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Old 03-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #1
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R100GS Exhaust Weight

Anyone know the Difference between the Weight of a standard R100GS exhaust system and a system like this from Sibenrock. Will i save much.
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Old 03-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #2
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Anyone know the Difference between the Weight of a standard R100GS exhaust system and a system like this from Sibenrock. Will i save much.
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Old 03-26-2012, 03:14 AM   #3
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Have you had a look on Motobins, or Motor Works web sites to check other exhausts? The Keihan brand is made very well and is cheaper than Staintune.
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:32 AM   #4
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I may end up just replaceing the collector box with a 'Y' section and building a alloy or stainless can in the style like the system Sibenrock sells, i am looking at mounting at a certain angle and height to work in with a set of Panniers i have built. Just interested in the weight i would save.

I have a new set of the Keihan Torpedo style stainless mufflers ready to fit on a 60/5.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:13 AM   #5
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About 3.5 kg is easily doable without resorting to exotic material or high noise levels.
I kept the junction box for performance and noise supression
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Old 03-26-2012, 07:57 AM   #6
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Thanks, thats a start, a bit here and there all helps.
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Old 03-27-2012, 08:02 AM   #7
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Thanks, thats a start, a bit here and there all helps.
Best Kg/$ for me was a valeo starter and lighter battery.
Tossing the glass headlight and the brass speedo for a plastic headlight unit from Bursons Auto and a plastic instrument from VDO took care of another 1.2 kg
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:02 AM   #8
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According to the weights in the parts fiche, your stock system should weigh 21 pounds. Almost 10 kilos.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:59 AM   #9
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with the "Y" pipe you will loose a little bit of low end torque.
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Old 03-26-2012, 11:10 AM   #10
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I just received a Siebenrock exhaust kit on Friday. It is still in the box. Let me see what the weight of it is.
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:06 PM   #11
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When I did the refresh of my old R80 G/S I replaced the stock exhaust with a Keihan. I did weigh it. It's in my old thread somewhere. I recall weighing the headers, collector, and muffler separately.

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:01 PM   #12
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Came in a little over 11lbs. I am going to try to put it o this weekend
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:20 AM   #13
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Thanks guys, i think i can get rid of a little weight with the different exhaust, starter and battery. From there i will just ride it for a while to think about what i think my need are going to be.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:23 AM   #14
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Locky, just as a FYI, the full Siebenrock system is 5.6kgs as stated in this site , compared to AW's estimation of the stock systems 9.5kgs from parts fiches.

Cigars & Scotch, what's the Seibenrock System like (quality, ease of fitting, sound, & riding)?
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:52 AM   #15
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Thanks Box-a , i ended up e-mailing Siebenrock and they got back to me with the 5.6kg.
I have picked up a stainless 100mm round can 420mm long that i will use for now then go with a set of stainless headers and 'Y' pipe from moto-bins i think. For now i have been doing all the oils, cleaning, ordering service parts, had to clean and seal the tank. Got a new solo sear and PD rear rack now am building panniers and pannier frames. next thing to make is the new better side stand and i may machine up a alloy shift leaver. I have new led tail light and blinkers coming that i will try and fit into some hand guards. I will price up some alloy stock and may machine up a sump extenion to get a bit more oil in there with out the oil cooler.
No big hurry.
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