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Old 12-25-2009, 11:14 AM   #1
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F800GS - Which exhaust with Holan balanced panniers?

If everything goes according to plan, I'll be riding home on a new 2010 F800GS tomorrow.

I definitely want a balanced pannier setup on this bike which means the stock exhaust can's gotta go in favor of a narrower aftermarket can. I've pretty much decided on the Holan racks and panniers, but not sure about the exhaust. The Metal Mule setup looks great, but it's outside my price range. Holan USA sells a kit with the balanced pannier rack, matched panniers and a Twalcom can. I have nothing against Twalcom and in the end I may go with it, but before I lay out the cash I'd like to figure out what other exhaust options are compatible with the Holan kit.

So who's got the Holan balanced panniers and which aftermarket exhaust are you using?

Thanks much.



Update: I now have the Metal Mule exhaust installed with the Holan balanced rack. I'll update this first post as various exhausts are confirmed as either compatible or incompatible so that the information is more easily accessible. Please include a picture or two of your installed exhaust and rack. Feel free to include a tape measure in your pictures for extra credit.

If you don't have the Holan balanced rack and have no plans to get one, but would like to contribute measurements of your installed exhaust in the interest of helping others, please do. Be sure to include a picture or two with a tape measure clearly showing the distance from the centerline of the bike to the outer edge of the exhaust. A picture of the front part of the muffler taken with the camera pointing straight down from above the passenger foot peg may also be helpful in evaluating potential compatibility. Thanks!



The following exhausts are definitely compatible. All have been test fitted.


Exhaust systemTest fit by
Metal MuleLager Meister
TwalcomF800 Rob
Remus HexaconeTX Medic
Two Brotherstrail90man
Leo Vince (some modification or tweaking required)Bartron
MiVV Suonowizze
Beowulf ovalK Dub



The following are possibly compatible based on measurements. Test fit is pending.


Exhaust systemPending test fit by
ZTechnik?



The following are not compatible, either based on measurements, manufacturer recommendation, or test fit.


Exhaust systemTest fit / confirmed by
StockHolan
Akrapovic?
??

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Old 12-26-2009, 03:40 PM   #2
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i am going to try it with the remus but not test fit yet?



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If everything goes according to plan, I'll be riding home on a new 2010 F800GS tomorrow.

I definitely want a balanced pannier setup on this bike which means the stock exhaust can's gotta go in favor of a narrower aftermarket can. I've pretty much decided on the Holan racks and panniers, but not sure about the exhaust. The Metal Mule setup looks great, but it's outside my price range. Holan USA sells a kit with the balanced pannier rack, matched panniers and a Twalcom can. I have nothing against Twalcom and in the end I may go with it, but before I lay out the cash I'd like to figure out what other exhaust options are compatible with the Holan kit.

So who's got the Holan balanced panniers and which aftermarket exhaust are you using?

Thanks much.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:08 PM   #3
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Beowulf have been lauded as being pretty slim, can anyone confirm if slim enough?
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Old 12-27-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
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Beowulf oval can is about 7.5 inches from the outside to the grab handle bolt (center). Aprox 8 inches from outside to rear attachment bolt center.
Will post a pic later.

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Old 12-28-2009, 04:27 PM   #5
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I can confirm the Remus Hexacone will not work.

The Beowulf may work along with the LeoVince, and ZTechnik. As of right now, the only exhaust we can certify it to work with is the Twalcom setup. The biggest issues are actually the clearance around the very beginning of the can, and around the mounts for the panniers -- especially considering the exhausts are not solid mounted and there needs to be at least 1/2" on either side of the can.

I'll see if I can get measurements and pictures shortly. The system is now available without the purchase of an exhaust from Holan USA.
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Old 12-29-2009, 03:34 AM   #6
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boewolf ti oval stubby on my chariot is pretty tiny, smallest i've seen. smoothes out the throttle and save a shedload of weight too....
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:12 PM   #7
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Thanks for the input everyone. Rob, do you guys have any plans to test-fit the rack system with any other exhausts? I'm mostly interested in the LeoVince at this point since the Remus is confirmed as incompatible. Thanks.
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Old 01-02-2010, 09:17 PM   #8
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I can measure the Leo Vince if that will help.
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Old 01-02-2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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I'm nearly certain that the LV will fit. John, if you can provide measurements, I can confirm.

Specifically I need some information about clearance near the rear footpeg mount and guard as that is tight, and how far out it sticks to the left of the bodywork.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:53 AM   #10
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not to be a nit picker

but i was looking on the holan website and this exhaust looks about the same size and the remus and was wandering if this is acutally the balanced set or not. thank for the time




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Old 01-03-2010, 10:34 AM   #11
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Looks like a balanced set to me...
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:03 AM   #12
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That is the balanced set with a Metal Mule Exhaust.

As stated previously, we've been told that it will not fit with the Remus Hexacone. If you would like to order a set, and give it a shot, you are most welcome to. Beyond that, I'm sorry, but I can't be of further assistance.

I can provide assistance in clearing other exhausts with the rack though...
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Old 01-03-2010, 11:40 AM   #13
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I don't know if this helps. I can take more.
Measured from center of the bike.

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Old 01-03-2010, 02:39 PM   #14
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That's actually perfect John.

The racks + mounts for any panniers are exactly 10.5" out from the center of the motorcycle. Give a little bit for sway (as some exhausts are not securely mounted) and you have 10" total that the exhaust can extend from the center of the motorcycle and still work with these racks.

On a related note, my pictures didn't come out that well because my hands were shaking it's so cold here in Pittsburgh. :(
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could you tell me the inch's on the none balanced pannierson the left side.

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That's actually perfect John.

The racks + mounts for any panniers are exactly 11.5" out from the center of the motorcycle. Give a little bit for sway (as some exhausts are not securely mounted) and you have 10" total that the exhaust can extend from the center of the motorcycle and still work with these racks.

On a related note, my pictures didn't come out that well because my hands were shaking it's so cold here in Pittsburgh. :(
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