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Offline Larry

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Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« on: January 07, 2012, 03:27:29 pm »
All, finally have warmer day here in NJ and have installed my Vance & Hines CSOne Black slip on exhaust....here it is plus a few other pictures.....enjoy.  Let me know what you think.  Taking her out for a ride with the wife shortly.  Thanks.





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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2012, 03:31:28 pm »
I like the looks of the black can better than the chrome one. Can you post a photo like the last one, only with the bags removed?
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2012, 03:54:23 pm »
That looks very nice. I think that the black looks better on a dark bike. But if it was the silver, it may look better in chrome.

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2012, 04:19:02 pm »
I'm sure it sounds great but it looks like the stock exhaust with a polished tip and V&H sticker added.
I'll bet it weighs less though.

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2012, 06:13:52 pm »
Looks great Larry!  :08:
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2012, 07:18:07 pm »
Very nice!!  8)

Keep us posted on how the chrome tip holds up over time with some rain, etc.  There have been a few reports of the tip getting "stained" with rain spots, etc.  I also saw one on an 08 for sale at a local dealer that was looking pretty rough. 

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2012, 07:39:39 pm »
Congrats on your new CS1. I installed one shortly after getting my new Connie, you will love the performance and the sound is awesome along with a weight savings, it's great.

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2012, 07:49:15 pm »
Fred, here you go.  Let me know what you think.  Just got back from a 200+ mile ride with my wife.  Love the pipe.  I will however be putting a 1 and 5/8 insert in when it arrives Monday or Tuesday.  It is quite a bit louder than the stock pipe, but not that bad in my opinion.  The insert should help.





I like the looks of the black can better than the chrome one. Can you post a photo like the last one, only with the bags removed?
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2012, 08:19:15 pm »
That seat and can (no pun intended) both look great on your bike. It looks better without the bags!

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2012, 09:12:27 pm »
I really like how the exhaust ends at the back of the bags and that the tip appears to follow the lines of the bags.  Agree with Bob that the black looks good on a dark bike.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 09:27:23 pm »
That is also one of the reasons I like it as well.  Most of the other ones, once installed, aren't parallel with the bottom of the bag.  I like the way the CSOne follows the lines of the bag.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2012, 09:33:39 pm »
I've got a set of ZX-14 headers coming my way soon, the black CSOnes are top contenders for what the final look might be.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2012, 12:10:14 am »
Very nice! I like to looks of the pipe on your bike. I've purchased the chrome one for my silver bike and it should be here next week.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2012, 12:23:46 am »
Looks great Larry :beerchug: Did you use any sealant or pipe tape on the install?

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2012, 04:35:44 pm »
Yes..Ok all, have installed the 1 and 5/8 insert in the CSOne and it seems quite a bit quieter, although not as quiet as stock.  Just started it in the garage but haven't gotten a chance to take it out on the road.  Will let you know when I do.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 07:40:49 pm »
This is how Kawasaki should have made the bike in the first place.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2015, 10:24:20 pm »
Larry...  I know this thread is old, but I'm wondering how you like the VH muffler with the insert installed?  How's the sound compare - with and without the insert?

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2015, 01:52:52 am »
I have a V&H that I bought used. It came with different size inserts. Sound does decrease some with each smaller size. I actually use largest opening insert. Keeps the sound a little more mellow. I never flashed my ecu but I don't really notice the popping which some claim. Not sure if the inserts keeps a little more back pressure or what but I really like it when you twist the throttle makes it more of a SPORT tourer imo.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2015, 06:15:16 pm »
I was told you had to flash the ECU or get a popping sound.  Is there anyone having that problem..  If so how did the clear it up and where did the get there ECU done. I am getting the VH exhaust also..

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2015, 06:21:10 pm »
I was told you had to flash the ECU or get a popping sound.  Is there anyone having that problem..  If so how did the clear it up and where did the get there ECU done. I am getting the VH exhaust also..


No popping on decel for me.  Have about 500 miles on mine now.  Contemplating one of the inserts to make it just a tad more quiet, but not sure yet.  Going to probably run it as is thru the summer and then decide.  I have noticed, however, that my idle speed has increased slightly - maybe 100-200 rpm.  Really like the look.


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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2015, 06:31:01 am »
I was told you had to flash the ECU or get a popping sound.  Is there anyone having that problem..  If so how did the clear it up and where did the get there ECU done. I am getting the VH exhaust also..


No insert for me and I do get some popping on decel, not that bad and no worse than any other bike I've ever had a non-stock exhaust on.

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2015, 01:15:23 am »
Anyone got a pic of the inserts? My bike came with the CS One, but is a bit loud for my taste and those who usually ride behind me. I don't know what the inserts look like, where they go or how to know what (if any) is already in  the pipe? Thanks.
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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2015, 11:07:58 am »
The VH can looks great.

But remember guys these are sold in Europe -and- California where the enviroweenies have dictatorship control over vehicle emissions law.

Its not really KAW's fault that their stock can is so huge.

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2015, 01:13:41 pm »
Anyone got a pic of the inserts? My bike came with the CS One, but is a bit loud for my taste and those who usually ride behind me. I don't know what the inserts look like, where they go or how to know what (if any) is already in  the pipe? Thanks.

the insert is the round opening at the back of the pipe, that sleeve looking piece , they make many different size opening ones.
mine is the large stock one that came with the cs1

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Re: Vance & Hines CSOne Black Finally Installed
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2015, 01:23:45 am »
I was told you had to flash the ECU or get a popping sound.  Is there anyone having that problem..  If so how did the clear it up and where did the get there ECU done. I am getting the VH exhaust also..


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