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Old 12-28-2010, 12:39 PM   #4216
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Hey all,

I have decided to put on a new muffler before I take the Xchallenge up to DynoJet next month. I am shopping around for a Leo Vince slipon. Any info on who has a good deal right now? I would like to get this quickly. I am about to go do a search in Vendors, thanks for any info.

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So far the best price that i have found is from Renazco. $341.10, free ship. If you find a Leo any cheaper, let me know. Time to get that heat sink off the scoot.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:14 PM   #4217
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So far the best price that i have found is from Renazco. $341.10, free ship. If you find a Leo any cheaper, let me know. Time to get that heat sink off the scoot.
Indeed, I was on the phone with James today.
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Old 12-28-2010, 01:48 PM   #4218
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For the Leo Vince, I see that TreMX.com still has them for $347 & free ship, like they have for the last year or so. Somebody posted about a month ago about a $200 deal but don't know where...
err, I meant $300
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:56 PM   #4219
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So everyone knows there are two versions of the LeoVince exhaust. The newer ones have the second CF heatshield in the middle of the pipe. The first gen didn't and a few people were burning their legs. I opted to have my dealer order me a new one from LV. Just a FYI
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #4220
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So everyone knows there are two versions of the LeoVince exhaust. The newer ones have the second CF heatshield in the middle of the pipe. The first gen didn't and a few people were burning their legs. I opted to have my dealer order me a new one from LV. Just a FYI
Hey Darren, congrats on the X. I think your gonna love it.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:33 PM   #4221
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Good to know, my stock pipe has plastic burnt on it right where the muffler connects to the header, the plastic is burnt off my cheap joe rocket pants. I was going to make an aluminum heat shield for that part of the pipe if necessary, I hope this new one with the shield fixes that problem.
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:56 PM   #4222
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So far the best price that i have found is from Renazco. $341.10, free ship. If you find a Leo any cheaper, let me know. Time to get that heat sink off the scoot.
If you just open the end up a bit then the heat drops to normal exhaust temps except where the cat is mounted, but it cools down very quickly as well. Have the header pipe ceramic coated and it is cooler again. The weight loss would be nice though.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:01 AM   #4223
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So everyone knows there are two versions of the LeoVince exhaust. The newer ones have the second CF heatshield in the middle of the pipe. The first gen didn't and a few people were burning their legs. I opted to have my dealer order me a new one from LV. Just a FYI
To be clear, you are talking about these 2 heat shields - specifically the one on the left? It comes with 2 special hose clamps so you can place it wherever you want. Actually a 3rd one would be nice, I've still burned the ends of my pants legs that flop around, but nothing like the heat from the BMW cat... If it doesn't come with the 2nd one I think you can contact LV and they will send you one - nothing special about the pipe itself, just 2 clamps and a carbon fiber shield. This was what I got from TreMx.com in March '10:


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Old 12-29-2010, 11:33 PM   #4224
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To be clear, you are talking about these 2 heat shields - specifically the one on the left? It comes with 2 special hose clamps so you can place it wherever you want. Actually a 3rd one would be nice, I've still burned the ends of my pants legs that flop around, but nothing like the heat from the BMW cat... If it doesn't come with the 2nd one I think you can contact LV and they will send you one - nothing special about the pipe itself, just 2 clamps and a carbon fiber shield. This was what I got from TreMx.com in March '10:


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Good info for anyone that wants to upgrade. Pretty cool of LV to provide it to people that already bought. I didn't realize it attached that way as it's still in the box.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:38 PM   #4225
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Hey Darren, congrats on the X. I think your gonna love it.
Thanks Mike! My girl was mad at Owen initially, but i told her it wasn't his fault. The real culprit will remain infamous
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:09 PM   #4226
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I have decided to keep my X Challenge. I think the motor is the king of the thumpers. It's time to address some issues, on the cheap. I have read through the thread. My budget is 1K, and 250 of that is going in to Mefo tires. Looks like 350 to 500 for the fork springs and re-valve. The forks are simply unacceptable. I am not opposed to waiting for used parts to show up.

Help: I am looking for the pattern for the peg and kick stand guards offered by one of the inmates. I would like these cut out of stainless plate.

I would like a real shock. Has any one tried to fit a KTM, non linkage, shock to an X bike? Is there a Japanese shock that would bolt in? I understand the rising rate linkage shocks would need to be re-valved / springed to be in the ball park. I would like to lower the bike by an inch front and rear.

I got the recommended YZ shift lever. It fits much like the stock shifter only it sticks out from the case an extra 1/2 inch. The stock shifter is so short I have trouble getting my size 12, Tech 8 boots under it to shift. I would like a piece of broken stock shifter to weld in a small extension. I will drill it out to create weak spots, just in case...

All the things that scare me about the X center around the cast frame parts. Stripped out lugs, castings that snap with a small tip over. Aw hell, just ride it. Fix it when it breaks.

My ABS X has the small Turatech rack, Tail Tidy, Cycra pro-bend hand guards, I have a Cee Baileys wind screen, not installed. Heated grips will be installed.

This bike will also see duty as a bumper bike for camping. The wife says I need to keep this bike, just in case there is an earth quake... Good women are hard to find.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:12 PM   #4227
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I got the recommended YZ shift lever. It fits much like the stock shifter only it sticks out from the case an extra 1/2 inch. The stock shifter is so short I have trouble getting my size 12, Tech 8 boots under it to shift. I would like a piece of broken stock shifter to weld in a small extension. I will drill it out to create weak spots, just in case...
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Let me know where you found the YZ shift lever, if you don't mind..
I need one.

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Old 01-01-2011, 07:33 PM   #4228
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All the things that scare me about the X center around the cast frame parts. Stripped out lugs, castings that snap with a small tip over. Aw hell, just ride it. Fix it when it breaks..
I think you're on the money there Mikey, all bikes have weaknesses and these forums, by their nature, tend to focus on them. I worry about the cast stuff too, but being aware of it is half the battle. I take my bike through some gnarly stuff (Im wary of rock though) and havent broken anything yet.
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Old 01-01-2011, 11:22 PM   #4229
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The forks are simply unacceptable. I am not opposed to waiting for used parts to show up.

I would like a real shock. Has any one tried to fit a KTM, non linkage, shock to an X bike?

The stock shifter is so short I have trouble getting my size 12, Tech 8 boots under it to shift. I would like a piece of broken stock shifter to weld in a small extension.
forks - Have a look at the X-challenge forks thread. Quite a few options for fitting alternative forks. I'm in the middle of swapping to WP 43mm USD forks which is probably the easiest swap after 45mm marzochi forks. I'll post my results when I'm done.

Rear shock - I was wondering about the PDS shock last night but I'm fairly happy with the air shock at the moment.

I have broken gear lever on my bench at the moment. No problem with posting it to you.
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:08 AM   #4230
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I can only suggest that you do your forks first, you may not worry about the air shock afterwards. I did it the other way around and could probably have saved a chunk of money. Even when you get an Ohlins that is set up for your weight from the factory, it still needs another chunk of money to get it working nicely off road.
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