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Offline Paz324

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #40 on: September 24, 2018, 20:52:25 »
I had my decat fitted today but the USB memory stick I took with me didn't work so I need to wait until my dyno runs are emailed back to me before I can post them.

I was informed that I had a 3 Bhp increase with the standard silencer, can't remember what the torque increase was and never saw any print outs so I have no idea what the air/fuel ratio is like but I'll be sure to post an update once I have them.

Can't say for sure if I feel a difference yet but thanks to the weather I'm not sure if I'll get a chance to find out anytime soon.

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #41 on: September 24, 2018, 21:00:08 »
Are you using a power commander of any type ?

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2018, 21:01:47 »
Bike was completely stock, no fuel controller or stupid air filters.

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #43 on: September 25, 2018, 13:17:52 »
Took some pictures to show how everything clamps up, couldn't find any blowing joints and I think the rear O2 sensor has been moved but I'm not sure.

The order goes, rear head, front head, Underneath, rear O2 sensor and finally stock silencer.

Still don't have my dyno info, I'll post those when I receive them.

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #44 on: September 25, 2018, 13:57:06 »
The dyno seems to suggest that my bike in stock form runs rich throughout most of the rev range and while I did see a bump of 3 Bhp @ 5000RPM the max power didn't really change, torque on the other hand appears much stronger than before.

Overall I'm happy with the experience I got from my ride home with the standard silencer fitted, its still a quiet bike but with a noticeably deeper rumble to the exhaust note.

During my ride home I thought the low end felt marginally smoother and less agricultural around the 3000 RPM range but now I can appreciate what that butterfly valve at the collector actually did for the smoothness of the throttle as I immediately noticed the throttle response was considerably sharper than before so any jerky motions I noticed previously became worse than I remembered but not so extreme that I couldn't learn to deal with it as by the time I got home I'd completely forgotten about it.

Definitely a happy customer, I can reccomend the decat pipe for stock bikes but until I go back to finish testing their various silencers for their youtube channel I can't say for sure if a fuel controller might be needed or not for aftermarket silencers.

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #45 on: September 25, 2018, 15:17:27 »
Great pictures and good info  :clap: :clap:

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #46 on: September 25, 2018, 18:38:55 »
I've just noticed that colours for the lines on those charts have been switched so they may be difficult to read.

BHP Chart, RED = Delkevic, BLUE = Stock.

Torque Chart, RED = Stock, BLUE = Delkevic.

I chopped the header from the top and the notes off the bottom for posting as they become unreadable anyway with how small the pictures end up after the forum processes them.

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #47 on: September 25, 2018, 20:11:04 »
I take it no problem with clearance on the centre stand .

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #48 on: September 25, 2018, 20:15:51 »
I wasn't made aware of any issues with my SW-Motech stand and I've used the stand a few times since with no problems or weird noises..

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2018, 21:48:45 »
Thought I would add an update and some general observations having put around 2000 miles on my Veek on a tour last month.  It was certainly a time to test out the Delkavic system and any issues that may have surfaced.

Pleased to say there were none. (not that I expected any)   The bike performed impeccably equally capable of few motorway blasts and the mountain passes and great  on those empty French country roads.  You will be aware from my previous posts that I am running with the baffle in (would not consider removing it).

I tour with ear plugs and no  issues with noise.  My touring partner who was on a T Bird would hear it ‘bark’ when I opened it up to pass slow moving vehicles, but not something I was aware of sitting on top of it.  The throttle response was so good that at say 70mpg in 6th at just under 4K revs  a slight twist and ‘off it would go’ past anything in a blink of an eye.   I did not recall my Bike being like that  last year, but who knows.   I guess really need to ride a stock one back to back. The Dyno chart I put on this thread a while back shows the figures and the torque line FWIW,  but they do equate to a really good ride.  When you consider the readings are at the back wheel and not the crank you see how good they are.

I was also really impressed by the excellent MPG figures and always ‘brimming’ the tank and working it out, the worst MPG per tank came in at 52.7 and the best 61.8 (10 fill ups).  It has not been detrimental to the bike at all having this mod done.

I see that some forum members are experimenting with a decat pipe and stock Can, and not using either a  Dynojet PCFC or PC ‘V’.    I look forward to hearing how you get on without a Power commander device.

The Pipe itself still looks great and the stainless mirror finish (320mm Tri oval)  has not discoloured at all. The decat link pipes have changed a bit but out  of sight under the bike.  Nothing blowing or falling off. :)

I note the have the decat link pipes now in ebay.

Also add that I have the Suzuki  center stand and everything fits underneath as it should !
2016 V Strom DL1000 A4. Heed  protection Bars, Sargent Seat, Scotoiler, Power Commander Fuel Controller, Delkevic 320mm Tri Oval and Decat, Givi Air Flow screen, Givi Tank Bag, Shad Top case, Suzuki Panniers, Centre stand, hand guards.

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #50 on: February 10, 2019, 19:38:25 »
Definitely a happy customer, I can reccomend the decat pipe for stock bikes but until I go back to finish testing their various silencers for their youtube channel I can't say for sure if a fuel controller might be needed or not for aftermarket silencers.
Any update on whether the Decat & muffler combo needs a fuel controller or is the claim  by Delkevic one isn't needed valid?

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #51 on: February 10, 2019, 20:17:00 »
I can only say for sure on my 2018 model and my answer is no, I'm more than happy to run the stock silencer with the decat without fuelling modifications.

If you run an aftermarket silencer and air filter though I'd say some kind of fuelling mod would be necessary otherwise you could be running the bike lean.

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Re: New for the V strom DL1000 2014- DELKEVIC Decat
« Reply #52 on: February 10, 2019, 22:48:34 »
I'm thinking trying to scrimp and save $220 is a fools economy A burnt valve or hole in a piston from running too lean isn't worth the risk. Everything is 20% of from Dynojet US netting me The PCFC $218.20 2 day Fedex to my door. I want a set and forget solution so the Power Commander seems to be overkill. I not a tuner trying to eek out the last HP. Mostly I want to shed a few lbs.
The de cat pipe w/ 18" oval carbon can, FC, and ESE comes in right at $650 USD on this side of the pond, in the neighbourhood of big name cans alone.