Good news. I just received my RC51 Ladybird oval slip on exhaust for the RC51 from Simonkobe.
These oval cans are shorter than the original version our very helpful member b.miller123 had pictures of on a few forums. No full bike pics currently exist for these shorter versions that I'm aware of. For more background on these cans see my earlier thread here. https://www.rc51forums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8094
Door to door from Japan to Canada in 5 days. Nice.
First impressions. Wow.... the box is small. Is this my exhaust package? ( I have a few other things coming)
Hmmm... the cans must be fairly short to fit in that.
Unpackaged the exhaust is what everyone has already said.....beautiful craftsmanship, well made, high quality parts/materials and very very light. The expansion and wide diameter pipes/cores (wider than most slip ons) adds to the looks. Very impressive overall.
In my experience the non-polished finish on a lightweight ti can, such as the ladybirds, is more susceptible to scratches and dings than cheaper polished exhaust cans of other materials such as my Jardines. Some extra care with the install and with your feet (or passengers) is recommended to make sure the ladybird cans stay perfect.
I did test fit the left side and it went very smoothly and was excellent.
I'm really happy with my choice of the newer oval Ladybird exhaust for the RC51. The shorter oval can is a big improvement in the look imo. Not as obviously long as the original ovals, not as stunted as short cans out there.
So, I'm guessing from the interest in the earlier thread I should relay the size/length info.
I haven't got around to putting these on the bike and likely won't for a while. I need more time and room. But I still have some good info here.
shows the ladybird exhaust slip on parts. I added a few common objects to demonstrate the length. You can see a standard steak knife at the top on the box. Also shown is a 12 pack pop package and the exhaust is just a little longer than that, less than 1 cm or about 1/3 of an inch longer.
The second pic
shows one of the jardine cans from my RC51 compared to the ladybird. The ladybird can is notably shorter.
The third pic
show my test fit with a side view showing the jardine exhaust on the front side and the ladybird exhaust on the back side. Note how the ladybirds stop significantly before the end of the tail now. And in comparison to the Jardines.
The fourth and last pic
shows my test fit on the left side of the ladybird exhaust. Never mind the cat hair on the exhaust.
I have not taken the protective blue plastic off the band yet. The bike is in a corner of a full garage so I didn't have any room to take better shots.
It may be a while, but I'll update this thread with more pics when I get them fully mounted.
Simonkobe has been a pleasure to deal with and I thank him for continuing to support the RC51 community with his products.
There are a few sets of these slip ons left for those interested...