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    so i'm interested in getting a new exhaust for my tlr and i was hoping that i could kill two birds with one stone here. my biggest complaint with the tlr is its weight. i've heard that new slipons or system will save some weight. i'm looking at a pair of yosh ti slipons and i was wondering what sort of weight savings i'm going to realize. has anyone noticed an improvement with the curb weight of their bike after installing a new exhaust?

    i just wish that there was something that i can do to make my bike lighter. i was just at a dealership and was sitting around on different bikes and i couldn't believe how much lighter other literbikes felt. if there is anything that i can do to make my bike lighter on its feet, i'd like to find out.

    andy

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    Full system will save you about 15lbs best bang for the buck is an M4 aluminum full system. The titanium systems are not a lot lighter maybe 1 lb as it is only the outer shell of the can that is titanium the inner guts are still stainless steel as well as the headers unless you go a full Akropovic Titanium then it is actually titanium in the cores etc, but it is stupidly expensive if cost is no object then go for it.

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    • #3
      so M4 is a better value, or a better system than the Yosh? i figured that the ti wouldn't save a whole lot more than the aluminum. is the weight difference close with the yosh ti and aluminum?

      andy

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      • #4
        In terms of power it goes Yosh then M4 then Akropovic with the Akro making the most about 6HP more than the Yosh with the m4 in the middle, the m4 and Yosh are very close to the same weight, sound wise the M4 has more base note to the tone than a Yosh, if I was buying new I would buy the M4 I use the Yosh because I got it off of ebay.

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        • #5
          You said you were looking at slip ons. I've just fitted a set of Yoshi CF and you could really tell the weight difference when handling them, but after fitting them to the bike the difference is not noticable but the sound factor is horn! Agree with Doug need to do the full system to get maximum weight reduction.
          Retired the TLR for a Gixxer 1K. Sorry boys I sold you out

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          • #6
            A full system will really help shed some weight. The full headers also don't have the crimp on the left side like the stock pipes. As far as power, I heard it was Akro, then M4, then Yosh

            Anyway, I had a full Yosh, but didn't like the fit and finish and can't stand the exposed strings (yeah, I know I'm weird). The M4's are a little lighter, look better, don't have the exposed strings and sound awesome.

            Either way, if your gonna spend $500 for slipons, save a couple more hundred and get a full system. It will be worth it.
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            • #7
              thanks for the info about the M4 systems. i haven't even thought to look at that brand. i must admit, i think i have some sort of latent nationalism that drew me to the yoshimuras. i didn't even realize that the yosh's weren't available in aluminum cans.

              as nice as a full system would be, i still don't think that i can justify the cost. for the additional cost, i could get a PCII as well as get it tuned. a full system adds maybe a couple HP and saves maybe a pound, right? just doesn't seem worth it but i guess i'll cross that bridge when i get there.

              andy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by The Crusher
                A full system will really help shed some weight. The full headers also don't have the crimp on the left side like the stock pipes. As far as power, I heard it was Akro, then M4, then Yosh

                Anyway, I had a full Yosh, but didn't like the fit and finish and can't stand the exposed strings (yeah, I know I'm weird). The M4's are a little lighter, look better, don't have the exposed strings and sound awesome.

                Either way, if your gonna spend $500 for slipons, save a couple more hundred and get a full system. It will be worth it.
                exposed strings?
                explain please...


                are the M4īs lighter than the Yoshis? If so, by how much?
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                • #9
                  Exposed springs, where the cans meet the midpipes. They are held together with springs. Looks really cheesy IMO and it's always the first thing my eye is drawn to when I see those systems.

                  The M4's and Akros are held on with bands, looks a lot cleaner and "professional" IMO
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