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Poll:  How many FZ-07 riders out there still run the stock exhaust and like it?  How many have changed to aftermarket systems, or plan to change?

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virginiadave
I ordered the Akrapovic carbon system the day I bought the bike, it makes riding it soooo much more fun. The bike is way too quiet with the factory exhaust. I don't think I could live with this bike if I was forced to keep the factory exhaust. Night and day difference.
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duenan
You need a poll option for those who HAD aftermarket and changed back to stock. Which is me.
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bornagainbiker
You need a poll option for those who HAD aftermarket and changed back to stock. Which is me.
Thanks duenan, never thought of that.   :)

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AlbatrossCafe
I currently have Akra Carbon, baffle out. I switched at 1000 miles, ran it baffle-in till about 8k. Cut the baffle a bit and ran that till 12k. I have been baffle out since and its now almost 16k.
 
I commute about 30-45 min each way for work. Honestly, I am getting pretty sick of the volume. I run earplugs in every time, but it is still too after 10 minutes or so, or if an earplug isn't seated properly. It just gives me a headache.
With the baffle, I could run the Akra without earplugs for short trips. Longer trips I still used earplugs. NOTE: It is not the sound quality I dislike, but the volume.
 
With the stock, it was almost ridiculous how quiet that thing was. I didn't have to even think about it. It's too bad because I do like the weight savings and the responsiveness that the Akra gives me, but I do miss the stock volume. I may want to go back...
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Guest 2wheeler
With the stock, it was almost ridiculous how quiet that thing was. I didn't have to even think about it. It's too bad because I do like the weight savings and the responsiveness that the Akra gives me, but I do miss the stock volume. I may want to go back...
I'm running the stock exhaust with the inside portion of the snorkel removed and a MWR air filter. It actually sounds pretty good when you are getting into the throttle - much better than with the snorkel completely removed. Overall, it's still fairly quiet though. 
I have a 2WDW flash for a stock exhaust with no snorkel, and the overall combo works well.
 
Nice compromise of a bit of intake noise with an overall stealthy sound, and great power.
 
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foothills
Stock exhaust with the  "3/8 inch holes" mod - good compromise, like it.
 
 
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hugson2wheels
I run an Akrapovic titanium no baffle. Sounds epic! And people hear me then see me. Especially the ones texting and driving. ?
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hamster
I run an Akrapovic titanium no baffle. Sounds epic! And people hear me then see me. Especially the ones texting and driving. ?
 
 
Yeah, I still haven't hear in person one, even though it's common... haven't seen more FZ-07 on the roads in these months riding...
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bugeyes
Bought my bike slightly used and it came with an Acra Ti system on, the unused stock exhaust I got is unused and on the shelf in my garage. Run it baffle in as I thought it was too much otherwise.
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hugson2wheels
Yeah I agree it's loud as hell.... But I use ear buds to listen to music so the ear buds block a lot of the exhaust sound. I actually trimmed the baffle tubes flush so it should be louder than stock baffle yet quieter without baffle. I might put it back on. Although I doubt that will last long. The sound is addictive. And I like that people hear me coming. I had a girl blow a stop sign and then she froze up and stopped in the middle of Hempstead turnpike!!! I had to break HARD and the entire time (two seconds and about twenty five feet) I was thinking about the best way to fall if I couldn't stop in time. The dumb ass had her phone propped up on the steering wheel so she could steer and text. ?
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Beemer
Lets just admit it, we all like a bike that sounds great and everyone likes a little attention so aftermarket exhaust for the win!
 
 
 
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hugson2wheels
The best attention is the type that could save you from road rash, broken bones and a f@cked up bike. ?
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Beemer
The best attention is the type that could save you from road rash, broken bones and a f@cked up bike. ?
Agreed! I bet the guy riding the bike in the Helite airbag video would agree, too. ;) 
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xcarbonsteelx
I bought my bike from a dealer here in AZ with an Akra Ti with no baffle. I absolutely love how it sounds!
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Duke
I run a Black Widow exhaust on mine coupled with an ECU flash from 2WDW. I love everything about it so far.
 
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Redstang4
Went back and changed my vote, have since put on the black widow  8-)
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hamster
1 hour ago, Greg Zumbehl said:

Has or will your slip on turned blue?.

Looks like a quality piece of work

Hello! After almost 9k miles, still looking the same! Not titanium, so still steel color! Very happy with it!


Safe riding!

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Sonichives
On 2/2/2017 at 5:57 PM, foothills said:

Stock exhaust with the  "3/8 inch holes" mod - good compromise, like it.
 
 

Hey, I’m thinking about doing the same. How is it running ? Anything negative? Did you do the 3 holes above and below as most ? Thanks for you response In advance, Mike

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Gather123

I'd love to put something on my 2019 for a deeper, more soulful sound. I also really like the quietness of the stock. It would be great to find something to improve the quality of sound without adding much volume..

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