Best Exhaust for the X 650???

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

  1. Ice

    Ice The Frozen Tundra

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    I am curious what the weight difference is between the stock can and any of the aftermarket mufflers which have been installed. The stock exhaust muffler on the X Challenge looks like a bazooka. Big and heavy looking.

    10 pound weight savings maybe ??
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  2. Max Kool

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    It's not that dramatic. The stock exhaust weighs 5,5 kgs (around 12 lbs) and the Leovince weighs around 3 kgs. So the weight difference is around 2 kgs.
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  3. alfaris

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    Does anyone know what would happen if mount NO INSERT on the Leovince X3?????
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  4. Max Kool

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    BRAAAAPP!!!
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  5. alfaris

    alfaris MOTERO TORERO

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    well, but

    would the bike run more than with the insert or not?

    Tomorrow i am goin to try the FIM insert and NO isert to see what is the difference on power.

    By the way one of the screw of the X3 tail cup was broken when i tried to open it, so a half of the washer remained into de hole :cry . I went today to someone who took it out and made a new hole, i do not know how to explain this. they are very poor quality so even the others are hard to screw them.

    Well , tomorrow i´ll try both options.:evil
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  6. Max Kool

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    The bolts are stainless steel, into the stainless steel back end plate. If there is only a tiny wire edge or barr between the thread, you will strip the complete thread off.

    They should have used plated bolts imho.
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  7. alfaris

    alfaris MOTERO TORERO

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    You were right. This FIM insert is simply unaffordable in terms not only of social acceptance but on your own ears and shame. I just turn on the engine on the garage and the crazy thunder exploded. I turned off immediately and went back to EURO insert.:huh :eek1 :huh

    I simply cannot feel myself for even going through the corner with that FIM insert, i would not feel well and also i do not want to be spotted everywhere i go.:eek1

    I would not mount it even at Morocco. :ear
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  8. SteveRed

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    I just spoke with STAINTUNE and they are looking for a donor bike to manufacture an exhaust for the GX. I have offered them my bike for a few days after Christmas and they should then be able to offer a Staintune system late Feb/March.
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  9. GB

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    Good work!! I posted this reply in the Threadfest:

    Excellent Steve!! See if you can score me a discount or a demo unit!! It was MY idea after all!! :lol3 Remind them that the LeoVince comes up short on the heat shield where it joins to the header pipe. so they need to create something to improve on that.. :thumb

    p.s. tell them I like it quiet!
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  10. SteveRed

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    Ye.. When they get my bike it will already have the LeoVince on it (If the bloody thing ever arrives here from Germany!) so they will be able to see the problem. I wonder if they use my bike as a Guinea Pig, if I will get an exhaust or at least a decent discount on one as a reward? Not that I am looking for it :huh
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  11. Dirt Hugger

    Dirt Hugger Urban Adventurer

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    New XChallenge arrived yesterday, traded the 1200GS... :evil

    I also fitted the Leo Vince X3 slip-on... My initial thoughts:

    For me the sound level is just about perfect with the road legal Euro insert (the insert that was already fitted). :bmwrider It completely transforms the bike with regards to throttle response - immediate action on the back wheel. If you are looking for something as quiet as the stock can, this is not it, though...

    I think MaxCool summed it up quite nicely: <quote>"LeoVince with legal insert: fruity clear bark, but still legallish</quote>" - with the focus on the "ish"...

    I agree about fitting an additional heat shield to the header just before the end can.

    So far I am a happy camper! :nod
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  12. GB

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    Steve,

    Surely Staintune will give you a can if they borrow your bike... it's understood!! :wink:

    Well, by Dirt Hugger's description, it sounds like the LeoVince will be too loud for me.. let's see what Staintune does.. :lurk
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  13. Olas

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    Here it is mounted:

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    and the side by side comparison of the stock can and the new leo vince:

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    As you can see the Leo is much smaller, and looks way better. Now I am going to go ride it in this freezing weather, i'll let you guys know what I think.
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  14. Oni

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    Please tell them to make it quiet as possible. I'd like to get rid of the stock water heater sized can and cat heat maker...but don't want to make a bunch of noise.

    Wish FMF would make a Q for it! :deal
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  15. Olas

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    Hah, not even 7 miles into a ride and I burn 2 holes (decent size too) in to my pant leg. Oops! Watch out for that pipe. As far as loudness, it is louder than stock but I don't think it's unreasonable. It's very "crisp" and I like the sound of it. Ok, now i'm going for a real ride.
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  16. GB

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    Thanks for the ride feedback. So, the heat shield needs to be extended to cover the gap, is that where you burned your pant leg?

    SteveRed, be sure to drive the point home with Staintune that they need to get that area completely covered and I'll be their first or second buyer! :deal
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  17. beefjerky

    beefjerky Long timer

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    Tell them to make it good and I'll buy one.
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  18. SteveRed

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    Would anyone be interested in an UNUSED LeoVince exhaust for a G650X? I am so sick of waiting for this thing I might buy a Remus or Akroprivic from my dealer and sell the LeoVince on when and if it arrives!? Brand new and $700 shipped anywhere in OZ.

    Steve
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  19. Sonymalc

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    The stock exhaust except for the cat.
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  20. Olas

    Olas the darkness

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    Yeah, I installed a TT heat shield there (the tiny one) and it seemed to solve the problem.
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