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post #1 of 8 Old 10-03-2019, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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Question Differences GT and GTL exhaust

Does anyone know the differences between the exhaust systems for the two versions of same year model (2012)?

I was looking at one dealership's online parts catalog, and it lists different part numbers for the mufflers between the two versions.

Also, how much difference is there from say a 12 model to a 14 in terms of mufflers? I guess I can look to see if those numbers are different.

I might be in the market for used stock exhaust, and sometimes I see a left one and sometimes a right one; haven't seen a pair of them yet. one is typically for a gt and the other for gtl or even both are for gt.

Wouldn't a gt's mufflers bolt right up on the gtl?

I like the GPR's aftermarket exhaust, but those aren't in the budget for the foreseeable future.


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GTL has chrome applications and is quieter than the GT. Other than that no differences. Mechanically all years and models are interchangeable.
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As Vienna states the GTL has polished chrome covers where as th GT has brushed chrome covers plus the GT has a lower toned growl sound than the GTL.
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Agree with all the above and in fact, the current model GT and GTL will also fit your bike. So no changes really except the above mentioned.

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The top and bottom holes on the K16 exhausts are dummies and only the middle hole actually exhausts gases.

On the 2012 models the GT had a series of little holes in the top and bottom exhaust hole to give the GT a slightly more sporty sound - the GTL at the time didn't have these:



I think this has now stopped since the 2017 models?
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I actually have a pair of GTL mufflers. One of them has a ding on the inside. Can't be seen when mounted. If you are interested, let me know. [email protected] Thanks, Morgan
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In the early days of the 1600 guys were punching or drilling out the other two holes.

https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw...k-exhaust.html
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The top and bottom holes on the K16 exhausts are dummies and only the middle hole actually exhausts gases.

On the 2012 models the GT had a series of little holes in the top and bottom exhaust hole to give the GT a slightly more sporty sound - the GTL at the time didn't have these:



I think this has now stopped since the 2017 models?

Cool catch, never seen it an thanks for sharing
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