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Delkevic SS70 Slip-On

I recently bolted on the bargain brand Delkevic SS70 exhaust slip on sourced from Ebay. Mostly for the purpose of sound. A comparison....
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I was looking at that very exhaust today. What are your thoughts?
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I was looking at that very exhaust today. What are your thoughts?
Lighter then the original and you can feel the missing weight. Has a bit of an open pipe sound below 4000 rpm even with the db killer in. A bit of fiberglass matting safety wired in might dampen the metallic sound leaving the still deeper notes. You loose a bit of the low end torque and low end compression braking BUT the mid range and higher rpm seem to rev more freely with no transitions. I had to re-think charging into corners as the engine braking is maybe halved. It wheelies a bit easier just throttle about 5000 rpm 1st gear even with the taller sidewall 70 series tire I'm running. I haven't tried staying above 9000 rpm so there may or may not be power there. There's also a bit of popping when off throttle which is actually a bit entertaining I do run earplugs on the highway mostly for wind noise though I can now hear the engine. With OEM exhaust it was ALL wind noise.
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Definitely sounds like it has bigger balls now!
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I like that! What a great price too.

Lovin every minute of it!
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I like that! What a great price too.

Lovin every minute of it!
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Lighter then the original and you can feel the missing weight. Has a bit of an open pipe sound below 4000 rpm even with the db killer in. A bit of fiberglass matting safety wired in might dampen the metallic sound leaving the still deeper notes. You loose a bit of the low end torque and low end compression braking BUT the mid range and higher rpm seem to rev more freely with no transitions. I had to re-think charging into corners as the engine braking is maybe halved. It wheelies a bit easier just throttle about 5000 rpm 1st gear even with the taller sidewall 70 series tire I'm running. I haven't tried staying above 9000 rpm so there may or may not be power there. There's also a bit of popping when off throttle which is actually a bit entertaining I do run earplugs on the highway mostly for wind noise though I can now hear the engine. With OEM exhaust it was ALL wind noise.
Thanks for the info. I went ahead and ordered one.
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Thanks for the video. I just ordered the DS70. I really like how the DB killer is inserted on the inlet end so there is no nut sticking out of the outlet side.
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Man that video doesn't do it justice. I installed mine yesterday and it has a really deep rumble. And that's running it with the baffle.
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why is this video private? Cannot view here or on youtube

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KingVersys, do you run yours with the baffle? I haven't tried it without it yet. I went and put the sealant on the connector pipe already and waiting for it to dry. Kinda inconvenient having the baffle on the inlet side, but I love the clean look of the exhaust tip without that hideous screw hole.
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Ahh works now. Thanks. Did you change the filter or use a power commander, or just switch out the exhaust? I am running stock now and it is the first quiet motorcycle I have ever owned... I hate it, but I think it keeps me out of trouble. Still on the fence about doing the exhaust, but if I do this will probably be the way I go if I go through with it.

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I've never done anything with adding just a slip on.
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KingVersys, do you run yours with the baffle? I haven't tried it without it yet. I went and put the sealant on the connector pipe already and waiting for it to dry. Kinda inconvenient having the baffle on the inlet side, but I love the clean look of the exhaust tip without that hideous screw hole.
I run mine with baffle in. I've never heard it without but I imagine it would be extremely awesome. It sounds really deep and throaty when you hammer it but it's fairly tame in low speed traffic. I do wear ear plugs to be on the safe side of things.
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Ahh works now. Thanks. Did you change the filter or use a power commander, or just switch out the exhaust? I am running stock now and it is the first quiet motorcycle I have ever owned... I hate it, but I think it keeps me out of trouble. Still on the fence about doing the exhaust, but if I do this will probably be the way I go if I go through with it.
No changes, just the slip on. No deceleration pops and no issues at all. I would say that engine braking seems softer than with the OEM muffler.
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i just put my Delkevic on the other day and boy does it wake the neighbors, and that is w/ the DB killer in.
I got the 14" Carbon Fiber stubby SS70, love it so far.
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i just put my Delkevic on the other day and boy does it wake the neighbors, and that is w/ the DB killer in.
I got the 14" Carbon Fiber stubby SS70, love it so far.
You think that barks, try the nine inch ones. My DS70 is gotta be one of the best sounding exhausts I've ever purchased, and by far the best price.
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For those of you who bought the Delkevic...Did you purchase from eBay or another source. I emailed Delkevic because eBay sells them for $120 while everybody else sells 'em for about $50 more. email reply from Delkevic says it's because you only get the can via eBay, but get the connector pipe and bike specific mounting parts in the 'kit' from them, Amazon, etc.

So, if you bought your can from eBay, did you or did you not not get all the parts to mount it up to your Versys?

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