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Old 05-26-2010, 07:13 AM   #46
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raider, thanks for the pics, very helpful.

Did you use high temp sealer between the Akro's pipe and the pipe coming out of the cat?
There is no need for sealer in that location. The fit is very snug and there will not be any leakage.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:47 AM   #47
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raider, thanks for the pics, very helpful.

Did you use high temp sealer between the Akro's pipe and the pipe coming out of the cat?
(Look of shame) No, I ordered the pipe with the bike and it was dealer-fitted prior to delivery. I have the OEM pipe in a box but haven't paid much attention to how it fits. It's not something I expect to have to do, trail-side
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Old 06-28-2010, 08:45 AM   #48
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So, I was reading the paper work with the Akra pipe, particularly the insert that certifies the pipe as street legal and there was a mention of repacking the exhaust after certain intervals. It was pretty generic, also talked about it being race legal..

Does the Akrapovic slip on pipe for the 800GS require repacking?
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:03 PM   #49
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raider, thanks for the pics, very helpful.

Did you use high temp sealer between the Akro's pipe and the pipe coming out of the cat?
I do not have an Acrapovic but I do have a TBR pipe.

I slipped the stock one off, no sealant there, slipped the TBR on, no sealant there, just tight fit metal to metal. No problems.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:33 PM   #50
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So, I was reading the paper work with the Akra pipe, particularly the insert that certifies the pipe as street legal and there was a mention of repacking the exhaust after certain intervals. It was pretty generic, also talked about it being race legal..

Does the Akrapovic slip on pipe for the 800GS require repacking?
No mention of it when I bought mine. As it's a BMW accessory with a BMW part number, I'm sure this would have been included by those comprehensive Chermans in their instructions.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:53 AM   #51
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I am also looking into htis can.
-Is there a diferences between a dealer ordered with BMW part #, and one from a lets say an online Akro dealer?
-Are there more than one Akro slip on for this bike?


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Old 07-20-2010, 02:54 PM   #52
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I doubt that. The psychological effect of the noise is probably causing your right hand to operate less sedately, thus giving you the impression of greater power.

The pipe does look good though.
Best explanation of aftermarket pipes ever.
Well, they do weigh less, too.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:39 PM   #53
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Does the Akrapovic slip on pipe for the 800GS require repacking?
I just noticed that this one went unanswered.

No, the Akrapovic' does NOT need repacking. Ever. It and the Remus use less restrictive metal baffling technologies.
All (or most) of the others use a perforated tube with noise deadening material around that tube, packed into the outer sleeve.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:59 PM   #54
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Best explanation of aftermarket pipes ever.
Well, they do weigh less, too.
Short video I made to test out the GoPro. Point is - listen to the sound of the Akro (even with cheap microphone). I had knobbies on front and rear when this was made so a throttle off in several sections when I hit 90mph.

Tell me the Akro is not worth it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLENAuZBEpk
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:38 AM   #55
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I just noticed that this one went unanswered.

No, the Akrapovic' does NOT need repacking. Ever. It and the Remus use less restrictive metal baffling technologies.
All (or most) of the others use a perforated tube with noise deadening material around that tube, packed into the outer sleeve.
You sure about that? I have opened up a few Akra pipes and all of them were straight through designs unlike OEMs that have an internal baffling system (and really will last almost forever).
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:05 AM   #56
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Yep. I'm not saying that they're less restrictive. I'm simply saying that their technology doesn't include the use of material which will degrade over time. Outside of that "straight-through tube" are various channels, not fiberglass matting.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:23 AM   #57
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Yep. I'm not saying that they're less restrictive. I'm simply saying that their technology doesn't include the use of material which will degrade over time. Outside of that "straight-through tube" are various channels, not fiberglass matting.
Correct. The only degrading element is corrosion, and perhaps deposits.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:53 PM   #58
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Correct. The only degrading element is corrosion, and perhaps deposits.
You're gonna lose the shiny carbon hanger and end cap first - lifespan of carbon fibre in UV light is measured in months, not years. I'd imagine a well-ridden F8 that gets parked in the sunlight during the day (eg, regular commuter) will start to look a bit seedy within five years.
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Old 07-22-2010, 09:39 PM   #59
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You're gonna lose the shiny carbon hanger and end cap first - lifespan of carbon fibre in UV light is measured in months, not years. I'd imagine a well-ridden F8 that gets parked in the sunlight during the day (eg, regular commuter) will start to look a bit seedy within five years.
I never ever wash my bikes. Dirt is a protective film.
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Old 07-22-2010, 10:26 PM   #60
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I never ever wash my bikes. Dirt is a protective film.
I've never managed to keep a bike long enough for it to need washing
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