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1999 K1200RS Question

We recently got a 1999 K1200RS, the one for sale at the Heber Rally in Arizona recently. The bike is wonderful. Question starts out with, it has a two brothers muffler. Sounds great, has lots of upper end power. Here is the problem....the low end grunt that I have on my 2004GT is not there. There seems to be a significant lag at the bottom end of the power band, where the GT has tons. I'm wondering if anyone here had that problem, and what are the best solutions. I thought about going back to a total stock exhaust and trade this one to a more deserving home (any takers)....with a bit of cash to boot. The other solution I thought of was a power commander. Right now the stock exhaust is sounding pretty good (excuse the pun).
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I have the stock exhaust on my 99 K12RS and love it because it is so quiet. When I leave my brothers house he says he can't hear me after about 200 feet. That means "no cops looking at me, no neighbors upset, etc." also.. mine runs like a raped ape! I have had the bike up to some pretty high speeds.. no problems whatsoever. I think that the computer may not be getting the correct info with the changed exhaust. JMHO and I am no engineer.
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We recently got a 1999 K1200RS, the one for sale at the Heber Rally in Arizona recently. The bike is wonderful. Question starts out with, it has a two brothers muffler. Sounds great, has lots of upper end power. Here is the problem....the low end grunt that I have on my 2004GT is not there. There seems to be a significant lag at the bottom end of the power band, where the GT has tons. I'm wondering if anyone here had that problem, and what are the best solutions. I thought about going back to a total stock exhaust and trade this one to a more deserving home (any takers)....with a bit of cash to boot. The other solution I thought of was a power commander. Right now the stock exhaust is sounding pretty good (excuse the pun).
Any other ideas?
You should check to see if the stock chip has been replaced as well. Could be things were mapped with the Two Brothers in mind and top end performance. I believe most aftermarket exhausts have a chip option that goes with it. You may have to consider changing both.



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