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On 10/24/2018 at 12:47 AM, headshrink said:

 

Any noticeable gains or losses in practical every day riding?

 

Nope just sounds better than original, a bit lighter too.   There is an increase of bhp think it’s around5 bhp. Not that you would notice that in everyday riding. 

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On 10/23/2018 at 9:50 PM, thtanner said:

 

I think personal enjoyment is probably the biggest factor, won't feel too different to a butt dyno.

 

3 hours ago, fink said:

 

Nope just sounds better than original, a bit lighter too.   There is an increase of bhp think it’s around5 bhp. Not that you would notice that in everyday riding. 

 

Thanks for your responses.  That's pretty much what I thought, but the claimed +5hp made me wonder if you could feel it.  5hp would have been huge on my smaller cc bikes (this is my first bigger bike).  I'm assuming the shape of the power curve would also be the same then too...  The dip at 7k when just over idle throttle input is really annoying, especially while at lean.

 

I'm trying to make a decision between a new seat and new exhaust, and neither have an easy or ideal solution for me on this bike.... Thinking I'll look closer at the seat first.

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I'd vote to have Sargent redo your seat myself. 

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2 hours ago, headshrink said:

Thanks for your responses.  That's pretty much what I thought, but the claimed +5hp made me wonder if you could feel it.  5hp would have been huge on my smaller cc bikes (this is my first bigger bike).  I'm assuming the shape of the power curve would also be the same then too...  The dip at 7k when just over idle throttle input is really annoying, especially while at lean.

 

I'm trying to make a decision between a new seat and new exhaust, and neither have an easy or ideal solution for me on this bike.... Thinking I'll look closer at the seat first.

 

If we can believe the dyno chart posted at Delk’s website the dip at 7k (actually closer to 6,700-6,800) is significantly smoothed out by their mini carbon exhaust (see below).  I don’t notice any dip when riding.  The Delk mini carbon exhaust also adds 2.96 hp at the wheel and cuts just over 7 pounds.  It’s a noticeable improvement IMO but YMMV.  See first page of this thread for some of my sound clip vids - it’s extremely loud without the baffle.

 

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Hmmm, according to that dyno, the 8G tops out at just over 190kmh.

What a shitbox.

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1 hour ago, VFROZ said:

Hmmm, according to that dyno, the 8G tops out at just over 190kmh.

What a shitbox.

 

I’m guessing they were in 4th gear???  I’ve had mine over 130 mph / 209 kmh (I was in Mexico of course 😀 ) and I think I remember seeing a major mag review test it up to 138 or 139 mph.  I personally don’t need to go any faster than that but if I did my Camaro has a governed top speed of 155 mph (from what I’ve been told - LOL)

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I was referring to the fact that the dyno chart may be bogus.

If it was 4th or 5th, it would show more HP.

I'm sure the 8G does more than 192kmh.

I ran out of puff at 245kmh on my 5G at the Eastern Creek straight.

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On 10/23/2018 at 4:47 PM, headshrink said:

 

Any noticeable gains or losses in practical every day riding?

It looks cool and sounds cool and my friends compliment me.

My butt-dyno didn't report a change though.

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I changed out the front sprocket for a bit more torque, so anything over 110mph the buzziness is like straddling a hornets nest... 

 

@gator - that's the hard top, heard the convertible will do a bit more than 155! :)

 

 

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I have the Arrow and really like it, nice sound and fits with the oem side cases. cool.gif
 
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If I had an 8G, this in my opinion is the nicest


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I gotta say I love my Arrow (titanium/carbon). The sound is awesome, fit and finish is amazing. Install was a snap. Would not hesitate to recommend or buy another myself.

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Competition werkes with centerstand mod complete. I'll be sending measurements to Shawn so he can work on putting these into production. 

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This thing breaths fire. Might be the loudest pipe out there. I'll have to post a video when I get time but I doubt it'll capture the sheer raucousness of this pipe. 

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Brief tangent - forgive me - but with so many of these pics showing what appear to be incredibly clean wheels I have to ask what you folks are using to get them so clean.

 

I ride in NYC so the battle against filth is epic.  In addition to the brake dust and chain fling I have to deal with home heating oil particulates, construction dust, dog pee and only God knows what else.  It comes off the bodywork and frame easily enough (Costco bottle of Meguiars car wash) but I can't seem to get the wheels back to their showroom sheen.

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3 minutes ago, Rectaltronics said:

Brief tangent - forgive me - but with so many of these pics showing what appear to be incredibly clean wheels I have to ask what you folks are using to get them so clean.

 

I ride in NYC so the battle against filth is epic.  In addition to the brake dust and chain fling I have to deal with home heating oil particulates, construction dust, dog pee and only God knows what else.  It comes off the bodywork and frame easily enough (Costco bottle of Meguiars car wash) but I can't seem to get the wheels back to their showroom sheen.

Just use a rag soaked in Kerosene, great for removing brake dust, dirt and dissolving road tar and chain lube.

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10 hours ago, Rectaltronics said:

Turns out finding kerosene in NYC can be a little tricky.  Next time I take a good road trip...  Thanks.

 

It's often disguised as "Liquid Paraffin"... often sold in garden sections or hardware stores as lamp oil, wick lantern fuel or fire starter... (read the contents as they do differ)

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You can also buy low odour kerosene, same cleaning power but won’t stink your garage out.

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Odorless mineral spirits is what I use to clean the yuk off the wheels, works great IMO. :fing02:

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On 31 October 2018 at 12:50 AM, headshrink said:

I use Simple Green & blue paper shop towels from Costco on my wheels.

 

How can paper towel remove stuck on road tar and chain lube? You really need something to dissolve that stuff.

Post edit... Ok so these paper towels have a degreaser fluid in them correct?

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On 10/30/2018 at 11:44 AM, Auspanglish said:

 

It's often disguised as "Liquid Paraffin"... often sold in garden sections or hardware stores as lamp oil, wick lantern fuel or fire starter... (read the contents as they do differ)

Is that the case I the UK do you know? 

 

I usually use a WD40 soaked rag but kerosene may be better. 

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Is that the case I the UK do you know? 

 

I usually use a WD40 soaked rag but kerosene may be better. 

Don't know for sure about the UK I'm afraid. It's a reasonable assumption.

 

What I do know is that kerosene won't harm the o-rings in chains. (Edited according to subsequent posts in order to avoid any misleading notions regarding WD40 and o-rings).

 

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