Best Exhaust for the X 650???

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by SteveRed, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. alfaris

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    But, spark arrestor is not mandatory at europe right???
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  2. Max Kool

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    Yep, not mandatory.
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  3. alfaris

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    so, i´ll take out the spark arrestor then.

    MAxKool, sorry to bother you with my questions, bt i am so excited.

    By the way, did you find any real data about how much power does the leovince adds to the bike in comparison with stock exahust???
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  4. Mane

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    Hey Jim,

    I see you own both a X Challange and a KTM 640 Adv. Could you please comment on how you compare both?:ear

    Sorry for the hijack....

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    I like them both very much. The Adventure is my long distance Adventure touring bike because of the 7 gal. gas tank and availibility of luggage options. 13K miles in 15 months (most off road) without a problem. I have upgraded the carburator, exhaust and suspension on the KTM.

    The 650X has become my day/weekend fun bike just because it is fun to ride and very competent. I added the Remus exhaust and some TT parts to the BMW. I am quite happy with both bikes.

    Jim in Sacramento
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  6. Max Kool

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    I found this graph on the website of LeoVince.
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    There doesn't seem to be much in it except at the top end! And of course it helps the bike run cooler.
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  8. Max Kool

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    I think most of it is psychological anyway with exhausts (but don't tell anyone ok) :wink:
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  9. alfaris

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    thank you,

    we dont know with which inserts was this test done.........so i assume that was with legal inerts, spark arrestors, etc.....
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  10. Max Kool

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    If I were an exhaust manufacturer I would always print the graph with the most hp. Most probably the one with the straight through baffle. There aren't many people who look at the gains at low rpm anyway.
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  11. alfaris

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    Well, is not everything about power, there are also sensations as you said.:wink:

    I remember on my old XR600, when took out out the insert from the muffler , sensations were quite different than with it mounted. Maybe power increase was not so great but i felt like the engine was breathing better so throttle response was better on any circumstances.:evil

    Maybe this is what you feel with your leovince installed.........on your butt, as you said :D
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  12. alfaris

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    Where is the catalytic converter located on the bike? In the stock exhaust cannister, or ?? :confused

    Steve: Did you call your Aussie mates at Staintune to ask them if they are going to produce one for the X C? :ear
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    Maate!! I even offered them my bike to get it sorted.. At the time they were just too busy on other projects. Shame really because they missed out with this one. And yea, the CC is in the stock can... That's why it runs so HOT! :hair
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    I figured that much.. that's why I burned my hand on it yesterday :2cry

    If Staintune makes one for it, that's the one I'd get.

    I'm reading your evaluations with special attention to sound levels. Looking for recommendations for a can that's as quiet as stock, or nearly as quiet as stock. :ear
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    I'll chase up Staintune tomorrow GB... I'll be riding down to their neck of the woods next week with a couple of mates and with two of us on the 650, so might pop in and see what they are up to.
    :wink:
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    ok, my brand new leovince X3 is already installed,

    they say on the booklet that FIM insert cones already in.

    Max Kool, Shall i leave it like this???

    What are te other inserts for????

    Thank you
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  18. Max Kool

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    There are 4 inserts.

    2 long ones (with a slight bend in the pipe)
    2 shorter straight ones


    One of each has a slightly shorter tailpiece that is sticking out. Those are to be used with the spark arrester.

    The other two are the Euro inserts, the longer one is the legal insert, and the shorter one is the FIM loud insert.
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  19. alfaris

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    Thanks Max Kool,

    I ve done a small off road today to try it.....................It rained this week so the ground was as i like it, good grip with my motocross 110 tire,:wink:

    by the way now i ´ve mounted mousse on both cause next week i´ll be on Morocco´s desert:evil

    Well, let´s talk abour G650X ch with leovince X3 on it............this is exactly what i wanted and what i was missing on the bike with that horrible stock muffler. Now i have throttle immediate response when i need it, i can jump easier small obstacles, etc... :rofl

    When there is an open space to squeeze throttle, oh man, now this remains me my former XR650.:clap

    I guess it came the EURO instert on, because noise is very affordable. This weekend i´ll put the other on the backpack and i´ll try both so i can compare.
    Maybe in Morocco´s desert noise is not somethin to be worried about......:lol3
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    The two short ones are into a bag, as well as a long one with no shorter tailpiece and the spark arrestor.

    I see no spark arrestor through muffler´s hole so i assume it came with a long one with the shorter tailpiece, with no spark arrestor.

    So i am mounting now de EURO insert. :eek1 and bike´s behavior improved a lot ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

    Maxkool, do you think it is worth to try the FIM short one??????
    did you try it??? How did you feel it???
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