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Old 03-12-2012, 02:01 PM   #3271
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Laugh Painting the X

Fellow X owners:

I've started a thread to show the progress of painting my X. Started today, just ripped it all apart. Thread is here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=772237

Thought I'd share.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:27 PM   #3272
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i was under the impression that while ditching the cat is nice bc it keeps your left leg from burning up, it reduces back pressure which will hinder performance since the bike is tuned from the factory for the stock can.
I'm sticking with the OEM BMW exhaust for now, I may try the Remus again

I chose the Remus with Cat, because I don't want a noisy bike - so something like a Freeride/Scorpion/BOS is not an option - the OEM BMW sound is noisy enough for my taste
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:58 PM   #3273
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I have been thinking about cutting my OE BMW exhaust open and cutting my CAT out and then getting it welded back together . What effect other that being cooler will this have on my bike ? Has anyone got experiance of doing this ?
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:17 PM   #3274
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After a niggling doubt for a few months, I have decided to revert back to the original BMW Can and take off the Remus (with Cat)

The Remus looks better and is 2kgs lighter (being Ti and Carbon, but no louder than stock)

However I was disappointed with the top speed, smoothness and torque with it fitted. I felt the bike wasn't as good as before

So last week I refitted the BMW Can and tried it today

The bike is 10mph faster

The bike is much smoother

The bike has much more mid-range grunt and go

Very pleased, but miss the looks of the Remus
can you take a pic of your remus inside. i thought the same about mine till I realized there was a db restrictor like 7 inches long in there. it took a slide hammer to remove but wow. what a difference.with it out
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:20 PM   #3275
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if you look way in there and see a cross shape.you need to pull out the insert.
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Old 03-12-2012, 03:31 PM   #3276
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can you take a pic of your remus inside. i thought the same about mine till I realized there was a db restrictor like 7 inches long in there. it took a slide hammer to remove but wow. what a difference.with it out
I can take a pic of the outside for now, is this the same one as you're talking about??

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Old 03-13-2012, 05:55 AM   #3277
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I have been thinking about cutting my OE BMW exhaust open and cutting my CAT out and then getting it welded back together . What effect other that being cooler will this have on my bike ? Has anyone got experiance of doing this ?
thanks kito
Runs cooler, takes about 500kg out of the exhaust, same noise as before. Maybe pickup is a bit smoother.

Easy to do but you need someone that can weld stainless. There's some pics somewhere on here of someone else who has done the mod.
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Old 03-13-2012, 07:15 AM   #3278
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I've been looking at an X that's for sale locally with very few miles on it.

What's a realistic MPG/Range figure on the stock tank?
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:15 AM   #3279
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I've been looking at an X that's for sale locally with very few miles on it.

What's a realistic MPG/Range figure on the stock tank?
50+ MPG. I usually go ~100 miles before the light comes on, and then have ~30 miles before dry.

I typically go 120 miles between fill-ups.
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Old 03-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #3280
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I've been looking at an X that's for sale locally with very few miles on it.

What's a realistic MPG/Range figure on the stock tank?
Went exactly 136 miles on 100 octane last weekend, dirt road speeds of 50 mph, too bad the next fuel was 142 miles...
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:03 AM   #3281
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Went exactly 136 miles on 100 octane last weekend, dirt road speeds of 50 mph, too bad the next fuel was 142 miles...
Replace your charcoal canister with a fuel bottle.

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Old 03-13-2012, 12:02 PM   #3282
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That all sounds promising and sorta where i want to be.

Gas here is over 1.30 Euro a liter now and i'm looking to sell my sportbike and get back on a dual sport for bombing around town and exploring the dirtier side of Cyprus.

The local Beemer shop has a slightly used (about 3,000 miles) 08 X Challenge ABS for sale and i'm reaaally thinking about it. It's either that or staying more "street" and getting a Husqvarna 610SM. Choices choices...
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:05 PM   #3283
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I have owned both. 2007 X-challenge and 2008 Husky 610 supermoto (grey). Love the X more for everything and am going to get a set of 17s made by woodys wheels this summer so I can do the sumo thing and swap wheels for off road.
Maintenance on the 610 is a pain compared to the BMW both in intervals and complexity, husky seat blows compared to stock BMW. bmw way smoother.
The list goes on.
If you want to know anything shoot me a pm and I will help you out. I owned both at the same time and sold the husky because it sat in the garage and only the beemer got used
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Old 03-13-2012, 01:23 PM   #3284
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I have owned both. 2007 X-challenge and 2008 Husky 610 supermoto (grey). Love the X more for everything and am going to get a set of 17s made by woodys wheels this summer so I can do the sumo thing and swap wheels for off road.
Maintenance on the 610 is a pain compared to the BMW both in intervals and complexity, husky seat blows compared to stock BMW. bmw way smoother.
The list goes on.
If you want to know anything shoot me a pm and I will help you out. I owned both at the same time and sold the husky because it sat in the garage and only the beemer got used
Essentially, if you could pm me with a bit of a comparison when it comes to handling, user-friendliness, mpg, maintenance...that kinda stuff, i would really really appreciate it. I know the BMW makes more sense but i hear from all sorts of people that the Husky is stupid fun around town and in the tight twisty stuff.

I haven't owned a thumper in forever and i can use all the input i can get.

Cheers,
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Old 03-13-2012, 02:02 PM   #3285
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I have been thinking about cutting my OE BMW exhaust open and cutting my CAT out and then getting it welded back together . What effect other that being cooler will this have on my bike ? Has anyone got experiance of doing this ?
thanks kito
That's probably the way to go for the trip you have planned. Like Magno said it runs cooler. I'm sure he meant 500g lighter, 500kg would result in lighter than air travel .
If you want to go for lightweight I have a remus freeride sitting in my shed. A bit louder than stock but not excessive as mine has a baffle fitted, actually from an Akro can for a KTM but loads quieter than a standard remus. Did you listen to it at Ripley last year? Year before it had the standard remus token baffle. Could be part of a deal
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