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Old 11-06-2007, 02:19 AM   #1
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Best Exhaust for the X 650???

I have seen a few aftermarket exhausts on the merged X650 thread but at over 150 pages things are getting hard to track. I would love some feedback on pipes for my X-Challenge... Here in OZ it is often better to pick something up OS and ship.

So any feedback is welcome, including where you8 got you pipe.

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Old 11-06-2007, 02:34 AM   #2
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I don't know which one is best. I run an aluminium Leovince X3 and I like it. The connecting pipe is made of titanium and the heat shield and mounting hardware are made of carbon fiber. It comes with 4 inserts. two legal, two loud, each with and without spark arrester.

I've had it now for 1500kms and it's still as quiet/loud as it was when new. I've dropped the bike quite a few times and the exhaust still looks ok. Bought it off german Ebay.


Downside? the heatshield could have been longer to protect your inner left leg.




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Old 11-11-2007, 02:40 AM   #3
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I don't know which one is best. I run an aluminium Leovince X3 and I like it. The connecting pipe is made of titanium and the heat shield and mounting hardware are made of carbon fiber. It comes with 4 inserts. two legal, two loud, each with and without spark arrester.

I've had it now for 1500kms and it's still as quiet/loud as it was when new. I've dropped the bike quite a few times and the exhaust still looks ok. Bought it off german Ebay.


Downside? the heatshield could have been longer to protect your inner left leg.



Hallo Max.. Danke fuer Deine Antwort... How do you find the LeoVince? Does it give you a seat of the pants increase in power and is it too loud? I have jumped onto German Ebay and they have it listed for 329 Euros which isn't too bad considering the price of Remus! Though Remus pipes do tend to sound nice.

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Old 11-11-2007, 02:50 AM   #4
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I don't find it too loud to be socially acceptable, but quiet it isn't. It's still Euro/TUV/ABE/AFSF approved and comes with all the necessary paperwork. My butt tells me with this exhaust there is a bit more topend (it revs freeer), and maybe the bottom power has increased. My butt needs needs calibrating though, it has been a while.

I'd like to sum it like: the bike runs better, and without the catalytic converter you've lost the heat core under you left leg.
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Old 11-11-2007, 08:27 AM   #5
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I am picking my bike up next week with the Remus Titanium on it. I will chime in after a couple of rides and post some photos too.
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Old 11-12-2007, 12:41 AM   #6
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I don't find it too loud to be socially acceptable, but quiet it isn't. It's still Euro/TUV/ABE/AFSF approved and comes with all the necessary paperwork. My butt tells me with this exhaust there is a bit more topend (it revs freeer), and maybe the bottom power has increased. My butt needs needs calibrating though, it has been a while.

I'd like to sum it like: the bike runs better, and without the catalytic converter you've lost the heat core under you left leg.
Well even purchased and imported from Germany the LV is around $200AUD cheaper than the alloy freeride and some $300AUD cheaper than the titanium Freeride. The Remus Revolution adds another $200-$300AUD. I might even think about shortening the mid pipe so the carbon heat shield does it's job a bit better.

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Old 11-14-2007, 12:39 AM   #7
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OK.. I have just ordered my LeoVince X3 exhaust over Ebay and sent off payment... man this seller needs to get a PayPal account, it's such a pain to send money via the bank at $30 for the transaction and an hour of my time! Looking forward to hearing my new exhaust though!
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:42 AM   #8
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Keep us posted SteveRed.
Will do Max.. Thanks for the heads up and feedback.

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Old 11-14-2007, 01:25 AM   #10
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I'm most curious if yours and mine butt dyno are a bit in sync.
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Old 11-14-2007, 01:48 AM   #11
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Have the Remus Titanium Freeflow. Very loud. Performance is improved, no doubt. Nice fittings and looks good.



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Have the Remus Titanium Freeflow. Very loud. Performance is improved, no doubt. Nice fittings and looks good.




Did your remus come with a baffle. It looks like you are running that can without one. Do you have a baffle for it and if so, how loud is it with the baffle in? Thanks
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:22 AM   #13
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I'm most curious if yours and mine butt dyno are a bit in sync.


My problem with the vendor was pleasantly cleared up today. After I posted the money, their bank in Germany took additional funds out at their end shorting them some EUR15. I explained that I had covered the bank fees as well as I could and paid their shipping fees as quoted (EUR329 for the exhaust + EUR85 shipping to OZ)... But I would try and get my in-laws who live in Dresden to bank the missing EUR15. The vendor emailed this evening forgiving the fees and told me the pipe is on it's way I also told them to wake up and get a PayPal account!
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:30 AM   #14
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That's exactly what I told them, to get Paypal.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:48 PM   #15
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I'm most curious if yours and mine butt dyno are a bit in sync.
Can we keep these types of comments in JM?
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