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  1. On 6/20/2020 at 10:20 AM, SEBSPEED said:

    All paid orders have shipped - (7) stops remain available. Boxed and ready to ship...

    Received mine and it looks great... I have a few other garage projects for my cages that need repair before I will get to it.

    Thanks again, Seb!

  2. On 6/12/2020 at 1:21 PM, SEBSPEED said:

    I made a dozen of the 6th gen parts. The 4 that have been paid for will ship later today or tomorrow morning. 


    2 more have dibs, so that makes 6 up for grabs. Boxed and ready to ship, email sebspeed2003@yahoo.com to order, more details above... 

    Bump... thanks Seb!

  3. 9 minutes ago, flya750 said:

    Check out these crush gaskets for the 2015 VF800FD. They may be better than the Delkevic crush gaskets?


    "Very high quality copper covered fiber exhaust gasket.  Sold individually.

    • Flexible fiber core
    • Soft copper exterior
    • Can be stacked for problematic head pipes
    • Sold individually"



    Size matters... check ID & OD dimensions. OEM sized exhaust gaskets do squish and stick out into the exhaust gas stream with these headers. That’s why Lance and Darryl sourced the larger diameter Delkevic gaskets to help optimize the performance of these headers.  

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  4. 10 hours ago, BiKenG said:

    I have been following this thread with interest, but have rather lost track of what's available.


    I am interested in a system that would fit a 5th Gen 800 motor, with 8th Gen front rads and high level underseat mufflers like the 6th Gen. I expect to have to make my own link pipe to the high level mufflers I will be using. Would I be correct in thinking that this is all possible with one of these systems?


    If so, then I'd like to place a deposit for final delivery to the UK.

    I think VFRcapn is working through the 8th gen rads on a 5th gen engine using the 8th gen headers. I bought a set of 8th gen headers for a similar reason. The link pipe and undertail silencers will be all you... let us know how it goes!

  5. 17 hours ago, Cogswell said:

    For all the 5th gen headers sold, it seems odd to me that there are so few that are interested in a 5th gen version.  It would certainly be much better than some of the home brew attempts at it (no offense to any 5g owners . . . ).  Maybe they haven't followed this thread . . .  Just a thought - maybe a group PM to all the 5g buyers would scare up some more of them? 

    Great idea!

    @JKBoyd, can you connect with Darryl or Lance? They would have a list of all the 5th gen header purchasers to PM.

  6. On 4/21/2020 at 10:36 PM, Rush2112 said:

    ... The reason I asked the question is it has been my experience with stainless steel storage tanks and other equipment we always passivated after polishing the tanks.  I wasn't sure if polishing the headers after passivation could compromise or remove part of the oxide layer and leave the polished headers more susceptible to rust and corrosion.

    On 4/22/2020 at 8:40 AM, TheLimey said:

    I can't see why it would. The net result with passivation and polishing/wire brushing is all the same; you're revealing a fresh top surface of metal to allow the chrome content to oxidise. Once it's reacted with the atmosphere it forms a boundary layer preventing further oxidation beneath it. I think the only benefit of passivation over mechanical methods is it's quicker, removes virtually no material and can get into all the nooks and crannies around the weld beads. 

    I checked with my engineer and passivation and polishing/wire brushing are not the same net effect with 304 stainless steel.  304 stainless steel is more than 50% iron, around 20% chromium and about 10% nickel.  Passivation dissolves the iron on the surface leaving the chromium, nickel, and other trace elements on the surface.  These metals left on the surface oxidize when air dried after the acid treatment and form the protective oxide layer that prevents the iron underneath from oxidizing (rust).  Polishing/wire brushing exposes fresh top surface of metal; in 304 stainless steel this is more than 50% iron so when the oxides form it doesn't make a protective barrier because of all the iron on the surface.  It was explained to me that is why we passivate the equipment in the food processing plants after polishing them.


    @Ducnut, your headers look awesome and I congratulate you on getting them to a show bike finish.  304 stainless has corrosion resistance but this resistance decreases as temperatures rise, which unfortunately exhaust pipes get hot.  Also, 304 stainless will corrode when exposed to chlorides at higher temps.  Most of us ride in nice weather so it may not be an issue at all.  If I can offer some friendly feedback, keep them clean, dry, and away from road salt (sodium chloride) to keep them looking great and avoid potential corrosion at the welds... or passivate them before installing.  Your bike, your call.


    Have fun and be safe!

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  7. On 4/20/2020 at 10:10 PM, TheLimey said:

    All passivation does is acid etch the surface to restore the chrome oxide layer that's destroyed by the heat of welding, which is what gives stainless steel its high corrosion resistance. It's perfectly normal for the tubing to discolour a little after a few heat cycles.


    The passivation is only to stop the headers from rusting at the welds. 

    I'm familiar with passivation.  I've worked in food manufacturing for decades and passivated plenty of stainless steel equipment.  The reason I asked the question is it has been my experience with stainless steel storage tanks and other equipment we always passivated after polishing the tanks.  I wasn't sure if polishing the headers after passivation could compromise or remove part of the oxide layer and leave the polished headers more susceptible to rust and corrosion.

  8. 3 hours ago, Duc2V4 said:

    If it’ll help get these going put me on the list. I’m sure one day someone will be looking for one and viola, I may just have one I can offer up.



    I'm with you, Man!

