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mrTickle
26-06-06, 19:26
I e-mailed Staintune about a race system for the HP2 and this is the reply I got back from them:-

Goodday Geoff
Thanks for the enquiry, yes the good news is we will have a full
system out of production for that model in about 3 weeks time, that will be
a header/collector set and a muffler.If you need to order a full system
please get in touch with Mike at sales@staintune.co.uk ,he is our U.K
importer

Paul Schmalz
Sales Manager
Staintune Australia
51 Cavendish Street
Mittagong NSW 2575
Ph: 02 4871 3188
Fax: 02 4871 3581

http://www.staintune.co.uk/

http://www.staintune.com.au/

Staintune is my favourite exhaust system for the GS so I'm going for their full system. Should be good stuff...

mrTickle
27-06-06, 10:51
They've just put the prices on the their UK website:-


BMW R1200HP2 (New!)
BM MS R120 HP BMW R1200 HP2 SINGLE OVAL SPORTS MUFFLER. rr. ss ea 330.51

BM MS R120 HP C BMW R1200 HP2 UNRESTRICTED HEADER SET. ss ea 330.51

Buy a complete system and save 30.00

philgunn
28-06-06, 10:13
any pic yet of HP system , i am looking for a system that gets the pipes out of the way like works akra system ?

mrTickle
25-08-06, 17:09
...just fitted the Staintune and.... PHWOAR!!!

wheelies in 3rd gear of the throttle - amazing difference in power. It's the first time i've actually felt ( rather than heard :D ) the difference an aftermarket system can make and I'm well happy with the huge increase in power.

It was a bit tricky to fit as the pipe didn't line up too well but apart from that it's the business. I'll get some pictures of it soon :thumb :thumb

Karlz
27-08-06, 17:18
Serious! I can only manager wheelies in 2nd gear off the throttle.
The exhaust must make such a big difference. Lets meet up and do a few speed / acceleration runs and see how much difference there is.

How is the sound?

mrTickle
01-09-06, 13:02
a couple of pics of my Staintune...

...the fit between the headers isn't the best - doesn't line up very straight and was a bugger to fit...

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060901/134717.jpg

...and i wasn't sure about the end can at first but now i like it...

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060901/134731.jpg

...and finally what it sounds like...

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060901/141222.jpg (http://www.dropshots.com/videolink.php?userid=152633&cdate=20060901&ctime=141222&showVideo=1)

philgunn
03-09-06, 13:12
Mr tickle would you have a pic fromt he front showing clearance

I already have quite a few dents in the std headers and want something that gets out of the way as much as possable
if you have a pic from the front that would be great
do staintune claim any horse power gain ? and have you stuck it on a dyno

Gunner

Karlz
08-09-06, 22:34
Where the clamp is, did you have to bash it, or is that "Aussie" quality?

Actually, I had a Staintune pipe on my last bike (super tenere), they built it especially for me (cost me about 80 back in 1991). The pipe lasted from Aus -> UK. It was loud, but you could repack the silencing material if you wished. I didnt. The pipe was great, better than the Yoshimura that replaced it.

mrTickle
13-09-06, 15:23
here we go ... a few pictures of the front of the pipe...

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060913/123046.jpg


http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060913/123100.jpg


http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060913/123014.jpg


i'm not sure if the clearance is any better compared to the stock pipes - i didn't take much notice when i changed it. Hope the pictures help. And no - i didn't have to bash it to get it to fit - just a lot of SERIOUS wiggling :D

I'm booked in for a dyno run at H&M Racing on the 29th of September :thumb . I've just got back from a ride a friend who was on a YZF750R. We had a drag race and my HP2 was at least 50 yards ahead all the way until we ran out of road when i was changing into fourth. I can't wait to get to Wales next month and sort that KTM950R out :D :whip

ktm520
13-09-06, 19:20
here we go ... a few pictures of the front of the pipe...

http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060913/123046.jpg


http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060913/123100.jpg


http://www.dropshots.com/photos/152633/20060913/123014.jpg


i'm not sure if the clearance is any better compared to the stock pipes - i didn't take much notice when i changed it. Hope the pictures help. And no - i didn't have to bash it to get it to fit - just a lot of SERIOUS wiggling :D

I'm booked in for a dyno run at H&M Racing on the 29th of September :thumb . I've just got back from a ride a friend who was on a YZF750R. We had a drag race and my HP2 was at least 50 yards ahead all the way until we ran out of road when i was changing into fourth. I can't wait to get to Wales next month and sort that KTM950R out :D :whip

Still sounds like a sewing machine. :P

mrTickle
13-09-06, 20:04
c'mon lets hear yours then... bet it sounds like this... :flush ....hehehe

beachman
17-10-06, 03:33
are u still happy with the staintune for the hp2. My bike gets back from europe in a few days and im looking at a staintune system for it. They say 4 kg weight saving and 7hp power gain?

