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post #1 of 18 Old Oct 30th, 2007, 8:56 pm Thread Starter
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Well folks, my 2005 sprung an oil leak...the center stand. I am taking it in for warranty repair and while it was stripped down, I was thinking it might be a little less in labor if I had them install the Rhemus while it was in there.

My questions are to those who have the Rhemus....
1. Are you satisfied with it?...without the Rhine chip
2. How loud is it and will it aggrivate the rider or S/O on a long trip?...cause that is what all of my rides are.
3. Are there any noticeable negative impacts on the longevity of any parts?
4. And any other comments anyone has. Thanks...I have to let them know by tomorrow.

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post #2 of 18 Old Oct 30th, 2007, 9:19 pm
 
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I don't know about the LT, but I had one on the RT - note the word HAD. It had a drone at cruising speed that annoyed the living daylights out of me, so on the net it went. Best thing I did for the RT and me. Gas mileage did drop a little as well. Did not notice any improvement in performance, either. I would never consider putting one on the LT. Just my .02.
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I don't know about the LT, but I had one on the RT - note the word HAD. It had a drone at cruising speed that annoyed the living daylights out of me, so on the net it went. Best thing I did for the RT and me. Gas mileage did drop a little as well. Did not notice any improvement in performance, either. I would never consider putting one on the LT. Just my .02.

Good information. Thanks.

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one Beezer 441
Harley Sportster (which I still hate and was ecstatic to see go)
2003 LT- traded for 2005
2005 LT- traded for deer (dead after the introduction to the LT- both totaled)
2005 LT- sold for a 2008 Gold Wing GL1800
2008 GL1800 Gold Wing
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post #4 of 18 Old Oct 30th, 2007, 10:11 pm
 
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I (had) put a Staintune on my RT and took it off. The noise got to me, I lost some top end, and did not gain anything other than a shrinking wallet.
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post #5 of 18 Old Oct 30th, 2007, 10:15 pm
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I put a Ti Remus on my 05' and it is louder and I have gotten used to it being louder and now like it. On the road I use custom moulded ear plugs (w/ music speakers) so all I hear is a purr from the motor. There is no chip for it (05')only Rhinewest cam gears which I also installed. The combo does give the LT more zip.

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I had a Remus on my KRS and it sounded good but would have been too loud on the LT. I took the Remus off my GS because it was just too loud. I rode an LT once for about 20 miles that had a Remus and I thought it was annoying. Most pipes are hardly noticeable at steady cruising speeds but not on the one I rode...

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post #7 of 18 Old Oct 30th, 2007, 10:49 pm Thread Starter
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Thanks for the input folks. Seems like the pipe is "a lot of noise about nothing."

I want to die young...at a ripe old age.

Several Triumphs (which I still love)
one Beezer 441
Harley Sportster (which I still hate and was ecstatic to see go)
2003 LT- traded for 2005
2005 LT- traded for deer (dead after the introduction to the LT- both totaled)
2005 LT- sold for a 2008 Gold Wing GL1800
2008 GL1800 Gold Wing
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post #8 of 18 Old Oct 31st, 2007, 12:23 am
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Well folks, my 2005 sprung an oil leak...the center stand. I am taking it in for warranty repair and while it was stripped down, I was thinking it might be a little less in labor if I had them install the Rhemus while it was in there.

My questions are to those who have the Rhemus....
1. Are you satisfied with it?...without the Rhine chip
2. How loud is it and will it aggrivate the rider or S/O on a long trip?...cause that is what all of my rides are.
3. Are there any noticeable negative impacts on the longevity of any parts?
4. And any other comments anyone has. Thanks...I have to let them know by tomorrow.
1. Yes I have a Remus on my 05, and no need for any engine mods. The bike runs better and really breaths better in th eupper RPMs. It use to flatten out and get a little weak after about 7K but it pulls all the way to redline now. and BTW, there is no Rhinewest chip for the 05. I think they came up with a cam gear change.

2. If you get the "Street" (quieter) can it should be no problem. If you get the "Race" there's a chance it may bother your SO depending on how sensitive to sound she is. I have the latter and really like it, and the few times I've had a passenger I've had no complaints. Once i'm uyp to speed I barely notice the exhaust at all.

3. Nope no imact to anything, other than the bike runs better and the system is about 13 pounds lighter than stock.

4. Final comment - Just buy one!

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post #9 of 18 Old Oct 31st, 2007, 5:22 am
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If I were you, unless you have hard numbers from your dealer, I doubt he is going to give you a break on labor. Last time I tried that, I think the dealer added the two jobs together and quoted me. Needless to say, I didn't bite.

