GT exhaust replacement

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GT exhaust replacement

Post by andrus54 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:59 pm

Looking for sports tourer. Rode demo gt in the summer and felt it missed the character and fun that regular sd had.

Thinking it's probably the exhaust and butterfly valve that lets it down.
Regular SD had full akcrapovic installed and it was the best sounding, most exciting thing in the world.

Has anybody replaced exhaust on their GT? Can't find any full exhaust systems just slip one, but they all come after the butterfly.

Any ideas or experiences?

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:33 pm

andrus, i recently slid my bike(GT) down the road, and totalled the the exhaust, rather than replacing it with the origonal, i got a Remus muffler and link pipe, the link pipe comes with a little cam thing you fit to the exhaust butterfly motor, so you can remove the cables, and it fools the the electronics into thinking the exhaust valve is there and working. as for the muffler, its quite loud, louder than my ex 1290R which had a link pipe and an acra muffler. Its louder than what i would like, but i use ear plugs on decent length rides. It certainly gives the bike character now, and people hear me coming.
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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by andrus54 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:50 pm

Awesome, thank you for sharing and answering all my thoughts. Wanted it to be louder and wanted it to have character. I think that's what I do then.

Do you mind sharing the exact parts that went into it?

And maybe share the story how you managed to slide yours.


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Re: GT exhaust replacement

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:20 am

Yes thats the link pipe i brought, i brought it from the UK along with a black Remus muffler. If you do a search here, you will find some photos posted by vet57air of the little cam that replaces the valve cables cam, positioning it is critical, it must be fitted in the position of where the valve is open. or you get a fault code. The crash was me chasing a guy on a Hayabusa on a favourite bit of road, going up hill and going through and exiting a fast of camber corner, which has a mildly sunken patch of seal, i was hard on the gas, and i guess as i went over this piece of seal the suspension has unloaded as I'm on the gas, and the rear let go big time, it came around, i popped up out of the seat and over the bars, i thought id saved it but the rear had come too far around, i was doing around 130K when it started to go bad,and i low sided, i hit the road at over 110K, i slid about 30 meters, the bike slid about 40 meters up hill. Barstard really. it fuked my day (6 weeks to recover) up.
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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by andrus54 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 2:30 pm

Dave

As you had 1290SD as well. would you say with new exhaust and no butterfly valve the engine behavior is comparable? is your GT now as mental as SD?

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by vet57air » Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:07 pm

andrus54 wrote:Dave

As you had 1290SD as well. would you say with new exhaust and no butterfly valve the engine behavior is comparable? is your GT now as mental as SD?
I think it is to soon to know this. I had 2014 1290r with an Rotty intake, Austin exhaust, 16 tooth sprocket and Akra map. My GT has a Motohooligan intake, Remus link pipe with stock can DB killer delete, 16 tooth sprocket, but no map. Until we have access to a good map for the GT I don't think it is a fair comparison, as the GT's mods are not optimized. I will say for me the GT checks all the boxes my 1290r did plus a few more, IMO. KTM says they have a map coming.

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Nov 26, 2016 7:50 pm

Pretty much agree with vet57air, the acra mapping on the 1290R really made that bike come alive, i had a link pipe and acra muffler,with standard gearing, i could easily wheelie the R in 1-2-3, and it would lift in 4th on hard throttle, the GT will come up in 1-2nd, not so easily in 3rd, but I've only covered 1000Ks, my 1290R took all of 1600Ks to really loosen up. The GT has some nice touches, the screen works well, 23ltrs is brilliant and 300 plus Ks, the cruise control is quite cool for a guy who has never experienced i, my quick shifter doesn't work, (warranty work during first service next thursday) the suspension is interesting, its bloody good, but takes a little thinking on which mode suits the speed you want to ride at. in fast cornering, i feel the GT is superior, if it had better tires i could push it harder with more confidence. The GT is a very nice bike, but so is the R.
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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by andrus54 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:33 pm

1290R that I played with had full acra with map as well and 16 sprocket and it was amazing. GT was pure stock, obviously that was the difference. On R I loved every second of it. GT felt so smooth that it was boring. Never felt excitement when I had it in my garage. Want Gt because of luggage and cruise control, want to make several trips to Europe a year with it, but still want that excitement that R offered.

There is winter now in Estonia, won't ride until April most likely. Please keep me updated on your discoveries and what settings you end up with. Pictures would be great as well.

Thank you, this forum is amazing.

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:53 pm

Your welcome Andrus. Hey i also have a 2010 multistrada with 68,000Ks on the clock, I've done many touring trips around NZ on it, they are also a great motorcycle, very underrated, and on most roads they will run with the sports bikes, iv even done track days on mine, laugh a minute on the track, long travel suspension and squirming tires make for mega fun. But the GT has better low down power and manners, and the wife has given me the thumbs up. i was meant to take the GT down to NZs south island for the Burt Monroe rally, but i fuked that up by binning the bike. I've done the rally 4 times, great 2 weeks of riding, and Guy Martin is there this year on his souped up bike. the GT would have been perfect. oh well theres next year. I'm just watching France play the All Blacks in rugby, fast brutal game this one. Go the All Blacks.
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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by andrus54 » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:25 pm

I'm looking into Multistrada as well. Test drove the new enduro version and loved it. But in Estonia at least right now GT is several thousand euros cheaper both new and used categories.

