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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jan 31st, 2011, 11:19 pm Thread Starter
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The sweet sound of a Remus exhaust on a moving K12GT II

I recently bought a VIO POV video camera unit, and was surprised at the audio quality while the bike was moving down the road. Since the mike is built midway between the lens tethered on a 1.5M cable, you can tuck the mike behind the windscreen to get it out of the wind blast, and thus, the audio is pretty good. I thought that I'd post a few videos of the bike in action, with the Remus Powercone exhaust sounding - in my own opinion, a sweet, deep tone.

07 BMW K1200GT II Quick Acceleration Video Clip (15 seconds)

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K1200 GT II jumping onto I-95 and getting on it

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 2011, 9:26 am
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Sounds great. I have had a Two Brothers can on mine since the start and it also has a throatier sound.

Now take the can off and start up the engine...WOW now that is some good noise. But I think the others on the road may object.
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ummmm....no offense, but that audio is awful!

I got two VIO units (a rearward unit and one front facing). That inline mike is awful for wind noise as your video and a lot of mine prove. Someone suggested putting a piece of electrical tape over the hole to kill off some of the air rushing over it that calls in their automatic gain noise dampener electronics which causes the audio level to waver.

I got far better results with an external shotgun-type microphone placed in a tube of that foam pipe insulation stuff covered with that phony dead cat fur stuff from a fabric store like used in professional sound mikes on location to kill off wind noise. Plug that into the VIO mike-in jack and you will notice the difference. Far better bass sound off the exhaust too than the tinny sound off the VIO inline mike.

Honestly, I've heard better audio from some of those Hero cams lately than my VIO's.


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Sounds great. I have a two brothers also: gets a little loud occasionally, but easy to switch out. Transforms the bike though!

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Yep, got to be a K-bike...

<sweet sounding turbine-like exhaust note> <CLUNK!!!> <sweet sounding turbine-like exhaust note> <CLUNK!!!> ...
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Yep, got to be a K-bike...

<sweet sounding turbine-like exhaust note> <CLUNK!!!> <sweet sounding turbine-like exhaust note> <CLUNK!!!> ...

Hey...we must have the same bike!
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If it wasn't for the wind noise, you might hear the exhaust. I never did hear the " Deep Throaty " sound. Nice try though.

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If it wasn't for the wind noise, you might hear the exhaust. I never did hear the " Deep Throaty " sound. Nice try though.
Sorry chief for not having a mobile sound studio and spending more. My bad... How about you try....I'm sure you'll do way better of a job.

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