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Old 03-02-2012, 10:28 AM   #481
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:41 PM   #482
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I'm not sure, there dosen't seem to be much of a power gain with any of them, as I've got the 2011 dark grey, it will either be something in carbon fibre for the looks, or Akrapovic for the name and sound. It'll probably depend on what my local accessory dealer can get easiest. The plan is to get it run in and serviced by the end of March as I am taking it to the Isle of Man for Easter week.
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Old 03-07-2012, 01:47 PM   #483
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Ordered a Remus Hexacone in carbon, hopefully it won't look too tarty with the dark grey/black bike. Its going to take a couple of weeks for the pipe to come because the importer says no one else in the UK has ever asked for one for a 2011, anyhow, I was thinking about sticking a K&N in it too, just because I have always done the pipe and filter on all my bikes. Has anyone else done both and did it make any difference?
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #484
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It looks like the Remus (it's gorgeous) requires a mid-pipe where the exhaust servo valve is installed. Does the Remus require the removal of the valve? I had to do that on my Yamaha FZ1 & the bike seemed to run better without the valve. A lot of people on the Yamaha board feel the valve is more for passing strict noise standards than low end torque. The servo motor probably needs to stay in place (with the cables disconnected) or it will cause a fault code. Let me know how it works out.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:00 PM   #485
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With the Remus the exhaust valve stays as also with the Akra.
With Remus you can get the whole system,headers and pipes,which fills in the torque dips in the middle,with the end can you only loose weight,but no performance gains...
dmcd since you live in europe,I would order the whole system from SR-Racing.
They make the best systems for BMW but you can't get them here in the US...
Enjoy!
The old Herman still rides?
I met him once on a ferry in Washington and bought his book...
Cheap,bastard,I thought he would give me one because it was used...
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #486
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You won't Follow Herr Herm around by a trail of pennies... maybe ice cream drips, but not money. Yes, he still rides. In fact, the der Alpine Koing is going back to Europe this Spring. He says the only time he's not in pain is when he's riding.
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #487
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I don't know what you are trying to say...
But anyways I remember seeing him after a BMW Rally on a ferry and I asked him for a copy of his book.
I was surprised that he did not charge me extra for his used/worn copy since he signed it for me...
Anyways,if I ever write a book and a young guy asks me politely for a copy I would give him one without asking for money...
Hope you enjoy your new bike as much as I do mine,even if it's no Harley...
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Old 03-19-2012, 04:26 PM   #488
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I have it booked in for the 1st service next Thursday so hopefully the Remus will have arrived by then.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #489
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I got the Remus Hexacone too. It's very quiet even with the DB killer removed. I like it, though visually I'd rather it was about 4 inches shorter.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:16 PM   #490
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The exhaust finally arrived last week, but I only picked it up today, fitted it in less than half an hour, but realistically could be fitted in five minutes.

Before shot



Shiny things



Hole shots





All done, whaddya think? I was a bit concerned about the carbon being too tarty, but then I have no taste anyway.

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Old 04-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #491
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I think it looks good with the grey and black accents on the bike.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #492
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Get also the Remus R1200RT/2010-on headerpipe ! It fits perfectly even if Remus doesn't advertise it..
You save another 5 lbs,better mid rpm torque and fruitier sound...
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:27 PM   #493
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Get also the Remus R1200RT/2010-on headerpipe ! It fits perfectly even if Remus doesn't advertise it..
You save another 5 lbs,better mid rpm torque and fruitier sound...
I might have done that if I had known about it when I ordered the bike, and got the stock headers, but as I already paid out for the optional chromed ones they'll have to do for a while.
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:35 PM   #494
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Do it,it's worth it and take the insert out of the muffler...
The thing just pulls and sounds like a boxer should and you get a better torque band with the headers.
The muffler only will do nothing,you actually loose a little power as tested by MO magazine and gain only looks a a little weight savings...
And if you really want to turn the bike into a looker get the Wunderlich S-fairing...expensive but it makes the bike and turn it into a Cafe-Racer or modern R90S...
R1200R-CS...
I sure love mine !
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:38 PM   #495
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Yeah the insert will probably come out before I take a test ride. Unfortunately if you look at the first picture, the cb550 needs a clutch and exhaust, the BSA's carb is away getting refurbished and I fancy a new shock for the xchallenge, so the new girl won't be getting more bling anytime soon!
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