Best Exhaust for the X 650???

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

  1. Max Kool

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    I inserted the short one, fired up the bike and immediately removed it.

    I found it too loud to be socially acceptable.
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  2. alfaris

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    OK, so then you do not know how bike behaves with it.......:evil

    I´ll carry it with me and i´ll try in the middle of nowhere, where nobody but me could hear it :ear :ear :ear :wink:

    I´ll let you know when i do so , and i´ll write on my sensations then.

    Have you already installed the TT cover for not to burn your pants???:cry
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  3. Max Kool

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    I did and it looks eerrrr "shite". (but if it works, it works)

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  4. alfaris

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    :D doesn´t look very .........let´s say..mmm.......very protective:evil .....

    such an small thing......i was wondeting to buy it on monday from TT dealer which is 20kms far from home.....but.........:huh

    On my trials bike i mount carbon protectors for collector, look at it...
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  5. alfaris

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    I wonder if i can adapt one of this. It is for the GS/HP2, but It would be easy to anchor it and maybe to fold it a bit.

    Left exhaust manifold cover
    BMW R 1200 GS/Adventure/HP2
    Finally, no more scuffed boot soles.
    Sturdy exhaust manifold cover for the left side of the R1200GS/HP2. It covers part of any tarnished manifold and also protects the boots. The manifold cover is made of laser cut, anodised aluminium.
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  6. GB

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    Let us know if the one from the 12GS above works...

    how about this one from TT:

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  7. alfaris

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    i see, maybe two of those will do the job.
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  8. alfaris

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    Just a couple of shots to compare....... before and after :evil

    see the difference????????:huh

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  9. alfaris

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    just for the weekend, until TT opens on monday, i´ve found the rear brake reservoir protector from my former Lc8, on alluminium from Touratech, i have presented it, fold it a bit, and maybe it will do the job tied with a a pair of metal straps.

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  10. GB

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    How's the sound of the LeoVince compared to the stock can? :ear
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  11. Max Kool

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    Stock: soft wet fart
    LeoVince with legal insert: fruity clear bark, but still legallish.
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  12. SteveRed

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    I am actually thinking of wrapping my header with header wrap or heat-shield tape! Like this product here... http://www.heatshieldproducts.com/colored_exhaust_wrap.php

    Has anyone else thought of doing this? It would also help get the heat through the exhaust which I believe gives better power!
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  13. GB

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    is there that much heat coming off the header? I certainly felt the heat when slow riding on trails on my KLR and it wasn't pleasant.
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  14. Max Kool

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    Yes there is some heat from the header area, but it has gotten less since I removed the stock can. I have the feeling most of the heat now is coming from the dry sump oil tank, and not from the exhaust anymore.
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  15. GB

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    Max,

    Does the LeoVince need repacking? :ear

    Thanks!
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  16. Firefight911

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    My buddy just put one on the other week. No repacking needed. Very well built pipe.:thumb:thumb Waiting to hear it in person so I can judege the noise levels but it looks gooooooooooddddddddd!!!!!!!!:wings:ricky

    Don't forget that a good portion of the heat in the stock pipe comes from the catalytic convertor in the pipe.
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  17. GB

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    ya, I found out the hard way... my skin is still peeling from a 2nd degree burn :cry

    let us know what you think of the sound levels.. I really don't want something louder than stock, or much louder than stock.. :thumb
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  18. Olas

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    Just ordered a Leo Vince....hopefully i'll see it next week! Stock exhaust looks ugly to me and if it hinders performance/sensations as well then might as well replace it (this is how I justify it:lol3).
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  19. Max Kool

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    The manual doesn't say so, and as it is a reflection type of muffler I can hardly imagine. After 1000 miles it's still as loud/quiet as it was when I bought it.
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  20. alfaris

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    i put both aside before installing, and the leovince is maybe 2/3 of the stock one in terms of size. Once mounted, you will realize also de difference in volume.
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