BMW R****R Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ninepeaks9, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Dieselpwr

    Dieselpwr Been here awhile

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    Take a look at your oil cooler. mine has a small leak. Luckily it's still under warranty.

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  2. Hoop71

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  3. Patch

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    Wonder how it sounds ... Can't you-tube at work.

    Price might make me rethink getting that fat stocker off my bike.
    Thanks Hoop
  4. objectuser

    objectuser Been here awhile

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    I have the E193 on mine. I use the E52 Givi case on it and have not had problems, but I've not taken it cross country either. I throw my backpack in there, which contains my laptop.

    I did use blue loctite on the bolts under the E193 because they came loose once.

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  5. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    That does look like an awful good deal. How many years does one of those things last? They (LeoVince) has several other products at different price points, and most other silencers for the R1200R are in the $700-800 range. I wonder where this one skimped?
  6. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    I've had LV pipes on a few bikes, they're always best bang for the buck.
    Every bit as good as most manufacturers out there.
  7. janson-swg

    janson-swg n00b

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    I just finished making some changes on my R1100R...hope you like it.

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  8. rous44

    rous44 Long timer

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  9. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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  10. Hoop71

    Hoop71 Been here awhile

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    I put a Remus slip on on my 2011 and no tuning needed. Ran like a top!
  11. JimVonBaden

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    Typically the exhaust change does not move the operating parameters out of the normal range. This is why there is no significant improvement in performance with the change of exhaust on the R-series.:deal
  12. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    I put a luftmeister pipe on my old R1150rs and rode it around the hood. No performance difference but it was loud. Took it right back off and reinstalled the stock pipe. That noise gives me a headache after just a few miles.
  13. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    True dat, but with a caveat.
    Changing the muffler only does next to nil. Changing the headers to eleiminate the cat converter opens the system up to help it 'breath', causing less back pressure, and in turn, allowing the boxer motor to rev and de-rev easier.
    The result is less restriction and a smoother running motorall around.
    Money better spent on a set of headers than a slip-on can.
  14. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    A smoother running motor that might be less good around town, where the low end torque is rather useful. Pretty damn handy jockeying for position on the interstate around rush hour, too - I can squirt ahead of traffic about to do something stupid with only right wrist input, regardless of where I am in the RPM range (even in 6th).

    Others disagree, of course.
  15. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Just the opposite, smoother running meaning less jerkiness and more refined/controlled operation with both the throttle and the gearbox/clutch.
    This doesn't mean a loss of torque.

    2 of the best mods for a modern boxer are the cat removal and a fuel nanny or Accelerator (booster plug) module.
  16. ph0rk

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    I don't see how removing the cat won't also reduce backpressure, especially at lower revs - perhaps the flapper valve can provide enough? I find it unlikely that you'll markedly improve performance at one end of the rev range without altering it elsewhere. Maybe the motor is just that restricted - but if you're optimizing engine air flow at one rate, it can't remain optimized at the lower rate, too, can it?

    I wouldn't do any more than a slip on, and then only for sound - Illegal in my current state anyway, but do the premade cat removal systems include provisions for keeping the flapper valve?

    (IMHO, the flapper serves two functions - readability and less obnoxious sound at low revs/around town).

    Also, regarding performance, how in the hell is a 2011+ R12 not quick enough for legal speeds?

    Then again, maybe the R12 has enough whoopass that losing some low end won't matter - I almost never go WOT as it is.
  17. Gillus

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    A guy I know calls a top case a wart as they stick up in the air :loco.

    Bought this E370 Givi Monolock with back pad and all the mounting pieces in like new condition for $150 shipped off Ebay. Positive feedback for Burnt Rubber Motorsports in Marietta GA. :nod

    I used the Givi generic mounting kit but had to get longer M6X40 bolts. Took a few minutes to find out where they would fit securely under the plastic part of the BMW rack. The top box is rated at 6lbs, that's 1/2 a 12 pack so I think it will work fine without the E193 kit. I will keep a close eye on it for loosening but it has locknuts or shifting. The BMW top box rack is the same for a lot of BMW applications, cross referenced the pn and it is the same as the scooter rack so I think a scooter box for $300 might even work as well as a lot of BMW top cases.

    This E370 is 19" wide, an E450 is 22" and would look good without asking does this top box make my bike look fat. Might hold two helmets also.

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  18. JimVonBaden

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    I guess it all depends on your level of connection to the bike. The numbers move up and down the scale, but do not significantly change with even a full exhaust. Smoothness? I believe you would get more from a fuel enricher.
  19. clevishook

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    Nice find. Looks "right" on the bike. Thanks for the mounting info.
  20. Mike Figielski

    Mike Figielski Been here awhile

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    Looks cool, I like the GS tank and headlight change. Nice tail section too. Likely won't see another one like it. Good job!