AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector Installation Guide

AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector Installation Guide & troubleshooting

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AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector

AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 2Installation instructions

Congratulations on purchasing the Akrapovič exhaust system. The Akrapovič exhaust system is a product of Akrapovič d.d., Malo Hudo 8a, 1295 Ivančna Gorica, Slovenia (“Akrapovič”).

Please read this entire installation manual carefully prior to installing and using the Akrapovič exhaust system.

Akrapovič exhaust system should only be installed by persons skilled in motorcycle exhaust system installation and performance. The instructions provided in this manual should be followed to ensure proper installation and safe use of the Akrapovič exhaust system. Akrapovič and/or its partners shall not be held liable for any damage or personal injury (including direct, indirect, or consequential damage) sustained as a result of improper installation of the Akrapovič exhaust system or its use and maintenance contrary to the instructions and warnings contained herein.

If you have any questions regarding the installation and/or proper use of the Akrapovič exhaust system or this manual, please contact your local Akrapovič partner.

For more information on the Akrapovič exhaust systems, see the official Akrapovič website at: http://www.akrapovic.com

GENERAL INFORMATION

Your safety is our number one priority. Please ride your motorcycle responsibly, safely and always obey local traffic rules.

All statements made with regard to the exhaust system’s compliance are made in respect of the exhaust system “as is”. Any modifications of the Akrapovič exhaust system or its improper installation, use or maintenance that is not in accordance with this Installation manual, may result in severe damage to the exhaust system and/ or engine, as well as personal injury, and may affect the exhaust system’s compliance with the legal requirements, such as exhaust system’s air and/ or noise emissions (as an example, the motorcycle may not be suitable for use on public roads any longer), as well as warranty coverage.

The exhaust system may only be used in accordance with relevant laws and regulations, including state and federal, where applicable.

Damage caused by improper installation, use and maintenance of the Akrapovič exhaust system is not covered by the Akrapovič warranty. Please refer to the enclosed warranty with regard to the terms of our warranty.

Technical specifications of Akrapovič exhaust systems and related products are subject to change without notice.

COPYRIGHT AND OTHER RIGHTS NOTICE

The Akrapovič trademark, including corporate logos and emblems, are subject to copyright as well as trademark rights of Akrapovič, its licensors, or third persons authorizing Akrapovič to use them.

Any reproduction, technical or other manipulation, translation, or other use of the copyright and/or trademark rights contained herein is prohibited without the explicit prior written consent of Akrapovič. The same especially applies to the entire contents of this manual and/or any of its parts, including but not limited to technical specifications, instructions, graphs, photographs, and so on included in this manual.

Akrapovič takes all copyright and other rights infringement cases under serious consideration. If you have any reason to believe that your exhaust system is not an original Akrapovič product, please contact our local partners or Akrapovič at [email protected].

SAFETY & COMPLIANCE WARNING

BEFORE REMOVING THE STOCK EXHAUST SYSTEM AND BEGINNING THE INSTALLATION OF YOUR NEW AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST, PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT ALL ITEMS LISTED BELOW ARE VERIFIED:

  • THIS MANUAL IS SPECIFIC TO THE MOTORCYCLE INDICATED ON THE COVER PAGE, FOR WHICH IT IS DESIGNED. INSTALLATION PROCEDURES VARY DEPENDING ON THE TYPE OF MOTORCYCLE. PLEASE VERIFY THAT THE AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST SYSTEM AND THIS INSTALLATION MANUAL CORRESPOND TO THE TYPE OF YOUR MOTORCYCLE.
  • THE EXHAUST SYSTEM CAN GET EXTREMELY HOT DURING AND AFTER IT IS USED. MAKE SURE NOT TO TOUCH THE EXHAUST SYSTEM UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY COOL. ALLOW THE EXHAUST AND ENGINE TO COOL DOWN BEFORE BEGINNING INSTALLATION OR ANY OTHER WORK ON THE EXHAUST SYSTEM.
  • MAKE SURE THE MOTORCYCLE IS SECURELY POSITIONED TO PREVENT TIPPING OVER AND DAMAGE TO YOURSELF AND OTHERS, OR THE MOTORCYCLE.
  • PLEASE CHECK THE PARTS YOU RECEIVED AGAINST THE PARTS LIST AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE (PLEASE USE THE QR CODE ON THE FRONT PAGE OR LOOK FOR “SCHEMATIC VIEW” IN THE RESPECTIVE PRODUCT PAGE ON WWW.AKRAPOVIC.COM). MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL THE PARTS NECESSARY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF YOUR NEW AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST SYSTEM. IF ANY OF THE PARTS IS MISSING, PLEASE DO NOT PROCEED WITH UNINSTALLING YOUR STOCK EXHAUST SYSTEM/ INSTALLING THE AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST SYSTEM AND CONTACT THE RETAILER WHERE YOU PURCHASED THE AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST SYSTEM.
  • ALWAYS SECURE YOUR MOTORCYCLE’S GROUND CLEARANCE. FOR ADVANCED USERS, WE RECOMMEND YOU CHECK THE MOTORCYCLE SPRING PRELOAD SETTINGS TO OPTIMIZE GROUND CLEARANCE WHERE POSSIBLE.
  • EVERY EXHAUST SYSTEM MUFFLER HAS ITS UNIQUE SERIAL NUMBER, WHICH IDENTIFIES THE AUTHENTICITY OF THE PRODUCT. YOU CAN FIND THE SERIAL NUMBER ON THE MUFFLER’S INLET PIPE. PLEASE REFER TO THE PICTURE BELOW. PLEASE VERIFY THAT YOUR EXHAUST SYSTEM IS AN ORIGINAL AKRAPOVIČ PRODUCT. IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS, PLEASE CONTACT THE RESELLER WHERE YOU PURCHASED THE EXHAUST SYSTEM OR AKRAPOVIČ PARTNERS. THIS MANUAL, ANY CERTIFICATES AND AKRAPOVIČ WARRANTY APPLY TO ORIGINAL PRODUCTS ONLY.

