khill Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:47 am Post subject: Replacement mufflers for R65
The mufflers on my recent R65 purchase are getting slightly ratty and I will
be wanting to replace them soon. I looked at the EMGO mufflers and they are
very affordable but I'm not sure they will fit the R65. I think these are the type
that JC Whitney carries but I'm not sure. Does anybody know of a good replacement
muffler that will fit the R65's? I could buy the BMW originals if they are available
but I'm told that they are very expensive.
justinbowser Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:46 am Post subject:
Go to boxerworks.com as there are several muffler threads going on over there... We have MAC Whispertones on one of ours.
RustyGT Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:17 am Post subject:
A couple of aussie companies may have what you want.
Being hand made stainless, neither of them will be cheap.
Overlander . http://www.dropbears.com/o/overlander/bmw.htm
My 65 has Overlander pipes, the 80 has Staintunes. Smile R.
khill Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:59 am Post subject:
They all sound pretty good. I sounds like the MAC whispertones are priced very
reasonable but I think I saw a thread on one forum that someone felt they were to
restrictive. Which bike do you have yours on Justin? I would be installing them
on my R65.
khill Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:44 am Post subject:
I just noticed that A&S BMW parts out in California has the original R65 mufflers
for $310 each. Since only one is bad on the bottom I could buy one at a time and
they would match. I'm not sure if the back pressure would be the same as the bike
has slightly over 26K on it.
justinbowser Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:10 am Post subject:
I have the Whispertones on an R100 and an R65. Don't know what they mean by restrictive but they are a bit louder than stock...
khill Posted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 2:59 pm Post subject:
Do you remember where you purchased the MAC's? I saw several prices listed
at many different places. Also did they fit ok without a lot of manipulating? They
look pretty good but I do not want a real loud exhaust.
justinbowser Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:20 am Post subject:
I bought both of my sets used, on e-Bay. If you don't want any louder than stock, then you probably should pass on these as they are a bit louder...
The only fit complaint I have is a rather loose fit (in my opinion) over the headpipe. I was able to snug it up a bit by using a tailpipe expander on the last couple of inches of the headpipe.
khill Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 7:52 am Post subject:
Justin I saw them for sale new on a ebay store but they were priced a little higher
than another internet store that I found. I think they were listed for $216 for the
pair. I think MAC also makes the head pipes as well. If they do then they should
fit pretty close. My header pipe is also looking a little ratty so if I go with the MAC's
I might get the header pipe and try out the complete assembly. I guess that makes
the original equipment at least three times as high as the MAC's. I saw the stock
BMW muffler on the A&S website at $310 for each muffler. I'll call them today to
verify that price. It's to bad the JCW mufflers won't fit the R65. They look like the