I was riding the Ortega Highway last week with my '00 LT with 47K and the blasted muffler became seperated from the cat. Is this normal? BMW says you have to buy a complete exhaust at $1311 for parts. I know there are aftermarket ones for about $800. My thoughts are how many more of these type of things am I going to have to pay for as I get a few more miles... should I just trade it in and buy a new bike?