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Old 12-28-2014, 12:51 PM   #1
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Cheap Exhaust Mod

Just got a 2001 BMW R1150GS and wanted more sound from the exhaust and didn't want to spend a whole bunch of money.

Found the $30 stubby unit at Advance Auto Parts. It fit right on once I removed the stock exhaust and heat shields. I put some JB Weld on their to insure that it stays put... or you could do a clamp I suppose would be even better.

So far so good. Not too loud and no popping yet. Saves about 20lbs of weight I figure.

Took me about 45 minutes total for the swap out. The only thing I don't like now is that the stock BMW bags have a recess for the stock pipe and now there is a gap that doesn't look right.

I will probably just ride around with the top case only around town. I typically only use side bags for overnight trips anyways.

Here's a vid of the end result.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucXmQAVGGeo
http://youtu.be/ucXmQAVGGeo
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Old 12-28-2014, 01:07 PM   #2
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Thats been a well documented mod here. You know they make full size system cases for the left side...



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Old 12-28-2014, 04:17 PM   #3
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I did the same/similar thing on y 2000GS, but replaced the muffler with a 90 degree bend (angled down) so it wouldn't blow straight back on the bags. I have Jesse bags and bolted a tool tube in the cutout. At a glance, it looks like an exhaust pipe.
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Old 12-30-2014, 08:32 AM   #4
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You know they make full size system cases for the left side...

Full size LEFT side BMW system cases????
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:02 AM   #5
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Full size LEFT side BMW system cases????
Yes, as used on the RT model..
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:05 AM   #6
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Oh. I thought I was I GSpot.. And we were referring to a GS or GS Adventure...
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Oh. I thought I was I GSpot.. And we were referring to a GS or GS Adventure...
That IS a GS in bwalsh's pic, with a full-sized (RS/RT) left pannier...
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:23 AM   #8
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cheap exhaust

Proof once again that the cheapest thing on a bmw is the rider. I'm cheap myself just not on my bikes. Richard.
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Old 01-02-2015, 11:51 AM   #9
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Oh. I thought I was I GSpot.. And we were referring to a GS or GS Adventure...
You were.

We were.

Re-read the picture!
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Old 01-02-2015, 12:11 PM   #10
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It's a 2001, take the whole muffler off and throw it away...it's not needed.


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Old 01-06-2015, 03:14 PM   #11
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Paul Young, bwalsh, I'm sorry, IMADUFUS.
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Old 01-07-2015, 06:19 AM   #12
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exhaust

My full TI Akrapovic exhaust was not cheap but worth every penny. Richard.
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