Neither.Your bike track purpose or you track prep every time? I guess the biggest pain would be flushing coolant.
- It looks much better without the branding. Do you find the Akrapovic system a lot louder than standard? I'm debating buying one myself as I love the look of them over the competition, however I have read mixed reviews on the noise, some say they are too loud, and for me mainly riding back roads through villages, I think this may be an issue. ? .Fitted my Akrapovic exhaust today.
Removed the branding, I prefer the clean OEM look. Hope to test ride over the weekend..
Also, I managed to loosen the O2 cable tie/clip and slide the cable to avoid using normal cable ties, this keeps the cable in place.
The only time an Akra is too loud is if you run it without the DB killer in it or if you buy a knockoff. Leave the DB plug in and it’s very livable day to day.- It looks much better without the branding. Do you find the Akrapovic system a lot louder than standard? I'm debating buying one myself as I love the look of them over the competition, however I have read mixed reviews on the noise, some say they are too loud, and for me mainly riding back roads through villages, I think this may be an issue. ? .
The system I have been offered by my local dealership is the one below. Supplied and then would have to fit myself at £852.00.You haven't met the Hampshire dB(a) police then. Wankers.
Considering moving to a quad-port Akra for the "e-mark" to keep the cops away.
This is the one I'm referring to:
I started with my stock then changed to Akra after 1 year. For me, I don't like the stock at all cause it is more of a "hissing" sound.I bought my '18 F with an Akrapovic already fitted. The stock exhaust was included. Immediately when I first rode the bike I liked it (the exhaust tone). It still has the baffle in, and does not have a cat inside. I removed the Akra and installed the stocker for the simple reason to avoid any displeasure while transferring (and inspection) ownership. Truth is I like them both. Glad to have them both. Quite easy to swap. The Akra with the baffle IN is fantastic. Not too loud, definitely loud enough. At first I thought it would be fun to remove the baffle just to play. But having read about the difficulties of removing it and especially replacing it, and reading up on how loud it actually is, I decided to leave it alone. I definitely don't want it louder. The Akra is beautiful. The best looking one in my opinion, best sound I've heard. Excellent build quality. Very happy to have it. Also happy to have the stock one which I intend to use at a later date for touring. By the way the copper crush washers here in Thailand are 90 THB each ($3USD). Akra also fits seamlessly with Storm belly pan. Will post pics when I get the cowl back from the paint shop next week.
That's what I have and with the db killer in you still get a decent sound. Much better than stock any way. With the db killer out it's an animal.This is the one I'm referring to: