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post #1 of 9 Old 05-27-2007, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Single or Dual exhaust for 06/07????

Ok...here is the deal. Right now I have the full Akra system and I like it just fine, but I have been considering going w/ a single pipe to save weight. Here are my questions...there are a few so bare w/ me:

1. Will I save a good amount of weight here? I figure that the Akra's are somewhere between 15 and 18 pounds and figure that a single pipe would weigh somewhere around 10 pounds.....am I off pretty far here?

2. Power. Will a single pipe still give me the same amount of power?
3. Which one to go with? So far I like the Muzzy M10, powdercoated black of course. I want to keep the lower look not the high Two Bros or Sato look.

4. If I went w/ a lower exhaust like that one where does it bolt to....rearset? If rearset would it still mount to an aftermarket rearset or would I have to engineer some kind of bracket?

I know these are random questions but I want to make sure that I am making a good choice here. Thanks

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keep the akra its the best quality
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Well I understand the quality part....that is why I got it. But I am going to start going to the track more often and I am trying to get the weight down. I have some magnesium wheels on the way but I think I would like to do something w/ the exhaust also

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Maybe because I'm not a heavy bloke, but i'd always pick power over weight. Wasting your time changing some mod that you've already spent time and money on. The difference will be negligible. My 0.02c.
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Every team in major racing that is running this bike keeps the dual configuration, that should tell you something right there, you already have the akra system, there aint much out there better in looks or hp out there if you are conserned about 5 lbs see if you can take 5 pounds of wight off the rider. IMHO the muzzy system is a low level, low quality system, its stainless so it may weigh less than the Akra Evo, if thats what you have but not a whole lot, just my opinion, but I say stay with what you got.


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Yeah I do have the Akra Evo system. I know that if I could take 5 pounds off the rider it would be better, but hell I like to eat =) I am about 190 now. So if I decided to stay w/ the Akra should I try to work more on maybe the rotational mass vs. the actual weight of the mods on the bike? Like maybe better wave rotors or something?

My original questions still stand as well as the one that I have just presented =)

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I for one, don't even think the average rider could notice a 5 or even 10lb difference. Unless you are a very skilled rider, I would not even worry about that small a difference. Now if you could get 5lbs off each wheel you probably could tell a difference in turn in and steering quickness. Keep the Akras.


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Just don't eat lunch that day. When I added my IXIL duals on my 05' My bike gained about 8 more pounds from stock. It took me 2 weeks to get over it. I've been rider it for 2 years now.
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Take a good healthy shit in the morning!

In all reality that little bit of weight you are going to drop will make no difference. If you do the math ratio of lbs to hp; 5 lbs is equal to jack squat worth of hp on not rotating parts.


Try this; your not racing right? So keep one less gallon of gas in your tank......bam about 8lbs right there.
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