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Help quiet my Akra Titanium shorty? PLZ!

Hello RR and XR fans, and particularly those of you with extensive knowledge of high performance mufflers. I installed my new Akrapovic full system on my S1000XR this weekend, just in time for my Florida vacation...only to discover that it is WAY too loud. The muffler is the Titanium shorty S-B10SO1-HASZ. I expected it to be loud, but this thing makes my neighbors houses shake when I cruise by...and I usually rip by, hardly noticed. (BTW, I live in the country, so my "block" takes me 20min to traverse at good speeds) I could wear earplugs, but that doesn't solve the problem of becoming the center of attention, which I absolutely do not wish to be. And there's the concern for attracting undesirable lights in Florida (ie; blue ones)
PLEASE HELP, if you know of any solution. According to Akra's #1 retailer in the US, they don't make a db killer for it. I was told that opening up the can (scary thought) and re-wrapping it would not help.
Any ideas guys/girls? Time is running out to solve this before leaving town.

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Hello RR and XR fans, and particularly those of you with extensive knowledge of high performance mufflers. I installed my new Akrapovic full system on my S1000XR this weekend, just in time for my Florida vacation...only to discover that it is WAY too loud. The muffler is the Titanium shorty S-B10SO1-HASZ. I expected it to be loud, but this thing makes my neighbors houses shake when I cruise by...and I usually rip by, hardly noticed. (BTW, I live in the country, so my "block" takes me 20min to traverse at good speeds) I could wear earplugs, but that doesn't solve the problem of becoming the center of attention, which I absolutely do not wish to be. And there's the concern for attracting undesirable lights in Florida (ie; blue ones)
PLEASE HELP, if you know of any solution. According to Akra's #1 retailer in the US, they don't make a db killer for it. I was told that opening up the can (scary thought) and re-wrapping it would not help.
Any ideas guys/girls? Time is running out to solve this before leaving town.

Thanks, Wade
If you want to sell it id be interestedL I do not believe they make a baffle for that shorty which means you are out of luck in that department. you could get rid of the muffler and find one with a baffle that might help you a bit but again it will still be louder. I cut my cat out of mine and removed the servo and it was a good bit louder by itself even running the stock muffler
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Get a longer muffler. I have an SC Project slip-on on my akra headers on my XR. It's not overly loud because it's a reasonable length muffler. That's a muffler's job. Having a short one is going to make it muffle less. It even comes with a DB-killer to made it road legal quiet if your that way inclined.
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Wes, thanks for your reply. It looks like, If I can't find another solution, I will have to sell it like you suggested. I'm trying not to get ill over this... I just installed the system myself. It was my first time doing a full exhaust and it took more hours than I had available (& more than I should admit). It has been on one test ride, so it is brand spanking new, not even burned in yet. Please make me a very good offer, and I will consider yours first. I will be creating an ad for it soon, on ebay and craigslist, but I am preparing for a trip, so it may take a little while. If we agree on a price, you can be sure that I will follow through and keep my word (I just read about another guy's struggle over a similar situation) as it is important to me. I found this system for a good price, so I don't plan to discount it tremendously. Also, if I don't find a suitable solution, then I may have to sell the entire system. The header is the steel version.
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Get a longer muffler. I have an SC Project slip-on on my akra headers on my XR. It's not overly loud because it's a reasonable length muffler. That's a muffler's job. Having a short one is going to make it muffle less. It even comes with a DB-killer to made it road legal quiet if your that way inclined.
Thanks....working on it. I also just learned that some people are making db killers for this pipe(custom, of course) that may be the best choice for me

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That thing looks so cool. I bought one for my S1000R. Went 4 miles and it was way TOO loud. Sold it the next week. This is on a bike still with the cat. It was a beauty but the noise was too much. You can ride faster if your quiet and no troubles.

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Thanks beech. So true, I'm enjoying "stealth mode" again! However, there is a huge difference in performance after removing the header, but I knew if I went to a long can, I wouldn't be able to install the panniers...why can't I have it all!!?? =)

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