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Old 02-22-2010, 02:19 PM   #76
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Had some time on my hands. Now all I need is one to permanently mount up.

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Old 02-22-2010, 02:26 PM   #77
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OK now that is freakin sweet!
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:18 AM   #78
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After-market Exhaust Rationale

I'm not really interested if my F800GS sounds louder or deeper or has a few more horsepower as a result of adding an after-market exhaust. The real reason I am interested is because of the only real complaint I have about the bike (which is superb in every other respect), and that is the amount of back-pressure when I let off the throttle. I thought it would be less pronounced after a few thousand miles, but I am still annoyed by the feeling that reminds me of the compression release I used have on an old 2-stroke motocross bike. It's very annoying at low speeds off road when I don't want to feather the clutch.

Does anyone else notice this? I figured if I opened up the air intake and the exhaust it would help, but that's just a theory. Any thoughts?
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:59 AM   #79
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I'm not really interested if my F800GS sounds louder or deeper or has a few more horsepower as a result of adding an after-market exhaust. The real reason I am interested is because of the only real complaint I have about the bike (which is superb in every other respect), and that is the amount of back-pressure when I let off the throttle. I thought it would be less pronounced after a few thousand miles, but I am still annoyed by the feeling that reminds me of the compression release I used have on an old 2-stroke motocross bike. It's very annoying at low speeds off road when I don't want to feather the clutch.

Does anyone else notice this? I figured if I opened up the air intake and the exhaust it would help, but that's just a theory. Any thoughts?
The F800GS is a twin. My track bike is the same thing. Both bikes have an imense amount of engine braking. Its by design. Also the firing order of ours probably makes it more intense since both cyl fire together. Effectively making it a big single.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:08 AM   #80
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The german motorcycle magazine "enduro" did an interesting test of a couple of interesting f 800 gs exhausts. The only exhaust with an improvement of two ps and about the same in newtonmeter was the leovince.

Also it is one of the cheapest available replacement exhausts in europe. Its light too.

Nevertheless i like the "look" of the original very much.

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Old 02-23-2010, 10:15 AM   #81
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For anyone interested in a Beowulf exhaust, they just increased their shipping charges for international shipping. For those of us in Canada, it went from 40 pounds to 80 pounds. When contacted, they say their shipping cost to Canada is actually more like 115 pounds - even with regular post - so they're absorbing some cost either way.

You'd think there would be cheaper shipping methods available.

In any case, just a heads up for those considering the exhaust.

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Old 02-23-2010, 10:45 AM   #82
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The german motorcycle magazine "enduro" did an interesting test of a couple of interesting f 800 gs exhausts. The only exhaust with an improvement of two ps and about the same in newtonmeter was the leovince.

Also it is one of the cheapest available replacement exhausts in europe. Its light too.

Nevertheless i like the "look" of the original very much.

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Link? What models did they test?
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:56 AM   #83
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For anyone interested in a Beowulf exhaust, they just increased their shipping charges for international shipping. For those of us in Canada, it went from 40 pounds to 80 pounds. When contacted, they say their shipping cost to Canada is actually more like 115 pounds - even with regular post - so they're absorbing some cost either way.

You'd think there would be cheaper shipping methods available.

In any case, just a heads up for those considering the exhaust.

Charges at the bottom of this page.

US is still $40. then again they do have some odd pricing structures... The stainless is 145, black powder coated is 155, Titanium is 195 (GBP that is...). But if you get the carbon cap on the oval ones it is 50 pounds for the stainless or titanium, but then 100 pounds if you order the black powder coated one.

Why would it be double for an end cap on a black powder coated pipe?
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:04 PM   #84
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the test was performed with:

Remus,Sebring,Mivv,Akrapovic,BOS,Leovince.

I am sorry the enduro-magazine is only a small magazine and theres no internet link for the test available.
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:06 PM   #85
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link to the homepage of the magazine: (but theres no exhaust test)

http://www.enduro-press.de/
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Old 02-23-2010, 12:33 PM   #86
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Cool. Thanks!! It's LV or Beowulf for me.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:12 PM   #87
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The F800GS is a twin. My track bike is the same thing. Both bikes have an imense amount of engine braking. Its by design. Also the firing order of ours probably makes it more intense since both cyl fire together. Effectively making it a big single.

Not so. They rise and fall together but fire alternately.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:10 PM   #88
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US is still $40. then again they do have some odd pricing structures... The stainless is 145, black powder coated is 155, Titanium is 195 (GBP that is...). But if you get the carbon cap on the oval ones it is 50 pounds for the stainless or titanium, but then 100 pounds if you order the black powder coated one.

Why would it be double for an end cap on a black powder coated pipe?
I just paid 155lbs for a black stubby plus 50lbs for the carbon cap plus 40 for US shipping. I think you're better off contacting them directly vs using the web site check out.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #89
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Here's a quick video if you want to hear the Leo Vince with db reducer removed in a "real world" riding situation.

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Old 02-23-2010, 09:06 PM   #90
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Here's a quick video if you want to hear the Leo Vince with db reducer removed in a "real world" riding situation.




Nice!! My carbon Leo Vince will be here on Friday!!
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