yep, me too. im on the same boat. i ordered one from them as well. waiting for it to come in next week.
im glad you posted your Arata pics. now i have a better idea of what its gonna look like on my bike and a small description of what itll sound like.
i had an arata on my old 05 and the sound was clean and deep! i cant wait. haha
Yeah, I couldn't believe the exhaust tone and the low rumble.....it's so smooth.....like it's growling....LOL!!!!! Yeah, your going love the way it sounds. A friend of mine was over, he was like, "Man, that sure is a low tone for a 600!".....
your gonna love it dude.
Anyhoo.....I got some advice for you for your install. There's no instructions and just a few pictures with no writing (WTF......did they forget?). Also, it only comes with three screws and a nut/washer.....weird).
- Don't worry about using the factory exhaust clap to the midpipe....the factory connector pipe is wider, so it won't clap down even if you tried. No worries though, the connector pipe fits like a glove....no exhaust leaks.
- When you have the top part of the exhaust hanger, DO NOT TIGHTEN! The reason for this is so it can swivel. Your gonna need to to do this in order to get the exhaust fitted correctly onto the connector pipe. You also have to do this because you have very, very, very (like no room) to wiggle that exhaust on.
- You have to use the old screws from the factory (middle screws to be exact) in order to hang the top exhaust bracket. The other two screws that comes with the exhaust is used to connect the exhaust hangers together. Then there's one fat screw left that doesn't fit anywhere (I think the japanese are just f-ing with us americans).
- You are also going to have to use one of the factory screw from the right side (it's the only used to hold to old exhaust shield) to secure the exhaust. Since I could not get my hand back there, I reversed the bolt and then used two 1omm sockets (with socket wrench) to tight it up. Use the supplied nut that comes with the exhaust. Don't use the washer because the factory bolt isn't long enough.
I hope this saves you some arse pain, so you don't have to figure it out like I did.