This is my first post here.. but have been reading through the threads for the last couple of months. I bought a 2012 DL650A with the intent on going on some awesome adventures. Already got some planned for the year and am pretty excited!
With that said, about a week ago I bought the 2012 specific Akrapovic (after reading through all the headaches with the previous models stated as fitting the 2012 fiasco) and the fitment is great and I love the exhaust.
My only concern is, that it does not fit underneath the oem adventure racks that come with the bike. I've seen people ask the question, and people say "yea, it should fit" or "it has no fitment issues with the 2012", but has anyone on here actually gotten it to fit properly? I've even tried fitting it with the modifications that Blair has suggested with no luck. Even removing the bolts altogether yields any possibility of fitment, so I'm very confused.
I really like this exhaust, and it is everything I want... with the one minor detail. Any suggestions are welcome - I'd like to get this thing working with all my equipment, otherwise, it's not the right exhaust for me.