Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 16

Thread: 2012 R1200RT aftermarket exhaust questions

  1. #1
    Registered User CaptRehkopf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    300

    Question 2012 R1200RT aftermarket exhaust questions

    I am just starting the hunt for an aftermarket exhaust, any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I do not want an exhaust that requires any modifications to the engine or it's management system.
    Ride Safe,
    Robert
    Ride Safe,
    Robert Rehkopf

  2. #2
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Wilmington, NC
    Posts
    2,115
    What exactly do you want to accomplish?

    A muffler change can alter sound but will not add any power change worth the cost. That takes programming and or metal work. What type of sound are you hunting?

  3. #3
    Registered User CaptRehkopf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    300
    Quote Originally Posted by racer7 View Post
    What exactly do you want to accomplish?

    A muffler change can alter sound but will not add any power change worth the cost. That takes programming and or metal work. What type of sound are you hunting?
    I have Staintune on my other bike, but don't think I can afford that system right now. The problem is, as some as said, when I throttle up it sounds like a fart!
    Ride Safe,
    Robert
    Ride Safe,
    Robert Rehkopf

  4. #4
    Registered User BMW_Ken's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Kingsport, TN
    Posts
    87
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRehkopf View Post
    I am just starting the hunt for an aftermarket exhaust, any help or suggestions would be appreciated. I do not want an exhaust that requires any modifications to the engine or it's management system.
    Ride Safe,
    Robert
    I have the Akrapovic slip-on on my 2011 and really like it.
    Ken Martin
    2011 R1200RT
    Kingsport, TN

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Walnut Creek, CA
    Posts
    53
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptRehkopf View Post
    I have Staintune on my other bike, but don't think I can afford that system right now. The problem is, as some as said, when I throttle up it sounds like a fart!
    Ride Safe,
    Robert
    Make sure your throttle bodies are synced up. If they are not, you'll be amazed at the difference when you have it done.
    2007 R1200RT-P

  6. #6
    God? What god? roborider's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Raleigh, NC
    Posts
    2,059
    Twins are farty. Ever heard an RC-51 coming down the track with a bunch of inline fours? Sounds like it is preparing for a colonoscopy.
    Rob C. , Raleigh, NC
    '10 R12RT, R90/6
    2007 CBR600RR & 09 V-Star
    Suzuki DR 350

  7. #7
    Registered User oldspice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    21
    Why do you think BMW designated our bikes as the R1200faRT?
    "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue..."
    Current ride: 2012 R1200RT
    MOA #175432
    BMW RA #41108

  8. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    1,144
    Quote Originally Posted by roborider View Post
    Twins are farty. Ever heard an RC-51 coming down the track with a bunch of inline fours? Sounds like it is preparing for a colonoscopy.
    Hey, when you have expelled gas, what do you expect?
    '14 R1200RT
    MOA #46783

  9. #9
    Small road corner junkie pffog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    WNY, Further fron NYC, than 6 entire states!
    Posts
    2,069
    Quote Originally Posted by oldspice View Post
    Why do you think BMW designated our bikes as the R1200faRT?
    Its German, "it HAS to be" there is no debate, after all, how do you say Exit in German?

    ausfahrt-s-300x220.jpg
    2010 F800GS Full Ohlins package, '04 R1100S Replika
    '01 F650GS Wife's bike
    Maritime Alps and Vosges 2012
    Tuscany and Central Italy 2010

  10. #10
    Small road corner junkie pffog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    WNY, Further fron NYC, than 6 entire states!
    Posts
    2,069
    Quote Originally Posted by roborider View Post
    SOMETwins are farty. Ever heard an RC-51 coming down the track with a bunch of inline fours? Sounds like it is preparing for a colonoscopy.
    Fixed it, Ducati's are pure music, especially the air cooled 2 valve motors.
    2010 F800GS Full Ohlins package, '04 R1100S Replika
    '01 F650GS Wife's bike
    Maritime Alps and Vosges 2012
    Tuscany and Central Italy 2010

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Cincy, Ohio
    Posts
    39
    ^^^

    I'd go with Akro or check e-Bay, there is another RT slip on manufatured in Italy, that is considerably less expensive than Akro. Inasmuch that slip-ons only provide additional ear candy and not performance, I'd consider the e-Bay route...

    GL,

    B
    Last edited by BenDiem; 09-10-2013 at 07:26 PM.
    The BMW Stable:
    '12 R 1200 RT
    '13 X3 35i MSport
    '13 128i

  12. #12
    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Albuquerque, NM
    Posts
    4,718
    You're pretty much limited to slipons with camheads, as you really don't want to remove the "flapper" in the OE header, as it's a performance improver.
    Kent Christensen
    21482
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

  13. #13
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    28
    go with a Remus, easy to install yourself and the sound is great.

  14. #14
    Registered User CaptRehkopf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Memphis, TN
    Posts
    300

    Talking

    THANKS a ton for all the advice. I'm glad to know there are options beside the Staintune that don't require engine mods.
    I'm on the hunt for a good used slip on or system.
    Ride Safe,
    Robert
    Ride Safe,
    Robert Rehkopf

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Yakima, WA
    Posts
    42
    Quote Originally Posted by lkchris View Post
    You're pretty much limited to slipons with camheads, as you really don't want to remove the "flapper" in the OE header, as it's a performance improver.
    I have yet to find a good description of EXACTLY what that flapper valve does and when it is closed or open. I believe I can hear it open just after the engine starts but can't be sure. Can anyone offer a succinct summary?
    Randy
    CURRENT: 2014 R1200GSW
    PAST BMWs: 2013 R1200RT, 2002 R1150RT, 1982 R100RS, 1993 K1100RS, 1993 K1100LT, 1989 R100RT, 1978 R80

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •