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MBrockman5

I took a chance on a Walmart listing for an Akrapovic Slip-on muffler for $50. I was wishing it was a misprint price, or maybe they forgot to add a zero somewhere. Turns out... Hopes are easy to get up and just as easy to fall back down. 

 

It doesn't show Akra anywhere. I didn't come with a mid pipe, but I might throw it on my bike for fun just to hear what it sounds like before I return it on Monday. 

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large-stache

That's a more realistic price than $900+ for a muffler. Let us know how it goes.

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MBrockman5

Tried it out this morning and it was definitely way smaller than the stock can. About 1/4 the size. It sounded awesome. It was louder, but not at all obnoxious, and surprisingly sounded very nice for a $50 muffler. 

 

On the downside, it didn't come with a mid pipe. Though it wouldn't be hard to get one from an car exhaust shop or find a "universal" one...

 

With it's small side, I could've left it attached without one and it wouldn't really look out of place, but the foot peg bracket prevented any sort of attachment point for the mount. So, I will be returning it as expected...

 

I will admit, I did start the bike up when I removed the stock can to hear what that sounded like. Underneath the loud drone, the engine does have the potential to produce a much better sounding exhaust tone. 

 

In the end, I will just continue to save my money and buy a Remus (hopefully soon). Better to do it the "right way"...NOT "right away".

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cat0020

There are quite a few listings on eBay of these alternative exhaust mufflers. 

 

Some mufflers also come with end cap insert that reduce the noise level. 

 

Even listings with connector pipes that allow universal fitment with different diameter mid-pipes and O2 sensor mounts. 

 

Spray some high-temp coating yourself on the mid-pipe and you can easily shed your bike 10 lb. from OEM exhaust system. 

 

 

 

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szurszewski

Did it come with the Pepsi can? Maybe that’s your midpipe right there ;)

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TEWKS
On August 17, 2019 at 6:33 PM, MBrockman5 said:

 

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Great size reference tool. :grin:

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roadscholar

I'd pay $50. for that pooch, looks like a good one : ) I bought a can for my 12GS years ago at a dealer closeout for I think $35, made an exhaust hanger from muffler strap. It was a little loud for my taste so I just slipped it on for the yearly pilgrimage to bike week so I could at least hear my own bike.  :grin:

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TEWKS

Bill, she was $1,200 new eleven years ago. Let's see, $2,600 for a (final drive) hernia operation and her annual PMs, yup, she's on par with BMW ownership! :grin:

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