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Old 04-30-2009, 03:45 AM   #16
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:19 PM   #17
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With the baffle in the akro was quieter than the stock pipe. I took it out/takes 1 minute/and love the sound. Not half as loud as the remus. Look for the screw on the bottom at the very rear/take it out and pull out the baffle with anything that you can get a grip with. Took 1 good tug.
Marty, could you be more specific. I am trying to take out the baffle myself and I removed the rubber cover but can't seem to find a screw? Looks like the baffle is welded to the pipe? I most be missing something here? Sorry for the stupid questions but this is my first time messing around with a pipe/baffle?
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Old 05-02-2009, 12:56 PM   #18
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I am totally diggin' that 800...Color, pipe and all...............
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Old 05-02-2009, 02:17 PM   #19
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It was my first time with a baffle. Took the rubber tit off. Looked up into the hole with a flashlight. Saw the screw/found a bit that fit/took it off. Got a needle nose and pulled the baffle out. Doubt that yours is welded in/I'm assuming you have the right pipe on your bike. Can't remember what the screw head is and really don't feel like going into the box holding all the crap I've removed from the bike.

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Old 06-11-2009, 12:48 PM   #20
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Hey F800 Guy,

Your pics in this thread prompted me to get a cortech super mini for my f800gs. It just came today and I went out to try and put it on (any excuse to get away from work) for the ride home. After just a quick look at my attachment options I decided I would need to spend some time when I get home. Any advice on where you attached the single strap that goes under the seat? I tried to loop it under the frame but their didnt seem to be enough length to make it work.

Anyway, any advice you could give is much appreciated, and thanks in advance for your time!

Sent you a PM too so sorry for the dupe!
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Old 06-11-2009, 01:38 PM   #21
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Single strap under the seat. Why attach to anything? Clamp the seat over it and it will stay put. That's how my RKA stays on the 800GS.
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Old 06-11-2009, 02:13 PM   #22
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Ha, a simple answer. I will give that a shot. I guess it didnt occur to me. Its the Ikea furniture issue... I have this thing, it needs to go somewhere...

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Old 06-13-2009, 05:48 PM   #23
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Sorry for the late response Tasty, I sent you a PM with the instructions that worked for me:)
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:21 AM   #24
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What's a good place to do business to get the slip on Akrapovic in the US? (not the BMW supplied one)
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Old 05-18-2010, 09:28 AM   #25
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What's a good place to do business to get the slip on Akrapovic in the US? (not the BMW supplied one)
I ordered a Two Bros from these guys. Great prices, great service, fast shipping:

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I've also heard good things about these folks:

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Thanks, I talked to someone at solomotoparts and I'm impressed with how responsive and willing to please ... They will earn my business
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Old 05-19-2010, 04:21 AM   #27
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I've had my Akro on the bike from the dealer since new (about 700 miles), and the other day decided to take the baffle out. I unscrewed the retaining bolt and tried to pull the baffle out with no success. I tried using penetrating oil to loosen it up but it won't even wiggle and now I have a semi square baffle opening instead of round from using the vise grips on it

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:05 PM   #28
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I've had my Akro on the bike from the dealer since new (about 700 miles), and the other day decided to take the baffle out. I unscrewed the retaining bolt and tried to pull the baffle out with no success. I tried using penetrating oil to loosen it up but it won't even wiggle and now I have a semi square baffle opening instead of round from using the vise grips on it

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Mine came out fine AFTER I let the exhaust cool for a while (at least 30 mins). The carbon does not expand when it is hot and it doesn't really get hot at all... The steel on the other hand will expand and wedge itself in there. I can't get mine out if it is really hot.

On that note: Try taking a bag of ice to the baffle when the bike is cold and cool the baffle as much as possible, then try yanking it out.

Also, grip the baffle by the thin sheet metal instead of across the opening so you don't warp the entire thing (not sure if you are already doing this, just a tip).

By the way, if you ever want to do stealth motorcycling keep the baffle, I think the road noise from the tires on gravel is louder than the exhaust with that thing in.

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Old 05-19-2010, 03:08 PM   #29
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I've had my Akro on the bike from the dealer since new (about 700 miles), and the other day decided to take the baffle out. I unscrewed the retaining bolt and tried to pull the baffle out with no success. I tried using penetrating oil to loosen it up but it won't even wiggle and now I have a semi square baffle opening instead of round from using the vise grips on it

Any ideas?
Did you use WD-40? That usually works at un-seizing metal parts. Spray it in, then let it sit and penetrate overnight. Then in the morning, spray some more in and try and pull it out.

Is there a certain angle that it needs to be puled out at? Some secret technique?
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:34 PM   #30
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I tried riding for 50 miles with nothing holding the baffle in thinking that maybe the exhaust pressure and vibration just might loosen it up, which didn't happen. The local machine shop loves this stuff called Kroil, oil that creeps. I used this and vise grip's pulling on just the outer circumference of the baffle. Tomorrow I think I'll try cooling the baffle itself and see if that works along with some WD40. Thanks for the tips.
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