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Old 11-24-2008, 12:05 AM   #16
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love it. do you have any sound bites yet???? do you think it would be too loud for doing long distances at speed?

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It's not that loud and it also comes with an optional silencer insert.

Real easy to put in and out, one small bolt holds it in.

With the silencer in its about as loud as stock only deeper sound.

There is also a sticker you can put on it if you want to advertise.

The bike feels quicker to me, don't know if it's my imagination or not.

I will do a little video tomorrow so you can here it.
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Old 11-24-2008, 12:36 PM   #17
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Sound

OK here's two crappy videos.



This one I just stuck the camera in my back pocket.
sorry about the quality, but should give you an idea of the sound.

I might do another one later at a faster speed.
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Old 11-24-2008, 01:41 PM   #18
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sweet... love the sound when it idles... will be curious to know if you think it would be too loud at 70mph for long distance.
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:24 PM   #19
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sweet... love the sound when it idles... will be curious to know if you think it would be too loud at 70mph for long distance.
Here's another going 70+

There was traffic stopped ahead or I would have cruised at 70 longer.

I don't think it's loud.

When I start out on this vid, I'm taking the revs to about 7,000 rpm

of course it is a little louder in real life than on video, but I don't think
it would be a problem at all for long distance.

Remember, there is also the included silencer insert which quiets
it to about stock level, just deeper and "growlier"

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:57 AM   #20
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Ok,

I don't no S**t about exhaust. It seems to me though, and I may be wrong, that a slip on exhaust is just noise unless you change out the whole system and dump that CAT.

I'd like to re do my whole exhaust, dump that CAT and re map for 89 OCT, so that I am ready for international travels.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #21
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Ok,

I don't no S**t about exhaust. It seems to me though, and I may be wrong, that a slip on exhaust is just noise unless you change out the whole system and dump that CAT.

I'd like to re do my whole exhaust, dump that CAT and re map for 89 OCT, so that I am ready for international travels.
+1 I'd also like to dump my cat as well as getting a new silencer. Most posts I've read have issues matching up headers though right? I've also read issues with skid plates not fitting right with the Remus header which I still can't find.

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Old 11-25-2008, 12:42 PM   #22
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+1 I'd also like to dump my cat as well as getting a new silencer. Most posts I've read have issues matching up headers though right? I've also read issues with skid plates not fitting right with the Remus header which I still can't find.



here ya go
http://www.remususa.com/epages/remus...238802085208FS

or last item on this page

http://www.motorsports-network.com/c...,DB_brand=bmw9

wonder if the header fits with the BMW bashplate???

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Old 11-25-2008, 03:29 PM   #23
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here ya go
http://www.remususa.com/epages/remus...238802085208FS

or last item on this page

http://www.motorsports-network.com/c...,DB_brand=bmw9

wonder if the header fits with the BMW bashplate???
From what I've heard: I doubt it. I can tell you definitely on Saturday when I put mine on.

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Old 11-25-2008, 03:52 PM   #24
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From what I've heard: I doubt it. I can tell you definitely on Saturday when I put mine on.

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Please let us know.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:12 AM   #25
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Please let us know.
+1.

And don't forgot the pics
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:49 AM   #26
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:25 PM   #27
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Remus Header and BMW Bashplate

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here ya go
http://www.remususa.com/epages/remus...238802085208FS

or last item on this page

http://www.motorsports-network.com/c...,DB_brand=bmw9

wonder if the header fits with the BMW bashplate???
No it does not.

The Remus headers are much larger in diameter than the standard ones and they run lower along the side of the bike. The BMW bashplate looks like it needs to hang somewhere between 1-2cm lower than it does.

The Remus headers also fouled my SW-Motech crash bars. The brace between the two bars touches one of the pipes not far from the manifold.

In any case, they're not coming off. I've spaced out the crash bars and managed to get at least some horizontal support. I'm sure I'll find something to get the bashplate on and I don't mind losing a little ground clearance.

Because, you see the Remus headers are way cool. I also removed the inner baffle from the Akrapovic slip-on and the bike finally sounds like it means business. It has a real sweet note when on the gas and is performing noticably stronger all through the rev range. I'm sure the bike is running lean and I plan on getting it properly tuned but it still is going far better than before. Incredibly, it is still reasonably quiet at idle - still quiet enough for it to be warmed up in a a suburban street without any fuss.

The cat seems to do a lot of muffling on this bike. We started the bike without a muffler on both the stock and Remus headers and the stock header almost soundd like it had a muffler on it compare to the Remus.

If, or hopefully when I solve the bashplate issue I'll report back.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:22 AM   #28
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Interesting. My stock exhaust looks and sounds great. Can't see why I'd want to dick around with it.
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Old 11-29-2008, 08:33 AM   #29
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Old 11-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #30
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No it does not.
Well, it can be made to!

Question is, do you really want to go through all the hassle? The BMW bashplate is more a debris-protector and any major blow will heavily deform/damage it. It is too thin, the brackets are riveted on and the welds are brittle and not very exact - it is nice looking though. The Remus headers give some extra mid to top, but don't do anything for offroad except for loosing 30mm of ground clearance.

If you still want to do it, here is what you are facing:

.) you need to space out the bashplate by 30mm in the front and 28mm in the back vertically.

.) as the big change in height also changes the position horizontally , you need to relocate the brackets to the front. Fortunately if you move the rear rivet-location in the bracket to the former front rivet location it is a perfect fit. Just drill a new hole for the front rivet in the bash plate. Enlarge the access holes for mounting.

.) space out and relocate the front mounting bracket.

.) do some bending and shortening as you like/need to.

I would recommend to use the stock rubber mounting blocks as those are a predetermined breaking point. Also I re-welded all the welds since the original ones were nice-looking but crap!!!







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