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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 10-05-2012, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust options

Well, I was riding on the highway today when all of a sudden my bike started to sound different. Figured an ear plug had become dislodged. Anyways, I look down and my right exhaust can was missing. It appeared that it has actually come apart at the rivets so all I saw was a bunch of packing material wrapped around the inner baffle. The end cap and carbon sleeve was gone.

So I have the option of just taking off both "cans" and running straight pipes like my friend suggested, but it is truly raucous so I'd rather go with something else. The most affordable option is to go with a Jardine 2:1 full system as they're going for pretty cheap nowadays, but I want to retain the dual exhaust layout. I bought the bike with the Akra full system so I don't have stock headers to go with the slip on route from Yoshi/2bros. Anyone know if any exhausts that would be compatible with the Akra headers or am I just saving my pennies at this point?

Oh, and it's a 2002.

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1971allchaos has my old akra setup, try a p.m to him see if he will sell it to you ??? At least you know they will fit ..... ?

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I'd save up my pennies for a set of new cans from Akra if they were still available. :\
Thanks for the tip, though.

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You can rebuild it. There are carbon sleeves and end caps

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Unfortunately the end caps and sleeves are no longer available from local distributors for any of the oval cans. I'll call 'em on Monday and hope for the best. Hell, if I can just get good end caps, I can find alternatives for the sleeves.

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Raylee, try Mark from Harris, [email protected] I was gonna buy parts from him and fix mine before selling off to 1971allchaos

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Aren't a lot of the akrapovic cans similar? You might be able to find another set with the same inlet diameter. You might even be able to get some of the newer hex style cans.

If you don't mind being quite a bit louder, you can always get a set of Simon's gp cans.




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raylee, pm sent..
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here you can rebuild the akra pipes http://store.58cycle.com/product_p/a...pair%20kit.htm https://store.58cycle.com/product_p/...0kit%20500.htm Includes:
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Anthony, thanks, but those parts aren't the issue, I need to source an end cap.

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