akrapovic or remus???

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by coloradomotorrad, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. coloradomotorrad

    coloradomotorrad Adventurer

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    The bike is an 07 r12GSA,

    I happen to have both cans available. Already have the remus headers on...

    Leaving for AK in 3 weeks. Thoughts??
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  2. bigdave-gs

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    Both great exhaust systems. Akrapovic is a little loader than Remus other than that you can't go wrong with either.
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  3. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    If I were traveling a long distance, I would revert to the OE muffler to preserve my sanity and increase back pressure slightly. Of course, you'll object to this, I suppose.
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  4. bigdave-gs

    bigdave-gs Explorer

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    Ha, on my 1150 GS Adventure I kept the stock can with a Remus Y-Pipe. Good flow without the noise. :D
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  5. pauljr

    pauljr Been here awhile

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    Normally I would say stick with stock, but I had a demo on an F800R with Akrapovic which forced me to order one.
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  6. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    So, did they use a gun, waterboarding or electric shock?
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  7. lilmonkey

    lilmonkey Been here awhile

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    Are the LeoVince cans even in the mix here?
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  8. Ray R

    Ray R Been here awhile

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    Remus.
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  9. trc.rhubarb

    trc.rhubarb ZoomSplat!

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    Don't go to any national parks or you shall suffer endless persecution :deal
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  10. coloradomotorrad

    coloradomotorrad Adventurer

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    The bike came with the akrapovic can when I bought it. I just purchased a full Remus system here. The only real difference I can see immediately is the weight. The akra can is far lighter than the Remus....

    Leaning towards Remus. It really isn't that loud at all.

    As for national parks,..a diesel pusher RV is a lot louder. Add in a tour bus with 50 tourists jabbering and my bike is but a whisper. :rofl
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  11. pauljr

    pauljr Been here awhile

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    You caught me, I lied, I really just wanted it.
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  12. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    OK...put down the gun, give this man a dry towel and disconnect those wires from the ignition coil....the truth will set you free!
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  13. mrbmw07

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    i have an 07. i have tried remus hexacone (blew it apart) and their race pipe (blew it up too!!) got a real good deal on an akro and have yet to hurt it..95mph in 112 degree weather for 150 miles or so never hurt it i would go with the akro!!
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  14. Hubbman

    Hubbman Been here awhile

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    I have a Remus Hexicone, and it seems very well built.

    I would like to see pics of what blown apart looks like. I assume you contacted Remus on this???



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  15. mrbmw07

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    yes i did contact them and they were very helpful on replacements. i have no issues with them as service goes but as for their pipes i just could not keep the packing in them. both the hexacone blew the packing out and a huge blueing mark right in the middle of the pipe occurred. as for there racing pipe which they sent me after the hexacones were on backordered for least a month, it started blueing from the connection and slowly made it the middle as the packing blowed away!!
    i have had the wunderliche header on it since i bought the bike. i guess i just have bad luck with pipes. i wish i still had pics to show them. srry
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  16. marios

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    both my brother and i own 1200 gsa. His came with the Remus and mine has the OE muffler. For adventure rides, which is what our bikes were made for, I have no idea why people put the akrapovic or remus pipes. When riding next to my brothers gsa, I can only hear his engine run!
    I do think that his bike feels a bit faster but maybe that is the sound it makes.
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  17. Shango

    Shango Hi

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    I have a Sebring cat mid-pipe with a Remus can. When I'm loaded up I don't hear it. Bags off, which is rare, sounds like a big two stroke and I love it. But I no longer try to sneak around late at night, I have tickets for that. Back pressureand scavenging is important but LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES. Also, to make something quiter that sound energy gets converted to heat energy. My junk gets hot enough the way it is. My bike is my outlet and I've learned to keep my car ├╝ber stock to keep it comfy and reliable... Sorry for the tangent.
    If you have both, try them and have a good buddy ride your bike while you get to listen to it through the revs and loads. Go with your gut on which can to put on. I like the name, Remus. :lol3
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  18. srpuywa

    srpuywa Big 'G'

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    Loud pipes don't save anything when a left turner turns in front of you
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  19. freyke

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    As I get older, less is more... Like, LESS noise is MORE better... I commute better than 40 minutes each direction almost on a daily basis and rather like the semi quiet racket the stock pipe provides. I guess if I were just occasionally using the bike I might consider a louder pipe for "poser" purposes. I have had several Buells all of which I have piped (V&H S22R, Race Kitted etc.) - the noise can become tiring on longer ventures.
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  20. Shango

    Shango Hi

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    Very true... I always wanted to have one of my pipes exit to the front. Never had a close call on my Buell. You could hear me in front from half a mile. I had a left turner peg me on my old K1100RS. Maybe it was chance but that chance was increased due to my stock stealthiness. Don't get me wrong, I detest non-baffled hi-reving douches that make my kid cry but I love a deep proper rumble that makes you look and feel a little envious.
    As for my GS set-up, it's a tolerable loudness and on long trips my side bags and mid bag keep the noise way down. It came with the bike when I got it. If it had the stock I'd have left it and spent the money on a better seat or jacket or helmet or shocks or boots or beer. I still like to say REMUS. :evil
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