Akrapovic on a 2012 - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > Popular Forums > DL650A - 2012+


DL650A - 2012+ DL 650 2012 +

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-29-2012, 07:48 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Echuca, Victoria, Australia.
Posts: 22
Default Akrapovic on a 2012

For any who are interested.
Akrapovic just fitted to the 2 wheeled wonder.

Issues Good -
Fitment was easy, follow the instructions. (You may need to adjust any Engine Guards or Center Stands).
Instructions use the older model however it wasn't an issue.
Looks great, (a personal opinion). May look a little ... industrial for some.
Sounds great, (a personal opinion). Baffle in slightly louder than standard.
Baffle out, sounds the way a V2 should.

Issues Bad -
O2 sensor adapter required for my bike, (on order). (Australian bikes have a 12mm thread sensor, Aky exhaust has an 18mm thread). Probably not an issue for most of the USA.
Except maybe California ???
Not homologated. I think my Saturday morning lawn mowing session offends more people than the bike will ever do.

Thanks to Blair at SV racing. (And the Australian dollar).
VEE02
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0117.jpg (93.2 KB, 609 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0118.jpg (85.2 KB, 730 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0119.jpg (82.5 KB, 787 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0120.jpg (88.6 KB, 692 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0122.jpg (84.2 KB, 623 views)
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-29-2012, 07:57 PM
Trailslapper's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Scova Notia
Posts: 118
Default

Now that is Purdy.

So no issues on clearance around the rear of the skidplate mount?
Could you post a closeup pic when you get a chance of how it all fits under the rear skidplate mount? I have one of Yanns plates and was wondering if it would fit.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-29-2012, 08:12 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Echuca, Victoria, Australia.
Posts: 22
Default Update

No issues with clearance on my bike, (Aky exhaust uses the standard front cylinder header pipe), SW Motech Engine Guard, (trimmed to allow the OEM center stand to work).
VEE02
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0116.jpg (87.9 KB, 360 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0117a.jpg (89.4 KB, 355 views)
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-29-2012, 08:17 PM
Indyrider's Avatar
$tromtrooper
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Carmel, Indiana
Posts: 387
Default

Good to know the Akra fits the new wee ok. I bought one for my 09 and absolutely love it and will move it over to a new wee when the time comes. I really like the white, very sharp. If Suzuki sells a white or flat black again I'll probably have to bite.

Enjoy
__________________
09 Wee with stuff
09 DR 650
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-29-2012, 09:01 PM
Trailslapper's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Scova Notia
Posts: 118
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by VEE02 View Post
No issues with clearance on my bike, (Aky exhaust uses the standard front cylinder header pipe), SW Motech Engine Guard, (trimmed to allow the OEM center stand to work).
VEE02
Thanks for the pics VEE02, and to be clear, this is the exact same Akra that fits the pre 2012 bikes too?
Again, congrats, I bet it sounds great and sheds pounds.
But, Crap, this makes me wanna spend more money !!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-01-2012, 12:15 AM
91TCCRA#1's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midlothian, TX.
Posts: 93
Default

Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing, I'm strongly considering one in the not to distant future. Let us know how the bike runs with it on.
__________________
Steve.

12 Wee
06 FJR
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-01-2012, 01:54 AM
pneumatic's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brisbane - Australia
Posts: 298
Default

Can you confirm it has no catalytic converter?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-01-2012, 03:29 AM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Echuca, Victoria, Australia.
Posts: 22
Default Answers

Akrapovic web site has a lot of info, pdf file instructions etc.
No cat. converter. (Just a SMILE DIAL).
VEE02
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-01-2012, 04:49 AM
pneumatic's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brisbane - Australia
Posts: 298
Default

The website shows the old model, I wasn't sure if the new one was different
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-01-2012, 08:34 AM
TAZ650's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: NY
Posts: 148
Default

Vee02
Did you use a power commander or just bolt it on and ride? If you just put it on did you notice any positive or negative effects on the engine performance? I really want the akra just trying to decide if a power commander is needed.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2