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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Past Group Buys => Topic started by: bombsquad1201 on April 16, 2013, 04:23:34 pm

Title: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: bombsquad1201 on April 16, 2013, 04:23:34 pm
Jim,
Just got an email from the DELKEIC people and the news is great.
They are willing to give our group a 20% off to include shipping to the lower 48.
The prices below reflect the 20% off which includes shipping.

This price is good to the end of the month. April 30th, 2013

KIT   2259   17”    TRI OVAL CARBON FIBER           $181.52
KIT   1459   17”    TRI OVAL STAINLESS STEEL       $164.45
KIT   0659   18”    OVAL STAINLESS STEEL             $133.21
KIT   0859   18”    OVAL CARBON FIBER                  $172.72

The contact names at Delkevic are:

Sophie and Janielle Toll Free 1-866-318-3065  or  303-962-2739
Anyone interested should call them directly and mention “ZGGTR Forum”,
as always do your research before pulling the trigger.

There is no minimum purchase required.

     Customer Service Toll Free 1-866-318-3065

     Outside the US Call 001-303-962-2739

OFFICE HOURS
        Monday   11am - 7pm Eastern EST
     9am - 5pm Mountain MST
     8am - 4pm Pacific PST
        Tuesday to Friday   11am - 8pm Eastern EST
     9am - 6pm Mountain MST
     8am - 5pm Pacific PST
        Saturday   11am - 6pm Eastern EST
     9am - 4pm Mountain MST
     8am - 3pm Pacific PST

OFFICE ADDRESS
     Delkevic US LLC
     8571 US HWY 85
     Littleton CO 80125
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: bombsquad1201 on April 16, 2013, 05:17:35 pm
I ordered mine:

KIT   0659   18”    OVAL STAINLESS STEEL             $133.21

Thank you Sophie and Janielle
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Pokey on April 16, 2013, 05:17:51 pm
Good on them!!!!  :thumbs:
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: speed545 on April 17, 2013, 06:46:06 am
damn, I ll have to give them a call to see if they can do any sort of deal for shipping in Canada.

Thx for the great news
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: RIP50AK on April 17, 2013, 11:26:04 am
I don't see the C14 listed on their site. Was hoping to look at picks before deciding.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: mvjr1904 on April 17, 2013, 12:28:49 pm
eBay has several good pics on a C14
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: RIP50AK on April 17, 2013, 04:45:04 pm
Okay, I may be hooked. Will there be any tuning required to run these? Is there any difference between the Tri-oval and Round other than looks?
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Flienlow on April 17, 2013, 09:31:51 pm
Is this just 100+ dollars spent to get rid of the ugly can, or is there actually a performance gain?  I will be honest, the price is too good to pass up, but is it worth it? It is difficult for me to tell based on reviews, and the few videos I have seen.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: maxtog on April 17, 2013, 09:58:01 pm
Is this just 100+ dollars spent to get rid of the ugly can, or is there actually a performance gain?

Ug.

Like most all muffler replacements when not replacing the headers and/or pipes and/or cat removal, it is cosmetic, weight reduction, and noise amplification/alteration.  Anything else is negligible and/or placebo.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: gPink on April 18, 2013, 03:56:28 am
Not that there's any thing wrong with that.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: bombsquad1201 on April 18, 2013, 06:21:38 am
Howdy,

For some of you that are interested this is the description on the one I bought.

Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours 14 08-12 18" Polished Stainless Steel Muffler Exhaust

•  Delkevic silencers are handcrafted from the highest quality materials to enhance your motorcycle in both performance and looks. We guarantee to improve your riding experience at an unbeatable price.
•  Delkevic 18" oval silencers are made from high grade 304 Stainless Steel and polished to a mirror finish. With all hand welded parts and careful attention to detail they are superior in both looks and sound to the factory silencer.
•  This is a 5 piece set - 1 Link Pipe, 1 Silencer, 1 Strap and 2 Clamps.
•  The silencer can is 18" / 450mm in length.
•  The weight of the silencer is 5.85 lb / 2.660 kg.
•  All Delkevic silencers have a 12-Month Guarantee.
•  No rejetting or remapping is required after fitment however we always recommend a dyno test after fitting replacement parts to your motorcycle.
•  The sound of this set up is slightly louder than stock, with a very nice, deep, throaty, smooth sound. Give it a bit of a growl.

