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Old 02-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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exhaust choices

I know this has been talked about before, but I'm bringing it back up anyway.

I am looking to buy a new exhaust for my r90. I am torn between getting a whole Emgo kit with the headers or getting stainless steel mufflers.

What is the quality of the Emgo exhaust? Is the chrome crap? I'd hate to have rusted out peeling chrome pipes in a couple years.

Jama/ Hoske/ Epco stainless steel are what Im looking at if the former doesnt seem like a good idea. I've heard great things about Epco and Hoske. Not much about Jama though they are sourced while the other two are not.

I'm sure this will bring mixed opinions.

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Old 02-04-2014, 03:57 AM   #2
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I have Sitto exhaust available from Moto-bins in the UK.

Very good quality, slightly louder than stock.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:13 AM   #3
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Tractor Supply stores have lovely (well in an 'ag' way) 'universal' mufflers in the correct pipe size for $17 each,,just the right size and length and back pressure (no,,,really!),,,the one i have on my old 1937 Harley works like a champ. Plus this will offend all the anal Germans ("dis is not correct", humph, humph, massive indignation),,,all the young 'Rat' bikers will find you 'cool', where is the down side?

But seriously (though i would likely do the above) stainless steel is forever, remember that. If you are like many who ride these endearing old Beemers you may end up with a long term relationship with this bike so the best parts can be the ultimate best economy.

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Old 02-04-2014, 05:13 AM   #4
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If you end up ordering from the uk, keihan stainless pipes are worth a look, I
get mine from motorworks but I think motobins do them as well

They also make the super cool Jim Cray designed silencers, though they're
pricey and have a waiting list as far as I know
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Old 02-04-2014, 06:23 AM   #5
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And the Jim Cray are VERY loud...

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If you end up ordering from the uk, keihan stainless pipes are worth a look, I
get mine from motorworks but I think motobins do them as well

They also make the super cool Jim Cray designed silencers, though they're
pricey and have a waiting list as far as I know
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:24 AM   #6
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Where I live people like to park in the middle of the road just round corners to
talk shite to all and sundry, loud can be very helpful

I've only heard them on a video, I didn't think they were obnoxious loud but
might be a different story in real life. I have megaphones on my 79 cafe
and those are obnoxious, it amazes me the test centre keeps passing it every
year, maybe I'll change them when I grow up a bit, or go deaf
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Old 02-04-2014, 07:38 AM   #7
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I love the sound of my Epco
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:01 AM   #8
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Pricy, but another option for you

http://www.bmw2valve.com/bmw/C-4.html

Been eye balling the G/S pipes myself.
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:05 AM   #9
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I dig my hoske pipes on my r90. Throaty but not annoying.
Highly recommend them.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:46 AM   #10
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How about these Jamas (just the mufflers for 499, not the whole exhaust listed in the ad)? Cant get any info on them and they are the only ones I can source without shipping from Europe or waiting for Epco:

http://www.capitalcycle.com/Stainles...00_p_4656.html
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:33 AM   #11
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How about these Jamas (just the mufflers for 499, not the whole exhaust listed in the ad)? Cant get any info on them and they are the only ones I can source without shipping from Europe or waiting for Epco:

http://www.capitalcycle.com/Stainles...00_p_4656.html
Good God, that price is just unnecessary.
So the mufflers are $499 a piece!? Nope. No thanks. If I'm reading it the other way and the mufflers are $499 a set...then that still makes the headers, which you don't need, over $1,000. What the hell are they smoking?
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Old 02-04-2014, 11:59 AM   #12
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My guess is they are smoking what we can't afford!
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Good God, that price is just unnecessary.
So the mufflers are $499 a piece!? Nope. No thanks. If I'm reading it the other way and the mufflers are $499 a set...then that still makes the headers, which you don't need, over $1,000. What the hell are they smoking?
Yea that's mental money, just to compare the full keihan system is round six
hundred dollars cheaper, that's a lot
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:29 PM   #14
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Good God, that price is just unnecessary.
So the mufflers are $499 a piece!? Nope. No thanks. If I'm reading it the other way and the mufflers are $499 a set...then that still makes the headers, which you don't need, over $1,000. What the hell are they smoking?
They are 499 a pair. The photo just shows the mufflers that price is for the entire exhaust including the headers.

heres the muffler set listing:
http://www.capitalcycle.com/STAINLES...ET_p_1211.html
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Old 02-04-2014, 12:32 PM   #15
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I cant believe how cheap these Emgos are. free shipping. Im starting to rethink if stainless steel is worth the extra 380? Maybe since these may last only a year. The listing says American quality control so maybe they are not that bad.

http://www.jcwhitney.com/emgo-universal-muffler/p2006470.jcwx?filterid=c14658d58297u0j1
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