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post #1 of 5 Old Mar 31st, 2015, 10:03 am Thread Starter
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Has anyone added aftermarket exhaust to the GTL yet? What exhaust has been added. I was thinking about a Remus. Has anyone heard a Remus on the GTL yet? I had a Staintune on my R12RT and liked that a lot but I do realize that the GTL will sound much different than the RT (and better I hope). I do appreciate everyone's thoughts on the subject to help me make a decision. Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 5 Old Mar 31st, 2015, 10:54 am
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Re: Exhaust-ed

I still have the stock exhaust, but can offer another site that you'll find reams of information about the K16 platform (it's a sister site to this one).


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post #3 of 5 Old Mar 31st, 2015, 11:57 pm
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I installed the Remus Slip-ons and love them. They look cleaner, weigh less than stock, sound terrific and actually add a little HP although I cant really feel it. They sound incredible and you can install quickly and easily by yourself. There is a test of several Slip-ons for the K-1600 in the Fall-2013 issue of BMW magazine. Check it out and enjoy the deeper sound of your GTL!
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post #4 of 5 Old Apr 3rd, 2015, 8:40 am Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info. I checked the sister-site and there sure is a lot of information there regarding exhaust systems. I may try drilling out the closed ports to see if that improves the sound of the GTL. It is weird, when I first got the bike (2 weeks ago) I thought it sounded great. Then an RT pulled up behind me with a remus on it and that bike sounded much better. When I pulled away after the light changed it was that moment that I realized that I didn't like the 'zoom-zoom' sound. I would really like to hear the sound of the stock pipes drilled out though.
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post #5 of 5 Old Apr 4th, 2015, 6:50 pm
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In my opinion there is not much to be gained by adding aftermarket exhaust to this bike. If it is sound you are after on the GTL, you can drill/punch out the crimped (closed) holes in the GTL exhaust. Lot's of guys on the K1600 forum have done this resulting in fantastic sound. Cost is nothing unless you need a drill bit or a punch tool.

OOOps...I see you are going to look into drilling out the holes. Good luck.


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