Quick Delkevic 18inch ovals review...
I pulled the trigger on a set of Delkevic 18inch ovals (carbon fiber wrap) version. Since I make my living with my ears, i figured id post a little review from my ride. Weight savings is over 10lbs for the swap from stock... probably about 12? Visually IMHO a VAST improvement over stock... I’ll attach a pic. Cans sound tuned... not crazy loud, but definitely not stock. I’m guessing riders of a bike such as the fjr would all pretty much be wearing earplugs when they ride, but if you don’t, the loudness at idle might bother you. Its a 1.3 liter engine and you are very aware of that when it’s idling.... you can feel it in your body when you’re standing next to it. Oddly enough it doesn’t drone at all while riding, and sounds ballsy, but not crazy loud at full throttle. In my opinion its loudest at idle, but that could be wind noise diverting my attention. I’ll try with the battles in today, just for fun. Feels smoother through the “flat spot” in the rpms. Other than that no major difference.
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