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I’d like to lose the massive stock muffler on a V-Strom 1000 and gain just a bit more sound out of the bike. The Akrapovic unit is big money whereas the Arrow is about $300 less so I just assume save the money but I have yet to find a YouTube video comparing stock to Arrow. I don’t want a really loud bike.

Anyone heard either or both of these?

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I’d like to lose the massive stock muffler on a V-Strom 1000 and gain just a bit more sound out of the bike. The Akrapovic unit is big money whereas the Arrow is about $300 less so I just assume save the money but I have yet to find a YouTube video comparing stock to Arrow. I don’t want a really loud bike.

Anyone heard either or both of these?

NC
Check adventure tech. web site, they have Arrow sound Bytes..:smile2:
 

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Here is my Arrow when I had it on '14 model. I've transfered it to my '18 model now and it is still going strong. I've done full maintenance with 30.000 miles and it was not necessary as the interior was almost like new. Changed the interior anyway. It has something like 40.000 miles.
I ran it without silencer.
 

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I have the same one as Bosnjo and definitely prefer the finished look with the cap on the connector. I usually leave the silencer in as mine pops on decel without it ((haven’t done any other tuning). With it in it is louder and lower but not annoying at lower RPM’s. It definitely growls if you get on it though. You say “massive stock muffler” not sure if you mean size or just weight? But from pics I’ve seen the Akra doesn’t look much smaller than OEM and for $825 (on sale) I had no interest.
 

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I’d like to lose the massive stock muffler on a V-Strom 1000 and gain just a bit more sound out of the bike. The Akrapovic unit is big money whereas the Arrow is about $300 less so I just assume save the money but I have yet to find a YouTube video comparing stock to Arrow. I don’t want a really loud bike.

NC

Have you decided yet? I am also considering Leo Vince and Yoshi. I have a Leo on my BMW and has phenomenal sounds and looks great. Sorry but Akro's while great pipes are not worth the money they ask for them.
 

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Have you decided yet? I am also considering Leo Vince and Yoshi. I have a Leo on my BMW and has phenomenal sounds and looks great. Sorry but Akro's while great pipes are not worth the money they ask for them.
Not going to add one at this time. Stock will work.

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Got an Arrow for stupid cheap on a local classified and installed it this morning, super happy with it. With the baffle it's almost like stock, but a lower tone unless you really open the throttle. I have removed the baffle and went for a little ride, if it doesn't get louder over time (I doubt the guy had it for 2 years) I might leave the baffle out.

EDIT: the baffle is back in, it's a bit too loud for my taste
 

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If it's strictly for better sound, I'd stick with the inexpensive cans (delk, danmoto, etc).
The only "expensive" one which makes sense to me is Scorpion. It's the only one I know to offer lifetime warranty to original owner and is guaranteed to not need repacking (all others need repacking depending on use, every 6-10k miles)
 

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Also with the new slipon my slight off idle stumble(Hesitation?) is gone.
 

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If it's strictly for better sound, I'd stick with the inexpensive cans (delk, danmoto, etc).
The only "expensive" one which makes sense to me is Scorpion. It's the only one I know to offer lifetime warranty to original owner and is guaranteed to not need repacking (all others need repacking depending on use, every 6-10k miles)
Holeshot does not need repacking. In fact you can't repack it.
 

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I bought the full Arrow exhaust from Rick at AdventureTech about a year ago and it has been great. The exhaust and slip on are high quality. Also have a PCFC. This is how the bike is supposed to be.
 
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