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Old 04-25-2006, 05:28 PM   #1
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Anyone try Adventurepipe Exhaust Yet?

Hi all,

About to take the plung for an exhaust upgrade and was about to order some akra's. Then I stumbled on these adventurepipe's which I hadn't heard of before. Basically I believe a modified supertrap with some nice stated peeps? Anyone have first hand knowledge of these? Here's what they claim I'm about to bite!!!! Smarter part of me said ask you Pro's!!!!
http://adventure-motorcycle.com/stor...=i&item=000006
Any imput much appriciated.

Get 5 more ponies, a beautiful sound, USFS approved spark arrestor, and backpressure/flow/loudness adjustability in a great looking, durable Stainless Steel exhaust system. AME (Adventure Motorcycle Equipment) adapts SuperTrapp silencers to the KTM 950 offering the best value KTM exhaust system on the planet.
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Old 04-25-2006, 05:49 PM   #2
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i just bought the new fmf pipe at my local ktm dealer and the sound is just
amazing.Not quite as loud as akro without the insert but much louder than stock.i compare that sound to a ducati its very deep and very mean.
i rode a 950 with the akros they are cool,loud and very expensive also very lightweight since there made out of titanium. the fmf are lightweight also i compare the weight of the stock and the fmf and its almost unreal.the ktm advertising says that you will shave 10,9 lbs and its true.have fun both models are cool almost same sound and 350$ cheaper

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Old 04-25-2006, 06:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply Frank

I appriciate your response. Did you happen to check these adventure pipe out? Money was part of the issue for me to start looking for a comparable yet cheaper pipe to the akro's. I had finally said screw it and was going to pay for the akro's when I found these. What I liked was the fact they had an approved spark arrester along with adjustable sound level, no jetting etc mod's required, lighter, more HP, etc. as per most after market exhaust. Just hate to be the first dummy to take the chance without more reliable evidence. Sounds real good though and at $649 a nice drop from the akro's???????
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:49 PM   #4
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I appriciate your response. Did you happen to check these adventure pipe out? Money was part of the issue for me to start looking for a comparable yet cheaper pipe to the akro's. I had finally said screw it and was going to pay for the akro's when I found these. What I liked was the fact they had an approved spark arrester along with adjustable sound level, no jetting etc mod's required, lighter, more HP, etc. as per most after market exhaust. Just hate to be the first dummy to take the chance without more reliable evidence. Sounds real good though and at $649 a nice drop from the akro's???????
http://www.ktmtwins.com/950adventure/273965.html
If you're looking for value it doesn't come cheaper, especialy for a spark arestered system...
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:08 PM   #5
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It would be sweet if one side could be used for storage, like the one they make for the F650GS.

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Old 04-25-2006, 08:10 PM   #6
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I tried a pair of http://adventure-motorcycle.com pipes. They are SuperTraps pipe. They are good pipe I just didn't like them and sold them to someone on this forum a year or so ago they were just to loud for me.
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Old 04-25-2006, 09:47 PM   #7
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Fmf

I've got the supertrapps (same thing). Bought from someone on this board (though not Craig) who also found them too loud. I don't mind the sound much. Better than stock but not as smooth or pleasing as others. Need occaisional repacking to keep em sounding nice. I've tried different numbers of discs with no noticeable change in sound or performance. I'll probably switch to FMFs when time ($$) is right.

FMFs also have approved spark-arrestor, sound better, and are cheaper (new). In a nutshell, get the FMFs.

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Old 04-25-2006, 10:50 PM   #8
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Ok so !!!!!

Thats what I was looking for thanks guys. I want loud and and something thats will get your attention and hold it. If I lived where I did my entire life San Diego then noise and residential areas would make noise a factor. But unfortunately I live in Missouri now and well not to make fun of it but I really could care less if I bother a hillbilly riding there lawnmowers and burning leaves everyday. No good riding nearby that I know of offroad that is, which being of the old Moto-x mindset is all I care about anyways. About all they got thats any fun around here is miles and miles of gravel roads. So loud more power and less weight is all I'm looking for. As for having to tuning mod's I'm really not looking to mess with that. Just bolt on and fly.

That being said will the akro's require any tuning mod's and if not and money isn't a factor which way you go then? Akro's or FMF?

Not that I'm rich or anything like that but when your stuck in the middle of nowhere and have nothing really that you enjoy but your bike why not make it scream? Ya know. Oh and there isn't a dealer within the entire state that services the 950. I went 400 miles in 15 degree weather on it for the 600k serevice and I don't think they did a dam thing besides change the oil and charged me $600!!!!! Didn't even fill it up with oil!!!!! Last time for that crap.

Thanks for all the help guys.

