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Old 06-20-2008, 03:48 PM   #1501
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$1200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ouch.

No mention of whether it would have a USFS legal spark arrestor????

As for the sound of an Akrapovic, one word, SWEET!!!!!!!!!!

Buddy has a stock, street legal, Akrapovic on his Megamoto that is just honey sounding. Barotone, mellow, and throaty yet, obviously, very street worthy. As for the uncorked versions, they are definitely loud. Not Remous loud though. More in line with the Leo Vince sound, IMO.
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:47 PM   #1502
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I think the majority of us realized English is not your native language, and took that into consideration when reading your posts. I am sure your grasp of English far exceeds my grasp of your native language. Please don't be offended, and continue to contribute to this forum. I use this forum to learn about the G650X and not about grammar.

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Just have to step in here. I am English. Therefore what I speak defines English. I never considered that Shardzero's English is anything other than the Queen's.

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Old 06-20-2008, 04:52 PM   #1503
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:55 PM   #1504
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$1200!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ouch.

No mention of whether it would have a USFS legal spark arrestor????

As for the sound of an Akrapovic, one word, SWEET!!!!!!!!!!

Buddy has a stock, street legal, Akrapovic on his Megamoto that is just honey sounding. Barotone, mellow, and throaty yet, obviously, very street worthy. As for the uncorked versions, they are definitely loud. Not Remous loud though. More in line with the Leo Vince sound, IMO.
Yes, I love the sound of the Akra on the Megamoto! But one of the tech's at the BMW shop said he heard the one on the X and thought it was too harsh and loud. He allowed that it might have been because it was inside though.

My Remus is just too loud to ride in polite company so I swap the stock back in for street/non-competitive rides. I'm hoping the Akra is the answer (and that I can find a deal on one ). :fingerscrossed
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Old 06-20-2008, 04:59 PM   #1505
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Yes, I love the sound of the Akra on the Megamoto! But one of the tech's at the BMW shop said he heard the one on the X and thought it was too harsh and loud. He allowed that it might have been because it was inside though.

My Remus is just too loud to ride in polite company so I swap the stock back in for street/non-competitive rides. I'm hoping the Akra is the answer (and that I can find a deal on one ). :fingerscrossed
So does that mean you have a used Remus sitting around the garage???
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:01 PM   #1506
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Just have to step in here. I am English. Therefore what I speak defines English. I never considered that Shardzero's English is anything other than the Queen's.

Now, I thought this thread was about the G650XCh....
I agree on both counts

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Old 06-20-2008, 06:17 PM   #1507
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Nice work Kutch!!! Kutch Hard Parts for X Challenge

Will these also fit the X Country?? If so, I'll fix up your thread title in Vendors too
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #1508
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So does that mean you have a used Remus sitting around the garage???
I do. PM me if you're interested. Really nice job on the hard parts too, btw.
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Old 06-20-2008, 06:22 PM   #1509
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Looks very nice.

Do you think it is still quiet enough to be acceptable for riding through town as long as you're not gunning it, and only open it up out in the country?

From the pictures it looks physically a lot smaller than even the other aftermarket cans I've seen for the X. What percentage size of the stock one would you estimate it is?
I live out of town, and the people who live in town know when I'm going for a ride. If you keep it at a steady 1/3 throttle, it's not bad, but when you twist it, it's loud.
I had an FMF Ti-4 on my DRZ and this Scorpion is alsmost as loud. Think 4 stroke Motocrosser.

The pipe sticks out a bit furthur than the stocker, hence the turn signal modification. But, it's diameter is probably half as big as the stock pipe.

Here's a photo of the stocker and the Scorpion.



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Old 06-21-2008, 01:38 AM   #1510
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Yes, I love the sound of the Akra on the Megamoto! But one of the tech's at the BMW shop said he heard the one on the X and thought it was too harsh and loud. He allowed that it might have been because it was inside though.

My Remus is just too loud to ride in polite company so I swap the stock back in for street/non-competitive rides. I'm hoping the Akra is the answer (and that I can find a deal on one ). :fingerscrossed
That is because the only current available Akra is the free non-homologated version. The 'street legal' version is not yet available... In my BMW list it says 'forseen later' for about two years now
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Old 06-21-2008, 10:53 AM   #1511
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Production is set for sometime this month, i forget when exactly.. so, not yet, but i've gotten used to the stock rock hard bench.
Don't know if your heard, but James suffered some injuries riding. My build date was supposed to be this week, but they indicated it will be another 2-3 weeks. Did you get yours before he was hurt? Hopefully he is on the mend.
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:36 AM   #1512
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Yes, I heard from Sonia... Get well soon James.. the seat can wait.. no rush..

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I'm going to delete the uncivil post above..
Let's keep it civil.. this isn't JM..
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Old 06-21-2008, 11:42 AM   #1513
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I had an FMF Ti-4 on my DRZ and this Scorpion is alsmost as loud. Think 4 stroke Motocrosser.
Dang Rob, that's too loud for me... Doesn't anyone make a pipe for this bike that's not LOUD...

SteveRed, any word on how the Staintune sounds?

Btw, my dealer quoted me $1500CAD or so for the BMW supplied Akrapovic and that's without a header pipe, just the slip on.. I don't think so.
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Old 06-21-2008, 06:56 PM   #1514
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Dang Rob, that's too loud for me... Doesn't anyone make a pipe for this bike that's not LOUD...
Ya. BMW does. It's the choked up pipe that comes with the bike...
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Old 06-21-2008, 07:27 PM   #1515
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Crankshaft was seen cutting up the OE pipe...

Don't know how that ended???

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