Delkevic headers

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  1. brucethebarstard

    brucethebarstard New Member

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    Hi,this is my first time here,hope someone is able to help.I am trying to find out if anyone has fitted Delkevic headers to a 1997 vfr800 and whether they had any issues,thanks.
     
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    1997 were vfr750
     
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    I don't think delkevic makes headers but I have a slip on. Works fine
     
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    Thanks for the reply ,compliance plate reads vfr800 ,manufacture date 12/97.Tried to upload photo of plate but was unable to.
     
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    I believe you have a 98. Send a PM to OOTV he might have what you are looking for and can answer your questions.
     
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    Pretty easy to figure out. The 98-01 VFR800 has the model number RC46, which will be the 4-7th characters in the VIN number.
    I could be wrong here, but I seem to remember that the very first RC46 bikes rolled out in late 1997 although it's only officially listed as produced from 1998-2001.
    If that is the case, you could technically have a 1997 registered bike that is officially a 1998 model.

    In any case.
    I don't like the look of the Delkevic headers. The collector looks poorly optimised for gas flow. Black Widow makes a set that looks much better designed and costs pretty much the same.
    https://www.blackwidowexhausts.co.u...03-rc46-exhaust-collector-downpipes-228-p.asp
     
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    Its a 1998 model (5th gen RC46) that was made in 12/97. My 1998 VFR800 was also made in 12/97.
     
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    You obviously have the one of the very first run of the Vfr800's, I had Delkevic headers before on another bike, I'd prefer Motad if I could find them but they are out of buisness now so you'll be lucky to find a second hand set.
     
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    I have a full Delkavic system on my 1999. no issues, great deal.
     
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    They are fine.
    You will gain bottom end and mid range, but lose top end.
    They're a pretty crap design, but look good and are cheap.
     
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