate to aggressive, but easier on the throttle.

thanks for the time,
Joel
 
Title: Re: Vance and Hines CS ONE?? Anyone??
Post by: bob on July 02, 2011, 10:09:30 pm
there simply is no quiet slip on for the connie. you go from quiet to much louder. no body wants to build a larger can, slipon muffler that will divert flow to kill sound and still give an improved sound.