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.
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.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?
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....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 .