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NOISE AND EMISSION WARNINGS
General warning
Because of the world-wide distribution of Akrapovič d.d. products, neither Akrapovič d.d. nor any of its subsidiaries make any representation that the products comply with the air and/or noise emissions laws, or labeling laws, of
any jurisdiction. The purchasers are entirely responsible for informing themselves of the applicable laws where the products are to be used and to comply with those law.
Although legal compliance of Akrapovič products in a specific country should be determined by the user, you can find some basic guidance on compliance of your Akrapovič exhaust system with various legal requirements on the
product-related part of our website (please use the QR code on the front page or look for the respective product page on www.akrapovic.com). For EC and ECE type approvals, please refer to the certificate enclosed to your product.

USA WARNING
Various U.S. states and the U.S. federal government have individual laws regulating the use of aftermarket exhaust parts and systems, especially as those parts and systems modify, remove, or replace original equipment catalysts.
Please consult the appropriate laws in your area before installing any aftermarket part or system on your vehicle to ensure compliance with all applicable laws. Neither Akrapovic d.d. nor any of their subsidiaries or the sellers of the parts or systems make any representation that any of their parts or systems comply with any such laws.

CALIFORNIA WARNING
California laws prohibit the use of any aftermarket exhaust part or system that modifies, removes or replaces original equipment catalysts unless the California Air Resources Board has issued an Executive Order regarding such part or system or unless the part or system is exempted by being used only on racing vehicles on closed courses. Neither Akrapovic d.d. nor any of their subsidiaries make any representation that any of their parts or systems has received such an Executive Order or that any of their parts or systems conform with the racing vehicles exemption. The purchasers are entirely responsible for informing themselves of applicable California laws and to comply with those laws.

GENERAL NOTE
Photographs and other illustrations in this manual are symbolic and are intended to help represent individual steps for proper installation and use, as well as for a general overview. The actual component parts of the Akrapovič
exhaust system may not entirely correspond to the photographs and other illustrations.

Tools & equipment

  • Mechanic gloves
  • T-handle 3 mm hexagon wrench
  • T-handle Torx 40 wrench
  • Combination 13 mm wrench
  • Spring puller

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PARTS LIST

The following parts should be found in the box:

  • Installation Manual
  • Homologation certificate/ compliance documents if applicable
  • Warranty
  • Fitting material
  • Muffler and pipes

Detailed list of parts can be found on the Akrapovič website (please use the QR code on the front page or look for “Schematic view” in the respective product page on www.akrapovic.com).

REMOVAL OF STOCK EXHAUST SYSTEM:

The process of uninstalling the original exhaust system may vary depending on the existing exhaust system.
Please follow the original exhaust system manufacturer’s instructions for uninstalling the original exhaust system.

If you for any reason decide otherwise, please note that any information provided in this respect herein should be considered as general information provided for your convenience only. Akrapovič shall not assume any liability or responsibility with regard to uninstalling your existing exhaust system, warranty coverage of such exhaust system or vehicle or their further fitness for use.

In case your Akrapovič exhaust system may not be used on certain roads or under certain conditions, please keep the stock or other exhaust system that you can use in such circumstances legally.

