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Old 10-06-2010, 06:35 AM   #1666
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Ditto

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They just replaced my mud flap under recall when I took it in for the roller recall.
Mine has ABS so I got a new ABS junction box bracket on the steering head colum and a new roller pin thingy and a new rear mud flap all on one recall shot.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:48 AM   #1667
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Mine has ABS so I got a new ABS junction box bracket on the steering head colum and a new roller pin thingy and a new rear mud flap all on one recall shot.
I'm taking mine into the dealer tomorrow. Was just hoping for the mudflap and roller thingy.
Will let you know..
Then I have to take the GSA in for new brake lines.
Did Toyota take over BMW? Just kidding I have more Toyotas than BMWs.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:17 PM   #1668
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It does just fine. You will need to loosen the header pipe up front and push it up higher to create a bit of space between the header and the coolant line. Check it every few rides. Mine has needed to be adjusted once in the 2 years its been on my bike.
gsstampeder, I also loosened the header pipe per everyone's suggestion. The strap is strong enough but that 2-bolt connection that can rotate to adjust the muffler position... well on my first off road trip it let the exhaust rotate down, even though I had loctite'd it and torqued it down. And this can make it get really close to the coolant hose further up the pipe, some guys have had their hose sear so it can be serious.

So I added a small aluminum strap from that connection point around the nearby grab handle (or tail rack arm) about 1-2" away. It is clean and simple and gives me more confidence in it. Love the Leo.
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Old 10-06-2010, 04:22 PM   #1669
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Snooker,

How much louder over stock? How much less weight to you think?
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:16 PM   #1670
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Snooker,

How much louder over stock? How much less weight to you think?

The Leo pipe with the quiet insert is maybe as loud as the stock pipe.
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Old 10-06-2010, 07:09 PM   #1671
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Snooker,

How much louder over stock? How much less weight to you think?
You mean the Leo Vince?

Well before I bot it I read a 2 yr old post from Max Kool comparing the LV to stock as:
"Stock: soft wet fart
LeoVince with legal insert: fruity clear bark, but still legallish."

It *may* be louder than stock by a bit, IMHO, however to me it is definitely NOT loud at all. I did not want loud! It just sounds healthy like a thumper should sound, I love the sound. And this is with the quiet inserts with the spark arrestor, described as Long and Skinny in this exhaust thread post with pictures.

Just getting rid of the cat and all that frickin' heat is reason enough to buy it. I don't know the exact weight difference, but the bulk, weight difference and power improvement are substantial.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:06 AM   #1672
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.. while in the meantime I've sold my LV.

I found it still a bit too loud (needed repacking maybe?), and during time the stock one has become less wet-fartish.

Im happy with a quiet bike.
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Old 10-07-2010, 02:31 AM   #1673
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Hey Max, did you open the oem one up a bit from the end pipe? Makes it breath a lot better and runs cooler. Makes it a lot more responsive and less engine braking on deceleration.
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Old 10-07-2010, 06:08 AM   #1674
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I installed the LV the way it came, I will put the spark arrester in tho, but I haven't found any noticeable performance improvement since installing....in fact, I think I may have lost some top end power. Not sure if I'm connected properly. I'll play with it some more. The LV did not have a gasket in the connector pipe or the silencer and I questioned that too....but I am no bike tech, so I just assumed it was as it was meant to be.
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Old 10-07-2010, 12:33 PM   #1675
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.. while in the meantime I've sold my LV.

I found it still a bit too loud (needed repacking maybe?), and during time the stock one has become less wet-fartish.

Im happy with a quiet bike.
Amazing how marriage changes a man!

What was once a "wet fart" is now something you are "happy with".

I hope you arent planning on giving up motorcycling altogether Max, on the grounds of it being socially irresponsible!

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Old 10-07-2010, 12:43 PM   #1676
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You mean the Leo Vince?

Well before I bot it I read a 2 yr old post from Max Kool comparing the LV to stock as:
"Stock: soft wet fart
LeoVince with legal insert: fruity clear bark, but still legallish."

It *may* be louder than stock by a bit, IMHO, however to me it is definitely NOT loud at all. I did not want loud! It just sounds healthy like a thumper should sound, I love the sound. And this is with the quiet inserts with the spark arrestor, described as Long and Skinny in this exhaust thread post with pictures.

Just getting rid of the cat and all that frickin' heat is reason enough to buy it. I don't know the exact weight difference, but the bulk, weight difference and power improvement are substantial.
I think my stocker has gotten louder. I have gotten to enjoy the quiet so much, especially out in the wooded mountains, that I'm very reluctant to give the bike any more bark. Yet I would like a smaller / lighter can.

thanks for the reply. I'm mulling it now.
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Old 10-07-2010, 07:18 PM   #1677
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Amazing how marriage changes a man!

What was once a "wet fart" is now something you are "happy with".

I hope you arent planning on giving up motorcycling altogether Max, on the grounds of it being socially irresponsible!

Oh how the wild man of the Eastern Europe Rally has been tamed!
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:06 AM   #1678
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Amazing how marriage changes a man!

What was once a "wet fart" is now something you are "happy with".

I hope you arent planning on giving up motorcycling altogether Max, on the grounds of it being socially irresponsible!

Oh how the wild man of the Eastern Europe Rally has been tamed!
think so?


(btw you were on the wedding, hope you agree we're not "the average model couple")
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Old 10-08-2010, 01:27 PM   #1679
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(btw you were on the wedding, hope you agree we're not "the average model couple")
it was a cool wedding ... very dutch in its informality and innovative concept. I liked it :)
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:32 AM   #1680
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Does anyone know if GS1200 (and 1200A) clutch and front brake levers will fit straight onto the X Challenge?
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