On the hunt - new mufflers

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by More_Miles, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. More_Miles

    More_Miles über-n00b

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    Hey all!

    Cranked up the R100RT (1983) the other morning. Man that was a cold ride to work! Anyway, exhaust was pissing out the bottoms of both the stock pipes. Can you apply the term "pissing" to a gas though? Farting out perhaps? Seems that they had finally started to rust through. It's just pin holes at the moment.

    I've done a search on here for after market options but it seems I'm swimming upstream. You see I want something as quiet or quieter than stock! I'm firmly in the camp of loud pipes are for those who can't operate loud horns. Frankly I like stealth bikes. :evil Everything I've seen has comments like "more authority" or "nice bark" or "f%$king loud!" That and the price of new factory mufflers? Hoy!!!! Max's has them listed at $380 EACH!

    So I send this question into the ether. Who makes a decent, not insanely expensive after market bolt on muffler that won't deafen the neighbourhood, scare the cows and give me a headache?

    Cheers!

    Craig
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  2. Kai Ju

    Kai Ju Long timer

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    I have to admit I'm pretty happy with my EMGOs.
    They look very close to the stock ones, except for the weld on instead of bolt on mounting bracket and can be used for 38 or 40 mm headpipes.
    They sound fine, and they go for less than a hundred bucks per side.

    Just Google Images for EMGO BMW Muffler, but like I said, they look like the stock ones.
    They also sell megaphones, peashooters etc.
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  3. Biebs

    Biebs BMW Airhead

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  4. bmwhacker

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    +1 on the EMGO's. You could buy 4 pairs for the price of the other ones, even if they only last 3 - 4 years, 4 pairs will probably outlast you and your bike. ....plus they won't turn yellow as stainless mufflers do.
    Or if you have a big ego, deep pockets and want to brag about your $800.00 mufflers, go for them. :lol3
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  5. boxerboy81

    boxerboy81 Stay Horizontal

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    Keihan in the uk make a product similar to, but not quite as a good as Staintune. Quiet, stainless, look stock.
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  6. chasbmw

    chasbmw Long timer

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    keihan also make a straight through exhaust for BMWs, designed by the UK tuner Jim Cray, they cost the same as their standard exhausts, but don't meet noise regs, you will need to contact Keihans direct and there may be a wait.

    keihans are very well made have a 10 year Guanantee and if you sell your bike after 4 years you might just get the extra money back because the buyer of your bike does not have to deduct the cost of a new set of silencers!
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  7. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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  8. 100RT

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    GSD4ME, they must have made them differently for the monoshock bikes. Yours look flipped over. I have Keihans also on the 81.
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  9. More_Miles

    More_Miles über-n00b

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    Well, sounds like it's EMGO for cheap, tad more expensive Keihans. Staintune seems in the same league as stock or more for price.

    Since I have all winter to ponder and order, I may just go with the Keihans.

    Thanks, and BTW, you guys have some sharp machines!
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  10. 100RT

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    I bought mine from Motobins. Not sure if they sell to Canada
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  11. Twinboy

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    Check out www.rockypointcycle.com as they offer stainless mufflers for BMWs for a reasonable price.They also have their sport- Norton Commando peashooter style mufflers for BMW that sound great on a BMW.They are a quality product and are easy to deal with.
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  12. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    The monoshock usually has a completely different shaped muffler :puke1; these are made to fit the mono, but have the twin shock model shape at the rear.
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  13. 100RT

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    Now that I look, they are shorter also. I believe Rocky sells the EPCO's which used to be made in Ohio. I think they were farmed out to a foreign country for assembly.
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  14. gfx

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  15. Darryl's bmw

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    I bought Sito Exhaust from Motobins
    yes they ship to Canada,

    Very good quality, look just like stock.

    Much cheaper!
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  16. wvpc1

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  17. Kai Ju

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    They do look upside down, have you tried left on the right and right on the left ?
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