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Cool Laser DuoTech - one or two inserts?

'Ello all,

I've just fitted a Laser DuoTech exhaust onto my K1200R and I really love it. The exhaust was the easiest thing in the world to fit - three bolts to remove the original exhaust, and two bolts to fit the DuoTech. Took longer time to find the tools than to do the switch.

I didn't reset the ECU or whatever, as the bike seemed to run just fine without. It's certainly crisper to pick up the revs from low with the DuoTech exhaust than it was with the OEM exhaust. I've got no idea bout power as I think the bike goes as stink as it stands anyway.. Goes better than my previous GSX-R1000 and is comparable to the 2004 R1

Anyway, I bought the DuoTech of a (non-technical) friend and it came with one insert, unfortunately I think this is the non-road-legal insert.

Therefore my question is: Should the DuoTech come with one insert or two?

How do I see the differences between them?

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First, to reset the ECU:

1.) disconnect battery
2.) reconnect battery
3.) turn key to on position(don't start)
4.) open throttle completely 3 times
5.)turn key to off position

Secondly, my duo-tech came with the quiet insert installed and a separate sport
insert was included.

The sport insert sounds really nice - not too loud, but a nice mean growl.
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First, to reset the ECU:

1.) disconnect battery
2.) reconnect battery
3.) turn key to on position(don't start)
4.) open throttle completely 3 times
5.)turn key to off position

Secondly, my duo-tech came with the quiet insert installed and a separate sport
insert was included.

The sport insert sounds really nice - not too loud, but a nice mean growl.
Thanks for that sportrider. How do I tell which insert my can has got? I meant to reset the ECU, but I was too eager to go out for a ride, might do it at some point.

Thanks again!

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 2006, 9:18 am
 
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If I remember correctly, the quiet one is curved down and the meaner one is straight.

They should have included a picture...if you need me to, I''ll look for mine.

You can also run it without any insert - never tried it, but my guess is that it would be too loud.

You should reset the ECU though...
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If I remember correctly, the quiet one is curved down and the meaner one is straight.

They should have included a picture...if you need me to, I''ll look for mine.

You can also run it without any insert - never tried it, but my guess is that it would be too loud.

You should reset the ECU though...
I'll reset the ECU

I take it, I have to pull the insert out, by releasing the screw that's at the bottom of the exhaust exit pipe..?

All I got with the exhaust was a lot of packing material... LOL

The Laser PDF says that with the quiet insert it should be 96dB, and with the straight one it should be 98dB, the Nurburgring's noise limit is 95dB... :wtf I'm a bit worried that I'm going to have to put my original exhaust back on...

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Yep, that's how you swap them out.

No noise restrictions here - I feel your pain! :banghead
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exhaust

If you have to take out a screw, the can probably has the performance insert as they come stock with the street insert and to remove that one you have to drill out a rivet and reinstall using a screw. I did try the competition insert, but felt it ran better with the street pipe, as in better and smoother low end response. Competition insert made it feel rough at idle and low speeds.
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Contact Your LASER Distributor

Greetings UK Guy,

Contact you distributor. I am sure that he will have a curved insert for you.
Company name : Motrax Motorcycle Accessories Ltd.
Telephone : +44-19- 33418414
email : [email protected]

See:

http://dualsound.com/UK/index.html

Enjoy Your R~!

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Robert,

Thank you very much!! I have since posting taken the insert out and it is indeed straight. I've asked my local BMW dealer if they can source a bent insert for me, and they've said that they'll ask, so far I've heard nothing. If they don't have an answer on Saturday, I'll sure give Motrax a direct shout.

Oh, and if anyone cares, the exhaust (or rather bent insert) comes with a little card that you can show Mr Officer should he worry about your criminal history...

The exhaust SUUURE sounds nice without the bendyness...

Thanks again, Robert! Top service!

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Greetings The Joker,

No problem!

However, Motrax is their source too!

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