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Hey guys, for my first post I thought I'd ask a burning question after my introduction. I just bought a 2012 cbr250r and I've started to learn how to ride after watching many hours of youtube videos. I was terrified the first few times I rode up and down my alley and practicing tight turns but I'm getting more comfortable now and I can't wait to get off work and just ride around the block now.

Now for my burning question, what is the quietest slip in exhaust? I've searched for hours and hours and watched the handfull of videos with sound. Now I don't care about anything else other than the fact that the stock exhaust is so ugly. I don't want a lawnmower, chainsaw or a dirt bike sound but I also don't want to spend close to what I paid for the bike for an akrapovic slip on. I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on a delkevic for the price point but I've read that the 14" sounds better than the 18". I'm not sure what sounds better means (louder I'd assume) I want something that's not obnoxious and just looks better for less $800, also I'm in Canada so there a little for us in the conversion.
 

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If you want quiet you want the larger can. I've had a 14" Delkevic on my SV for about 10 years and it's still good. With the baffle in it was too quiet for me, with it out it was too loud, so I modified it and now it's just right...

Do they have rider training courses up there? I think you would benefit from some formal training. Formal training will teach you things that would take you years to figure out, usually the hard way. You need to know the basics before heading out on the street. The consequences are pretty high. I'd also suggest ALL the gear - not just the usual helmet and jacket. Armored boots are a must IMO.

I've been riding for over 40 years, and don't leave the house without all of it all the time.
 

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I have a Delkevic 14". Personally I think its just a bit too loud even with the dB killer in. My plan is too make the insert a bit longer to help quiet it down a bit more.

Now for actual sound it definitely sounds kinda like a dirt bike but there is no way around that. My favorite part is the deep rumble when you are off throttle and slowing down.

The 14" is also about the same size as the stock can so I think the 18" would just look way to big.

As for it being the quietest, I don't know. But comparing it too the sizes of the other mufflers I would say it probably quieter than most of them.
 

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You bet there is, I'll be taking a training course in late September and I've got all the gear except armoured pants cause I haven't found a pair that fit even remotely comfortable at all. Thanks for info on the exhaust I'm gonna order one this weekend and I'll post a review on it after I get it on the bike.
 

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I am ATGATT always except for pants. I do own some mesh motorcycle pants but I only wear them if taking a trip on the motorway that will last over 30 minutes in each direction (rare event).

For awhile I was skipping the boots but I read about how easy it is to break your ankle with a motorcycle and how some blokes have manged to do this when stopped at a red light.

I got these Icon Retrograde boots for sale at 2wheel (It was like under $75) and they feel really good and also look nice. Have gotten many compliments from non-bikers who say they want to buy same boots (even after I explain they are motorcycle specific boots)
 

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I fi ally got the 18" delkevic exhaust installed and have used it for about a month now, with and without the removable baffle. My honest opinion on this thing is its loud with and without the baffle, without its just too much for me and with is still loud but acceptable. I wish the stock muffler wasn't so ugly because I much more prefer the quieter muffler. The muffler looks 100% better than stock and as long you don't tromp on the throttle through every gear its fine. It's definitely dirt bike sounding at high rpms especially without the baffle. I'd do a video of the sound if anyone wants to hear it but my phone and camera probably won't catch the sound any better than the videos already posted.
 
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