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    Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    on: May 09, 2017, 10:41:38 am
    May 09, 2017, 10:41:38 am
    I'm trying to remove the spud from my Akrapovic exhaust without any luck. I've removed the retaining bolt but the spud refuses to move, even a little bit. I've tried pulling it with pliers it but all that has done is marked it and bent it a little.  :023:

    Any useful advice greatly appreciated?  :183:
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 05:12:05 pm
    May 09, 2017, 05:12:05 pm
    Soak in WD40/ACF50/Penetrating Oil?  Sliding a robust piece of wood into the exhaust, angling it and using it to pull the spud out? Differential heating?
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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 07:57:27 pm
    May 09, 2017, 07:57:27 pm
    *Originally Posted by Si Click [+]
    Soak in WD40/ACF50/Penetrating Oil?  Sliding a robust piece of wood into the exhaust, angling it and using it to pull the spud out? Differential heating?

    thanks m8, I shall try those when my back is feeling better.
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 07:58:42 pm
    May 09, 2017, 07:58:42 pm
    The spud? Assuming you mean the baffle.. I recall someone on here mentioning that it had a spot of weld to the exhaust, just to make sure. Never tried it myself, so I could be talking bollocks as per usual.  :087:
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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 01:12:28 pm
    May 10, 2017, 01:12:28 pm
    *Originally Posted by v8guy [+]
    The spud? Assuming you mean the baffle.. I recall someone on here mentioning that it had a spot of weld to the exhaust, just to make sure. Never tried it myself, so I could be talking bollocks as per usual.  :087:

    So.....easy to break? Has anyone else removed the spud from their Akra?
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #5 on: May 13, 2017, 05:23:56 am
    May 13, 2017, 05:23:56 am
    mine has been out no weld on it but when its been back in doesn't take long before it goes tight again .my local Honda dealer uses a bar with ridge on it put it in the hole and then bangs it out

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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #6 on: February 06, 2020, 12:27:50 am
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    Skids
    What was you rationale to remove the baffle ???
    If it was to relive your youth did it work
    Was the noise acceptable was there any change in performance and fuel economy
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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #7 on: February 06, 2020, 05:49:30 am
    February 06, 2020, 05:49:30 am
    Here you go Newbs https://www.honda-crossrunner.com/index.php/topic,2250.msg14956.html#msg14956

    Bottomline is that you can always put it back in if you don't like the sound  :027:  :016:

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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #8 on: February 06, 2020, 06:16:23 am
    February 06, 2020, 06:16:23 am
    *Originally Posted by Newbs1ok [+]
    Skids
    What was you rationale to remove the baffle ???
    If it was to relive your youth did it work
    Was the noise acceptable was there any change in performance and fuel economy
    Cheers
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    Hi Newbs. No, not re-visiting my youth, mainly for safety reasons.....Loud Cans Save Lives!

    Or at least they can be part of a set of mitigating measures to help prevent accidents.

    I believe that less restrictive exhausts systems allow the VFR fuelling to smooth out more, meaning less low rpm snatchiness and better pick up. Not sure if it affects fuel consumption though.

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    Re: Akrapovic exhaust - spud removal
    Reply #9 on: February 06, 2020, 06:35:01 pm
    February 06, 2020, 06:35:01 pm
    Many thanks CBM and Skids

    I will give it a try

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