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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Geek, Apr 10, 2011.
In Geeks head. Prob see some of those on his soon
Really interested in these.. I've a Leo X3 on my 610 I've had good luck with (other than snapping my carbon exhaust hanger.. but that was my fault for running a terraflex)
Haven't been able to find a source for them.. leovinceusa's website is a joke
Helios: those look great! Is that a pattern printed on metal or are they actually CF?
What are the safety wires going to your plate?
No they are the real deal, Carbon fiber and Titanium. In fact, even the headers are titanium... trying to graft titanium and stainless is not easy..<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
I had Akrapovic make me some DB killers for em too and they are also titanuim. The reason for the lanyards...I did not have the hart to punch holes in the titanium exhaust ports to attach the DB killers, they press in very tight but I did not want to lose one on the trail so made safety lanyards for insurance.. They cost me 150.00 just for the DB killers and month or so to have em made and shipped from Italy.. But it was all worth it, they sound like a dream and all custom!! And being Carbon/Titan they weigh almost nothing! Heck they dont even think of getting hot, I'm very happy with em!
One more thing, I really like the shape of the exhaust, they really look like they belong or were designed for this bike, and with the DB's out they sound fabulous... but I dont want to get the fuzz upset... so I run the inserts. Even with the inserts it is a real deep rumble.. You even feel it in your chest at idle.. Huge improvement over stock! A friend (who is a huge Moto GP nut) said it sounds just like a 1000cc Ducati.. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Are the cans something Akro offers (model no?) or were the entire things custom made for you?
They look awesome!
They are off of a 06-07 ZX10 Ninja! same cc and same inlet header dia. so they work like magic for this bike.. the only snafu is they are bolt on... so you have to convert to a slip then make adapters to go from KTM bolt on to slip on.. :huh
I bought header pipes and cut them to about 3" and then found the correct ID stainless tubing (tubing was $60.00 for 11" specal NASA stuff.. really!) and cut off the ends of the stock exhaust to make adapters... lost yet? it was a PITA! but i feel it was worth it! rock solid mounting and unique to this bike!
So I gotta say, the only reason I used these cans was I got em cheap off of e-bay.. it was a gamble but I feel it payed off, plus I love Fab work..
Inserts I used to keep back pressure and spark arrestor screens.. Screens went between the adapters and cans, so if you look inside the cans you can see the screens way down inside..
Slip adapter with baffle pressed in, gotta have backpressure for low end torque...
Note the butter smooth titanium welds....
Ok one more end shot.. Keep in mind that this uses all stock gaskets and bolts off of each bike, after the adapters are made its all cake..
Pics of the other half of the adapter... on the bike
Even the carbon mounting straps were the perfect fit...
So how much would you sell me your setup for?
Very nice work
LOL! I might help you build one but I wont sell this set..
So you dont think its too ghetto?...
Hell no! Hopefully someone from Akro sees this and realizes they should be making 'em
I wish Yoshimira would do the same...
I too have Neptunes and the sound and performance are terrific but what really strikes me about these is how they are finished. Its the best, most durable finish I have had compared to all the other carbon parts I have had over the years. Almost like they have a clear gel coat over them. I can wax them and they have a deep shine. Very nicely done.
Just for the record, I had no idea they were Titanium (headers) until I started to make my adapters.. Then I had to figure out how to graft Titan to Stanless, they dont weld together so good.. So the next step was make slip-on adapters.. I was not going to give up, the cans were sooo sexy and light, and I got em for 400.00 with only 1200 miles on em... it was risky, thinking of correct backpressuer, making sure the rear brake caliper would clear the exhaust on full compression and weather my stock map would adjust to a much more free flowing exhaust.. it was nerve racking...LOL!
Yes I was going to go with Yoshie first then I found these Akra's and fell in love! I Have some friends who build custom adapters for teh Yoshies, they turn a slip-on style can to a bolt on for our bike.. I could probably hook you up with a set... of Yosh adapters as well if youd rather...
I'm a big fan of Yosh. I had a private tour of their manufacturing facility and their racing division across the street on Dec 23, 2004.
Their laser (molecular) welders were unbelievable :eek1
I'd love to fit some Yosh cans to my bike
Well if you are serious.. we can do it Just have to choose what type you want. IIRC there adapters were designed for a 2" header...