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PostSubject: Delkevic muffler   Sun 24 May 2015, 17:50

Has anyone had any experience with Delkevic aftermarket mufflers? I see them on eBay and they are 30 to 60% cheaper than Vince and others.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 14:07

Ive really been looking at this too the seem to sound decent but i figure its a two or three year setup after that you will prolly see some rust but at that price it seems worth it
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 14:53

Whats wrong with the original stock muffler ?
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 16:59

Sknrdtec wrote:
Whats wrong with the original stock muffler ?
Changing out the muffler to something less restrictive will free up a few horsepower.
If you are interested in the documentation of this go to my album, (linked in my sig)
and take a look at the dyno readout charts. Between the muffler and the Power Commander,
I was able to free up around 5 hp.
Cannot say what the muffler referenced in this thread will do, only that mufflers make a difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 04 Jul 2015, 20:28

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PostSubject: stock muffler   Tue 21 Jul 2015, 17:33

Sknrdtec wrote:
Whats wrong with the original stock muffler ?

Nothing, just wanted a tad more exhaust note to hear.
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PostSubject: Delkevic muffler   Tue 21 Jul 2015, 17:34

mikelx5 wrote:
Ive really been looking at this too the seem to sound decent but i figure its a two or three year setup after that you will prolly see some rust but at that price it seems worth it

Hadn't thought of that, but they state its SS which should not rust. Unless someone here knows a whole lot than I do to clarify this potential.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Tue 21 Jul 2015, 19:38

oltxredneck wrote:
mikelx5 wrote:
Ive really been looking at this too the seem to sound decent but i figure its a two or three year setup after that you will prolly see some rust but at that price it seems worth it

Hadn't thought of that, but they state its SS which should not rust. Unless someone here knows a whole lot than I do to clarify this potential.

FWIW There are many different grades of SS. The grades with the higher content of nickle are more expensive and are more resistant to rust than the less expensive grades. Think the difference between medical grade stainless vs appliance grade stainless.

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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Tue 21 Jul 2015, 23:56

My BMW K1100LT had an all stainless exhaust system, headers, muffler and tailpipe all in one piece. It was twenty years old with no trace of corrosion other than a bit of browning on the headers. The only downside was if it got seriously damaged, it cost $1700 for a new one.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Wed 22 Jul 2015, 07:42

I bought a set of Delkevic down pipes for my Honda Blackbird and a set for my daughters CB500s I wouldn't touch their stuff again, EVER! The set on my blackbird wouldn't fit and the ones on my daughters bike melted the plastics so they dripped down and caught fire! I contacted the company who sold them to me with all the pictures and they were so embarrassed they gave me replacement original ones for no extra cost and replaced the plastics.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 06 May 2017, 08:44



Ordered the muffler and it´s on the way. Should arrive next wednesday. Feel like a child waiting for the Santa to pay a visit. I want to cut down the weight of my SW and the new muffler is on 1,6 kg. A big difference regarding to the original. Read all the experiences could find and found some cons but most pros for Delkevic.

Had a trip with brand new Dr Pulley sliders and a new pair of Metzeler Feel Free Wintec tyres. Was really happy with both. My maxi is 2010 and had only 3500 kms when bought last August. The tyres were originals and didn´t like them at all. The Givi Airflow was big yes to me, because the original was way too tall for me plus the driving hum was disturbing.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 06 May 2017, 18:36

Nothing wrong with OEM muffler if you like extra weight and a scooter that looks like all the others. I installed Delkevic muffler and it's great at least half the weight of OEM sounds good, looks good and is priced right. I also installed Delkevic on FJR1300 and CB750 (cafe racer)...............no regrets. Don't get the smaller muffler it is too loud.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sun 07 May 2017, 06:42


Too late, already done! Made some inquiries about the muffler and the guy from Delkevic said " the 350 is 92-93 dB on that machine
 the 450 is about 0,75 dB LESS that the 350 - but is a "deeper" tone" . I think the difference is not too much. Do you mean the 200 mm muffler to be too loud? It´s not even street legal and looks a bit ridiculous, too.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sun 07 May 2017, 08:50

oltxredneck wrote:
mikelx5 wrote:
Ive really been looking at this too the seem to sound decent but i figure its a two or three year setup after that you will prolly see some rust but at that price it seems worth it

Hadn't thought of that, but they state its SS which should not rust. Unless someone here knows a whole lot than I do to clarify this potential.


