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Offline Lone-Rider

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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2013, 08:55:13 pm »
As promised!








Delkevic 14" Carbon Fiber Exhaust on Kawasaki Concours 14
      

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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #16 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!
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #17 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

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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2013, 04:53:10 pm »
just the weight reduction  probably worth 0.1 at the track ;D
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #19 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!
      

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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #20 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
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #21 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.
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #22 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
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2013, 11:13:16 pm »
It does sound and look very nice "especially for the price".
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #24 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

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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #25 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.
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #26 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
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #27 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
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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #28 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.


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Re: Delkevic Exhaust Group Buy C 14
« Reply #29 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  ::)
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