Welcome. Not tried it myself, but from the research I did (because I was considering one), I believe it’s optional. In the EU, for example, I think you need it to meet homologation rules, but I don’t think you actually need it to run the exhaust, if that makes sense?First post on here so here goes. I am looking to replace my standard can with a Akrapovic satin black can, but it does not come with the cat this is an extra. Has anybody tried one of these with or without the cat.
Not sure about the US - Revzilla? (Only one I know really, from their YouTube reviews). They have 10% off though:That's a nice looking can. Any suggestions on retailers/prices in the U.S.? Akrapovic points me to the Parts Unlimited distributor.
It’s the same code as the Akrapovic site, so I don’t see why not. What you might want to check with them, is that it comes with the link pipe for the SCR (see pic, below). I think Akrapovic supply it with a straight link pipe (for the Bolt), and an upswept one (for our bikes). Might just wanna check Partzilla include them both.So I found this, which is a bit less than Revzilla. I believe it's the same pipe, but not sure if the mounting is the same. What do you think?
Yeah, that O2 sensor is a real headscratcher at first!Fitted an Akrapovic silencer yesterday. Decided I don't mind paying top money for something that fits right first time out of the box. Don't know why you'd need the cat unless your bike gets tested for emissions - needless to say I didn't buy one! 40 mins to fit and 20 of those were working out how to take apart the O2 sensor wiring plug (not strictly necessary but less chance of damaging the wires; you need to get your fingernail or a small screwdriver under the little tab on the top and lift the inner part of it BTW). You will need to cut the tie-wrap holding the bunch of wires together and re-fit a new one on re-assembly. Pleased with the sound. Not too loud but just enough of an edge to it, and a nice snarl on over-run. Just waiting for my Hepco and Becker luggage rack and we can hit the Continent for some serious miles! Each time I stop for fuel someone looks at the bike and compliments it. Excellent!
Watch the ‘Black Bolt’ video above - that shows it running both with and without.It has a removeable baffle? So at present it's as it came out of the box, and what I'd call "sensible" in terms of noise. Tell me about the baffle though...
return it. get your money back !!!Bollocks! The end cap on mine is not obviously removable. No three bolts. Just riveted to the can. I can see the DB killer that is fitted into the main pipe but no idea how to remove it without risking damage. Might email Akrapovic. Unless anyone has any other ideas?
Get them e-mailed! I wouldn’t be putting up with that.Bollocks! The end cap on mine is not obviously removable. No three bolts. Just riveted to the can. I can see the DB killer that is fitted into the main pipe but no idea how to remove it without risking damage. Might email Akrapovic. Unless anyone has any other ideas?