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When dealing with akrapovic pipes, what are the easiest ways to tell if its just a slip on or the full system? (after its already installed on the bike). Will there be markings or indicators on the headers, etc? Just wondering, can't always take the seller's word for it...

edit: fyi, dealing with an 06 RR specifically. Thanks.
 

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Full systems have a carbon fiber heat sheild that say akrapovic on the right side by your leg and all the spring clips on the headers say akrapovic just look underneath the bike. Oh and :welcomesign:
 

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Full systems have a carbon fiber heat sheild that say akrapovic on the right side by your leg and all the spring clips on the headers say akrapovic just look underneath the bike. Oh and :welcomesign:
Good point. Also if it is a Titanium setup the headers will be a different color. Plus you can tell the difference from a Akrapovic Header and a Stock header:thumbsup:
 

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Pull off the canister and downpipe. Stick a long straw or some fish tape down there. Itf it hits something, that's that catalytic converter.....slip-on. Or just get it dynoed.
 

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Good point. Also if it is a Titanium setup the headers will be a different color. Plus you can tell the difference from a Akrapovic Header and a Stock header:thumbsup:
Usually OEM headers look pretty nasty compared to aftermarket on most bikes you will see some kind of flapper joint infront of the muffler
 

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The Akky full system will have unique bends in the header due to hydroforming to help push the exhuast through the bends.
 

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He said the easiest way
 

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stock vs. quality

other than the visual by a trained eye. most replacement headers have a flange bolted to the cylinder head that the pipes slip over and are held with a spring. the stock unit its all one piece
 
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