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post #181 of 282 Old 11-15-2012, 01:19 PM
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THIS SOUNDS GREAT! so the o2 sensor fit right in? no cutting? the springs that attach the can to the pipe fit corrrectly? these are things i remember about the last insatall on the 12 model. can't wait for some pics...planning on dropping some more money on the most perfect bike ever.


O2 sensor just screws right in... springs pop right on...the install is simple just bolts right on...I have a skid plate so just had to remove that and loosen the rear bracket it attaches to remove the old system....the old pipe had a lower mounting point which the new pipe does not need but that my skid plate utilized a nut which was attached to the old pipe, I removed the nut and just used that with some loctite ...or you can just get a new nut if you have a skid plate attached to that point since the mounting point remains attached to the bike and you just need a new nut.....

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post #182 of 282 Old 11-15-2012, 09:05 PM
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Some pics...had to use camera phone and don't know how to add more than one pic to a reply here they are.......
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No problem with the skid plate....
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Showing the spring connections of the pipes and the instructions call to reuse the rubber stopper for the center stand from the original pipes but the 2012 does not have one since there is one on the other side for the center stand no problem since plenty of clearance.....
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O2 sensor screws right in and springs pop right on.....
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Hey TAZ650

Thanks heaps for putting these pictures up

This has helped make up my mind about the AKRA.

I was waiting on Yoshi to release one, but it seems that they can't even get a bike, and I am sick of waiting.

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For what it's worth, even if I found something slightly cheaper elsewhere, I would still get it from Blair. His pre- and post-sale support is fantastic and so rare these days. It was a nice change dealing with someone who responded quickly to questions and showed a genuine interest in what I was doing even though he has probably dealt with hundreds of others doing the same thing. That kind of business relationship is worth so much more than saving a few bucks. Thanks, Blair!


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post #190 of 282 Old 11-16-2012, 06:46 AM
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great pics TAZ...thanks for posting them. VISA loves you

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