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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 AM   #8446
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I took one out for a spin Sat and again on Sun and really liked it - a whole LOT more power than my 1150 (duh) - had to pay attention just to keep the front wheel on the ground and the throttle is very sensitive...

The biggest draw back is that there is no JVB maintenance video yet, so I'm gonna wait a while...
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:56 AM   #8447
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Had a call from my dealer this afternoon to say that my Akro has come into stock. So, its booked in for Saturday as they offered to fit it free of charge.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:06 AM   #8448
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Had a call from my dealer this afternoon to say that my Akro has come into stock. So, its booked in for Saturday as they offered to fit it free of charge.
Don't upload a video in case I'm tempted
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:29 PM   #8449
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Can anyone with the Akro please place a video on this thread,
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Old 04-15-2013, 12:56 PM   #8450
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Can anyone with the Akro please place a video on this thread,
Why? You are not interested.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:56 PM   #8451
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The Akra makes a nice deep rumble and has the familiar pop on the overrun which I like. There's a noticeable increase in torque in the low-mid range and the engine seems even more free revving than before.
The instruction manual is very clear with step by step instructions to make removal of the original and installation very easy.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:18 PM   #8452
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The Akra makes a nice deep rumble and has the familiar pop on the overrun which I like. There's a noticeable increase in torque in the low-mid range and the engine seems even more free revving than before.
The instruction manual is very clear with step by step instructions to make removal of the original and installation very easy.
Does it remove the back-pressure mechanism?
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:26 PM   #8453
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Why? You are not interested.
Where did I say I wasn't interested ?
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:27 PM   #8454
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Does it remove the back-pressure mechanism?
of course no.
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Old 04-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #8455
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I took one out for a spin Sat and again on Sun and really liked it - a whole LOT more power than my 1150 (duh) - had to pay attention just to keep the front wheel on the ground and the throttle is very sensitive...

The biggest draw back is that there is no JVB maintenance video yet, so I'm gonna wait a while...
Buy it and we'll make one on your bike!

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Old 04-15-2013, 03:34 PM   #8456
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Does it remove the back-pressure mechanism?
No, but it shrouds it in an ultra sexy carbon fibre shield.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:09 PM   #8457
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I should have wrote extended warrant after the 3 yra 36000 miles
3 years? Lucky you, in Oz we only get 2.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:33 PM   #8458
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Mine were ordered with the bike. Still waiting for both (cases and bike).

Does anyone have information on when the vario cases will be available in the US? Mine are on back order and the dealer doesn't have a date they will be available.

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Old 04-15-2013, 08:03 PM   #8459
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lights and panniers...

Regarding the led lights- here's another option if you're on the fence...

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I'm happy with both the position and function... not as cool as the sideways horseshoe perhaps but as far as throwing out some light; werks.

Since it's snowed, again.., another foot, again. Finally got a chance to install the panniers tonight. Never a big fan of the scaffolding when the boxes aren't on but this combo matches well. Didn't have to drop the passenger footpegs for install (nor the rear rack/hand grip dealio) but I like it better trimmed up a bit.

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Sorry about the quality of images... Be happy to send better quality to anyone who's interested.

BTW- 750 mls and loving it more every time I twist it.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:59 PM   #8460
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No, but it shrouds it in an ultra sexy carbon fibre shield.
but the Akrap is imho longer... isnt it?
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