    I'll take one too... I think I'm going to need it in the near future 

  9. 1 hour ago, MBrane said:


    1 hour ago, eyrwbvfr said:

    Same.  Amazon.  M18x1.5.   Hex key drive looks cleaner than hex nut.




    Are these bung plugs short enough where they don't extend into the exhaust stream?

  10. 17 hours ago, SEBSPEED said:



    Anyone else need a centerstand stop? I've got 3 total interested so far, unless I missed someone. I can do them for $50 each shipped in the lower 48, or $42 plus actual cost to points globally.


    I'll try to make a couple extra anyway, but times are tight so I can't sit on a bunch of inventory.

    Hey Seb,

    I hope you and your family are safe and well !

    I’ll take one.  Thanks Man!

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  11. On 3/24/2020 at 6:45 PM, Duc2V4 said:

    Well PMs with tracking numbers have been sent out to all those expecting a header or headers. Please PM me if you were expecting a PM with a tracking number but did not receive it.



    Look what BEAUTIFUL curves showed up at my house today!

    Box and contents arrived immaculate... thank you for taking such good care packing up my 5th gen goodies.  I think these will become family heirlooms to be cherished by my descendants for generations!

    Lance and Darryl you guys ROCK!!!



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  12. On 1/20/2020 at 1:06 PM, MaxSwell said:

    I'm pretty sure that glorious whine of the 5th has contributed to my hearing loss, reinforcing the theory that Nothing Is Free.

    Yeah, with the active noise canceling I couldn’t hear the engine. I would have to look at the tach to see if it was running. I thumbed the starter button on a few different occasions thinking the engine was off. My ear buds did a great job canceling engine noise... too good  a job in my opinion. I need that engine feedback when I’m carving twisties to know where I’m at in the power band.  I wish they were able to cancel wind noise as well but they don’t. They aren’t able to produce all the out of phase frequencies to effectively cancel out wind noise. Now I wear my custom molded earplugs I got at TMAC and get the best of both worlds. I hear everything I want to hear but appropriately attenuated to protect what hearing I have left.

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  13. On 1/17/2020 at 1:16 PM, RC36B said:

    Anyone have or tried active noise cancelling plugs or speakers for motorcycle helmets?

    I have used active noise canceling with Audio Technica ear buds. Very highly rated and well reviewed piece of kit. They worked well on planes... as matter of  fact, I could hear the bench seats creaking as they were expose to increasing loads during take offs and I could hear peoples conversations two rows away. Unfortunately, canceling wind noise is a tricky business and and there is a background whoosh as the electronics try to compensate and cancel. You end up trading one noise for another.  My hearing loss is substantial from loud radios, concerts, about 100k miles of riding without protection, and 23 years in manufacturing... I have significant “ringing” in my ears after riding with active noise canceling.  Mine sound more like cicadas than crickets ( a simultaneous confluence of  13 & 17 year periods)!


    ... and you lose the glorious whine of a 5th gen engine singing its high notes!


  14. 42 minutes ago, sfdownhill said:

    Hello Header Community - I have two important updates on the header project.


    First I'd like to say thanks on behalf of Duc2V4 and myself to everyone who has participated in this adventure in any way. Fifteen months ago, all efforts to get a header built for the VFR800 had come to naught - even Duc2V4 and I had mostly given up after numerous rejections and lack of response from fabricators we had contacted. One year ago, a tiny flicker of hope spring to life, the VFR community joined in, and now several dozen VFR owners have an honest-to-goodness performance exhaust solution. It has been awesome hearing from all the guys who have installed their headers and are laughing their butts off from 6000rpm to redline, me and Duc2V4 among them. This could not have happened without every one of you. We'd like to make three other shoutouts - I've mentioned these guys before, but thanks again to CornerCarver for loaning his Two Brothers headers so we could have Wade build a jig, thanks to Hammerdrill for lending us his 6 gen as a test/tune bike, and thanks to SamuelX for allowing us the use of his 8 gen for fitment and dyno testing.


    Update #1: We were sorting through our dwindling stock of Delkevic 42mm crush gaskets, separating them into groups of four, and noticed a couple of the gaskets [Five, actually] felt a little bigger to our hands than the rest. Putting the calipers on them revealed that the five crush gaskets in question measured 43.7mm in outside diameter. This is way too big to even begin to fit into the VFR800's exhaust port sleeve.

    *If you received crush gaskets from us and have not yet installed them, please give them a quick check to make sure they are the correct size, which is 41.6-41.8mm od. If you have gaskets whose od is greater than 42mm, please let us know, and we will replace them from our stock while we work out a refund/exchange with Delkevic.


    Update #2: We have been trying to make contact with Wade to find out where our next batch of 5/6 gen headers is in his pipeline, and finally got ahold of him today. We have a call with him scheduled for tomorrow and will post a further update as well as send PMs to all those who have deposits in for the current production run of 5/6 gen headers. Sorry for the delay.

    boldog új évet everyone!

    [Happy New Year in Hungarian]


    Thank you for all you & Duc2V4 have done!!!

    Most people will never realize the amount of work it took to bring this to fruition. The hours, days, weeks, months, years of effort... like having second job but not getting paid for it!  You did what none of us were able to in the past... What you have done is amazing and our community can never thank you enough!


    I look forward to hearing from you on the 5th gen headers!


    With my sincere gratitude and respect,


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