F800GS - Which exhaust with Holan balanced panniers?

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  1. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    If everything goes according to plan, I'll be riding home on a new 2010 F800GS tomorrow. :D

    I definitely want a balanced pannier setup on this bike which means the stock exhaust can's gotta go in favor of a narrower aftermarket can. I've pretty much decided on the Holan racks and panniers, but not sure about the exhaust. The Metal Mule setup looks great, but it's outside my price range. Holan USA sells a kit with the balanced pannier rack, matched panniers and a Twalcom can. I have nothing against Twalcom and in the end I may go with it, but before I lay out the cash I'd like to figure out what other exhaust options are compatible with the Holan kit.

    So who's got the Holan balanced panniers and which aftermarket exhaust are you using?

    Thanks much.

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    Update: I now have the Metal Mule exhaust installed with the Holan balanced rack. I'll update this first post as various exhausts are confirmed as either compatible or incompatible so that the information is more easily accessible. Please include a picture or two of your installed exhaust and rack. Feel free to include a tape measure in your pictures for extra credit.

    If you don't have the Holan balanced rack and have no plans to get one, but would like to contribute measurements of your installed exhaust in the interest of helping others, please do. Be sure to include a picture or two with a tape measure clearly showing the distance from the centerline of the bike to the outer edge of the exhaust. A picture of the front part of the muffler taken with the camera pointing straight down from above the passenger foot peg may also be helpful in evaluating potential compatibility. Thanks!

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    The following exhausts are definitely compatible. All have been test fitted.


    <table border="1"><tbody><tr><th>Exhaust system</th><th>Test fit by</th></tr><tr><th>Metal Mule</th><th>Lager Meister</th></tr><tr><th>Twalcom</th><th>F800 Rob</th></tr><tr><th>Remus Hexacone</th><th>TX Medic</th></tr><tr><th>Two Brothers</th><th>trail90man</th></tr><tr><th>Leo Vince (some modification or tweaking required)</th><th>Bartron</th></tr><tr><th>MiVV Suono</th><th>wizze</th></tr><tr><th>MiVV Oval Carbon</th><th>Cdlabate</th></tr><tr><th>Beowulf oval</th><th>K Dub</th></tr><tr><th>SC-Project Oval</th><th>bigboyxl</th></tr></tbody></table>
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    The following are possibly compatible based on measurements. Test fit is pending.


    <table border="1"><tbody><tr><th>Exhaust system</th><th>Pending test fit by</th></tr><tr><th>ZTechnik</th><th>?</th></tr></tbody></table>
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    The following are not compatible, either based on measurements, manufacturer recommendation, or test fit.


    <table border="1"><tbody><tr><th>Exhaust system</th><th>Test fit / confirmed by</th></tr><tr><th>Stock</th><th>Holan</th></tr><tr><th>Akrapovic</th><th>?</th></tr></tr><tr><th>?</th><th>?</th></tr></tbody></table>
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  2. TX Medic

    TX Medic So many fires, so little?

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    i am going to try it with the remus but not test fit yet?



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  3. Bartron

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    Beowulf have been lauded as being pretty slim, can anyone confirm if slim enough?
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  4. Chop Chop

    Chop Chop Hector erector

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    Beowulf oval can is about 7.5 inches from the outside to the grab handle bolt (center). Aprox 8 inches from outside to rear attachment bolt center.
    Will post a pic later.

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  5. F800 Rob

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    I can confirm the Remus Hexacone will not work.

    The Beowulf may work along with the LeoVince, and ZTechnik. As of right now, the only exhaust we can certify it to work with is the Twalcom setup. The biggest issues are actually the clearance around the very beginning of the can, and around the mounts for the panniers -- especially considering the exhausts are not solid mounted and there needs to be at least 1/2" on either side of the can.

    I'll see if I can get measurements and pictures shortly. The system is now available without the purchase of an exhaust from Holan USA.
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  6. argee

    argee freed speaker

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    :wink: boewolf ti oval stubby on my chariot is pretty tiny, smallest i've seen. smoothes out the throttle and save a shedload of weight too....
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  7. Lager Meister

    Lager Meister Work less, ride more

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    Thanks for the input everyone. Rob, do you guys have any plans to test-fit the rack system with any other exhausts? I'm mostly interested in the LeoVince at this point since the Remus is confirmed as incompatible. Thanks.
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  8. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I can measure the Leo Vince if that will help.
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  9. F800 Rob

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    I'm nearly certain that the LV will fit. John, if you can provide measurements, I can confirm.

    Specifically I need some information about clearance near the rear footpeg mount and guard as that is tight, and how far out it sticks to the left of the bodywork.
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  10. TX Medic

    TX Medic So many fires, so little?

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    but i was looking on the holan website and this exhaust looks about the same size and the remus and was wandering if this is acutally the balanced set or not. thank for the time

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  11. Bayner

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    Looks like a balanced set to me...
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  12. F800 Rob

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    That is the balanced set with a Metal Mule Exhaust.

    As stated previously, we've been told that it will not fit with the Remus Hexacone. If you would like to order a set, and give it a shot, you are most welcome to. Beyond that, I'm sorry, but I can't be of further assistance.

    I can provide assistance in clearing other exhausts with the rack though...
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  13. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I don't know if this helps. I can take more.
    Measured from center of the bike.

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  14. F800 Rob

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    That's actually perfect John.

    The racks + mounts for any panniers are exactly 10.5" out from the center of the motorcycle. Give a little bit for sway (as some exhausts are not securely mounted) and you have 10" total that the exhaust can extend from the center of the motorcycle and still work with these racks.

    On a related note, my pictures didn't come out that well because my hands were shaking it's so cold here in Pittsburgh. :(
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  15. TX Medic

    TX Medic So many fires, so little?

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    could you tell me the inch's on the none balanced pannierson the left side.

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  16. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I will add that my HT racks aren't balanced. The use of the clif-cut pannier on the left side evens everything out.
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  17. F800 Rob

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    It should be 1.5" difference between the two, so, 12" or 11.5" to be safe.
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  18. Lager Meister

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    Rob,
    Do you have the Twalcom on your bike? Would you mind taking a pic of your bike from the same angle as John's (also with the measuring tape) so I can see how much difference there is between your Twalcom and the LV?

    Thanks.
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  19. Lager Meister

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    Please let us know the results.
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  20. TX Medic

    TX Medic So many fires, so little?

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    well f800 rob said that it will not work but i am going to go home tomorrow and measure it from the middle and see if i can use it

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