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CBR1000RR 2008-2011 Akrapovic Headers comparison

I have spent a bit of time doing research for the Akrapovic headers. With the exception of the Factory headers the Racing line and evolution line are the same setup but only differ in material.

Dimensions:

Headers: 4 x 38 / 4 x 42.3
Collectors: 4×42 / 2×45 
Link Pipe: 2×45 / 48 / 52

Differences:

Racing Line - Stainless 
Evolution Line - Titanium
Factory - Link pipes sit lower to ground so fitment issues on stock fairings

Parts List:

Racing Line (STAINLESS STEEL):

P-82 -  INNER SLEEVE X 4
PF-40 - FLANGE X 4 (SS D42,5 × 62/4)
H-H10R7 - HEADER TUBE SET
C-H10R7 - COLLECTOR SET
L-H10R6L - LINK PIPE
P-HF284 - M18/M12 LAMBDA THREAD FITTING SET
P-HF33 - ANTISEIZING GREASE
also needed are springs PS-1

Evolution Line (Titanium):

P-82 -  INNER SLEEVE X 4 (SS D40/45 × 20)
PF-40 - FLANGE X 4 (SS D42,5 × 62/4)
H-H10RT7 - HEADER TUBE SET
C-H10RT7 - COLLECTOR SET
L-H10R6TL- LINK PIPE
P-HF284 M18/M12 LAMBDA THREAD SET
P-HF33 - ANTISEIZING GREASE
also needed are springs PS-1

Factory Honda Race Headers:

P-82 -  INNER SLEEVE X 4 (SS…

Eazi-Grip Tank grips , Heel guards and gears

I bought a universal set of Eazi-Grip Pro pads off ebay. I was inspired by a video by the guys who offer a custom pad service so decided I would have a go. As it turns out, I used a cheap chinese set as a template and the results as you can see are brilliant. Fitting is very easy and the look and feel is outstanding. They also blend into the bike nicely. The truth is, the photo doesn't do them justice.
Why Eazi-grip? Well I tried Stompgrips and liked them. Their logo spoiled the looks and found I got air bubbles under the pad. These had no major problems. Also, Eazi-grip are used by the Honda Road Racing Team so made sense for me to use them. 
I had a carbon heel guard before but this style guard is the same as the road racing teams. Its small and functional and keeps the factory look alive on the bike.

I revisited by HRC Gearbox and took a quick photo. As you can see, the gears ae beautifully made and almost a shame to use. Hopefully these will be hidden inside the bike when I hav…
The project to bring these exhausts back to life is coming along nicely. After badgering Akrapovic, got part numbers and ordered some parts. As the photo shows replacement rivet bands, rivets and the end cap. I have also ordered the factory packing kit. Below is a pic of a custom bracket that hides behind the rearset. Its made out of stainless steel so heavy but will use this to make something lighter in alloy.