ECU fuel-mapping enrichment
Please make sure that any ECU fuel-mapping enrichment is compliant with relevant laws, including state and federal, where applicable. Akrapovič makes no representation or warranty with regard to legal compliance, noise or gas emissions in case of ECU fuel-mapping enrichment.

Evolution/Racing (Track day LP)
For perfect performance, throttle response and durability of the engine, the Akrapovič EVO/RAC (TRACK DAY LP) exhaust system should be used in combination with ECU fuel mapping enrichment provided by a professional, to avoid severe engine damage or breakdown, which could result in injury.

INSTALLATION OF THE AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST SYSTEM:

  1. Put the motorcycle on a side stand, we recommend a central racing stand. Make sure, that surface is solid and flat.
  2. Unscrew the marked bolts and remove plastic fasteners on both sides of the motorcycle and carefully remove the lower parts of the cowling off the motorcycle (F 01).
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  3. Unscrew marked bolt, unhook the springs and carefully remove the muffler off the motorcycle (F 02).
    CAUTION: be careful not to injure yourself or damage any part of the motorcycle during this procedure.AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 6
  4. Unscrew marked bolt, unhook the springs and carefully remove the link pipe off the motorcycle (F 03).
    IMPORTANT: be careful not to damage any part of the motorcycle during this procedure!
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  5. Slide the Track day Link pipe onto the collectors and attach the springs, tighten the link pipe’s bracket to the specified torque using bolt and washer from EVO/RAC installation kit (F 04).
    IMPORTANT: make sure, that springs pull the link pipe all the way onto the headers – use rubber mallet if necessary to tap the connections into place.AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 8
  6. Position the muffler correctly, slide it onto the outlet of the track day link pipe and attach the springs. Align the muffler in respect to the motorcycle and tighten the muffler to the specified torque onto the bracket using bolt, washers and nut from EVO/RAC installation kit (F 05, 06).
    CAUTION: be careful not to injure yourself or damage any part of the motorcycle during this procedure.AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 9AKRAPOVI Track day Link pipe/Collector Installation Guide  & troubleshooting 10
  7. Reinstall the cowling back on the motorcycle. Check motorcycle manufacturer manual for correct tightening torques.
    IMPORTANT: make sure not to damage any part of the exhaust system or motorcycle during this procedure.

FINAL INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE:

Clean grease spots off all exhaust system surfaces, when installation is finished. Cleaning will prevent spots from burning onto the surface. Do not use aggressive chemical cleaners, because they can damage the surface or sticker.

  1. Muffler – titanium outer sleeve: use a soft cloth sprayed with a multi-purpose spray lubricant (WD-40® or equivalent)*.
  2. Muffler – carbon-fiber outer sleeve: use a soft dry cloth sprayed with all purpose foam cleaner, then wipe with a soft dry cloth.
  3. Muffler – carbon-fiber outlet cap: use a soft dry cloth sprayed with all purpose foam cleaner, then wipe with a soft dry cloth.
  4. Painted mufflers and parts – use a soft cloth sprayed with all purpose foam cleaner, then wipe with a soft dry cloth.
  5. Chrome plated mufflers and parts: use a soft cloth sprayed with all purpose foam cleaner, then wipe with a soft dry cloth.
  6. Stainless steel pipes: use a soft cloth sprayed with a contact cleaner, then wipe with a soft dry cloth.
  7. Titanium pipes: use a soft cloth sprayed with a multi-purpose spray lubricant (WD-40® or equivalent)*.

Periodically make sure all the bolts and springs are sufficiently tight.

IMPORTANT:

  • make sure all the bolts are sufficiently tightened. In case the exhaust system touches the cowling or other parts repeat the adjustment of the exhaust system or contact your authorized dealer!
  • DO NOT USE AUTOMOTIVE WHEEL CLEANERS OR ANY CLEANING PRODUCTS WHICH CONTAIN ACIDIC ADDITIVES TO CLEAN AKRAPOVIČ EXHAUST SYSTEMS.

INSTALLATION TIP:

  • IT IS NORMAL IF WHITE SMOKE COMES OUT OF THE MUFFLER DURING THE FIRST 100 KM AFTER REPLACEMENT.
  • A CHANGE IN THE COLOR OF THE EXHAUST SYSTEM IS NORMAL DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES.

CAUTION:

  • DO NOT STAND BEHIND THE MUFFLER AT ANY TIME.
  • after running engine for 30 minutes, retighten the bolts of the Akrapovič carbon-fiber heat shield!

TROUBLESHOOTING:

Problem: Exhaust gas leaks out of the muffler/pipe clamp connections
Possible cause: connection is not completely joined
Solution: tap the connection into place

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References

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