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Offline Eric

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Options for aftermarket exhaust
« on: August 17, 2019, 03:49:51 am »
Hey guys been thinking about doing a little exhaust work, I want something that will rumble a little bit not crazy so  touring is not an issue i saw these on amazon today and it says "loud and aggressive sound" was not sure how subjective that was and was wondering how loud are they really. Any more cheaper muffler options would be great as well as long a** they do not require a whole lot of carb tuning.

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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2019, 09:37:55 am »
Best thing to try first would be a baffelectomy . Its free and just gives it a little rumble like you want .
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2019, 11:12:20 am »
You posted a link for Delkevic 9" slip-on mufflers. The Delkevic mufflers are high quality and sound great (look good too). But, I would get at least 14" cans. I have the 14" carbon fiber version and love it. There is a removably baffle if you need to make noise or reinstall it for touring. If you are only installing the slip-ons, you won't need to rejet.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2019, 12:13:44 pm »
Awesome how louder then stock? I’m a 20 year old so my ears can take a little beating, too bad there’s not any videos with these :/

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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2019, 12:49:03 pm »
Maybe you do want the 9" since they're a bit louder. My Delkevic is pretty mellow at idle and low rpm levels. A lower tone, throaty growl, when you crank it up, it starts to wake up. I'm old, so I like the 14" with baffle in, it's a good fit for me. I think you're gonna be the guy with the baffles out. Yeah, 9" no baffle, that sounds mean. There are a couple youtube vids, one has 18" Delkevic slip-ons before and after. I need to get a sound clip made of mine one of these days. The photo is my 14" Delkevic, so you can imagine the 9" is five inches shorter. Do you ride much with the bags on?
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2019, 01:14:34 pm »
Yeah i usually have bags on most of the time unless I’m doing some hard riding, haha maybe not the 9 w no baffles but the 9 as long it’s not droning at highway speeds

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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2019, 03:13:07 am »
Eric,
i put these delkevics on my C10

https://delkevic.com/mufflers-slip-on/kawasaki/2006-models/concours-1000-1986-2006/

they are noticeably louder than stock.   they are about 1/2 the weight of stock, which is why i changed out in the first place.  reduce weight.

wear earplugs.  between the helmet wind noise, heavy machinery noise,  target shooting noise as a young man your age without enough (or any) hearing protection, i now have the joy (NOT) of wearing hearing aids.  don't be me.  wear good ear plugs.

they of course look pretty cool. 

they're not loud enough to get the cops after me, but on long trips it can get annoying after awhile.  but with good ear plugs in i can deal with it.

ymmv.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 03:15:38 am »
Eric,
that link didn't work so hot.  i got the DL10 14" slipons.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2019, 08:57:04 am »
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2019, 12:22:59 pm »
I want something that will rumble a little bit not crazy so touring is not an issue..

The 9" are gonna "Bark", and installing the baffles {to quieten them} would kill the slight gain in power..
The 14" or 18" are more what your describing, {without baffles}.
 When you twist the throttle they "will" talk, but not yell...  :motonoises:
   {if you want to tour} I suggest the turn down tips to prevent the droning..

https://www.amazon.com/Kawasaki-Concours-Stainless-Muffler-Exhaust/dp/B00L9KXJVW/ref=pd_sbs_263_2/147-6868218-4291910?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00L9KXJVW&pd_rd_r=0a4a9e9c-d79f-490f-bfec-0093b6b3d79e&pd_rd_w=p4iaX&pd_rd_wg=WGCGx&pf_rd_p=1c11b7ff-9ffb-4ba6-8036-be1b0afa79bb&pf_rd_r=BZWG4GARM6YNKN78M872&psc=1&refRID=BZWG4GARM6YNKN78M872

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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2019, 12:33:05 pm »
The 18 inch Delkevics are great for sound without the baffles.
I will mention this again for the 874 th time, the baffles can be modified to NOT kill the power. I've posted the pictures of the mod a dozen times but I will post it again if anyone is interested.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2019, 10:37:30 pm »
 My friend Mike had Cobra slip on on his . I was very impressed with the tone while riding behind him. Nice bassy  growl . I think he said they do drone some but not unbearable.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2019, 02:55:52 am »
The 18 inch Delkevics are great for sound without the baffles.
I will mention this again for the 874 th time, the baffles can be modified to NOT kill the power. I've posted the pictures of the mod a dozen times but I will post it again if anyone is interested.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2019, 06:50:35 am »
I bought the 18" with downturned tips.
Without baffle they are very loud, but nice tone.
With baffle they are quieter but the drone is bad at highway speeds.
After discussing it on here, I pushed some stainless pan scourers into the mufflers (1 or 2 per muffler) and then fitted the baffle. That kills the drone but too quiet with 2, too loud with 1.
The sweet spot for me is 1 pan scourer and I bought the long Delkevic baffles.
At the recent GTR Rally I had several comments on how nice it sounded and zero drone at any speed.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2019, 11:52:42 am »
Here is the picture for the baffle mod. Use a step drill and start with a 1/2" hole.
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Re: Options for aftermarket exhaust
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2019, 10:10:03 pm »
Currently on facebook, someone has posted a picture of a blue C-10 with Harley mufflers installed.
Looks pretty good..
I have no idea how they were mounted them nor how they sound.. But, looks good.

NOTE: Harley mufflers can be found on Ebay "cheap"..

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