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Re: 2017 Euro4 compliant Akro's baffle removal
Reply #40 on: 07 Aug 19, 10:07:12
Sorry .. didn't answer your other question ...

For me personally yes it was worth it ... I found the end can baffles a further restriction ... and I was happier with them out.

Once I purchased the Triumph Tiger 1200 XRT as the touring bike, the SX became a toy, so I purchased a set of Lextek headers and swapped out OE headers and cat, and got Hilltop motorcycles to do the wizardry and I am truly happy now.  :046:
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Re: 2017 Euro4 compliant Akro's baffle removal
Reply #41 on: 09 May 22, 08:36:12
As a newbie to the bike and realising this utter PITA way of taking out the baffle, this 'how to' is spot on to follow.
I collect my bike tomorrow, and will now have a think, which way i'm going to go. Rivet or Drill.

I'm of the approach, that once out, they won't go back in.

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Re: 2017 Euro4 compliant Akro's baffle removal
Reply #42 on: 09 May 22, 10:16:36
*Originally Posted by KD [+]
The rivets are 4.8mm stainless steel, so a 4.5mm drill bit would be ok, or 5mm if you are just drilling the heads off and not drilling down the rivet tail and punching the rivet tails out..

I have sheet metal grips, so the banding was in place around the end can and held by the grips before i riveted them back on.

Could somebody elaborate what is being talked about here. I get the steel banding needs to be repositioned, but surely it's a case of lining up all the existing holes and riveting the new ones home? No??

Does the band need securing somehow before you rivet it back?

Thanks.

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Re: 2017 Euro4 compliant Akro's baffle removal
Reply #43 on: 10 May 22, 05:40:24
The banding is held by the rivets.

Its good practise to locate the banding in position and hold it tight so that you don't get metal creep, and then the holes in the banding may not line up with the rivet holes.
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Re: 2017 Euro4 compliant Akro's baffle removal
Reply #44 on: 10 May 22, 11:03:00
*Originally Posted by KD [+]
The banding is held by the rivets.

Its good practise to locate the banding in position and hold it tight so that you don't get metal creep, and then the holes in the banding may not line up with the rivet holes.

Ok, I get it. Thanks David.
Will get the bits and give it a try.  :828:

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Re: 2017 Euro4 compliant Akro's baffle removal
Reply #45 on: 14 May 22, 07:53:04
Morning,

Sorry to keep asking, but with the rivet options, I guess stainless steel are better than aluminium for strength. My rivet gun has arrived, but has come with AL rivets.

I'll purchase some SS ones instead. 

But, what length do I need. I get the 4.8mm diameter, but what shaft length do I need to buy?
Options are 8mm, 10mm, or 12mm?

Also I guess a 9.5mm flange head size is ok too?

Cheers

Wayne. 

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Re: 2017 Euro4 compliant Akro's baffle removal
Reply #46 on: 14 May 22, 08:24:45
Hi Wayne. Remember there is never a silly question or a question too many…

I just looked at the back of rivets …

Mine are 4.8 x 9.5 (sealed at the end) this will stop gases escaping through the rivets.

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