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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Do you know the history on the bike? Sometimes these bikes are flashed/tuned, then the hardware is returned to standard by the previous owner and the good bits sold separately (but not retuned to oe) so you can end up with a map thats wrong. Did it come from a main dealer, if so I would ask them to give it a full diagnostic to check (under warranty). Has it defo still got the big cat under the belly?

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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Hi mate it's a BMW dealer bike ,the 016 cat isnt the big box is it ?

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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Which riding mode were you in? Gen 3’s had both size cats, 016 could have he bigger one, my 015 has the smaller one.
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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Rednine View Post
    Which riding mode were you in? Gen 3’s had both size cats, 016 could have he bigger one, my 015 has the smaller one.
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    It might just be because I'm very rusty on a bike ,I expected it to scare the shit out of me tbh
    its an awesome bike I love the auto blipper ,cant wait for summer and grippy tyres

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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    What tyres has your bike got on currently? Mine has Michelin Power RS+ but changing to Metzeler Sportec M9rr's shortly.
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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Rednine View Post
    What tyres has your bike got on currently? Mine has Michelin Power RS+ but changing to Metzeler Sportec M9rr's shortly.
    Yes I have power rs but tbh its probably because I am lacking confidence at the moment
    I will get it tuned but dont know where to go that's not to far away

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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Rednine View Post
    Which riding mode were you in? Gen 3’s had both size cats, 016 could have he bigger one, my 015 has the smaller one.
    Just checked mines the smaller cat

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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Quote Originally Posted by perkles View Post
    Yes I have power rs but tbh its probably because I am lacking confidence at the moment
    I will get it tuned but dont know where to go that's not to far away
    That's the only reason I am changing, I have massive confidence in the dry on RS +'s but no confidence in their ability to clear water in the wet.
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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Its a fairly simple job (and cheap in comparison to a full system) to replace both inline cats for straight through pipes. This leaves the butterfly in for noise tests on track if necessary. Mine never read more than 98 static. Very little is gained by changing the down pipes from OE.
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    Re: My 1st BMW its a Gen 3

    Quote Originally Posted by Rednine View Post
    That's the only reason I am changing, I have massive confidence in the dry on RS +'s but no confidence in their ability to clear water in the wet.
    Have you actually tried in the wet? Worked fine for me.

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