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    Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    I'd like to order an exhaust for my 09 FZ6 next week. The Delkevic seems to be the best bang for the buck, running at $400. Love the exhaust tips, wish they stuck out a tiny bit less but still cool none the less.

    I've noticed a handful of China kits for sale. I'm assuming that the Delkevic is higher quality since it's about double the cost. The China kits can be had for under $200 shipped (from China) but I have a feeling they are garbage. Are there any other ones I am missing? $400 is as high as I would like to go. I haven't seen anything used for sale.

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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    Danmoto is another cheap option https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...-aps%2Ck%3Afz6
    I've had several Delks. One (carbon) blew out the side, after 8k miles of use. But I've since had them on several other bikes and have one on my V-Strom now. I like it.

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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    IMO, wait until a quality set of pipes comes up for sale or save for the best.

    Doing some research, you'll find most need re-packing at some point, some have failed as noted above.

    I am very partial to Scorpions, no re-packing EVER, lifetime warranty, and more importantly, I love the sound..
    (The below pic is six years old and they look / sound the same as new)..


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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    Hiya, I've been running the Delks for about 4 years now. They are apparently not suitable for road use (track use OK)., primarily from a noise POV.

    to get around that littlle issue, I first packed some exhaust fibre glass around the lowere or solid part of the baffle be fore inserting it to ensure all gasses had to pass through the baffle. This worked well for about 12 months and then the burble started when backing off and it was still pretty loud. I knew this was ok generally but when plod would look around if I rode past I thought I was temptingftae a little.

    I pulled one of the delks off and took off the end cove to see if the whole can needed a re-pack. The glass inside was almost pristine.
    Next stepp was to pack some stainless steelwool ( exhaust grade) into the baffle so all exhaust has to pass through that. Certainly that has lowered the volume a bit but kept a nice note. I have noticed in the last 3 months or so that it is strting to increase in volume. Not enough to concern me when I ride ( I use ear plugs) but enough to turn heads when I pass. as its the depths of winter here I can't be assed pulling it apart in the cold so I'll wait for spring and spend an afternoon pulling down the bikes seat/grabrails and take the cans off and do a fresh stainless install, ready for summer.
    Overall I am happy with the delks quality, they are solid, nice finish, I too, thought they stuck out a bit far at first, but soon got used to the look.
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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    Quote Originally Posted by Erci View Post
    Danmoto is another cheap option https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_n...-aps%2Ck%3Afz6
    I've had several Delks. One (carbon) blew out the side, after 8k miles of use. But I've since had them on several other bikes and have one on my V-Strom now. I like it.
    I think I read a post of yours from a ways back. Glad to hear you like them. Do you think the non carbon - stainless Delk is still susceptible to being blown out?

    Quote Originally Posted by TownsendsFJR1300 View Post
    IMO, wait until a quality set of pipes comes up for sale or save for the best.

    Doing some research, you'll find most need re-packing at some point, some have failed as noted above.

    I am very partial to Scorpions, no re-packing EVER, lifetime warranty, and more importantly, I love the sound..
    (The below pic is six years old and they look / sound the same as new)..
    Re-packing because they get significantly louder? Looks like AGF below has had to dance with packing his Delk often due to it being loud. He also said he wears ear plugs. Is this exhaust really THAT loud? I've never been on a bike that has had a very loud exhaust.

    I looked into the Scorpions. Beautiful exhaust, however it is discontinued and I cannot find it for sale. Seems to be upwards of $600, which still isnt bad. When you say wait for a set to go on sale, you mean used right? From searching I am not seeing a lot of sets used within this summer (USA Summer), correct me if im wrong.

    Quote Originally Posted by agf View Post
    Hiya, I've been running the Delks for about 4 years now. They are apparently not suitable for road use (track use OK)., primarily from a noise POV.

    to get around that littlle issue, I first packed some exhaust fibre glass around the lowere or solid part of the baffle be fore inserting it to ensure all gasses had to pass through the baffle. This worked well for about 12 months and then the burble started when backing off and it was still pretty loud. I knew this was ok generally but when plod would look around if I rode past I thought I was temptingftae a little.

    I pulled one of the delks off and took off the end cove to see if the whole can needed a re-pack. The glass inside was almost pristine.
    Next stepp was to pack some stainless steelwool ( exhaust grade) into the baffle so all exhaust has to pass through that. Certainly that has lowered the volume a bit but kept a nice note. I have noticed in the last 3 months or so that it is strting to increase in volume. Not enough to concern me when I ride ( I use ear plugs) but enough to turn heads when I pass. as its the depths of winter here I can't be assed pulling it apart in the cold so I'll wait for spring and spend an afternoon pulling down the bikes seat/grabrails and take the cans off and do a fresh stainless install, ready for summer.
    Overall I am happy with the delks quality, they are solid, nice finish, I too, thought they stuck out a bit far at first, but soon got used to the look.
    Thank you for the feedback. Regarding them being loud, I noticed you are in Australia. They are very strict on loud exhausts right? Where I am in USA I don't think they care. We have Harleys that will knock the China off the wall because they are so loud and I never see them pulled over. Is it too loud because of a legal aspect, or because your ears just can't take it? I wear a helmet and do not want to have to wear ear plugs. I'm ok with loud, I'm not too excited for rattle my brain loud. If it is only at high RPMs that is diffrent, I don't really go that high often.

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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    They are still available in the states new: https://www.solomotoparts.com/Scorpi...or-FZ6-04-09/#! &

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Scorpion-Ro...+exhaust&rt=nc .

    But yes, I was referring to used sets. Without DB killers at low RPM's (say under 5k), IMO not too loud, get over that, they scream, sound like a go fast liter bike.

    With DB killers, it sounds about stock

    I love the sound of mine (I'm 59), the police have never stopped me but i'm pretty easy on the throttle.

    Do a search on the net, you can find them reasonable. I paid over $500, 6 years ago (no DB killers included) new...
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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    Here in the UK delkevic didn't have the eu stamp or whatever stamp makes them "road legal" if I had a crash with delkevic's on I'm pretty sure my insurance wouldn't payout if they came to inspect the bike. I paid the extra third bit the bullet after looking on eBay for months and being outbid on second hand scorps (seriously people were bidding upto 280 for them second hand! just buy them new for 40 more!) - so I just brought them new... I know its a fair bit more to pay but you get awesome cans when you go for scorpions, the quality is brilliant and fitting was a breeze. delkevic's were 200 scorpions were 330 - worth the extra 120 every day of the week.
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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    Quote Originally Posted by MIJ_FZ6 View Post
    I think I read a post of yours from a ways back. Glad to hear you like them. Do you think the non carbon - stainless Delk is still susceptible to being blown out?
    I spoke to Delk about the issue. They said it was specifically their carbon cans and they have since changed the process. Stainless / Ti should be quite safe, quality-wise.

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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    Does anyone have any experience with these eBay exhausts from China? Around ~$200 is crazy cheap. Like the black

    $189 Shipped - Aluminum W/ no exhaust mesh on tip - https://www.ebay.com/itm/113014755767

    $228 Shipped - Black with mesh on exhaust tip - https://www.ebay.com/itm/113053159925

    Also I'm noticing most kits come with a bracket that connects the ring gaskets on the slip on to the chassis of the bike. These kits do not have that...
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    Re: Delkevic - Best bang for the buck exhaust?

    As others and I have stated you get what you pay for. I wouldn't touch eBay china pipes. Im sure they work but for longevity, quality, ease of fitting, road legality, performance and even saftey id pay the extra every time.
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