If you want to change the can, do it for the can.. I personally wouldn't waist my time for the added dollars. I would buy something that is going to really benefit the bike and safety related...

That's just me.
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post #10 of 18 Old Oct 31st, 2007, 5:56 am
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Got one on my '03 LT. Like it, not too loud, just right. Think I may have lost a little on the bottom end but gained some on the top.

Would I do it again? Yes.

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It's easy to install

I installed mine several years ago, by myself and it took about two hours or so of labor. I did not rush. Hardest part was the 02 sensor. I like the different sound and it "seems" to run better. I would do it again.

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post #12 of 18 Old Oct 31st, 2007, 8:51 am Thread Starter
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Thanks Dave. Good detail on the comments

I want to die young...at a ripe old age.

Several Triumphs (which I still love)
one Beezer 441
Harley Sportster (which I still hate and was ecstatic to see go)
2003 LT- traded for 2005
2005 LT- traded for deer (dead after the introduction to the LT- both totaled)
2005 LT- sold for a 2008 Gold Wing GL1800
2008 GL1800 Gold Wing
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Well folks, my 2005 sprung an oil leak...the center stand. I am taking it in for warranty repair and while it was stripped down, I was thinking it might be a little less in labor if I had them install the Rhemus while it was in there.

My questions are to those who have the Rhemus....
1. Are you satisfied with it?...without the Rhine chip
2. How loud is it and will it aggrivate the rider or S/O on a long trip?...cause that is what all of my rides are.
3. Are there any noticeable negative impacts on the longevity of any parts?
4. And any other comments anyone has. Thanks...I have to let them know by tomorrow.

1. Are you satisfied with it?...without the Rhine chip
I have the chip, both very satisfied with it. It made to Alaska and back without a problem.

2. How loud is it and will it aggrivate the rider or S/O on a long trip?...cause that is what all of my rides are.
My SO says no.

3. Are there any noticeable negative impacts on the longevity of any parts?
Again have been on the bike for a couple of years, just did my Alaska trip and everytime I get the valves checked, I am told my valves look great.

4. And any other comments anyone has.
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I have the street can on my '03.
Too loud for me ans SO...........
I did the "mod" and brought the noise level down to a point I like it....
Would I do it again ?.........Hmmmm
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Well the OEM header cracked because it was so thin and it cracked in a place that could not be welded without major cost....
So....if the OEM were of the same quality, I would not switch..but..it isn't so, yes, in a heartbeat

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Remus Ti and Rhinewest chip, but mine is a '00 LT. It did take some getting used to, and for some reason the 1 1/4" silencer pipe mod will not work on this particular setup ( the opening is more like 1 3/4"). There is a little bit of the droning sound, but the exhaust note is more of a deep growl, and you can't hear the exhaust note at idle. The bike pulls like a freight train right off idle, and the powerband seems to top out right around 7500RPM, but it really comes on strong above 4500.....I'll go for grins with any LT, but I'm an old drag racer and love pouring the coals on from time to time... ( I did beat up on a C-6 Corvette this summer, it was an automatic, and I got about a bus length on him through the top of 3rd gear before we both shut down, he wasn't impressed, won't even have beers with me anymore...LOL)

I would never go back to stock config.....JMHO


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post #16 of 18 Old Oct 31st, 2007, 2:50 pm
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I wanted to put one on but was able to ride a bike first with one and did not like the noise. I was able to get a stock pipe from my local dealer that someone had left after changing to a Remus. I cut open the cat and removed all the guts, welded it back together, cleaned up the ports on the pipe and it made a noticeable difference. More on the mid and upper end but I did lose some bottom end. It had a different sound but not louder. It will backfire when you let off quickly and the bottom end loss is not the best thing for the older LT's. They say the chip will help the bottom but I have not tried that yet.
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Thanks all for the input....seems to be the same ol thing........try it and if you like it ....keep it...if not.......sell it or dump it.

I want to die young...at a ripe old age.

Several Triumphs (which I still love)
one Beezer 441
Harley Sportster (which I still hate and was ecstatic to see go)
2003 LT- traded for 2005
2005 LT- traded for deer (dead after the introduction to the LT- both totaled)
2005 LT- sold for a 2008 Gold Wing GL1800
2008 GL1800 Gold Wing
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All the guys I ride with really like the sound of the new system. On the last trip to Utah on a road that I have done some speed runs before the LT hit 123GPS and this last trip with the Remus and the cam gears it hit 127 GPS. One thing I noticed is that when i took off the old hearder the inside of the pipes were not the same size (because of the sloppy welds) and if I ever were to put the stocker back on I would take a grinder to it and clean it up.

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