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A huge f you to the Akrapovic engineer who designed the removable baffle

I installed my Akrapovic slip-on on my 08 600rr. I can't say enough good things about the quality of the exhaust and the awesome sound it makes. I just have one gripe about the removable baffle. It really sucks. There is a screw that tightens the baffle inside the header and if you are not careful it could fall inside the carbon fiber component on the tip of the header. This happened to me while taking the baffle out. I had to take the entire header off again to take the screw out (I tried everything from magnets to vacuums without success). I could just leave it there, but having an obsessive personality does not help and I had to take the thing out. I don't know who came of with the design but whoever it is, screw you.
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The header or the muffler it self?

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lol I was so careful because I was afraid to do the same thing

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sorry I meant the can or the muffler instead of the header.
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sorry I meant the can or the muffler instead of the header.
Oh, I was gonna say; Damn that lil screw traveled far if it made it to the header:all_cohol

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LOL...Pity you

Someone told me before it's not that easy to remove the baffle...but this is not the main reason why I've chosen Yoshi RS5

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heh that sucks... guess they assumed you'd uninstall it while the can was off the bike...
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Yeah.. they is actually not very cool. Luckily I identified the problem before removing mine the first time, and kept a steady hand.
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I droped an allen wrench in there trying to get the baffle out. I had to disassemble the pipe at the joint under the engine to get that out (full exhaust). That was a pain.



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luckily the first thing I looked at when I got the pipe was removing the baffle, so I did it before going on the bike with no problem, I am assuming thats what they planned on because it was no problem that way, looking at it, def would be a PITA if it was on the bike trying to remove the baffle

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I installed my Akrapovic slip-on on my 08 600rr. I can't say enough good things about the quality of the exhaust and the awesome sound it makes. I just have one gripe about the removable baffle. It really sucks. There is a screw that tightens the baffle inside the header and if you are not careful it could fall inside the carbon fiber component on the tip of the header. This happened to me while taking the baffle out. I had to take the entire header off again to take the screw out (I tried everything from magnets to vacuums without success). I could just leave it there, but having an obsessive personality does not help and I had to take the thing out. I don't know who came of with the design but whoever it is, screw you.
You wont be going that again then hey.
Igor's the man at Akrapovic responsible for this...
My brother rounded the bolt on mine so it had to be drilled out and guess what? Yep the drill bit caught the carbonfibre and made the round hole bigger making it difficult to keep the plug in place...brothers huh, what can you do?

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You wont be going that again then hey.
Igor's the man at Akrapovic responsible for this...
My brother rounded the bolt on mine so it had to be drilled out and guess what? Yep the drill bit caught the carbonfibre and made the round hole bigger making it difficult to keep the plug in place...brothers huh, what can you do?
Still better than a Yosh...



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I didn't think it was too hard to remove and the akra is better than the yosh HAHA.

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Still better than a Yosh...
for sure, both my bikes smoke through akrapovics. Yoshis are for GXRS no?

BTW, my brother brought me one of these. How cool is that?

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I was always a fan of Akrapovic exhausts. I think their quality is top notch. They are not loud but not obnoxiously loud. I think the removable baffle is a good idea. Out of respect to me neighbors and the place where I work, I'd like to leave the baffle in during the weekdays. During the weekends, I'd like to take it out to ride the back roads. I think that's the reason they, Akrapovic, came up with the idea. If you don't have a need for it, then taking it out before installing it is a good idea.

Anyway, I find it funny that the carbon fiber tip is eating anything getting close to it like a black hole LOL. So far it has eaten screws, rubber plugs, Allen wrenches, magnets, and etc. God knows what's next.
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lol i had this problem when working on a friends bike. lucky for me mine doesn't come with a baffle
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