Hope this is helpful

J.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: speed545 on April 20, 2013, 09:52:08 am
Done with the 18" oval SS

Anxious to see and..............hear ;)
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: bombsquad1201 on April 20, 2013, 11:07:37 am
Waiting for it to come thru the mail/UPS I think.
Hope to have it by this weekend so I can install Tuesday or Wednesday.
I plan on putting it on trying it then removing it to paint or powder coat black.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: RandyN on April 21, 2013, 06:28:21 pm
I got the Tri-oval carbon baffle which knocks off 14 pounds. The quality is alright, not top notch, but good for the price. I removed the inner cone thing to give it some more noise. The sound is great! Just enough to hear the RPM's until the wind noise takes over at speed. I did Dyno the bike after I put it on but I don't think the numbers are right. The peak HP was 146 (STD) calculation,  but I didn't do torque and rpm. The calculation was STD not SAE, so I think the HP is around 5% higher than SAE.  A mechanic friend and I were guessing it may have added a few HP, possibly as much as 5hp. I was going to post a review but figure now it's not really needed. Just a few comments and photos about it. I definitely recommend this slip-on. At $180 this is a bargain. I think a Two Brothers is over $400.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Lone-Rider on April 21, 2013, 06:37:17 pm
Put my 14" oval CF on today, looks and sounds great!

Will post up some pics later tonight.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Lone-Rider on April 21, 2013, 08:55:13 pm
As promised!

(http://www.waynes-world.net/mcpics/exhaustside.jpg)

(http://www.waynes-world.net/mcpics/exhaustbagged.jpg)

(http://www.waynes-world.net/mcpics/rearview.jpg)


Delkevic 14" Carbon Fiber Exhaust on Kawasaki Concours 14 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxzEADNnTjQ#ws)
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: SmittyRider03 on April 29, 2013, 10:57:09 am
18" Oval CF will be in this week...can't wait to put it on! What a nice group of people at Delkevic...very helpful!
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Snype on April 29, 2013, 04:39:08 pm
Any performance  change ?  I'm trying to decide how to mod my beast.  Is it worth it to just change the can.?  Instinct says I need to repipe without the cat, muffler and re flash ...  ideas

Snype
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: speed545 on April 29, 2013, 04:53:10 pm
just the weight reduction  probably worth 0.1 at the track ;D
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Lone-Rider on April 29, 2013, 06:18:00 pm
Gone through two tanks of gas so far since putting my pipe on and am seeing almost 10% increase in gas mileage.

Makes sense, less weight, more hp, same commuting. Less gas needed to get it done. Heck, at that rate the pipe will pay for itself in about 18,000 miles!
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: udoggie on April 29, 2013, 07:56:17 pm
I'm really tempted to jump on this -- The price seems right, and I HATE the look of the stock muffler.

That said though, I am rather mechanically, ah challenged.

Is installing this as easy as removing the bolt on the pipe at the cat converter, and the bracket, and replacing them with the new pipe/can?

Thanks,  -Jeff
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: JerBear on April 29, 2013, 08:18:51 pm
Jeff, if you have Allen wrenches and 30 minutes this can be done easily.  As jobs go it is oil change easy in fact Delkevic doesn't even send instructions, You will need a stainless steel 3/8 bolt with a lock washer and a nut (about a buck) to do the job.  Heck, get to know your bike and don't tighten the joints too hard until they are all lined up and it is where you want it, then tighten them all up good and snug.  A word of advice, there are three mounting points on the stock can and only two on the Delkevic and the rubber bumper from the stocker comes out and you can re-install it in the center stand hole.
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: udoggie on April 29, 2013, 10:19:47 pm
Jeff, if you have Allen wrenches and 30 minutes this can be done easily.  As jobs go it is oil change easy in fact Delkevic doesn't even send instructions, You will need a stainless steel 3/8 bolt with a lock washer and a nut (about a buck) to do the job.  Heck, get to know your bike and don't tighten the joints too hard until they are all lined up and it is where you want it, then tighten them all up good and snug.  A word of advice, there are three mounting points on the stock can and only two on the Delkevic and the rubber bumper from the stocker comes out and you can re-install it in the center stand hole.

