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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-04-2015, 11:47 PM
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Here's a shot with the tail tidy.
About how big a pain in the ass was installing the CW tail tidy and more importantly dealing with the OEM wiring for the existing plate?

I'm in the process of ordering one now, but want to do this myself if possible
Just an FYI the tail tidy takes a little time to put on but it's not super difficult. I'm not really mechanically handy and I figured it out. Biggest part was chasing the existing license plate wire from hugger back to under seat. Just take it slow removing underside plastic. Also I painted my plate holder as I wanted it to go away instead of being the stainless stock.
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post #12 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-04-2015, 11:55 PM
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I'll get a video of it soon. it sounds freakin awesome!
Can you give a review on the wheels? They look awesome and I would love to know if they make your bike respond in the different ways they claim.
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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-05-2015, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Picture the dealer took of it today.
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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old 12-08-2015, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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A few better pictures from the Ducati Detroit FaceBook page......
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So thats what the full Akra system looks like!

I didn't think I would like the gold wheels, but I do
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Love that fairing.
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Can you give a review on the wheels? They look awesome and I would love to know if they make your bike respond in the different ways they claim.
I can feel a big difference.
The turn in is MUCH smoother and easier. Effortless cornering.
And it also seems to smooth out the ride a lot.

My "butt dyno" is off because I had a lot done all at the same time. it's like a freakin rocket now though. So I cant really say for sure how or how much it changed the acceleration.
Braking feels close to the same. The thing stopped on a dime with like 6 cents left over before the wheels.

Worth it? So far I'm leaning to yes. it's a good chunk of change to drop where you wont really gain any hp. But the bikes handles far better than it did before. Cant wait to get it to the track and try it.
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So thats what the full Akra system looks like!

I didn't think I would like the gold wheels, but I do
I should try and post a pic up now that its turning blue. Looks badass!!!

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Love that fairing.
I'm not completely sold on it to be honest. If it kind hugged the headlight a bit more or something it would be better IMO. Looks a little too much like an afterthought. I'm sure someone will come out with one that a little more smoother looking.
I like the one that is on the Stripe version and the one that is coming on the R.
I just wish those were a little larger and offered in either a smoke version or solid color.

I will say, unless the sun is directly on the display, it helps a LOT with seeing it during the day.
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I can feel a big difference.
The turn in is MUCH smoother and easier. Effortless cornering.
And it also seems to smooth out the ride a lot.

My "butt dyno" is off because I had a lot done all at the same time. it's like a freakin rocket now though. So I cant really say for sure how or how much it changed the acceleration.
Braking feels close to the same. The thing stopped on a dime with like 6 cents left over before the wheels.

Worth it? So far I'm leaning to yes. it's a good chunk of change to drop where you wont really gain any hp. But the bikes handles far better than it did before. Cant wait to get it to the track and try it.
I would drop some money on tires before rims but if you have money to drop on rims why not than.
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