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    2007 F800ST with Remus exhaust - question

    I'm looking at a 2007 F800ST with a Remus exhaust (slip-on muffler?) and I need to know how loud this bike will be. I don't like loud exhaust systems on bikes -- I know that is contrary to what most motorcyclists want, . . . but that's me. I could put up with a some loudness though, as long as it wasn't obnoxiously loud straight-pipe noise.

    Here's a pic of the exhaust:

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    Cannot answer your specific question, but over the years I have found ALL after-market pipes are too loud for me. I have tried several different brands on different bikes, but always gone back to OEM pipes. The only benefit I found from after-market pipes is a small reduction in weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royce View Post
    Cannot answer your specific question, but over the years I have found ALL after-market pipes are too loud for me. I have tried several different brands on different bikes, but always gone back to OEM pipes. The only benefit I found from after-market pipes is a small reduction in weight.

    Good luck.
    Yes, that's my general feeling too -- about after-market mufflers. I know I'm in the minority but it's good to know that there are others out there that feel similarly about noise. All my bikes have stock exhaust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 75450 View Post
    Yes, that's my general feeling too -- about after-market mufflers. I know I'm in the minority but it's good to know that there are others out there that feel similarly about noise. All my bikes have stock exhaust.
    I don't think you are in the minority among BMW riders. I would be surprised if 10% of newish BMWs have aftermarket exhaust. Certainly after bikes reach a certain age when the OEM exhaust has rotted away then folks buy what they can find.

    As for the newer bikes with solid undamaged OEM exhaust systems there are three reasons people do not replace them:

    - Some people don't like noise.
    - They usually reduce performance
    - They cost to much for the "cheapest thing in a BMW" - the owner.
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    The bikes I've been around with a Remus slip on have a nice sound without being loud.
    It may be loud if the owner has removed the baffle.
    I would ask if the owner removed the baffle and if so ask if they still have the baffle.

    If the F800 bikes have the cat in the muffler there's a decent weight savings with a slip on.

    I've never changed the mufflers on any of our bikes because I'm too cheap
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I would be surprised if 10% of newish BMWs have aftermarket exhaust.
    I bet that number bumps up to 50% for a K1200S or K1200GT.
    The stock mufflers on those bikes were huge.
    If we had bought K1200Ss instead of K1300S I would have spent the money for different exhaust for looks alone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    I don't think you are in the minority among BMW riders. I would be surprised if 10% of newish BMWs have aftermarket exhaust. Certainly after bikes reach a certain age when the OEM exhaust has rotted away then folks buy what they can find.

    As for the newer bikes with sound OEM exhaust systems there are three reasons people do not replace them:

    - Some people don't like noise.
    - They usually reduce performance
    - The cost to much for the "cheapest thing in a BMW" - the owner.
    I would hope that most BMW owners like quiet also. That would be good to know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    The bikes I've been around with a Remus slip on have a nice sound without being loud.
    It may be loud if the owner has removed the baffle.
    I would ask if the owner removed the baffle and if so ask if they still have the baffle.
    Thanks. I'll ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
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    I have the same exhaust on my R1200R. I tried it without the baffle and whereas I liked the note, it was a little too loud. I put in the baffle and it seems to be as quiet as stock with less weight and no apparent loss of performance. You have a good exhaust. Try it with the insert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 83014 View Post
    I have the same exhaust on my R1200R. I tried it without the baffle and whereas I liked the note, it was a little too loud. I put in the baffle and it seems to be as quiet as stock with less weight and no apparent loss of performance. You have a good exhaust. Try it with the insert.
    Thanks for the info.

    I have to find out if the owner has the insert/baffle. He hasn't responded, but it is Sunday evening . . . .
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