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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-08-2019, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Akra and Warranty

Will the installation of the full Akra void the BMW warranty?
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Theoretically yes because it most likely states on the exhaust packaging or even the website "for off road use only". It doesn't adhere to epa emissions and noise regulations/ bike did not come with it by design from the manufacturer. Will it cause any warranty work claims to be denied, depends...maybe....maybe not
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Will the installation of the full Akra void the BMW warranty?
The only Akra that will not void your warranty is the system that BMWAG provides a part number for your bikes application, and the dealer installs it.

However, the dealer in DFW indicated that if HE buys the system from Akra, and he installs it, he will stand behind the application of use and all warranty. However, he will not put that in writing and let you have 100% assurance that if he gets fired or leaves, the next GM will honor the same situation. GM said you dont need a piece of paper in writing. Just do it.

Me? I will install my Akra and if I have an issue with the engine, I will remove the Akra and put the stock back on there, and then take it in for the work. Yes, it is alot of work, but a lawyer is expensive and time consuming to get and win over the powers of BMWAG like @z00 had to.
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Full system won't void warranty. Just stay away from modifying ECU or tunning the engine.

When I get my K67. I plan to install a 3/4 system so it's easy to swap back to stock.
Then get duplicate ECU, ignition, dashboard. Always take it to dealership in stock form.

Or just keep it all stock, assuming BMW fixes current flat spots.
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Full system won't void warranty. Just stay away from modifying ECU or tunning the engine.

When I get my K67. I plan to install a 3/4 system so it's easy to swap back to stock.
Then get duplicate ECU, ignition, dashboard. Always take it to dealership in stock form.

Or just keep it all stock, assuming BMW fixes current flat spots.
Australian models are the same as the European, no flat spots.
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I have covered this topic multiple times. A full system will not void warranty. The only reason BMW will refuse warranty is if it can be proved that something you did or someone else did to the motorcycle caused it to fail. And the failure was directly caused by what was done. Hence why tuning can result in failure. If the person knows what they are doing then majority of the time its fine. BMW is very good with warranty if they can clearly see it is a fault not caused by the owner or someone who modified it. But having a heavily modified bike does not go in your favor should something go wrong.
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I have covered this topic multiple times. A full system will not void warranty. The only reason BMW will refuse warranty is if it can be proved that something you did or someone else did to the motorcycle caused it to fail. And the failure was directly caused by what was done. Hence why tuning can result in failure. If the person knows what they are doing then majority of the time its fine. BMW is very good with warranty if they can clearly see it is a fault not caused by the owner or someone who modified it. But having a heavily modified bike does not go in your favor should something go wrong.


I was told by someone high up at BMW Canada that the Akrapovic exhaust will not void my warranty. As well as from Akrapovic themselves.


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I have now been told by my BMW AD that as long as they install it there will be no warranty issues.
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I have now been told by my BMW AD that as long as they install it there will be no warranty issues.
Who's your dealer?
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