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I received the SP TADAO Power Box Lite slip-on today and installed it. Ordered June 27th, arrived July 13th.

It's literally a 15-20 minute job. Illustrated instructions are in Japanese only but you don't need a translation. Photos work fine and aren't even really necessary. I can't do a sound test until the silicone has cured overnight. I'll add that in tomorrow.

It's a full stainless steel, minimalist design.

Disclaimer: I like minimalist and I don't like normal, which is why I didn't opt for one of the Big 3's pipes (Yosh, Akra, 2Bros). Really like the Graves Hexagonal, but not the price at around $400.00 USD

So, this is a shorty exhaust. There is no connector pipe; it installs right on to the pipe coming out of the stock collector box. No clamp needed, no gasket needed, it's a perfect fit. I added a bead of Red High-Temp Silcone on the inside of the slip-on and a bead on the outside of the collector exit pipe just to be sure there are no leaks, but I doubt that was necessary (latent OCD tendencies show themselves once in a while! :eek:).

It mounts using the rear two of the three hex cap bolts that hold on the stock shield/cover. Very secure. Plus, there is an extra advantage to this in that you don't need the exhaust hanger/passenger mount any more. Gone!

Weight savings are significant.

The stock muffler weighs 6.24 lbs. (2.83kg)
Exhaust Hanger/Mount/Peg weighs 1.00 lb. (0.45kg)

SP Slip-on weighs 1.36 lbs. (0.616kg)

Total savings is 5.88 lbs. (2.776kg)

With removing the left side passenger peg and mount you save another 1 lb., so total is really 6.88 lbs.

Cost is $242.00 USD plus shipping (shipping is free for orders over $525 USD). It's also on sale right now for $229.31/Last day of Summer Sale here:

http://japan.webike.net/products/21866528.html


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Wow, loox really good, Fang. I'm not a big fan of polished stainless, but that loox good! Excited to hear it.
 

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Funny. I was just telling my gf that I wouldn't spend over $250.00 for an exhaust and here comes Fang to blow my money for me. Thanks as usual!
 

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That looks really nice. I quite liked the stock exhaust............until I saw yours

On a side note, seeing as I live in Thailand where the prices are often cheaper, what exhaust would you guys recommend buying

MonoXimian
 

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Funny. I was just telling my gf that I wouldn't spend over $250.00 for an exhaust and here comes Fang to blow my money for me. Thanks as usual!
What is money for, if not not to spend? I had a limit I put on it, too, and just searched ones in that range.

This seemed the best looking and I really liked that I could also get rid of the passenger mount/peg on that side to even things out with the left.

Also, Delkevic should be coming out with several styles of slip-ons in the $250 range soon.
 

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It looks very low and wide,

does it scrape like the stock one?
I have the Arashi rearsets on my R3. They have fixed, non-folding footpegs that stick out farther than the exhaust, so that should prevent the exhaust from scraping.

Along with Moth Racing frame sliders, TST bar end sliders and Moth Racing Fork sliders, I'm guessing the exhaust should be well protected.

I also have an exhaust protector that I put on it, but it didn't look good with the short can and didn't seem to be needed anyway so I took it off
 

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That looks really nice. I quite liked the stock exhaust............until I saw yours

On a side note, seeing as I live in Thailand where the prices are often cheaper, what exhaust would you guys recommend buying

MonoXimian
Personally, I'd get the Devil D5M GP style exhaust. Devil is a French company but they're also in Thailand and there are Ebay listings for their exhausts right now that ship from their Thai warehouse. $238 plus $64 shipping, so you'd save the $64 to start with and probably get the pipe cheaper, too, if you buy it locally from KD or maybe direct from their Bangkok warehouse?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Devil-Evolu...-R3-/271938639605?hash=item3f50ce56f5&vxp=mtr

See this whole thread by R3Guy

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/546-.../7417-installed-devil-evolution-d5m-slip.html
 

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They quoted $198 with free shipping in Thailand which seems to be a good price. Only thing holding me back from buying it is that I dont know if I can use the original heat defender to cover the bare exhaust pipe or whether I will need to buy a new one.

Cheers for the tip

MonoXimian

Personally, I'd get the Devil D5M GP style exhaust. Devil is a French company but they're also in Thailand and there are Ebay listings for their exhausts right now that ship from their Thai warehouse. $238 plus $64 shipping, so you'd save the $64 to start with and probably get the pipe cheaper, too, if you buy it locally from KD or maybe direct from their Bangkok warehouse?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Devil-Evolu...-R3-/271938639605?hash=item3f50ce56f5&vxp=mtr

See this whole thread by R3Guy

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/546-.../7417-installed-devil-evolution-d5m-slip.html
 

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They quoted $198 with free shipping in Thailand which seems to be a good price. Only thing holding me back from buying it is that I dont know if I can use the original heat defender to cover the bare exhaust pipe or whether I will need to buy a new one.

Cheers for the tip

MonoXimian
Webike in Japan has this fill-in piece that's popular. You keep the stock cover and this fills in the gap.

http://japan.webike.net/products/21836644.html

Yoshimura also makes one that's also a filler for use with the stock piece, but it's a bit pricey at $50. That's the one R3Guy used for a filler on his R3.

I'm pretty sure KDProjecrRacing has one, too, but their website won't load for me today.
 

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They quoted $198 with free shipping in Thailand which seems to be a good price. Only thing holding me back from buying it is that I dont know if I can use the original heat defender to cover the bare exhaust pipe or whether I will need to buy a new one.

Cheers for the tip

MonoXimian

Personally, I'd get the Devil D5M GP style exhaust. Devil is a French company but they're also in Thailand and there are Ebay listings for their exhausts right now that ship from their Thai warehouse. $238 plus $64 shipping, so you'd save the $64 to start with and probably get the pipe cheaper, too, if you buy it locally from KD or maybe direct from their Bangkok warehouse?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Devil-Evolu...-R3-/271938639605?hash=item3f50ce56f5&vxp=mtr

See this whole thread by R3Guy

http://www.r3-forums.com/forum/546-.../7417-installed-devil-evolution-d5m-slip.html
If you like devil-Evolution on Facebook you will see they race a lot with their pipes. Plus you can add the headers later. That's my plan once my warranty is up.
 

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If you like devil-Evolution on Facebook you will see they race a lot with their pipes. Plus you can add the headers later. That's my plan once my warranty is up.
That's a nice option!

The only other company that sells the header pipes separately, at least that I've found so far, is ARROW. Also a great product but they're more expensive.

DEVIL has been around a long time, since 1966, and they have a long racing history. And they have ISO 20901 Certification in their plant(s).

I've never seen a bad review of their products.
 

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Too bad they don;t make a carbon fiber one Fang otherwise I'd be on it! I'm personally not a big fan of SS, I like the matte black look more.
 
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