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Offline fasttrak

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White XR with silver Akropovic
« on: July 13, 2015, 01:56:25 AM »
Got a chance to wash the bike today, it was getting very dirty and she needed some loving.




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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2015, 04:35:20 AM »
Bike looks great with the Akropovic; how do you like it?  Is it louder?  Can you tell any difference in performance?

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2015, 05:22:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by RoadRunner [+]
Bike looks great with the Akropovic; how do you like it?  Is it louder?  Can you tell any difference in performance?

It is a saving of a few pounds of weight, it does drop the tone a bit which I was hoping for. The bike still wails at a pretty high pitch when hard on the throttle from 7K-12K rpm. She barks and farts with a tad more authority, beyond that, not much else and I am ok with that.

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 08:30:16 AM »
That looks good. Wish I hadn't seen that!

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 10:58:39 AM »
*Originally Posted by fasttrak [+]
It is a saving of a few pounds of weight, it does drop the tone a bit which I was hoping for. The bike still wails at a pretty high pitch when hard on the throttle from 7K-12K rpm. She barks and farts with a tad more authority, beyond that, not much else and I am ok with that.

PMSL @ 'Barks & Farts' but it's a pretty accurate description !! :152:

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2015, 11:01:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by RichS1000XR [+]
That looks good. Wish I hadn't seen that!

I agree. I learned my lesson with my Fazer FZ1-S I had to part ex for my XR. I spent over £1200 on bits for it in the 2 years I had it but that wasn't reflected in the price I got for it. I made the mistake of throwing most of the OE stuff away but regretted it when it came time to sell. If I change anything on my XR I'll certainly be keeping all the original stuff to put back on come sale time!!

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2015, 02:02:43 PM »
Looks really good, still waiting for someone to upload a video with sound on this.

I ordered the silver one for my XR, not keen on the black one.

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2015, 05:30:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by manx1975 [+]
Looks really good, still waiting for someone to upload a video with sound on this.

I ordered the silver one for my XR, not keen on the black one.

Go on the Akrapovic site, as they have sound clips from the original and Akra cans.

I sent Akrapovic an email today to ask if they will be releasing a smaller exhaust, and they said no. So it looks like I'd better get my hand in my pocket again!

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2015, 10:39:28 PM »
Must say...I do really love the smalll numberplate you guys get away with accross the pond!

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Re: White XR with silver Akropovic
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2015, 12:05:36 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gunter50 [+]
Must say...I do really love the smalll numberplate you guys get away with accross the pond!

Just wait until a good tail-tidy comes out and I get that tail chopped down to almost nothing  :152: