Remus on the K1600GT

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Deans BMW, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    Finished up installing a Remus exhaust system on the big K1600GT this morning.

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    Remus pic left, stock pic right.

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    The weight difference between the twp Remus exhaust together and the two stock exhausts together is about 25 lbs, have not ridden it yet, but with out removing the incerts and blipping the throttle the sound is fantastic, not too loud, like an old XK140 Jag with a lightened flywheel. the Remus quality of all the componants and ease of assembly is absolutely top notch.
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  2. wannaklr

    wannaklr Long timer

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    :lol3 I could live in your garage!!

    That Remus looks a lot better than the stock.
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  3. pm9654

    pm9654 Been here awhile

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    The rags rave about the sound of the 6 now, I bet it is unbelieveably sexy sounding with the new exhaust!
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    No...you could live ABOVE his garage.....I will be in 2 weeks for a few days ;)
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  5. scrannel

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    Swapping out the can doesn't required a new profile? Seriously, just curious. Please, let us know how it runs.
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  6. Deans BMW

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    A little more info, the bike seems to run crisper, if that makes sense. The sound is fantastic, not too loud or harsh.

    Just cans. Would love an complete system that eliminates the two Cats, one on each side. BTW, it would be a piece of cake to gut the Cats as they are easy to see inside, Pams fingers are pointing to the Cat.

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    This is the new tail pipe between the Cat and Remus Can. The clamp is still loose.

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    Here is the complete Remus system without the heat shield.

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    Just road it to town and the sound is fantastic. Not too loud but OH BABY. The throttle seems chrisper also. Even at 7,000 ft elevation, this big mama tries to pull your arms out of their socket.
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  7. dceggert

    dceggert Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a Wookie! It growls and can pull your arms out of their sockets... :rofl

    Sorry, I couldn't resist...
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  8. Deans BMW

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    The Motorcyclist Cafe Barn and Bunkhouse or my Man Cave..:1drink

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    It has taken all of my 68 years to get to this point

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  9. Deans BMW

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    If I think what you are saying, the ECU, (Engine Management System) easily adjusts to the Remus.
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  10. Hair

    Hair no wants or warrants

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    Any self-respecting H-D owner would have stopped right here.:lol3

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  11. Rider

    Rider Spectacularly Correct

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    Love the sound of the stock system.
    I can only imagine how sweet the Remus is. :tb
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  12. GeoAggie

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    Ol' Wise One,

    Have you published a full review somewhere on your new K1600GT? It's the first bike in a long time that has me thinking about replacing my 2007 ST1300a :ear

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  13. Rider

    Rider Spectacularly Correct

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    Who are you talking too? :uhoh :lol3
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  14. BigIron

    BigIron Tenured Prof - Leghump U.

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    Well done sir.
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  15. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    I have talked about it from time to time in various places.

    My K1600GT reminds me of what driving something like a BMW 850IL would be, not a Velvet Hammer but a Velvet Sledge Hammer. It is fantastic in the hi speed sweepers and twisties, put it in 4th gear and it pulls from idle to 125 at the rev limiter with unending fearce thrust, so much fun in the mountains. I havent put my ear plugs in on my last two rides with the Remus, the sound is so good. The K16 is a heavy bike, noticeable at parking lot speeds but immedediately looses between 2 and 3 hundred pounds as you pass thru 10 MPH, amazing the first time I road it. Another big plus is you still have a 20-30 mile reserve at 250 miles.The brakes are amazing.
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  16. Deans BMW

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  17. GeoAggie

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    Thanks for the comments. :clap Much of your description of the new K-bike is how I describe my highly modified ST1300 . . . . . without the engine heat hopefully. Anything above 90 and I tend to take my 1200GS Adv.

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  18. GeoAggie

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    Rider,

    I know from some of your enjoyable posts that you are both Ol' and wise too :D
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  19. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    That looks a lot better than the stock setup. Nice! BMW straight sixes are some of the most lovely sounding engines in the world. The Z3 and Z4 3.0L roadsters sound fantastic -- I have no doubt the 1.6L in the bike sounds just as good. Any chance we can get a sound clip?
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  20. Deans BMW

    Deans BMW Granpa Hoon

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    I don't have the ability to do sound clips as I am still lamenting the demise of the dial telephone...:huh

    I have ridden in 90-95 F temps with only a slight notice in warmth on my left boot. BMW has done a great job with heat management on the K16's.

    My gut feeling is that BMW really turned their engineers and testers loose on the development of the 1600's.
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