GTS 300 gets a new exhaust
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GTS300
Joined: 14 Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Location: Florida
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:58 pm quote
Last weekend I took the Vespa for a relaxing sunny ride from Naples down to Goodland. We used to launch our boat from the Calusa marina a few years ago (The Whaler is long gone...now I have a scoot to occupy my weekends). I ended up at the beautiful new County boat launch facility where I just hung out and watched the boat traffic go by. Goodland is still the same sleepy Olde Florida waterfront burg nestled amongst the mangroves and brackish Everglades waters it always was - birds, bugs, gators, fish, fishers, etc. What a great ride.

When I got back home there was a surprise package at the front door - a new Akropovic exhaust! I couldn't wait to install it and took a few pics along the way.

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I love getting late Christmas presents like this.

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The box was kind of broken in the middle, and the styrofoam packing as well, but contents were in perfect shape.

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Stock exhaust is pretty, but definitely not as cool looking (or sounding) as the Akra.

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Removal was pretty straightforward after a run to the hardware store to buy a T-40 Torx socket bit. I also had to buy a hex socket bit (I forget the size) to install the new unit. The stock unit is heavy.

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The naked header pipe after taking off the OEM exhaust.

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You can see the gasket, the one you're supposed to replace when removing the OEM exhaust, down in the pipe. It came off with the pipe.

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this is what is left after removal.

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New downpipe connected to header. I left all connections slightly loose until all pieces were in place.

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Bolt with big spacer goes to upper connection point.

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Bolt with smaller spacer goes to lower connection point.

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Everything in place.

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This exhaust is extremely well made, something that doesn't translate so well with online pics.

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best looking unit for the GTS300 currently available, IMHO.

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The can just slips over the down pipe, with a couple of springs clipped on. VERY easy install. I spent more time cleaning the surfaces than I did actual wrenching. Clean all metal parts well prior to first start up, as any dirt, oil, fingerprints, etc. ca

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With the db killer left in the exhaust note is more muscular and growl-like than stock. It gets better after a few hours too.

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GTS300
Joined: 14 Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Location: Florida
Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:30 pm quote
Video here...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvR6gy1kaMs

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2010 GTS 300ie
Joined: 06 Oct 2011
Posts: 169
Location: Austin, TX
Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:12 pm quote
CoooooooooooL exhaust bro.
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Joined: 12 Oct 2009
Posts: 40
Location: Central London
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:36 pm quote
Love the look and sound of that exhaust....but ...is it right you can't mount it when you have rear crash bars fitted?
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GTS300
Joined: 14 Sep 2011
Posts: 93
Location: Florida
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:51 am quote
brennie wrote:
Love the look and sound of that exhaust....but ...is it right you can't mount it when you have rear crash bars fitted?
No conflict with crash bars. I now have the Vespa bars fitted...no problems.
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GTS 125 I.E.
Joined: 28 Dec 2011
Posts: 824
Location: Belgium (lies on the left from the moon)
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:47 am quote
the more i see those exhaust the more i want one

after riding with a GPR exhaust i was a little tired of the noise level sometimes and that is also the reason i went back to stock but those Akra's look astonishing and the noise is'nt overdone with the DB killer according to the videos i saw untill now...
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Joined: 12 Oct 2009
Posts: 40
Location: Central London
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:10 am quote
Thank you for a speedy reply.....wonder why their web site says not compatible with chrome kit side protectors....would the touch with a pillion on board do you think?
Puzzled ...
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2012 GTS 300
Joined: 22 Oct 2011
Posts: 307
Location: Annapolis, Maryland, USA
Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:38 am quote
Looks and sounds great!!
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P200 / GTS 300
Joined: 21 Jan 2016
Posts: 31
Location: Columbus, OH
Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:35 pm quote
Akrapovic Install
I'm buying a new GTS 300 Super. One of the first mods I want to do is add an Akrapovic exhaust. I've heard I should wait on the install until after the break-in period. Any thoughts on this.
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gts300ie
Joined: 15 Dec 2013
Posts: 218
Location: australia
Fri Feb 12, 2016 6:15 am quote
i have the exactly the same bike and same pipe
hate the backfiring
keen to hear how u go with it and yr thoughts on the backfiring
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GTS 300
Joined: 11 May 2019
Posts: 38
Location: UK
Sat May 11, 2019 10:09 am quote
Akrapovic fit to GTS 300 with crash bars
Hi first post here and appreciate this is an old thread.
Been reading the forum intently and enjoying all the subjects.
I am picking up a 2017 70th anniversary GTS 300 next week and would love to add the Akrapovic slip on exhaust.
Some people have had no issues with this pipe but am still wondering if it will fit and hit the ODM rear crash bars when riding??

Thanks

Matt

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GTS 300 Super
Joined: 13 Sep 2017
Posts: 901
Location: West Sacramento, CA
Mon May 13, 2019 9:38 am quote
Re: Akrapovic Install
wandrews714 wrote:
I'm buying a new GTS 300 Super. One of the first mods I want to do is add an Akrapovic exhaust. I've heard I should wait on the install until after the break-in period. Any thoughts on this.
It's only a few hundred miles and an oil change for that first service. I'd say wait. Then slap it on after that first service. My $0.02
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