I have wanted to replace the exhaust on my 99 1200 for quite some time.
Finally, I managed to put together an exhaust that looks and sounds better than stock.
Plus, it weighs less and was affordable.
The exhaust systems I considered were either too loud, or cost more than I wanted to spend.
Used systems looked to be near new prices, or thrashed. I decided to see if I could piece a system together.
First, I needed some mid, or Link pipes. My attempt to have a local shop fabricate some went nowhere.
I spoke with Trident exhaust and they sold me their Trophy Link pipes.
Cost for the pair was around $150 plus shipping. A little expensive, but very good quality pipes.
They have a 2" outlet, so that was the size of muffler I wanted.
During my search, I stumbled across Delkevic mufflers. http://www.delkevic.us/
Supposedly, they used to do work for Akrapovic, and now produce under their own label.
Reviews I read were positive, so I decided to give them a shot. While they offer an assortment of materials and designs,
I went for the 18'" stainless silencers.
Total cost for two mufflers, clamps, baffles and hangers was $230 delivered.
They arrived promptly and when I opened the boxes, well I'm impressed.
The mufflers and hangers are polished to a mirror finish. The mufflers and hangers were also shipped with a
protective wrapper that allowed me to install them without scratching the finish. Delkevic quality looks as good or better when
I compared them to a V&H and a L Vince I have in the garage.With the baffles in, the sound is great.
A definite improvement, without being too loud.
The badging is subdued yet tasteful.
Here is how they look with bags and without.
Here is the removeable baffle.
For me, the Delkevic are a well-made silencer that give the
Trophy a great sound without attracting unwanted attention.
Even the Mrs. gave it her stamp of approval.