<blockquote>Quote:<hr> Man,I can't wait! I hope I can just bolt it on and go with no running problems.Can't wait to feel even more top end power.Gonna be a blast.Just had to share that with ya's.
I would say that it is unlikely that you can just bolt it on and be happy. Mine ran like shit until I got a proper map made for it. Like WarDawg suggested, you need to get the pipe setup right. You wouldn't put a pipe on a carbureted bike without having it re-jetted. Likewise you shouldn't install a pipe on a fuel injected bike without a PC or similar device to clean up the A/F ratio.
People often talk of sharing/swapping maps. I don't have much faith in its usefulness - unless you just want to get a base map to start from. Even though they may be the same bike and setup, no two machines are exactly alike. You should have a map made for your bike. A good example of this was seen at FastTrax. DD has two GSXR-750 race bikes. The bikes setup are identical. However, they have different maps.
As far as getting a map from somebody to use as a base - well if you are going to get a map made right away - then it's probably not worth while. If you go to right PC approved tuning center then they probably have done enough 12's to have a good base map to start from. That was the case when I took my bike to FastTrax. All he had to do was make the necessary modifications for the particular requirements of my bike.
If you can't get the map made right away, then I guess it can't hurt to get one from somebody else. It can either make it better or worse. You can fiddle around with it - but without having a Dyno and A/F analyzer you can't really tell what you are doing.
Who knows it may run o.k. by just installing the pipe. Even so, it will almost certainly run better after having a map made for it. Like I said, mine ran like shit after the pipe was install. It was an absolute must to have the PC installed and properly mapped.
Considering WarDawgs Hindle suggestion - All I got to say is "to each their own". I've never liked the looks of the Hindle. It was a good point however, that the savings from buying a Hindle could be pay for the dyno time.
H.P. differences between pipe (Micron, Muzzys, Akrapovic or Hindle) - there may be a couple h.p. differences here and there. But, in the real world - I don't think that the differences matter much.
I had a few goals in mine when I bought the Akrapovic. They were:
1. Replace the stock oil drum, er exhaust, with something more visually appealing.
2. Maintain the "smoothness" of the stock setup while achieving a performance gain.
3. Replace the stock system with something that isn't overly loud or obnoxious.
The Akrapovic exceeded my goals/expectations in every aspect. There have been many post talking about idle hunt and flat spot problems with other systems. There were no such issues with the Akra - it meet goal #2 perfectly.
Fit, finish, and construction of the Akrapovic are top notch - you can't beat it in this regard. The Micron's (Serpent) that I've seen were impressive as well.
Based on my experience so far - I would say you made an excellent choice. You won't be disappointed.