Captain Pugwash
17-10-06, 07:36
But the end can looks like it's off a 90's sportsbike.

Doesn't really go with the rest of the bike,being a stainless finish.

mrTickle
18-10-06, 19:55
are u still happy with the staintune for the hp2. My bike gets back from europe in a few days and im looking at a staintune system for it. They say 4 kg weight saving and 7hp power gain?


Yes yes, still very very happy with the Staintune - it's the first system i've fitted to a bike and actually "felt" the difference. I'm not sure I agree about the weight savings but the power increase is definately there - seat of the pants noticeable stuff :thumb.

As an added bonus, it really suits the bikes retro looks. It's so different from the Apro & Remus systems ( oh so last year ). I love it :thumb :thumb :thumb

Captain Pugwash
18-10-06, 20:18
It's so different from the Apro & Remus oh so last year titanium systems


Good point.

Why go for titanium when you can have stainless steel ?

:thumb

mrTickle
18-10-06, 20:21
Good point.

Why go for titanium when you can have stainless steel ?

:thumb

dunno - i'm a stainless man myself ... guess I don't follow the titanium bandwagon :nenau

The Staintune i bought recieved rave reviews for its perfomance. I didn't even know it was stainless system when i ordered it - i wasn't bothered about looks - just performance. As a genuine bonus, i actually like its looks and really, that's all that matters to me.

Captain Pugwash
18-10-06, 20:28
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/5619/picture2ak9.png (http://imageshack.us)



He's 'avin a larf !! Is he 'avin a larf ?

mrTickle
18-10-06, 20:41
where you going with this? Are you admitting you shoulda got yourself an HP2. Come on, get outa the closet - we won't hurt you :D

Captain Pugwash
18-10-06, 20:46
No ta,

quite happy with my modern 950SE and 4000 in the bank

mrTickle
18-10-06, 20:49
I heard a rumour you love a bit of stainless...

beachman
19-10-06, 05:24
thanks for getting back to me. Now here's a thought, You see im wondering whether it just the headers and the lack of cat that free up the power or does the muffler help to a large extent. Because if this is the case, i might just buy the header and try it out with the oem muffler. Staintune are only down the road from me so if the muffler was required i could get it easily.

tallgirl
23-10-06, 21:08
I'm not sure which bit of the system works to increase the power. I've fitted end cans to other bikes and after fitting them the only difference I noticed was the sound. With this system though, the power increase was noticeable straight away. When I went for a spin after fitting it I wacked the throttle open through the gears and it came straight up in third. The bike has loads more torque - really noticeable.

I think the Staintune header pipes use a bigger diameter ( but not 100% sure as I didn't measure them ). I'll measure the stock pipes and post what size they are and maybe you can e-mail Staintune to find out their dimensions. I'd say the stock BMW end can is lighter than the Staintune end can but the Staintune headers are lighter than the BMW headers. Unfortunately I didn't weigh the systems or get a before/after dyno but using the Staintune system, there is a definate improvement to the performance of the HP2. I'm having a power commander fitted soon, so I'll let you know how that works out when it's all done :thumb

PS: this is tickle here - just using my missus pc

beachman
24-10-06, 04:37
very cool ta for the info, power comander hey, whats the stats on that, sounds like im going to be doing the same, can never have to much get up and go, as long as reliability is not effected. Seems the bm road bikes comfortably get 130 so cant see why the hp2 should miss out. My bike is still on the ship comming from singapore. Then straight to service and the install of new ohlins and springs in the front

mrTickle
30-10-06, 10:11
very cool ta for the info, power comander hey, whats the stats on that, sounds like im going to be doing the same, can never have to much get up and go, as long as reliability is not effected. Seems the bm road bikes comfortably get 130 so cant see why the hp2 should miss out. My bike is still on the ship comming from singapore. Then straight to service and the install of new ohlins and springs in the front


... i'm still waiting for the parts to arrive ( i'm also having WP front and rear suspension fitted at the same time )... hopefully another week or so and it'll be here.

There's some info on the ECM module i'm having fitted here http://www.rapid-gb.co.uk/rapidbike3.php. I'm having the Rapid Bike 3 model fitted ( RB3 ).

It increases the rev limit by an extra 500RPM, adjusts the fuel/air mixture and lets the ignition timing be altered which is why I decided to go for this unit over a powercommander. I'm planning on fitting two Wunderlich camshafts some time in the future & it seems more can be done with this system in comparison to the powercommander.

I had a dyno run before fitting it http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77119&page=2, so it's going to be interesting to see what difference it makes.