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    Akropovic Exhaust Installation

    Friends,

    Has anybody had experience installing an Akropovic carbon exhaust slip-on on a 2008 K12GT? I'm considering this one:

    http://www.akrapovic.com/motorcycle-...on-efbf04cb15/

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Please ride safely!

    Peter

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    Peter - i think all you have to do is unbolt the stock and put this one on in it's place.

    BTW very sharplooking exhaust!

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    All the "slip ons" do just that...One collar clamp and the hanger bracket bolt and you are done. Most have instructions to double check the clearance between the inside edge of can and your rear wheel before snugging it down. Takes maybe 5 minutes?


    One of our S's came with one and I swapped back to stock as it needed repacking and was a little too noisy.. Then a buddy gave me another new one to try on my S.

    The fellow with the K13GT that came by my place Tuesday had an all carbon canister version on his....very sharp and just throaty enough to not be a "loud pipe".
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    Thanks for the feedback folks. I've heard they're great cans but boy are they expensive!

    $1,290 from the parts team at Seacoast Sports Cycle in Derry, NH on special order with a mid-March delivery. Includes shipping and NO MA sales tax! Oh well, in addition think of the gas I'm saving by having an icy driveway and road!

    If I do it, I'll post pics and install steps. First I've got to have a in order to make my decision.

    Please ride safely!

    Peter

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    That is dog house territory for me - good luck!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfiedler View Post
    Thanks for the feedback folks. I've heard they're great cans but boy are they expensive!

    $1,290 from the parts team at Seacoast Sports Cycle in Derry, NH on special order with a mid-March delivery. Includes shipping and NO MA sales tax! Oh well, in addition think of the gas I'm saving by having an icy driveway and road!

    If I do it, I'll post pics and install steps. First I've got to have a in order to make my decision.

    Please ride safely!

    Peter
    Try looking at Leo Vince, full Carbon Fibre hex slip on....$500.00
    saves u about $800.00 to invest in other farkelization projects

    I looked at everything, Leo was the choice for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickster View Post
    Try looking at Leo Vince, full Carbon Fibre hex slip on....$500.00
    saves u about $800.00 to invest in other farkelization projects

    I looked at everything, Leo was the choice for me.
    Looks very nice, how loud is it compared to stock?
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    I saw another LeoV set-up on the K-Bikes.com forum with the same can on an all black GT. Very pretty indeed.

    Call me crazy, but I placed the order today! Guess I didn't enough!

    The Akro is suppose to hold up very well, has a wonderful sound and is not very loud. Takes about 20 pounds off the bike as I understand it too. Gee...now maybe I can get the ride to make it over 60 mph now and then!

    Yes...I will take pictures of the install and the finished results.

    Thanks for the feedback. Anybody feeling especially generous out there????

    Please ride safely,

    Peter

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    Leo has the removable baffle, for louder(but not obnoxious) rumble,or
    leave it in for a very nice purr. Carbon is very light compared to stock water heater
    and mine is not the round one in picture by SemperFi, more oval.
    Only pics I have now is b4 instalation will post some of it on bike this weekend
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    one more...very small dimension in relation to OEM
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    Very nice - love CF

    BTW - the picture i posted if from their site

    Tangent Warning - one thing I have noticed is that there is not alot of CF for the GT, tons for the S and R - that is prbably a good thing
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    Aw I don't know, what's wrong with having a chromed chunk of sewer pipe under your saddlebags???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilly View Post
    Aw I don't know, what's wrong with having a chromed chunk of sewer pipe under your saddlebags???
    Awesome idea, I was wondering what to do with the old chrome pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    That is dog house territory for me - good luck!!
    Amen...even with a farkle loving riding wife
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trickster View Post
    one more...very small dimension in relation to OEM
    If Helen sees that one ...it will be on her wish list...she has Carbon Fiber issues. The titanium Two Bros that came on her bike didn't do it.
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