Hi, I’m Brian Van, Sportbiketrackgear.com. And today we’re going to install the Akrapovic slip on on our 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 STG project bike. I rolled this thing home from the dealer and it’s really cool This is a cool Super Sport bike for sure. The first mod we’re going to do is this because it’s just too darn quiet right This Akrapovic slip on is surprisingly inexpensive. It’s gonna be a very basic install. Akrapovic comes with very clear instructions Got a little anti-seize tube it comes with. All the necessary hardware and gaskets And probably the most professional packaging i’ve seen for any exhaust out there. Premium stuff for sure. This is really affordable. It’s going to fit nicely on our R3. The first thing we need to do Star it up and lets here that stock exhaust note. Like I said our little beast Sounds pretty, quiet pretty timid and we want to change that Tools to do the project, very basic Little hand tools here. This is not going to be a huge project. We’ve got a five millimeter t-handle Just want to remove one of the trim pieces I think it’s going to make our life a little bit easier here having this out of the way Once we get this out of the way, we’ll be able to move the Stock silencer We’re gonna lose a little weight Hopefully sound a little better But certainly look a whole bunch better Okay, now we’re going to loosen up The stock exhaust clamp here, on the other side of the muffler box 10mm bolt head Got it on a ratchet here, just using a Deep well 3/8 Get that bad boy loosened up Now we’ll come up here and get to the mount, using a 12mm and a t-handle here Back up wrench on there This is going to be a really cool project And I am excited for this little bike Be a great little street bike Spend a lot of time riding around on this thing, probably with my son Max In a lot of ways, I think this will even be a more appropriate Street motorcycle than the R1 Okay We are definitely going to be shaving some weight Now that, to this Okay, let’s put this piece here to the side I don’t know how much this will influence the sound Because remember we do have the muffler box on That is a pretty robust silencer. So hopefully we pick up A little better sound Got a gasket That slides into place here, high temp exhaust gasket. We have our band clamp Where they want you to put The anti-seize Alright, is on the threads of the bolt For the band clamp here. Just enough so that we don’t have A seizure of the threads here So if we need to service this In the future we are able to do so I’ve got the band clamp over The end of the silencer And I’ll slide that into position Got some new mounting hardware That came with it And I’ll go ahead and utilize that Wow, look at the difference in the size. This is gonna look sweet. Okay We begin by snugging this piece up here As you see this is a really simple mod You know we’re talking an investment of Time that is probably somewhere in the You know 20 30 minute range maximum And now we’ll come down here to this Band Clamp Use the ratchet on this as well Something that’s really important to note Is when you’re done with the install You want to clean this up nicely Stainless steel You clean with contact cleaner Titanium They recommend cleaning with like WD-40 If you start The Bike before you clean the pipes Especially with the tie, you run the risk of once it gets hot The handprints actually burning onto the surface And that’s definitely not something that you want to have happen It’s some very high quality hardware that’s supplied with this This band clamp is very nice. That gasket also very nice Got that on there all good and snug. Then get a rag and some cleaner Clean up all the fingerprints And then we’ll come back, put the trim panel on it And start the motorcycle and hope for a great Sound out of our Akrapovic slip on. Okay, there we go. It’s on, I’ve cleaned it up. We’ve got our trim panel back on there And look I mean that is so Much More pleasing to the eye Than that giant stock canister was And what’s cool like I guess is this is really affordable Especially for Akrapovic, their stuff is normally Very spendy Real MotoGP Style look How much effect is it going to have on the sound? We are about to find out Because like I said, we’re leaving that muffler box there. I mean you just never know. You know, I’ve seen some slip on’s on bikes like this that don’t do a lot. I would say I’m Definitely happy with the outcome. That changed it Just enough. Got much better exhaust note than we started off with right Keep an eye on this project We’re going to be installing a ton of different components on this bike Full systems, different brands, fender eliminators. All the performance and cosmetic parts as they become available This is going to be one super hot street bike. In my opinion, this will be, in the end, the 300 to have. I’m Brian Van, Sportbiketrackgear.com This is our Akrapovic slip on install on our 2015 Yamaha YZF-R3 STG project bike.