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Thinking about installing the Remus slip on exhaust. Would appreciate some insight (pro/cons) from who has made the conversion. Any difference in sound between Remus and stock? Any noticeable hp increase? Overall quality and aesthetics? Durability???
 

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Your not going to get much HP increase unless you remove the end baffle. Then it is louder and not very RT ish. I have one on a K13S and it gains 5.5 HP with the baffle out. (dyno test). Each to his own but I like the RT and its stock silencer. The K bike verges on being too loud with the Remus Hexcone and with the baffle out it probably is but I ride it that way sometimes. Nasty at WOT and 8000RPM. :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
 

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A slip on alone will not give you any noticeable HP increase. I went with an Akrapovic for two reasons: I hated the look of the stock pipe and I like the tone of the Akra, a bit meatier but the same decibels as the stock pipe.
 

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My R1100S had a Remus.

I do not have an opinion about the H.P., I assume it did not have a noticeable increase, but I loved the sound. Deeper, throatier. I liked it on the "S" bike. Not sure about the RT... my bias is not to do it but "you run what you brung"...
 

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I fitted a Remus titanium Hexacone on my 2010 R1200RT about 4 weeks ago. The sound is deep, but not too loud. I can ride around my neighborhood without being obnoxious. Haven't tried taking the baffle out (would probably be too loud). Regarding aesthetics, I hated the look of stock pipe and think the Remus looks great. Each to his own though...
 

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Mt 2008Rt came to me with a Remus Carbon fiber. It was way too loud for any road bike! I ordered an insert and it sounds great, Ducati like but not too loud. The only problem is it makes a rumble when using engine braking. It weighs way less then stock so I'll keep it. But I wouldn't buy one!!! If I had to pay for one. No HP gain just loss of weight.
 

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Appreciate the feedback. Think I'll just stay with the stock exhaust for now as it is functional and still has a long useful life. Not sure that Remus adds much value for now. When the stock exhaust is at the end of it's useful life, then I may consider the Remus. Thanks.
 

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dude987 said:
When the stock exhaust is at the end of it's useful life, then I may consider the Remus. Thanks.
That will be awhile. They are well made. Good choice. (prices are up on Remus now. over $800 US!)
 

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I got rid of the bulk and weight. Remus in my opinion is the best of the aftermarkets but you have to pay. Fit and finish is A+...has a very nice tone, to me superior to stock. Baffle out, real seat of the pants gain..but noisy.
If your going to keep it for a while, why not run the best and enjoy it while you still can :)
....just $$...and I'm getting older :rotf:

 

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I got rid of the bulk and weight. Remus in my opinion is the best of the aftermarkets but you have to pay. Fit and finish is A+...has a very nice tone, to me superior to stock. Baffle out, real seat of the pants gain..but noisy.
If your going to keep it for a while, why not run the best and enjoy it while you still can :)
....just $$...and I'm getting older :rotf:

Nicely done. Certainly appears to enhance the esthetics. I'm sold on the looks. But uncertain about the sound both with and without the baffles. Will probably wait until I get an opportunity to hear one in person.
 

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pipestone said:
I got rid of the bulk and weight. Remus in my opinion is the best of the aftermarkets but you have to pay. Fit and finish is A+...has a very nice tone, to me superior to stock. Baffle out, real seat of the pants gain..but noisy.
If your going to keep it for a while, why not run the best and enjoy it while you still can :)
....just $$...and I'm getting older :rotf:

Akrapovic holds the title as best of the aftermarket pipes :yeah: If you don't beleive me just ask me :)
 

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Nicely done. Certainly appears to enhance the esthetics. I'm sold on the looks. But uncertain about the sound both with and without the baffles. Will probably wait until I get an opportunity to hear one in person.
I decided to change my stock exhaust for an Akropovic simply because I couldn't hear what the Remus sounded like.

There were any number of videos on the internet which had sound for the Akropovic. I wanted to get a deeper throatier sound to the exhaust and that is what the Akropovic supplied. It isn't much if any louder that the OEM but is quite a bit lighter. I haven't tried pulling the baffles since I still want it quiet.

I really like the looks of the Remus but since I couldn't hear the sound, I didn't want to gamble I'd like it with $800 or so at stake.

Regards,.
 
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