Cool, thanks for the info/advice!  I'll be calling them tomorrow!

Jeff
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Pokey on April 29, 2013, 11:13:16 pm
It does sound and look very nice "especially for the price".
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: Snype on April 30, 2013, 11:46:28 am
Is it worth it to just change the pipe?  I'm considering a complete piping -cat...  or this and a reflash

Snype
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: pasini510 on April 30, 2013, 04:38:20 pm
Hi
Just got my Tri Oval CF slip on and was a breeze to install. I like the throaty sound without being too loud. Looks great and Im not doing anything else cept maybe a less restrictive air cleaner.
Buy it, You wont be sorry!
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: speed545 on April 30, 2013, 05:57:01 pm
well, the slip on arrived today but there s a missing part. I guess I should have a metal strap to attach the muffler to the frame bracket

no strap.............damn
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: udoggie on April 30, 2013, 08:50:41 pm
Ordered mine earlier today, and it will be shipping tomorrow.

It was a bit of a challenge getting thru, but I did get a call back fairly quick, and was able to get in on the deal.

(They were quite busy today, but that's a good thing.)

Now the wait for UPS, sigh.

Thanks everyone for the advice and info in the thread.  It was very helpful!

Jeff
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: bombsquad1201 on May 01, 2013, 06:40:22 pm
Kawasaki ZG1400 Concours 08-12 Stainless Steel 17" Tri-Oval EXHAUST Muffler
                        
What an elegant solution to the potatoe launcher. Super easy to install.
I was concern when gpink mentioned the possibly that the Delkevic exhaust/muffler might be less than legal.
I took a dp reading of the launcher before changing it for the 17" Tri-Oval,
The launcher was 78 db at idle, the Delkevic exhaust/muffler was 72 db at idle.
Rode most of he week and the sound is smooth and no louder than the launcher, I am very happy as I was hoping it would not be louder than the original.
Thanks to the lady's at Delkevic.

J.

Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: speed545 on May 02, 2013, 09:21:17 am
just finished the installation. It s a bit louder then I tought. Silencer still in. I ll take it for a ride later and see.

As far a s i m concern, it s perfect. I m just worrying about the wife reaction  ::)
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: manowarwi on May 05, 2013, 06:18:10 am
Grrrrr!  I was thinking about this exhaust for a while and just stumbled upon this group buy today after the cut off date!  Just sent them a message - here's to hoping for a break.  That's what I get taking too long to get out of hibernation mode. 
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: udoggie on May 06, 2013, 10:23:00 pm
Jeff, if you have Allen wrenches and 30 minutes this can be done easily.  As jobs go it is oil change easy in fact Delkevic doesn't even send instructions, You will need a stainless steel 3/8 bolt with a lock washer and a nut (about a buck) to do the job.  Heck, get to know your bike and don't tighten the joints too hard until they are all lined up and it is where you want it, then tighten them all up good and snug.  A word of advice, there are three mounting points on the stock can and only two on the Delkevic and the rubber bumper from the stocker comes out and you can re-install it in the center stand hole.

Well, I received it today, and installed it this evening.

A couple of thoughts -- First, I didn't need the bolt/washer/nut that I bought.  It came with everything, including an extra rubber cover for the clamp.

It also came with the rubber plug for the center stand "bumper".

It definitely took more than 30 minutes.  Given a bunch of trips to and from the toolbox to get more stuff, it took about an hour.

Part of that was that I had to remove the Canyon Cage rear crash guard.  It completely covered the bolt that the new clamp attached to.

The tip about having one more bolt to remove than is replaced was quite helpful!

Anyway, I fired her up, and really like the new sound.

Thanks all for the advice and help.  And hats off to the fine folks at Delkevic!

Jeff
Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: manowarwi on May 11, 2013, 09:12:15 am
Well I missed out on the group buy, but the staff at Delkevic were very friendly and still gave me a break, though not as good as the group buy, but still showed they care. 

The can went on pretty easily, looks and sounds great! 



Title: Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
Post by: speed545 on May 15, 2013, 04:55:31 pm
well, the slip on arrived today but there s a missing part. I guess I should have a metal strap to attach the muffler to the frame bracket

no strap.............damn

got the strap today. And they gave me a Delkevic multitool as a gift. Nice gesture from them