I did a search on numerous forums but couldnt find anything. Everything I read about an aftermarket exhaust is more power and better sound. I am all for that, but my gas mileage is very important to me. Can anyone shed anyone shed any light on this for me?
I put an akra slip on to my bike and I haven't noticed any gas mileage change...if there is one it is probably no more than 5 mpg. But, I will say that the benefits of having the akra far outweigh a little gas mileage loss...[:M58]
The pipe change by itself won't have a DIRECT effect on MPG - but since the bike will be breathing better (more air), and most peeps will also put a high-flow air filter on (even MORE air), this tends to cause a lean condition. On a fuel injected engine, you re-map the program to compensate; on a carbureted engine you rejet. Either of THOSE mods WILL drop your MPG, since you'll be putting more air and more fuel through the engine. When I rejetted my 9r, I lost about 4-6 mpg.
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