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post #1 of 22 Old 06-23-2006, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
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Dale Walker Holeshots

I just complete what was an easy installation of Dale Walker Holeshots for the DL 1000. The sound is truly a symphony to a V Twin lovers ears. Construction is top notch, as is the hardware. I have purchased Dale's TechLusion TFI, which was a collaborative effort with Doebeck Performance and a technical improvement. Dale tells me that his remap has his DL Strom running very smoothly through the mid range glitch zone. I will be posting results once I get the TFI installed and dialed in.
This DL is one sweet ride and I am glad I did not opt for the GS.

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post #2 of 22 Old 06-23-2006, 08:41 PM
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Re: Dale Walker Holeshots

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I just complete what was an easy installation of Dale Walker Holeshots for the DL 1000. The sound is truly a symphony to a V Twin lovers ears. Construction is top notch, as is the hardware. I have purchased Dale's TechLusion TFI, which was a collaborative effort with Doebeck Performance and a technical improvement. Dale tells me that his remap has his DL Strom running very smoothly through the mid range glitch zone. I will be posting results once I get the TFI installed and dialed in.
This DL is one sweet ride and I am glad I did not opt for the GS.
I had the Holeshot pipe on my DL650 and it was waaaaaay loud. No way to quiet it down either. I prefer pipes that don't need repacking too. Staintune, Scorpion, Remus all do not need repacking. I think loud pipes are okay on a bike that doesn't see much touring but for me the noise just gets old on longer trips. I'm back to stock and like it much better. :P
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The DL-1000 is not way loud Rubber down with my slip ons installed. Its not as hard to control as the 650 with one muffler, but it even They are not way loud really like many other pipes out there.


With two 17" street cores i use the DL-1000 they sounds just right really and my customers tell me the same, and as far as re- packing goes, not to worry....... mine last 60 to 80 K miles.

They want you to think it will burn up once a year or less , but thats pipe dream... Ha , if you build it right and use the proper glass.


The advantage of my design is i can re-skin a muffler if its damaged and my mid pipes rotate to alighn the mufflers to match perfectly or very close.


One piece units are just that , one peice and limits any adjustment or repairs if something happens to any part of it.

If it gets damaged its pretty much a throw away


Things move in welding jigs even the best ones


Ive seen plenty that one side was 1/4 higher , they did not reach the header pipes or gaskets all the way and the center stand stop did not line up to well.

One piece allows Zero adjustment so you just live with this.


This is not a flame just what i know about my parts


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I had a 17" Holeshot pipe on my 1200 Bandit, it sounded good and was top notch quality.

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I have a HoleShot slip-on muffler installed on my SV650N. 8) To be perfectly honest, I thought the Holeshot wasn't too loud at all. The sound is deep and authoritive, but not loud. The muffler is very neighborhood friendly. The muffler will make a statement under full throttle acceleration though. :wink:
The Dale Walker HoleShot is one quality muffler. I'm going leave the stock muffler on my VStrom though, at least for the time being.
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I almost got the Holeshots...they are NOT loud...deep yes...loud NO! You want loud and deep, Leo Vince cans with baffles out!! :shock: I also agree with Dale on the packing not needing redone as often as thought. Kinda like changing the oil/filter IMHO! I doubt that a Vtwin engine will allow packing to last THAT long however. Inline 4's 3's and 6's, don't have the abrupt power pulses of a big twin or single thumper. But...Dale is the manufacturer, he should know! :wink: Most of the exhaust companies use CRAP packing material, I know that Dale and Leo Vince, use the high end expensive stuff. I like oval racing cans, and wasn't really wanting stainless. I HATED the lawnmower, briggs and Stratton, Tecumseh and Kohler sound of the stock cans!!!! Good cans on a Vtwin sport engine...sounds AWESOME!!!!

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If you ask me the stock cans are not *really* quiet either. It's hard to roll through a quiet neighborhood on my thou without feeling like I'm bothering someone even with the stock cans.

With that being said, I could live with the 14 pounds of weight savings and a better sound. I was waiting for the day that the Holeshots were made for the thou. I need to save up some pennies now.....
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I rode Dale's 1000 w/twin Holeshot exhausts last week on a big group ride in Yosemite, that bike ran good and sounded GREAT. Sneak peek!

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Has anyone done a db test to compare what stock vs holeshots are noise wise? Also how much performance increase and where is it with the holeshots?

EDIT: What is the weight of the stock vs holeshots as well?
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post #10 of 22 Old 06-25-2006, 09:10 AM
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You lose 14 pounds when you go to the Holeshots.



The torque curve is amazingly flat from about 3500 and up. This looks great to me....



BTW, these questions were answered in the above post by Dale himself. I don't know if Dale has measured the noise level of his cans yet, but he probably will and give the answer himself soon....
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