Staintune exhaust question

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by edgyver, Dec 1, 2003.

  1. edgyver

    edgyver Insomniac

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    Anyone who has installed a Staintune exhaust in a f.i. bike :
    How much did it affect your f.i. ? That is, did you need a remap afterward or was it pretty much fine out of the box?
    There's a Staintune slip-on set coming in the next day or so for my 02' DL1000 and noone in that group has dealt with this combination yet. BMW guys/gals might come closest on this one. (big displacement, twin cylinder f.i. bike)
    Any input would be appreciated. Thanks!:ricky
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  2. jackafrica

    jackafrica sinking low in the saddle

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    Yeah mate. Running a staintune collector and muffler on a '96 R1100GS. No surging problem, nice note, not too loud. Every now and again, not frequent, there is a minor "pop " in the exhaust on over run, indicating a slighly lean mixture, or a possible exhaust leak.
    As it is infrequent, I couldn't really bother with it.
    In short, Staintune make a quality product worthy of the investment. Of course, here in Oz, Satintune are bought by more riders than any other stainless steel exhaust.
    I don't have any affiliation with the company, but have had their prodict on a couple of bikes over the past 15 years and they've never disappointed.
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  3. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Agree. My GS ran fine with a Staintune, though the plugs turned a bit too light for my taste thanks to the Moronic's failure to make the mixture rich enough. I think your bike should be fine, as Staintunes are designed to run on stock jetting.
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  4. edgyver

    edgyver Insomniac

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    Thanks, fellas!

    It's 10:25EST here in the USA and the shop just called to say my pipes have arrived!!!

    Report on the V-Strom to follow.
    Wish me luck!

    -edgyver.
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  5. edgyver

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    The pipes came in this morning. The shop owner called and woke me up to tell me. I was there in 30 minutes and had the old pipes off and the new ones on in 15 more (really). It was as easy as it gets. I didn't even have to remove my GiVi saddlebag mounts to do it. They look fantastic and sound more aggressive than stock - without being TOO loud.....unless I remove the end cap baffles. Then it sounds like a RC51, according to one of the customers that came by as I fired it up for the first time. I richened the mixture slightly in mid and hi range with the PCIII and then took it for a spin. On the highway, it's as quiet as can be. Just a nice bass thrum back there somewhere letting me know I'm not riding with stock pipes. In town, the bike runs as it should without drawing unwanted attention.:rofl

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  6. edgyver

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    Side view.

    {Yes, that's a BMW "Moto Man" decal. Yellow GS is slowly "converting me", he says.}

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  7. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Yep, 'Tunes sound great with the baffles in on big V-twins, without being too loud. Nicely done, Ed!

    :thumb
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  8. tokenboy

    tokenboy Gnirly Adventurer

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    Oy! Me thinks my Yellow Strom needs aftermarket pipes too! I think I'll have to see who can order some in.
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  9. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    Staintunes are nice, durable pipes. My second choice after Erion --lifetime guarantee, never needs repacking -- but only made for a few Hondas.
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  10. edgyver

    edgyver Insomniac

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    CBT Imports got the DL1000 Staintunes for me. Apparently, my order took care of the last set from the latest shipment. So, it could be a little while before more come into the 'States.
    :smiler
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