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Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:09 am

Can someone tell me if the end can and cat part of the exhaust can be removed without removing the fairing at all?

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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Jaythro » Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:41 pm

Yes

Mounted at the left rear frame loop M8 allen bolt out from the centre line of the bike and the exhaust clamp under the right cylinder 15mm nut but usually buggered with corrosion

Lamda Probe may be a problem to be truthful you would either need to cut it or remove the fairings and tank to get at the connector its usually cable tied to the steel frame rail on the right from the alloy headstock at an angle My hands are too big to wiggle in unless its been cut loose before. It "might" unscrew from the cat but thats not a given solution

The 1100 used to use two holes on the centre stand bracket for two 5mm countersunk allen screws into mounts on the cat but I am nearly sure that they stopped using them on the 1150RT
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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby windmill john » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:01 pm

But I feel it is important to remove the fairing so you can lube, copperslip etc all exhaust connections. If not, you may make more work for yourself later.
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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:37 am

Thanks for the input guys


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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Jockboxer » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm

Have an angle grinder handy!

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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:08 pm

Sounds like it could get complicated haha.
Might leave it to the local garage just in case hopefully won’t be too much labour time from them.


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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby HughMcQ » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:41 pm

Dode - its not complicated - just the usual issue of rusted bolts. Its just a simple spanner job. Taking the right hand side fairing off is fairly straightforward too and once you've done it a few times you soon get the knack of taking it off and on....

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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:54 pm

Just an update, thank you all for your help and assistance. Finally got round to fitting the exhaust and I must’ve been one of the lucky ones as the o2 sensor only required a little heat and backed right off. The washer on it was harder to remove haha.
It is a lot lighter and in my opinion better looking than the original and a whole lot louder, you’ll certainly be heard coming now.


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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby russ1150 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:34 pm

Having spoken about this on my thread I meant to ask did you fit yourself and how easy/difficult -

Mine is going onto an RS rather than RT as you know but has anyone any experience of fitting (Delkevic) to an RS ?
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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:38 pm

Myself and a mate fitted it and took us about 2 hours in total and we were not rushing in anyway shape or form. And we’re not mechanics etc just try bits and bobs ourselves. The bolts etc were rusted but all came free with a little persuasion without penetrating fluid etc. We dropped the whole exhaust onto a breeze block so we didn’t stretch the O2 sensor cable that way it gave us room to manoeuvre it to get leverage and heat on it to free off. 45-60 secs heat and it freed quite easily again. The sealing washer was harder to remove as it was stuck to the sensor like glue over the years. Fitting he new exhaust was easy enough once we realised all the bolts etc that come with the new exhaust are not needed. (Exhaust is marked for a rs/rt so I assume what I didn’t need is for your bike. We did reuse the bolt for the end can the rest were new.

Hope this helps and is clear enough..... if not just ask and I’ll try and explain again haha.


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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Global864 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:46 pm

Well done you, what did you replace it with, genuine BMW or an aftermarket alternative?

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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:02 pm

With a Delkevic also


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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby russ1150 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:42 pm

Hope this helps and is clear enough..... if not just ask and I’ll try and explain again haha.

Thanks it does look straightforward looking at the bike and parts (famous last words! :lol: )
- Will give it a try and maybe PM if/when I get stuck !
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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby sykospain » Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:29 am

A Y-pipe is normally needed when dispensing with the 15kg lump of a cat. Then the replacement end-can. 'Black Widow or Dominator are usual sources.
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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:26 am

No y-pipe needed on my R1150RT just a normal link pipe with the 02 sensor plug hole on it and the end can.
Was a pretty easy job considering I’ve heard nightmare stories with people trying to remove the O2 sensor from the old exhaust.


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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:27 am

Hope this helps and is clear enough..... if not just ask and I’ll try and explain again haha.

Thanks it does look straightforward looking at the bike and parts (famous last words! :lol: )
- Will give it a try and maybe PM if/when I get stuck !

No problem hope it goes well Image


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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby russ1150 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:51 pm

Hope this helps and is clear enough..... if not just ask and I’ll try and explain again haha.

Thanks it does look straightforward looking at the bike and parts (famous last words! :lol: )
- Will give it a try and maybe PM if/when I get stuck !

No problem hope it goes well Image


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Cheers think the Y pipe is an 1100 thing the 2 into 1 collector is def in front of the cat on the 1150 and that should be where the link pipe goes on?

- there are variations between the RS GS and RT though the RS and GS 1150s seem to share the most common things as opposed to the RT which was why I was asking, I'm good at reading up but less good at the practical bits fortunately have a mate who is the other way round and we muddle along quite well!
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Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Postby Dode4444 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:59 am

Yeah the link pipe attached just before the cat.
It’s the exact same scenario with me and my mate, he’s a jack of all trades and never reads up on anything and I read a little more and collect the hints and tips haha.


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