BMW F800 R - the Rotax Roadster Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Lost Rider, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Joe Bar

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    Not necessarily so. It depends on which EU country the Type Approval certification was done. Germany are generally acknowledged to be the strictest in terms of adherence / interpretation of the regualtions and Spain somewhat more lenient.

    What this means in practice is that German testing authorities want every exhaust testing on every bike, whereas Spain will test an exhaust / silencer on one bike and allow the certification for that silencer to be used on various other bikes. Meaning, some identical silencers will run louder on some bikes than others.

    For this reason, you will find that many exhausts aren't tested in the country of manufacture but elsewhere, where regulations are less stringently interpreted.
  2. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I still prefer the look of the TB over the Leo and I can get the titanium one for $430, thats not too bad. I dont really care if its not louder than stock, but I dont want to go screaming down the road annoying the neighbors either. I bet it sounds better regardless, than stock that is.

    For some reason this post does not sound like it makes sense...
  3. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    While this is possible, of course, I've seen a test of 6 or 8 different exhausts
    for my ex Kawasaki ER6 and only one was louder then stock, most were
    spot on, exactly the same, and leovince, arrow and I believe akrapovic were
    0.5 to 1dB quieter.

    Anywhu, I'd be VERY careful with buying an exhaust for a parallel twin, and the
    BMWs sound make them even more 'specific', so you might end up with a
    very bad investment (subjectively).
  4. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    My information came from the owner of an exhaust company in Italy, who was explaining to me why he had his exhausts tested for Type Approval in Spain and not Italy or Germany, so no reason to doubt his accuarcy.
  5. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    I'm not doubting anything, I'm just speaking from my experience.

    Check out Akrapovic's web site.

    Every single street legal exhaust they make is the same loudness as
    the stock, and that's the way it should be.
  6. EmanP

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  7. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    Yeah, they put it under adventure bikes. I guess they figure with the bags it becomes an adventure bike.
  8. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Anywhu, I'd be VERY careful with buying an exhaust for a parallel twin, and the BMWs sound make them even more 'specific', so you might end up with a very bad investment (subjectively).


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  9. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    how effective are the aftermarket windscreens for this bike? i might be getting one next year, and it's going to be my daily driver, 365. it doesn't get TOO cold down here, but i would still like to remain relatively comfortable when riding about when it's cold as balls.
  10. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    Love my ZTechnik, works great. Wasnt cheap though.
  11. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    which did you get? it's gonna be a while before i start shopping, but it would be nice to look around now.
  12. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I bought the smoked short one, looks pretty good on the bike too.


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  13. ADVBMR

    ADVBMR Polygamotorcyclist

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    Z-technik is the only after market screen available for this bike that I know of. I'm 5'8" and went with the regular (short) screen. It works well for keeping wind off the chest, I still get some wind around the head. If I were a quarter inch taller I would go with the taller screen. All in all, I'm happy with it. It does the job.
  14. DeedsyDragon

    DeedsyDragon Moto Dragon

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    how much of a difference would you say it makes? i know that's a very vague question, but i don't really have any experience with naked bikes, so i don't know how big of a difference they make.
  15. moe.ron

    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    What he said. There are other companies that make them but nothing that compares IMO. I think it makes a huge difference, another satisfied customer.
  16. Joe Bar

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    I have the Puig screen on mine, Ermax also make one. I like the Puig, and much more stable once I'd added the Wunderlich instrument / screen supports. Not to big but just enough to knock the blast off. I ran with the stock cockpit screen for a couple of months when I first had the bike, but it's not enough once your going 70+. The small Puig allows me to sit at 90 comfortably, with minimal blast and noise. It's 2 poisition adjustable, moves my about 20mm, mines in the lower position.

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    moe.ron Pig. Can. Fly.

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    I like those bags, pretty cool.
  18. Joe Bar

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    They are Italian, the tank bag is a FAMSA FA270 Mini - it fits onto their standard FA244 tank bag base, I use the small one for running around day to day, and the bigger one on trips. Had it on a few bikes now, just switch the base out.

    The rear carrier bag is also from FAMSA and is just handy for those bits and bobs I carry on the bike. :D
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    Back on page 12 I was asking about what type of crash bars were being used in a video (last post on the page). They turned out to be SW Motech's so I ordered some up. After 2 months of waiting for them to be imported I was very unhappy to find that they will not fit a 2012 model F800R. Over all the bars them selves were high quality and very well made. They are thicker and heavier duty steel than the OEM crash bars with a better paint job. But since this year the fairings run down along the radiator they conflict with the bars. I had to remove the fairings to install the bars and can not reinstall the fairings with the bars in place. Now I have to pay to return these things out of my own pocket and they aren't light. These bars WILL fit any bike prior to 2012 but will NOT fit a 2012 thanks to those extended fairings.

    Edited to add that A&S BMW Motorcycles in CA where I ordered them from is awesome! Not only did Josue (sp?) act as my single point of contact and left me messages with status updates while they were being imported and shipped but he's also going to provide me a shipping label so I don't have to pay for thier return which is probably not going to be that cheap. Great service should always be supported.
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