The question is: does it become annoying for other people around?
Some people always get annoyed.
Typically it is the same people who get annoyed when you are mowing the lawn, when children make noise playing, when dogs bark or when their neighbor plays music when having a party.
People who have a boring life often spend too much time and energy on being annoyed by other people having fun.
On one hand I have no desire to annoy people unnecessarily, on the other hand, I want to have the freedom to do what I want and have fun doing so.
I have been living in a small village for the last 10 years - a village where everyone knows and talk to each other.
Both me and my girlfriend along with most of our friends ride motorcycles.
But even with open exhausts and the occasional loud biker party it has never led to complaints of any kind from the neighbors.
Well, Akra said my warranty pipe hasn't showed up yet. It's late......
Looks like a few more weeks....
It sounds like you are not aware that the Los Angeles - Long Beach Docks have been closed these past couple of weeks due to the strikes.
Remember, they are providing you with warranty replacement parts and have been good enough to cover your shipping both ways and have not required you send in the parts to prove any warranty claim prior to agreeing to cover the shipping costs both ways and commit to the parts for you,
I would say Two Thumbs Up to Akrapovic is what is in order,
Be patient, it will arrive as soon as they can get the parts in hand to ship to you; Just as they promised,
I got my Titanium replacement pipe in the mail today! 3 pieces, the muffler, Y pipe and muffler clamp.
Just gotta install it and send the old one back.
All kinds of warning stickers about how this pipe is only to be used on race tracks and not on the street though.
That is True of All Aftermarket Exhausts coming out today, It is also very common on many other types of aftermarket parts to put label warnings on them regarding street use. It is all about liabilities.
Make sure you use the Included Return No Cost Shipping Label Right Away so that Akrapovic can continue the ship prior to return test project for others,
Thanks for the comparison photos. Be sure to use the return shipping label to return the warranty parts right away so that we can get Akrapovic to continue with the ship first and have you return on receipt program,