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post #1 of 33 Old 08-08-2018, 03:27 PM Thread Starter
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Alright whose running them on the Wee and what are your thoughts on it. I'm pretty sure one is in my near furture cause the sewing machine ain't cutting it.

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post #2 of 33 Old 08-08-2018, 03:34 PM
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Location: I'm most alive when I'm in the north woods on my V2. So lets say Mountain Wi.
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I have 10K miles on mine with baffle pulled out on a V2 and love it. Just had it checked today per WI Forest regs by traceable sound level meter at 95.4 db at 5000RPM. Legal for off road here.

No issues. Still looks great.

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Guess I'll turn this into a review after not a single person on two forums screamed no and the wife liked the look of one I pulled the trigger. Got a DL10 coming looked to be shipped the next day. So far so good website was easy and payment simple.
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I'm running a Delkevic KIT14H2 and all worked as advertised. I added the extra long baffle and think that it is still too loud for me but others like it.

The Delkevic website is crazy and you get various results depending on how you enter your search. Their website doesn't always show what you're going to get. My KIT14H2 (17") doesn't look like what you see on their website. Mine looks more like a long version of a KIT12H2 (13") with a end tip looks like an OEM system.

I haven't seen any change in MPG or performance but I've kind of toned it down when applying throttle because of the "bark". Just a little too much for me.
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Too loud or not too loud...that is the question.....

I bought the 9" kit for my 650 and although it sounded great it was way too loud, especially in town. I tried the longer baffle and it made no difference to me. They did credit me for the cost of the baffle against a 14". It is still bordering on too loud but without the particular frequency that was near painful with the 9". Service and delivery was good.

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yeah the volume level is a concern hopefully it's not unbearable spike55_bmw I really like the look of that I almost ordered the 14" version had I seen the 17 I think I would have. The wife like the carbon DL10 in the pictures and as I couldn't decide I let her basically.
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I'm running an Enduro Guardian (EG) skidplate and noted a potential pinch point. Other EG owners that installed other Delkevic systems mentioned that they had to "dimple" the small bay-pass pipe that runs between each header. Mine just made it without modification although it is a PITA to remove the EG skidplate & under engine bracket since it also involves the sidestand. It's best to get the bike as "clean" as possible to remove the old / install the new exhaust system.

I didn't see any quality issues with my system. You can't beat the Delkevic price and I'm sure a $1000 name brand system sounds the same. I still have my OEM system hanging from a roof rafter like a bat (winged mammal of the night).

I've wondered how to make it a little quieter or make the OEM system louder:
1.) Delkevic's longer baffle made no diff in sound level,
2.) Take apart the muffler and add more insulation (Delkevic sells rebuilt kits [insulation blanket / rivets / RTV silicone] for ~$35),
3.) Rip apart the OEM system to remove the CAT and/or by-pass a return loop, weld back together, paint, install. Only draw back is that you get all of that OEM system weight back onto the bike.

Always wear earplugs. First ride I didn't and ears were ringing for next few days.
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I had a 9” on my sv650 for a while and it was LOUD. I also had a 18” yoshimira that I thought was too quiet on the SV. I just ordered a Dell 14” to try on my DL650 so hopefully it hits the sweet spot.
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Installed the 18" oval kit on my 2016 a couple weeks ago and I like it. Not that loud in my opinion, just a nice deep sound.
-The bolts that come with the pipe clamps are cheap (the hex heads strip easily-- and I am careful when tightening) so I replaced them with stainless bolts from the hardware store.
-The graphite sleeve that clamps around the front header tube is a little too large so you have to tighten it quite a bit to ensure a good seal.
-The rear bar bracket that supports the muffler did not line up for me for some reason, so I didn't use it. I did a loose dry fit of the whole system to ensure everything was in good position before tightening anything, but I still couldn't get the muffler in the right position to use the mounting hole in the center of the included mounting bar. I just attached the support clamp for the muffler to the mounting location under the passenger seat nearest the turn signal, and it fit nicely.

Overall, great system for the price, works as expected and no surprises.
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I couldn't be happier with mine!
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