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:57 am

Hey Andrus, i got my Remus muffler and link pipe through Calsport UK. They had the best prices, and their delivery was rapid. Great to deal with.
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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by andrus54 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 2:22 am

DaveNZ wrote:Hey Andrus, i got my Remus muffler and link pipe through Calsport UK. They had the best prices, and their delivery was rapid. Great to deal with.
Great, will look into them.
Where did you hear that there might be better map coming from Ktm?

Just want to cover all the bases before signing on the line for 14K


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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:27 am

I haven't heard anything, but i think Vet57air has had some correspondence, I'm off to get my 1000K service done tomorrow (400K round trip) so i will ask if theres anything in the pipe line on up dating the mapping.
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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by vet57air » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:36 pm

DaveNZ wrote:I haven't heard anything, but i think Vet57air has had some correspondence, I'm off to get my 1000K service done tomorrow (400K round trip) so i will ask if theres anything in the pipe line on up dating the mapping.
"Map coming for GT" came from my KTM dealer. KTM said "soon, likely in the new year".

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:36 am

vet57air wrote:
DaveNZ wrote:I haven't heard anything, but i think Vet57air has had some correspondence, I'm off to get my 1000K service done tomorrow (400K round trip) so i will ask if theres anything in the pipe line on up dating the mapping.
"Map coming for GT" came from my KTM dealer. KTM said "soon, likely in the new year".
Cool thanx Vet, i asked, at service, they new nothing. Ok now on a positive note, they sorted my quick shifter, they didn't try it at first, just took my word for it, he reset the parameters, and she's working fantastic, (how the fuk did i live without one) they moved the horn, so now it works all the time, (don't know where they put it, i couldnt see it) and they told me theres a recall on the stand leg. So all in all I'm a happy camper, and the bike goes like stink, and sounds fantastic. Whoo Hoo.
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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by vet57air » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:08 am

The 2017 KTM street catalog is out. I see the Akro exhaust has been updated with a new part number for 17. Different from the 14-16. Got to find out if it will work on a GT?

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by Tancakar » Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:55 pm

GT kicks more torque then SDR especially where you need in between 4-6 K rpm and on

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by Tancakar » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:01 pm

DaveNZ wrote:
vet57air wrote:
DaveNZ wrote:I haven't heard anything, but i think Vet57air has had some correspondence, I'm off to get my 1000K service done tomorrow (400K round trip) so i will ask if theres anything in the pipe line on up dating the mapping.
"Map coming for GT" came from my KTM dealer. KTM said "soon, likely in the new year".
Cool thanx Vet, i asked, at service, they new nothing. Ok now on a positive note, they sorted my quick shifter, they didn't try it at first, just took my word for it, he reset the parameters, and she's working fantastic, (how the fuk did i live without one) they moved the horn, so now it works all the time, (don't know where they put it, i couldnt see it) and they told me theres a recall on the stand leg. So all in all I'm a happy camper, and the bike goes like stink, and sounds fantastic. Whoo Hoo.
Just to let everyone know there wont be a map update on GT about fueling or to suit akrapovic as it can run without special map. I am quite upset they didn't even offer new GT this year, new GT will have blipper, also digital tft screen, newlights, and also new cruise control ( they just change the cruise control to fit to left which its belongs to) but didnt heard of any map changes power changes , for sure they couldnt manage to make it ok for EURO 4 :/

But it makes me upset when i see here people saying i am waiting for a update map for akro because there is no map planned for this bike.

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Re: GT exhaust replacement

Post by DaveNZ » Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:40 pm

Tancakar wrote:
DaveNZ wrote:
vet57air wrote: "Map coming for GT" came from my KTM dealer. KTM said "soon, likely in the new year".
Cool thanx Vet, i asked, at service, they new nothing. Ok now on a positive note, they sorted my quick shifter, they didn't try it at first, just took my word for it, he reset the parameters, and she's working fantastic, (how the fuk did i live without one) they moved the horn, so now it works all the time, (don't know where they put it, i couldnt see it) and they told me theres a recall on the stand leg. So all in all I'm a happy camper, and the bike goes like stink, and sounds fantastic. Whoo Hoo.
Just to let everyone know there wont be a map update on GT about fueling or to suit akrapovic as it can run without special map. I am quite upset they didn't even offer new GT this year, new GT will have blipper, also digital tft screen, newlights, and also new cruise control ( they just change the cruise control to fit to left which its belongs to) but didnt heard of any map changes power changes , for sure they couldnt manage to make it ok for EURO 4 :/

But it makes me upset when i see here people saying i am waiting for a update map for akro because there is no map planned for this bike.
Ive fitted the o2 Rottweiler eliminators, and they have made a great difference to the low fueling, so I'm very happy with the way the GT is going, its not as explosive as the 1290R with the Acra mapping and system, but its extremely smooth in the low rev range, I'm happy with my GTs performance. Thanx for the up date Tancakar.
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