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Old 30th November 2017, 09:59 PM
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The headers on the Blackbird have a hole right between where 4 go into 2. Pretty impossible to weld I reckon.
Been lookin eBay for decent used ones and they all come in around £120 to £180. New delkevic come in at £200 including clamps and gaskets.
Can anyone vouch for fit and quality before I pull the trigger.
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Old 30th November 2017, 10:08 PM
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I got a set for the ZXR and they bolted straight on.
AFAIK they use the same machinery as the originals so they're not replicas as such
they're oem without the honda stamp
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Old 30th November 2017, 10:25 PM
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Got a set for my 94 blade . No complaints .
https://www.donedeal.ie/motorbikeext...bikes/13736636
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Old 30th November 2017, 10:30 PM
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I got a set for my blackbird back in the day- (2007) good fit- new delkevic ones. Great fit- quality was good for the price.

Factor in new header bolts too and start oiling them now!!!

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Old 30th November 2017, 10:30 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on Delkevic headers

A friend of mine got downpipes from eBay uk for his 02 gsx 1400, I fitted them, a very poor fit, it came with all the necessary gaskets and clamps, the rear bolt hole at the back of the down pipes was welded about an inch to far forward, was impossible to get it to fit, ended up getting it cut off and welded in the right position. Then the link pipes were a desperate fit, both cans were sticking out at different angles, one was higher than the other by about 2 inches. Wouldn’t recommend getting one again.
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Old 30th November 2017, 10:48 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on Delkevic headers

Originally Posted by manbearpig
I got a set for my blackbird back in the day- (2007) good fit- new delkevic ones. Great fot- quality was good for the price.

Factor in new header bolts too and start oiling them now!!!
Have old headers off already. Came off without a struggle thank fuck.
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Old 30th November 2017, 11:22 PM
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I fitted a set to a 93 vfr and they took a bit of kicking but went on eventually. Go for it.

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Old 30th November 2017, 11:23 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on Delkevic headers

Originally Posted by Vjmc.Cork
I got a set for the ZXR and they bolted straight on.
AFAIK they use the same machinery as the originals so they're not replicas as such
they're oem without the honda stamp
This is the experience I had with my delkevic CBX exhaust system, fitted straight on (and it's a complicated six system), looked exactly like the original minus the stamp.
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Old 30th November 2017, 11:28 PM
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Had to put a set on a 600 Fazer. Slot right on. Top quality
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Old 1st December 2017, 12:51 AM
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Fitted loads of em .some bikes are a bitch to fit em ,some are handy . They are good quality for what you pay.
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Old 1st December 2017, 08:33 AM
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Default Re: Opinions on Delkevic headers

As mentioned the turbo is going to be the stumbling block. This exhaust appears pretty great! Pipe is prepared to bolt on to Delkevic header and includes everything required for complete install. Contrary to what you may have heard, the bigger diameter exhaust pipe isn't always better. The piping that connects all the individual elements of the exhaust process is known as the exhaust pipe.
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Old 1st December 2017, 08:36 AM
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Originally Posted by JamesSanii
As mentioned the turbo is going to be the stumbling block. This exhaust appears pretty great! Pipe is prepared to bolt on to Delkevic header and includes everything required for complete install. Contrary to what you may have heard, the bigger diameter exhaust pipe isn't always better. The piping that connects all the individual elements of the exhaust process is known as the exhaust pipe.
Sense you make alot Yoda!
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Old 1st December 2017, 12:58 PM
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Originally Posted by scudster
The headers on the Blackbird have a hole right between where 4 go into 2. Pretty impossible to weld I reckon.
Been lookin eBay for decent used ones and they all come in around £120 to £180. New delkevic come in at £200 including clamps and gaskets.
Can anyone vouch for fit and quality before I pull the trigger.
MEGABIKES ...just supplied them to a mate for his 98 Blackbird with the same problem, complete with clamps graphite gaskets etc, he hadn't got the time to fit himself, and got Robbie in Mototechnic to fit, the only reason i mention that is, Robbie said how well made all the kit was, everything fitted like it should......
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Old 1st December 2017, 01:35 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on Delkevic headers

I've fitted quite a few sets. Usually they're OK but occasionally you'll get a Monday morning set that are a cunt to fit.

If you're getting them for a Blackbird, I think the later ones have a slightly larger diameter outlet than the carbed ones, and they have a fitting for the lambda sensor too, so make sure you order the right ones.
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Old 1st December 2017, 07:31 PM
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From what I've seen on the bookface groups there are two types from delkevic- the four into two and the four into one. The four into one is best avoided.
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Old 1st December 2017, 07:36 PM
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Cheers lads. They sound like the job. They’re gonna be a christmas prezzie to meself so!!!

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Old 2nd December 2017, 01:30 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on Delkevic headers

Originally Posted by chopper
Fitted loads of em .some bikes are a bitch to fit em ,some are handy . They are good quality for what you pay.
This,it can be hit and miss but worst case you might break a sweat and struggle a little
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Old 4th December 2017, 03:51 PM
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+1 for the main sentiments here.
Put a set on a VFR800FI years ago, worked well and looked good.
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Old 5th December 2017, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by jasonmac87 View Post
A friend of mine got downpipes from eBay uk for his 02 gsx 1400, I fitted them, a very poor fit, it came with all the necessary gaskets and clamps, the rear bolt hole at the back of the down pipes was welded about an inch to far forward, was impossible to get it to fit, ended up getting it cut off and welded in the right position. Then the link pipes were a desperate fit, both cans were sticking out at different angles, one was higher than the other by about 2 inches. Wouldn’t recommend getting one again.
i have them on my 1400 no problem 1400s are a cunt to get the cans to line up no matter what make you get a lot of it is to do with the shocks not being in the same place both sides so even when you have them perfect they still look off
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Old 6th December 2017, 02:04 PM
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Default Re: Opinions on Delkevic headers

put them on my VFR (800fi) recently, very good fit, very good quality and the best aftersales I have ever encountered.
Would have no issues with buying again

Shane
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