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simonfmartin

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simonfmartin says:

Twin exhausts on G650 gs?

Hi all,

Have recently purchased a new BMW G650 gs - great bike by the way -  but confused by the exhaust set up.  It appears to have twin exhausts but one of them has appear to have a metal flange at its opening.  I therfore presume it is just for show?

 

Any advice please....

Cheers.

Simon.

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

BMW G 650GS 2012?

Hi Simonfmartin and welcome to the site:smile

I am not familiar with this model yet?but i wouldn't think it would be a dumpy exhaust?not from BMW.Easy way to tell,get a large rag,start the bike up,and block off the open pipe,if exhaust gas is still coming out of the flanged pipe then its OK.If its not try revving it up,if the exhaust gases start coming out but stop as the engine revs die then there a exhaust valve in there.This will only be a exhaust valve to meet noise regulations not a power type valve.Hope this helps Good Luck

KCMC:tongue:

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

650GS Exhaust

I think one of the 'exhausts' is a dummy that contains the CAT. 

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frazmataz

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frazmataz says:

MMarsh

is right one contain the cat, well that was the set up on the previous models anyways. Theres a couple of videos on YouTube of people taking the cat out and using the 'exhaust' for storage :huh:.

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simonfmartin

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simonfmartin says:

Exhaust...

Thanks all - it is infact a dummy - appreciate the advice.

Simon,

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kcmc

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kcmc says:

Well

there yea go,it's good to learn something new ever day:biggrin:but it can't be a dummy AND have a cat in it,other wise it would be a catalytic converter and wouldn't work unless attached some way to the other muffler.So it's just a dummy  muffler not a cat,just like me:wacko: :lol:

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

GS

It is a dummy silencer, but contains a catalytic converter. Does that help??

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

It's

also a way of making an already heavy bike heavier.

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