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I bought my FZ-07 last year and rode it for approx. 4000km. After sounding like a moped for 4000 km I decided to upgrade the exhaust. (the only thing other than floppy turn signals and mirrors I don't like about the bike)
I looked at all the different brands and decided spending upwards of $2000 (after tax and exchange to CND) on an Akrapovik Exhaust and fuel controller on a Bike that was just over $7000 new was ridiculous. looks great but really? almost 25% the cost of the bike?????
So I looked on good old cheap ass Ebay. Found someone selling DanMoto Exhausts, various different models and styles. all reasonably priced. So I checked them out online and found that ordering to Canada it was cheaper to order the exhaust directly from the manufacturer in China.
It took less than 2 weeks to arrive and less than an hour to install. No instructions. But really? lefty loosey/Righty tighty is all the instruction I've ever needed! (and if that don't work try the other way...)
Its still winter here in Winnipeg so I cant ride it yet. (was -28C this morning) so I can only fire it up and rev in garage, door open.
I went with the XG-1. looks great to me. Sounds loud as [email protected]#%! without DB Killers. I have the DB Killers but probably never going to use them, unless I get a ticket.
As far as fitment goes.... I am going to go see a buddy with an exhaust shop before I do to much ridding. The pipe under the engine is just a little to close for comfort for me. Also I find the tailpipe to be too far out from the frame. Doesn't look goofy but I would rather have it tucked nice and close to the bike.
So a little tweaking with an experienced pipe bender and she will be perfect!
As far as cost? Well all said and done it was under $500 with 2 sets of DB Killers.
I am going to order the EJK fuel controller before ridding season.
Unless someone can tell me of something better?
I have pictures and video on instagram
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I too had reservations about the price of the exhausts... Then I came across this video:

After hearing that I think I'm okay just drilling the stock exhaust until I get some extra cash or find a deal on a used exhaust someone didnt like.
 

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cool OP.
some of the DanMoto's i have heard sound good!
I agree tucking in would be a good idea. I like the proportion of the stock exhaust. It fits the bike.
I know a lot of people like fuel controllers, but now you're climbing the ladder to one grand.
Fix your pipes and Ride you bike. I'd bet it runs fine and I would bet you'll luv it without the added expense of a bolt-on gizmo.
Race somebody with a FZ-07 and the gizmo and see who ends up behind and by how much?
 

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who is that little warrior, or is that just a spaghetti bowl on his head?
I saw to this video also. The guy makes sense and the sound he has is great.
Down sides?; sure, but not many if any i bet.
You could always put it on a Dyno and compare it to stock to see if what he says was bad advice !
-just kidding.
 

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If drilling holes into a stock muffler to make it louder is what you are looking for than by all means go ahead and do it! Your not going to lose anything buy trying it. Guys used to hollow out car mufflers and drill holes in them to make them louder too. But most of the guys that did that eventually turned 17, their balls dropped and they realized what they did was hack. Maybe you muffler drillers should open up shop in your area? You could save everyone thousands of dollars in expensive exhausts! You could even get into selling those electric turbochargers??? Or Performance Chips (resisters) that add 45 HP and 20% fuel savings! LOL
 

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Really solid contribution to the thread. We need more people like you, it's a great way to foster a community of openness and information sharing.

The bike is tuned for the stock exhaust - it just sounds pitiful. If you don't reflash or tune for an open exhaust you're going to harm your bike. Now you're looking at 1500 dollars just to change the sound of the bike - that's great if you're a trust fund baby or living in your parents basement still but for the rest of us average joe's with kids and average paying jobs, that's a bit silly when you can bridge the gap in the short-term for free. I'd rather spend the money on nice riding gear.

Welcome to the site... I hope you continue delivering such insightful and helpful commentary....
 

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Ah That's sweet of you to welcome me to the site considering I joined Wednesday last week and you joined Saturday.

And as far as I can tell your only contribution is to tell people to drill holes in their mufflers and post links to youtube telling people how to drill holes in mufflers.

Your kids must be so proud of you!
 

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If someone wants to modify their muffler, it's their business but I wouldn't do it myself because 1. it probably actually decreased the TQ and HP, been there, done that, and 2. it will actually decrease the value of the bike in every case if a potential buyer doesn't want someone else' idea of what is cool and what ain't. I'm an old fart with a lot of sad tails about how I did the wrong thing, thinking it was cool.
 
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