Not very different or louder than stock, just a bit deeper tone ... I ride with ear plugs in...so unless I go through a tunnel or overpass... I dont hear them. Dealer I bought my bike from installed them, when the mechanic handed the key back to me said "man you must've saved like 20-30lbs off that bike!" 😂How do those slip ons sound?
They are the same as the ones in the "performance package" ... I think the racing one is the full akro exhaust.Are yours the "regular" ones, or the "racing" ones? I see two listed for our bikes on their site. The regular ones say the DB are the same, but I expect they sound deeper. I'm guessing the racing ones are very loud??
Yes , and yes. The performance package was sold out, and not available for about 6 months....i didn't want to wait, so I just got the slipons which arrived in less than a week. Got the seat cowl on Amazon.Did you source them from Kawasaki's accessory catalog? They look suitable for use with the factory hardcases.
I believe you have an 18 correct? If so there is no exhaust valve. Or at least not that I've heard of. Believe it was deleted on or after the 13 year model.I read their instructions, and it looked rather straight forward other than the exhaust cable removal. Was that necessary??
Exhaust slipons are usually a very straightforward swap out. If you have basic hand tools like allen/hex head bit sockets. Metric 6 point sockets and combo wrenches you'll make short work of it. Take care and watch the gaskets is my advice.Thanks. I'm heading in the same direction as you with the slip ons. Just trying to determine if I can do it or let dealer.
I have a 2018 model and installed the slip on’s myself. It was very straightforward. You should have access to a torque wrench to ensure you don’t under or over tighten the various bolts. All of the torque specs are included in the instructions. You will also get a small amount of anti seize paste as well. Hope you enjoy them, they really save a heap of weight and look so much better than stock.Fantastic. Mine is a '19, so that is good news. That was the only step that was confusing me. I think I can handle the rest. Now to save up for the swap.....
I guess I was right... Not any louder than stock, just a different tone. Found this sticker on the muffler side thats facing the chain:Not very different or louder than stock, just a bit deeper tone ... I ride with ear plugs in...so unless I go through a tunnel or overpass... I dont hear them. Dealer I bought my bike from installed them, when the mechanic handed the key back to me said "man you must've saved like 20-30lbs off that bike!" 😂How do those slip ons sound?
It does feel like the bike revs quicker and it got rid of some of that engine brake... No popping/rumble noise, and I didn't notice a difference in the avg MPG or range since I put them on... So I'm happy with the purchase and not having to flash the cpu.