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New here, just bought an 06 CBR 1000RR a week ago. It is my first sport bike. I have been riding dirt bikes for 15 years and also have a 650 enduro street legal bike. I know what your probably saying......your crazy for starting out on a 1000. I am handling it very well so far and know my limits, thanks to dirt bikes. Now I want to add some aftermarket stuff to the bike as I am uncontrollably addicted to spending money .

I have my eye on some Greggs front blinkers, fender eliminator kit, tail light/blinker kit, exhaust, power commander, and definately a dark smoke wind screen. My decision for exhaust is nerve racking, and I cant find any reviews. I have narrowed it down to either the the Akrapovic or the Arrow, but dont know which one is best for the 06 CBR 1000RR. I want a full system not just a slip on. Any help would be appreciated.

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New here, just bought an 06 CBR 1000RR a week ago. It is my first sport bike. I have been riding dirt bikes for 15 years and also have a 650 enduro street legal bike. I know what your probably saying......your crazy for starting out on a 1000. I am handling it very well so far and know my limits, thanks to dirt bikes. Now I want to add some aftermarket stuff to the bike as I am uncontrollably addicted to spending money .

I have my eye on some Greggs front blinkers, fender eliminator kit, tail light/blinker kit, exhaust, power commander, and definately a dark smoke wind screen. My decision for exhaust is nerve racking, and I cant find any reviews. I have narrowed it down to either the the Akrapovic or the Arrow, but dont know which one is best for the 06 CBR 1000RR. I want a full system not just a slip on. Any help would be appreciated.

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full system is too pricey for my taste, if you're going to spend over $2k on eye candy, i would get an ohlin's front and rear suspension first. Also get a second set of wheels with your choice of stickier tires for those future track days.

Also, i recommend drilling and safety wiring. Race prep'n small details really makes a street bike stand out from the posers.

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A tank bag is nice to carry useful bling.
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A tank bag is nice to carry useful bling.

Why do you need a full system? Slip-ons will give you all the sound yoou need.

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Sounds like a sweet bike... but I don't know for sure... cause...



And either the Akro or Arrow pipes are going to MAJOR sweet! And going to cost you some change for sure!!!




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Why do you need a full system? Slip-ons will give you all the sound yoou need.
That's true as well!




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I've read that Arrow and Akrapovic are really good, but so are Arata and Sato. Not too many people know of Hamaguchi but they're good too. Just a slip-on will produce awesome sound but if you want a little more horse power gain and shave off some weight (a lot actually), get a full system. But yea do make sure to get a power commander, K&N high flow air filter, ceramic wheel bearings etc etc. But keep in mind that unless you spend some serious dough and mod out your engine or throw in a Ten Kate engine, you won't see a huge leap in power. As far as making your bike look good to stand out, I really don't know... I left the stock fender on my bike, that should tell you something.
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Anymore...leaving the stock fender on your RR will make it stand out...
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I saw a Repsol on Saturday with an Arrow that looked like the GP bikes exhaust. One under the tail and one on the side. Sounded real nice too. And 1000cc sportbikes and dirtbikes are apples and oranges.
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I saw a Repsol on Saturday with an Arrow that looked like the GP bikes exhaust. One under the tail and one on the side. Sounded real nice too. And 1000cc sportbikes and dirtbikes are apples and oranges.
Funny you say that about the Arrow, thats the one my buddy wants me to get, it's called the twin replica.

Everybody, thank you for the help. I will keep you posted on my progress with pics
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I saw a Repsol on Saturday with an Arrow that looked like the GP bikes exhaust. One under the tail and one on the side. Sounded real nice too. And 1000cc sportbikes and dirtbikes are apples and oranges.
I saw a RR at the dealer with one installed like that. I wasn't diggin it.



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Yeah, I'm not going with the Arrow twin replica. I've decided to go with a SATO slip-on. I have read alot of reviews, and the SATO slip-on has came out as the top for my 06.
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Pricey but nice!

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