Join Date: Dec 2013
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problems with aftermarket exhaust
i have done so many long rides , especially i use cbr to go to my village ,650 kilometres now 14000 on odo i had installed akrapovik slip on exhaust with baffle off on my cbr , all seemed fine until i was riding in the city, but when i went for a 650 km long drive i experienced some problems that i couldnt coup, after 30 kilometers my right hand went numb may be because of vibrations from acra exhaust,,though it never happened in the past with stock exhaust, after 60 kilometres the culprit 1/2 inch wide locally made gasket [packing between stock pipe and akra slipon] fell somewhere again due to vibrations,the original graphite gasket was stuck in stock pipe ,,and stock pipe was 600km away ,,no mechanics could help me out, and i am a carpenter by progression, so i managed to fix it in a giffy with a 38mm piece of m.s pipe and metal sheet packing, it was done , there was no leakage, but still i felt little lose of power , after 60km my head was in pain by the sound from exhaust,as my brother told me it will be unbearable for long rides,,it was truly unbearable later, but fortunately i had the baffle attachment with me , so installed it and it was fine to move further, i experienced little power loss without the baffle, and i saw no improvement in top speed,, i did 148.5kmph with stock exhaust , and 149kmph with akrapovic exhaust ,as i always check the coneset with both hand off while riding, but this time bike wanted to steer to left may be because of less weight on the right hand side as akra weighs less than the stock,,bike runs straight in a line with no hands on bars with heavy stock exhaust the only thing i liked about akra was the sound with baffle off, but it was unhelpfull in the event of long rides, i managed to reach in 10 hours & 30 minutes, first thing i did after reaching home,,removed akra, and installed the stock back.my younger brother told me ,i will have to remove akra one day.
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