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Old August 13th, 2013   #11
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Default Re: Delkevic Exhaust, worth the time?

Well, I grew up loving the Flat 4 of the GoldWings of that time. The Flat 6 of the later models sounds just fine to me as well. The V-4 of the VFRs always sounded like the voices of angels to me. They say that the V-4 of the Aprilia RSV1000 Superbike is delicious to hear.

The only V-2 that ever really sounded good to me is the Kawasaki in my Zero Turn Lawn Mower.

In short, each individual motor has its own sound. Each of us wants something different. I have come to realize that no matter what I do to my ST1300 I will never hear that "Perfect Exhaust Sound". What is that? For me, it might be a 350 Chevy with a mild cam, Cyclone small tube headers, Thrush Turbo Mufflers and the stock Quadrajet Carb. Unfortunately that sound is now a part of my dim, distant past.
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Old August 15th, 2013   #12
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I installed a set in May. A bit louder but not too much so. I've felt a difference in heat with catalytic converters out from under my feet. The weight savings are another plus.
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I've put 500 miles on my new to me 03 with 2900 miles this spring.
It had delcavics on it. The bike is too loud when in my neighborhood
and when people are around, but the more I listen to the power pulses
the more I like them. I'm 61 and feel like I'm 18 again. I threaten to put
the stock cans back on but may never do it. Oh, I love the look of the delcavics.
But I can't deny the stock mufflers are beautiful also.
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Old April 29th, 2017   #14
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Nice 'Wing in your avatar. Very nice.

Before this little noise experiment was over I had put my stock mufflers back on and sold the Delkevics. I never got to a point where I liked the sound of them and my ST seemed to run worse and worse every day.

I was glad I tried them. I got that out of my system. If they make YOU happy on YOUR bike then I am happy for you. They just were not my thing.
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I have a spare set of complete stock exhaust system, from header pipes back, that I bought used and never needed them, if anyone is interested.
They are not as clean as mine, on my '04.
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Default Re: Delkevic Exhaust, worth the time?

I really like the quality and sound of my Staintunes. To my ear the Staintunes are better sounding that the Delks as well.

I also like the baffle design of the Staintunes better and run with them in.
The Staintunes definitely run a whole lot cooler than the ST factory exhaust.

** An extra note I decided to add is quality. The Delks in no way come close to matching the Staintune quality and are cheaply made in comparison. **
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Old May 3rd, 2017   #17
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I really like the quality and sound of my Staintunes. To my ear the Staintunes are better sounding that the Delks as well.

I also like the baffle design of the Staintunes better and run with them in.
The Staintunes definitely run a whole lot cooler than the ST factory exhaust.
+1 to all of those points.

I got and installed a set of baffles to keep peace with the neighbors; they toned the snarl down to a growl but it's still pleasant to my ear.
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