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post #1 of 38 Old 10-13-2005, 07:11 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up s/o help

I have been looking for a nice s/o for my 10, and I havenarrowed it down to Arata c/f, Sato and Akro. Please give any info or advise if you have any of these.
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I've had Akrapovic slip-ons on three different bikes now and I've installed them on two other bikes for other people and I'm 100% satisfied with every aspect about them. The sound is great, they look awesome, and the quality of the welds and metal work is second to none. I looked at lots of pics and got feedback on other systems before I went with an Akrapovic slip for my latest bike and just couldn't bring myself to go with anything else. I went Akra based on past experiences with their stuff and I'm happy I did. Can't imagine being happier with any other pipe.
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Here's the Akrapovic slip on I had on my first 10R...
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Thanks!! love the pictures!! I have been leaning towards the akra..did you pc your 10 right away?

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Thanks!! love the pictures!! I have been leaning towards the akra..did you pc your 10 right away?
No problem, and thanks for the compliments on the pics. I never put a PCIII on Diablo (my black 10R) at all and may not put one on this one either. Not sure yet.

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I was told that it suffered in the low rpms with a s/o without a pc.....and some backfiring..thanks again for all the info

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I was told that it suffered in the low rpms with a s/o without a pc.....and some backfiring..thanks again for all the info

I never had any complaints without a PC on Diablo. Today's ride didn't reveal any low RPM problems on Loca either. I did get some "popping" on Diablo when coming back onto the throttle from closed position but it was no big deal. Wasn't willing to spend the $$$ for a PC and associated tuning and risk the problems some folks have with bad PC's just to eliminate the popping. Popping doesn't hurt anything. It's not a full blown "backfire" like the ones that used to balloon car/truck mufflers and/or blow 'em off the pipe. It's just an extra exhaust note, for lack of a better way to describe it.

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Thanks El Diablo!! I should have my S/O soon....you have been a big help

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Thanks El Diablo!! I should have my S/O soon....you have been a big help
No problem... and Akrapovic USA should send me checks for all the free advertising I do for them with my bikes.

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I have the arata c/f slip-on, sounds sweet looks awsome no pc yet and have not had any problems other than some minor popping.
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