Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
The exhaust gains a lot of HP and lose about 18 lbs of converter.
But them you get a rich fuel mixture at idle, (I did) Bad gas smell at idle.
The chip for $300 is not worht it but if you get one on Ebay for $50 you will be better off.
I bought the bike new with a Remus and OEM chip. it ran a lot better than my stock K1200RS 2002.
After 40,000 miles I put in a after-market chip. I got on Ebay.
I lost some bottom end torque at 3,500 to 4,500 RPM. The bike ran a lot smother with more power at higher RPM's and pulled smooth to red line in all gears.
I kept the after market chip in, but you will need to keep the RMP higher than a stock chip to enjoy the ride.