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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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Sounds good, but you can clearly see that the black plastic cover has a different shape - doesn't look good :(
 

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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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Yes, the "Racing" versions are track only.

Needless to say you need to use the road legal versions with the provided DB Killer, otherwise the system becomes illegal :wink2:
 

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Looks to me as though the racing system is track only and the stainless steel system is homologated. The termignoni system looks as though it is road legal. Not very clear however.
 
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