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Anyone else perturbed at the cost of exhasut sytems?

I just purchased an Akrapovic slip-on system for my bike. I haven't installed it yet as I just received it in the mail today. However, after looking at what was in the box I can't help but to be a little perturbed at the cost of the sytem versus what I get. I mean don't get me wrong, it is a wonderfully made system and I just "had to have it", but $600+ for a muffler and link-pipe seems quite excessive to me. I dont' know.......

Again, I'm not really complaining as I understand things "cost what they cost". I just had to vent a little. I'm sure I will be happy as a clam once it is installed and I will forget about what it costs, but its still the principle of the matter.

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Well, I guess that just makes me a tight-wad then.........

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Well, I guess that just makes me a tight-wad then.........
you could always buy used stuff if that's the case. personally i don't mind spending on my toys
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If you think about it, you're paying for R&D, welding equipment, tube bending equipment, welders experience, benders experience, material cost, operational cost, and probably a small profit the company can use to reinvest in new equipment and R&D. That sets the initial cost, then you go into merchants cost. I'm sure they are not gouging anyone on prices, since you can go to any online merchant looking for better pricing in seconds. But depends on how well you shopped around.

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motorcycle stuff can be expensive.. you gotta pay to play : )

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~$600 is expensive, rather spend it on track days or tires.. or both..

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If I gave you the metal used to produce it for $50. Could you make a pipe out of it?
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Exhaust is a waste of money, just drill holes in the baffle and you got what everybody is paying hundreds for, the sound!
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Exhaust is a waste of money, just drill holes in the baffle and you got what everybody is paying hundreds for, the sound!
But then you will look like a straight up poseur. Gotta have the bling to be legit son.


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But then you will look like a straight up poseur. Gotta have the bling to be legit son.

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eh. once i have time. gonna build my own slip on. since a PC will tune just about any system even customs
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well if you sell the old exhaust, you would make some money back right?
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But then you will look like a straight up poseur. Gotta have the bling to be legit son.

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well if you sell the old exhaust, you would make some money back right?
like $50 shipped. not enough to offset the cost. I think they are crazy expensive too. a full system can be 1/5 the cost of the bike, but its what you pay. If you dont want to, then just ride it stock.
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But then you will look like a straight up poseur. Gotta have the bling to be legit son.


well put my good sir :)
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I just purchased an Akrapovic slip-on system for my bike. I haven't installed it yet as I just received it in the mail today. However, after looking at what was in the box I can't help but to be a little perturbed at the cost of the sytem versus what I get. I mean don't get me wrong, it is a wonderfully made system and I just "had to have it", but $600+ for a muffler and link-pipe seems quite excessive to me. I dont' know.......

Again, I'm not really complaining as I understand things "cost what they cost". I just had to vent a little. I'm sure I will be happy as a clam once it is installed and I will forget about what it costs, but its still the principle of the matter.

And you got the best s/o money can buy IMO.
Once you have her bolted on and fired up, that smiled pasted across your face.. yeah thats numero uno reason why it's worth it.

Still don't forget about that bling factor still ;)
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I take my POS and pass all the suckas with the BLING on the track.

The best BLING and performance mods that you can do to your bike... Learn yourself how to ride.


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OP... Although I agree with you that exhaust systems can be really expensive (which is why I haven't been able to get one quite yet) I can justify the cost of them because like anything out there... "you get what you pay for"

Think about when you wanna go get a new par of jeans... You can go just about anywhere and find a pair for $39.99 if you really want to, but you'd be going the cheap way. The "I don't care what I look like" way. If you go and invest a couple hundred dollars in a nice pair of Rock n' Republics, not only will you look better, but you'll now have a better quality pair of jeans that will last you as long as your fat ass doesn't out grow them.
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I just purchased an akra yesterday. Bought it for 600+. It was either an akra or arata..Went with the Akra
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Think about when you wanna go get a new par of jeans... You can go just about anywhere and find a pair for $39.99 if you really want to, but you'd be going the cheap way. The "I don't care what I look like" way. If you go and invest a couple hundred dollars in a nice pair of Rock n' Republics, not only will you look better, but you'll now have a better quality pair of jeans that will last you as long as your fat ass doesn't out grow them.

$39.99!? Even that is too expensive for a pair of jeans to me!

I'll take the $16.99 wal-mart special, thanks.

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$39.99!? Even that is too expensive for a pair of jeans to me!

I'll take the $16.99 wal-mart special, thanks.
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well if you sell the old exhaust, you would make some money back right?
You may be better off selling the platinum inside...

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I take my POS and pass all the suckas with the BLING on the track.

The best BLING and performance mods that you can do to your bike... Learn yourself how to ride.


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Suspension and trackdays are the best way to get faster for sure.

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OP... Although I agree with you that exhaust systems can be really expensive (which is why I haven't been able to get one quite yet) I can justify the cost of them because like anything out there... "you get what you pay for"

Think about when you wanna go get a new par of jeans... You can go just about anywhere and find a pair for $39.99 if you really want to, but you'd be going the cheap way. The "I don't care what I look like" way. If you go and invest a couple hundred dollars in a nice pair of Rock n' Republics, not only will you look better, but you'll now have a better quality pair of jeans that will last you as long as your fat ass doesn't out grow them.
Man, I would never pay 200 dollars for a pair of jeans. Max I pay is about 40 bucks, and that's if I'm splurging!

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WTF?

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You are in favor of ridiculously over priced jeans?



To the OP,

I have an Arka Full Ti exhaust. Bottom line: I won't be buying another one (I got a spectacular deal on this one though...that plus a PC3 for 1000 bucks used).

They are not worth the money unless you are a serious racer. In fact, they hurt midrange power, and they are too loud for some tracks. Stick with stock, and go get your suspension tuned instead. You will be a faster rider for it.



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Expensive yes, but sexy and loud, yes....

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