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Old 10-19-2010, 01:33 PM   #189
The Griz
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Originally Posted by The Heathen
I'm considering getting the akrapovic for my F8. One reason being, I'd like the exhaust to tuck in better. I've got the wolfman side racks and dry bags and would like a little more room between the exhaust and racks/bags. So, the question is, since the akrapovic is oval does it not stick out as far as the stock exhaust? Any help would be great. Thanks
DISCLAIMER: My choice of exhaust is not better than any others, that's not what I'm saying.

Alright, now that that's out of the way.... I have the Leo Vince Carbon exhaust. It sticks out no further than the Akrapovic. Also, since the pipe is carbon fiber, it doesn't run anywhere near as hot as say aluminum, titanium, or steel. If heat affecting your bags and straps is your concern, go with carbon fiber, there's much less chance of things melting if contact is made. And remember, most aftermarket exhausts are oval, and most of them tuck in better than the huge stock can. That's not necessarily just an Akrapovic thing.
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