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Was looking for a cheap alternative to my stock exhaust, and came across this on eBay:



http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/_Mot....c0.m245&_trkparms=72:543|65:12|39:1|240:1318

Apparently, they are a UK-based company, new to the US market: http://www.delkevic.co.uk/?section=...s&mode=details&action=overview&product_id=133

What do you think? A good deal, or too good to be true? I'm particularly interested in hearing from anybody with first-hand info about either this particular exhaust or the company's exhaust products, generally.
 

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I like the way that looks. Seems like a good price too. As long as it doesn't sound like a hollow can, for the price I don't see how you could go wrong.
 

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Some info from the UK SV forum here
Thanks for the link. I posted my question in that thread over at sv650.org.

The eBay site has a link to a youtube vid of their full-sized Ti pipe -- sounds good to me, but I'm not sure if the shorty stainless sounds anything like that. Also not sure if that's with or without the baffle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2heCXDw6VC8

I may just take the plunge if I don't get any negative comments. I mean, $130 for a slip-on is about a third the price of the M4 and Yoshi units I was looking at. In fact, it seems like you can't even buy a used, wrecked slip-on for that price!

Plus, the seller has 100% positive feedback, and the pipe comes with a 12-month warranty. I am starting to talk myself into this.
 

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You asked for opinions...

...I think it looks and sounds like the stock can. The idle note is lower and a little more growly, but once he backs away, it still sounds like a sewing machine, and the rev sounds same as stock.

That Ti finish isn't Ti; it looks like an aluminum can with funky blue crap on it.

That's my .02. Price is nice though...
 

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I don't like that blue one. And I don't cans with that appearance, on bikes. They look cheap.
 

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I just put a Viper on my Gen 2. I'm happy this is only available for the curvies, or I might be upset.

The Viper is also from the UK, and they sell them with the baffle per some regulation. I would have liked to have had said baffle, just to be a better neighbor (if the situation required), but mine didn't come with one.

So, if you would like the baffle, you might want to contact the seller beforehand to see if it's included or even available.

It's interesting that they say it's for a Gen 1, but the ebay video shows it on a Gen 2. Oh well, I like my Viper Stubby.
 

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I am a big fan of saving up and buying EXACTLY what I want. Sometimes that means I wait a while (sometimes a long time), but ususally that gives me time to change my mind once or twice :) If you like the can buy it. If there is another can you like better, one that will make you smile every time you go out to ride, buy THAT ONE. For me it was the 2 bros. titanium M2 can. I rarely have buyers remorse when I follow this formula. I end up with less stuff, but I like what I have. Just my 2 cents. That Delkevic can looks pretty generic to me...
 

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I think it looks and sounds like the stock can. The idle note is lower and a little more growly, but once he backs away, it still sounds like a sewing machine, and the rev sounds same as stock.

That Ti finish isn't Ti; it looks like an aluminum can with funky blue crap on it.
Not to argue the point, but the clip sounds nothing like my stock can. Also, when you back away from any exhaust, you're going to hear more engine noise mixed with exhaust noise, particulalrly with the SV's naturally noisy valve train.

If the Ti finish is not real titanium, then they are outright lying on the eBay and manufacturer's websites. Also, if it's not real Ti, how is it four inches longer than the ss can, yet half a pound lighter? (Unless those are more lies.) Granted, I don't think much of the blue color.

I don't like that blue one. And I don't cans with that appearance, on bikes. They look cheap.
Agreed. For me, the Ti would be mostly for bling, and the blue sort of defeats that purpose, IMO.

Looks cheaply made so with that being said......I would pass! And then again....pics don't always do justice.
How so? Every pipe I've looked at seems to be similarly bended, welded and riveted. On the UK website, they offer a lifetime corrosion warranty on their stainless steel. (Not sure if that's being offered to US customers, though.)


Thanks for all of the input so far. Looks like nobody here has one, though?
 

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It looks about as well made as any FMF or ProCircuit pipe I've ever owned, I'd go for the stainless myself just due to the fact that it's tougher and does'nt scratch and holds a polish very well. I might even order one to swap out for my viper stubby, if I don't like it I can turn it into my underbody muffler idea!
 

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Looks better than viper cans and it's cheaper.
That's what I was thinking.


Anyway, it turns out there are two vendors on eBay selling this brand exhaust, although I think they are either the same or related companies.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=170296325007

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=300262109810

As you can see from the listings, the stubby can is sold out, but there is also a full-size model in stainless, available now, and for the same price. (I've been told by the seller that more stubby cans are expected by the end of February.)

Full-size (17.7" silencer -- about 3" shorter than stock):


Stubby can (13.8" silencer -- about 6" shorter than stock):


No pics or sounds of these on an SV, but here they are on a late-model R6:

Full-size -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aP6UF0YCWtw

Stubby -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRums25EMro

So, the question is, full-size or stubby? (Keep in mind this is for a first gen naked.) I'm interested in knowing which you think will look best, as well as which you think may sound best. Right now, I'm leaning slightly toward the stubby.
 

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That stubbie doesn't look stubbie enough for my tastes.
I agree...I wanted a smaller "stubby" the Viper Micro is only 20cm this "stubby" is not small enough for me to even consider it a true "stubby"

Price is right though!
 
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