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Old 05-23-2010, 12:00 PM   #16
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Because White Brothers is no longer?


They went out of business and were bought out by Vance and Hines.
Not exactly. The parent that owned both WB and V&H cut costs and merged the two. With WB exiting the distribution business a few years ago - there was no sense doubling-up on efforts and the WB name lives on on V&H-made items.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:26 AM   #17
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I tried to start, "blip" and rev (to 3,000rpm) the stock and Akrapovic slip on (which actually replaces everything but the header pipe) so you can hear the difference. Frankly, the Akropovic is not very loud. It sounds best with large throttle openings at lower rpms. Weight savings is noticeable - 12 lbs up relatively high. Installation is very straightforward, took me about 1 1/2 hours without rushing and including removal/reinstall of luggage rack.



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Old 05-11-2012, 08:46 AM   #18
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #19
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I recently installed the full LV system on my 08.



Just be aware that the exhaust will not clear most skid plates.

There is a great tone with the baffle out, and with the baffle in, I don't worry about neighbors when I wake up in the morning as it's very reasonable with the baffle in.

And before anybody asks, no I did not retune the bike. Not really lacking in power anywhere, no hesitations or anything that warrants me spending a couple hundred on the PC3 and tune.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:42 PM   #20
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I really like the stock pipe. Something to be said for sneaking around on dirt roads. Nobody notices the stock strom, and that's ok by me.
+1 again. Besides, loud pipes lead to pirate wear. Not that there is anything wrong with that, arhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #21
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I just installed the Akras on my DL1000 and I thoroughly love the sound. Not too loud so I can sneak home at night without annoying the neighbors. It sounds a lot like a Ducati MS. Not annoying loud track exhaust, but just deep and rumbly.

I don't know if I would have spent the full price on them but I got them used for $200 so I couldn't resist. They are worth it just for the weight savings alone.
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:13 AM   #22
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I really like the stock pipe. Something to be said for sneaking around on dirt roads. Nobody notices the stock strom, and that's ok by me.
I'd like to find a lighter and quieter aftermarket pipe. I'm not sure one exists. Until then, the stock pipe does fine by me, except I'd prefer to lose some of the weight.

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Old 05-12-2012, 08:30 AM   #23
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I'd like to find a lighter and quieter aftermarket pipe. I'm not sure one exists. Until then, the stock pipe does fine by me, except I'd prefer to lose some of the weight.

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To be quieter, it will have to be more substantial, thus heavier. You could contract a fabricator to fashion a titanium unit, but $
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:55 PM   #24
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The akra's with the decibel killers in them are pretty quiet... I'd say very comparable to stock. You could try modifying or making your own inserts to quiet them down even more. They're pretty light too :)
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:03 PM   #25
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Acropovic

I've got a set of Ti Acropovic's on mine, and I run them with the quiet inserts still installed. Almost as quiet as stock, way better looking than stock, lots lighter, and the ti doesn't look crappy with age like CF.
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