S.S. systems last a long time, my truck has one 18+ years still all original.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sun 07 May 2017, 11:00

Hope it works out OK. I prefer the looks of the OEM system and the Delkevic looks like a lawn mower muffler in a tux... Just MY opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sun 07 May 2017, 14:21

GHM-PM wrote:
Hope it works out OK.  I prefer the looks of the OEM system and the Delkevic looks like a lawn mower muffler in a tux...  Just MY opinion.

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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Mon 08 May 2017, 13:50




I'll be glad to send my opinion along with the money to help pay for YOUR purchase. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 13 May 2017, 14:56

Having owned Several Silver Wings over the Years and Maintaining Dozens for Fellow Riders, I have Learned a Few Things About Making these Bikes Perform. The Reason the Honda Muffler is So Heavy is that Honda Engineers Built a Muffler that Would Last the Life Of the Bike, Not Burn the Packing out in a Few Thousand Miles and Become Irritatingly Loud, Also with Minimal Back Pressure. I do All my Testing on the Chrondek Timing Equipment At Speed World on their 1/4 Mile Drag Strip, Located at Bithlo Fl. My Exhaust Test over the Years Have Produced some Interesting Results. All performance Increases with open Exhaust or Aftermarket Pipes, About 2% I attribute to the Removal of The Weight of the Stock Muffler, About 20 Pounds, Or 3% of the Bike and Riders Weight. Using A Vaccume Cleaner Metal Tube Extension, The Hideous Straight pipe sound can be Moved 18 inches further to the Rear. Slotting the Large end of the Tube 3/4 Inch will allow a Gear type Hose Clamp to Securely hold the Pipe on. After you have Heard Enough of this Terrible Racket you can Try some of the After Market Pipes, All A Waste of Money and Short Lived if you are Looking for Added Performance. Malosses Roaring Lion is Exactly That, The Other Hideously loud Straight Thru pipes are also Annoyingly Loud and Offer no Increase in Performance. Some Associate Loud noise to Performance, Not Fact. You will be Happiest and Trouble Free if you will use Hondas Excellent Muffler. My Current 04 Anti Lock With Tall W.S. Silver Wing Does the Quarter Mile At 15.6 seconds at 82+ MPH. with Honda Muffler in Street Trim. Happy Motoring lloyd193


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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 13 May 2017, 15:42

I don't have access to the testing equipment you do but have empirically found the same thing. Most modern bikes, especially fuel injected won't gain much if anything from exhaust system mods unless there's an increase in aspiration plus a computer remap. It's damn difficult to improve on Honda engineering if one wants reliability which is what these bikes are designed for.
Even the big GL1800 is designed for reliability not high performance. Red Lined below 7k rpm. Maximum horsepower below that with low enough compression to burn regular gasoline is how you make an engine that coupled with water cooling lasts near forever. The Silverwing was designed in much the same way.
If one wants to do burnouts and wheelies and other such go get a sport bike, also known as a 'zoomsplat'.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sat 13 May 2017, 19:15

There are two things that seem to aggravate JQ public about bikes, noise and erratic driving, noise is preventable mechanically, the other I'm not sure of the cure Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sun 14 May 2017, 00:25

Agreed, I've owned a lot of bikes since 1957 when I got my first scooter. But even as a long time rider I find myself annoyed by a nearby fellow who has a Harley with straight pipes. Even if that bike wasn't loud enough, the fool delights is staying wound up in a low gear to make even more noise as he serves as an alarm clock for the neighborhood. Normally I like to assist, loan tools, and generally assist local guys (and gals) with maintenance on their bikes. If this guy dropped his bike in the street in front of my house I wouldn't lift a finger to help him.

Well not quite true, but certainly no tools or assisting with any problem on his bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Delkevic muffler   Sun 14 May 2017, 04:46

I am of the same opinion on this i fitted a aftermarket system it was to loud rode it around the village and took it off and sold it on ebay waste of money got std exhaust back on it now
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