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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 02-29-2016, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow vs Remus

Anyone here with experience with both/either? They're priced similarly. I'm looking for the most durable one finish-wise and prefer not having to repack.
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I've heard of this 'repacking' thing before, but never having had an aftermarket silencer before I don't really know what it is. How often does it have to be done, and who does it? Do I have to send it back to the manufacturer?
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HI Anotherbiker Very quick job , get 4 stroke packing from your bike store , remove the end cap , remove old packing (with gloves or you will itch ), put new packing in , the more dense you pack the longer it lasts but also makes it more noisy . (don't pack to densely !) . replace end cap . You will hear when it needs new packing - the pipe gets louder .
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If you've ever been to watch Le Mans 24 hour racing and wondered why the cars get noisier and noisier as the race goes on I guess this explains it! Probably the same at Suzuka endurance races but sadly I've never been.
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I've heard of this 'repacking' thing before, but never having had an aftermarket silencer before I don't really know what it is. How often does it have to be done, and who does it? Do I have to send it back to the manufacturer?
Necessary on some aftermarket cans, not on others. Depends on the internal construction and the soundproofing material used. I've never had to repack my Akras, but I'm not too keen on the looks of the AT Akra.
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Here's an AT Remus with the baffle out. Sound seems reasonable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXJWvMl7meo
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Sounds good, but you can clearly see that the black plastic cover has a different shape - doesn't look good

Resigned from purchase in 2016.
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Sounds good, but you can clearly see that the black plastic cover has a different shape - doesn't look good
That seems to be the case for all of them, even Termi.

Here's some dyno time with Arrow exhausts.

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HI Anotherbiker Very quick job , get 4 stroke packing from your bike store , remove the end cap , remove old packing (with gloves or you will itch ), put new packing in , the more dense you pack the longer it lasts but also makes it more noisy . (don't pack to densely !) . replace end cap . You will hear when it needs new packing - the pipe gets louder .
Yes, always had to do this on our dirtbikes with aftermarket silencers. A tip : cover the end of the pipe, which mostly consist of some raster-type stainless steel, with plastic tape. Makes it much easier to put the new damping wool in the silncer, and is safer for your hands. You can leave the tape on it, after half an hour it is gone.... :-)
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I like the look of the Arrow system but it looks as though the silencer is not road legal. Shame.
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