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Offline aka.Goliath

Cutting an Akropovic
« on: February 18, 2016, 10:41:59 pm »
During my last trip my exhaust gave me quite a few worried nights. It seems it has been designed to fit hanging quite far out compared to the standard one. It burnt a hole through my tent and sleeping bag, melted most of the plastic fender on that side, melted straps that were what I thought out of the way etc. Now I want to cut the exhaust shorter to try get it to fit better. Anyone done this before? It can't be too hard, while I'm at it ill repack it with 'stuffing'. What effects did it have on the engine?
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Offline Bill the Bong

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Re: Cutting an Akropovic
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 08:03:27 am »
I've cut a titanium Wings 6 cm shorter due to cracks.  It is noisier, but the condition/amount of packing remaining at a given time might have more measurable influence than length.

 

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Re: Cutting an Akropovic
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2016, 08:12:38 am »
Ek het die Akropovic op my ZX 6 in die helfte gensy.  Ek het met die bike geval en kon nie n nuwe pyp bekostig nie.

Hy loop vandag nog so.  Geen probleme nie.  Sy dreen het gagaan van n diep klank na n meer F1 klank.  Maar dit is baie maklik om te doen.
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Re: Cutting an Akropovic
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2016, 08:44:04 am »
Akropovics are meant to stick out and be noticed. They are bike jewellery.
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