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    I should have done more reseach 2009 G650GS

    I think I made a big mistake buying this bike 1st I had no idea the engine was assembled in China. Buying Chinese anything is like a sin to me nothing but junk is made their 2nd I cannot find a performance exhaust anywhere and it doesn't seem any and I mean anyone ever made any I've tried Supertrapp, Yoshimura, Two Brother and others nothing. I beleive I made a big mistake buying it although it only ha 6700 miles on it and it looks brand new

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    Donít waste your money on a performance exhaust it only makes it louder. Instead, make an investment in upgrading the suspension. It will be easier to go faster that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by manmountain View Post
    I think I made a big mistake buying this bike 1st I had no idea the engine was assembled in China. Buying Chinese anything is like a sin to me nothing but junk is made their
    Nothing junky about that engine. The company I just retired from originally had their appliances made in Alabama. 80% failure/recall rate that first year almost broke them. Moved to China after meeting some of their engineers and realizing that they really had their stuff together. Failure rate now is a tiny fraction of 1%

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    Nothing junky about that engine. The company I just retired from originally had their appliances made in Alabama. 80% failure/recall rate that first year almost broke them. Moved to China after meeting some of their engineers and realizing that they really had their stuff together. Failure rate now is a tiny fraction of 1%
    I have to agree on this. While I'm still a fan of "Made in America", I have found that outsourced manufacturing can be done properly if it's requested to be done properly. Price driven items are a whole different matter. Some of the real fancy (wish I had one) BMW riding suits are made in china and are as good as I've ever seen.
    The new BMW 310 series of bikes are made in India. I think the manufacturing in India can do it the way BMW wants it done.

    That's what happens in countries where education isn't a profit center...
    Well Pete, all I can say about that statement is I thought I was the only one that thought college had become the new high school- for a fee.
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    Ain't nothing wrong with the OEM exhaust. These OEM systems are specifically tuned to the engines.

    In fact, their's more wrong with an aftermarket exhaust. You'll generally lose power with a poor one, even a well manufactured one would only give a minuscule performance gain and just be a waste of money.

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