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Can't make my mind up on which 4-1 to go for. I have a battered standard 4-2 system and just bought a Kerker 4-1 off the bay, but I fancy a nice stainless system too. I reckon the choice is down to the lovely Exhaust Craft Harris lookalike or the Delkevic straight pipe (it like the old Alpha I guess). Pro's and cons for both, I like both but the Exhaust Craft is twice the money and you lose the ability to run a centre stand. Anyone got experience of these pipes and which is the one to go for? Which one sounds best?

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I have an old Kerker on my gs1000s which I love...the Delkevic seems kinda cheap to me...I also have a V&H Megaphone on my gs750e...been on there 7 years and for 30,000kms and it still looks new...love the sound too...and pretty reasonable price....and you can keep your centre stand.

 

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Wow, that GS1000S looks great and that is the Kerker I have. I have not fitted it up yet as I need the centre stand whilst I am rebuilding. I hear that the V&H pipes are not built very well nowadays and rot quickly through a British winter. Ideally wanted a black chrome Harris but they don't make them anymore.

Is the seat on the GS1000S standard or have you had that cut down? I can sense that is going to be one of my jobs to do soon!

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Hey Bazeque, it was your post that alerted me to Exhaust Craft. I don't suppose you have mounted it yet have you? Dave sent me a picture of a GS1000 with your pipe on it but it looked very low, quite a gap between collector and frame rails. Lower than a Harris. He didn't think the stand would work with his pipe and he didn't offer to adjust it. Maybe I just have to ask!

Have you heard yours yet? If it's anything like the good old Harris with comp baffle, I'm in.

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Yeah, that one is nice too. Does that ceramic coating actually work though? Does it stand up to riding in the wet? If so, I may have to consider getting the Kerker done, as the  heat resistant flat black paint is fairly useless.

I think Exhaust Craft is the way to go. Obvious really! Stop being tight and get on with it. I will have to ask if Dave can modify the bends to get the centre stand to squeeze in though, I would miss that even though I know they look ugly.

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What do you need your centrestand for? For parking up or for use in the garage whilst doing maintenance/cleaning etc.  If its just maintenance then drop the pipe at the join so you can put your stand in place

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Hi Jonboy, yeah, just for maintenance and tyre changes etc. Just loads easier, but you are right, I could just fit it when required. The Exhaust Works pipe splits at the collector though so might be a pain to split when it's been on a while.

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2 hours ago, simesman said:

Yeah, that one is nice too. Does that ceramic coating actually work though? Does it stand up to riding in the wet? If so, I may have to consider getting the Kerker done, as the  heat resistant flat black paint is fairly useless.

I think Exhaust Craft is the way to go. Obvious really! Stop being tight and get on with it. I will have to ask if Dave can modify the bends to get the centre stand to squeeze in though, I would miss that even though I know they look ugly.

Ceramic coated inside & out. The inner helps with gas flow apparently, but the outer stays flat & clean all the time in all weathers. Just a quick wipe down with a wet cloth.

Had an issue with the downpipes going blue after a year or so, but Camcoat (Warrington) recoated them FOC when i emailed pics of it ;) 

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:59 PM, simesman said:

Think I am settled on Exhaust Works now, but what a lovely GS. Gonna keep mine relatively standard, but if I were going to mess with it, that would be a great look. Where's it off to in that crate?

Thanks!

From The Netherlands to Tasmania.

It is the only photo I have what shows the exhaust in the proper way. ;)

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On 6/18/2019 at 10:54 AM, CockneyRick said:

ExhaustCraft here too, SS pipe made to order with a oneoff flat collector box, then ceramic coated by Camcoat ;) 

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How much was that in total mate, with the coating 

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On 6/20/2019 at 8:07 AM, Swirl said:

How much was that in total mate, with the coating 

IIRC the zorst cost around £360 & coating was £300.  £660 total, which pretty much equates to an off the shelf price.

Could be cheaper if you don't have the ceramic coat on the inside too ;) 

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