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Old 04-25-2006, 11:00 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link Don

While I was at the site I noticed the LeoVince X3 is on sale for $499 whats the scoop on these considering my prior post comments?

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Old 04-25-2006, 11:06 PM   #10
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While I was at the site I noticed the LeoVince X3 is on sale for $499 whats the scoop on these considering my prior post comments?

Cheers

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Nice quality kit but the loudest of the bunch..... no returns due to blown ear drums...
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Old 04-25-2006, 11:31 PM   #11
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Cool

Thanks Don,

So thats in your honest opinion a good price and would be what I'm looking for? Also if you know do they required tuning mod's?

Cheers,

Lof

PS Hearing went away in the early 70's with downswept no baffle 2 stroke chambers. It used to be flag start with first come lane choice so sometimes you'd sit there through 3 or 4 other moto starts and get blasted. Of course later that night it was a concert. That was 30 years ago and my ears are still ringing.
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:23 AM   #12
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I was told the Vinci X3 violates the db scale at 102db's at 4500 rpm at 1m!! That is LOUD and will definitely piss off the local USFS rangers...even if the pipe does have an approved spark screen.

I was told the FMF Q is being discontinued. Knowing a few folks that have that set of cans, the quality is not great, basically you get what you pay for. The exhaust pulse of the big bore v-twin tends to blow out the packing pretty quickly and the spark screen gets burned up after only 4-5 days of hard riding. The good news however is that FMF has developed a new 950 can called the Ti Q. No screen to burn up as it uses a USFS approved turbine arrestor that is claimed to be a lifetime design. The Ti can is also lighter weight and runs cooler than the original aluminum skinned Q. Not sure if the new model will offer longer lasting packing. They do claim it meets 96db sound limit required by USFS, in fact it meets this limit with a couple db's to spare yet blows as free at top end as the Akra's.

Frankly, most dyno's I've see on this bike show very little is gained performance wise by a can, the bike just runs much cooler, loses at least 10lbs up high and you get a USFS approved spark arrestor...at least in case of FMF, though not w/Akra, Staintune or Remus. The only downside to new FMF is the price: $899. Still less than Akra but for low mass, lifetime spark arrestor, reduced heat, not too loud exhaust note and hopefully good durability, it seems well priced. Again, you get what you pay for. Take care
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Old 04-26-2006, 02:03 PM   #13
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Thanks for all the info really helpful only now look like everything sucks LMAO. Guess I'll get the Vince and if they carrying a sound testing device see what kind of top end they give me. Don't know if they require tuning Mod's do you?

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Old 04-26-2006, 07:48 PM   #14
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supper trapps

I have run the supper trapps for 15.000 mi and like them. I don't think they are that loud but my last bike was a 02 Harley with python 3s and they were real loud.
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Old 05-01-2006, 02:08 PM   #15
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The bad news is I sold my 04 GO!!! (like an idiot)
But the good news is I just bought my buddies Orange S.
So what does that mean. I'll tell you......

My GO! I messed with alot to get the jetting, surging, stalling, EPA, bugs worked out. After many tear downs and rejets I came up with the following. Which is/was seat of the pants dyno testing but after many years of finicking, I feel good about it. And after purchasing this Orange (fast, my ass) bike, I feel even better about my jetting and I am happier with my results.

My GO!!!!! (Fast and beautiful) bike had
Leo Vince X3 exhaust baffles out
Air screws 2.5 turns out.
pilot 42 (stock)
Stock needles middle clip (3)
160 front 165 rear
Air box door mod
No Evap or air injection
Performance to me was perfect!!

This Orange (not as fast or pretty, YET) has
Akra's baffles out
Pilot 3 turns out
Stock needles 3rd clip
Stock mains
Air box mod
No evap or air injection
Performance, felt like it was missing something when you roll it on hard, like a restrictor plate on the intake. Idle'd Ok, but still popped on decel, not bad. I like my Leo's sound better without baffles (Leo's have a deeper sound without the baffles)
So I increased the main's one size and brought the air screw back down to 2.5
Ran much, much better. But the interesting part is to me it feels just as fast with the baffles in. So after many months and miles, with a loud 950. I have a quiet fast (not beautiful, yet) Orange 950 with 3000 miles.
I will transfer this Orange beast into something better than my GO!!!! because I am so dissapointed that I let her GO!!!! but that's life. This baby was actually a Non "S" converted to an "S" by Z racing, in Anaheim. When he converted it, he stiffened up the suspension a little. It is defenetly noticable on the hwy but feels was more flickable. My Go!! felt heavier because of the mushy suspension. the front end doesn't dive much at all when braking hard. I really can't wait to romp this one in the dirt. Z racing did a nice job on the suspension.
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