F800GS aftermarket exhaust

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Bike4Fun, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. GeckoRider

    GeckoRider Been here awhile

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    Maybe I had a lemon, but I had the Holeshot header and can for my 1200 Bandit back in 1998, and the headers rusted rather bad, but well after the warranty had expired. YMMV, but I was not impressed with the build. They seemed to do the job of being lighter and better flow however, so I will give them that. For the record I did not seek any replacement or compensation as I did not want to go through the hassle of sending back the headers, having to dig out the stock ones, and wait for replacements. The can held up well enough and I have no complaints about it, just the headers.

    /rant off
  2. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    I'm really interested in hearing your thoughts after checking it out. Especially if there is a smaller one. :ear

    See if you can get an audio clip if possible :wink:
  3. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    will do. Might be a week or two. Track days this weekend so maybe next weekend after that.
  4. Dutrizoo

    Dutrizoo Adventurer

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    I had one and was really disappointed by MIVV. Don't get me wrong, the look and the sound are fantastic but the exhaust fell apart in less than 4,000 km. The carbon ripped from under the rivets and the exhaust separated in 2.

    And now neither MIVV nor the dealer will honor the warranty.
  5. ebrabaek

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    That`s really too bad......... Carbon fiber will loose when battle`ing alloys. It is very hard......and have characteristics like say glass......So when scored, by the alloys.....they give up fast. So with that in mind...... You can produce a good out come.....but need to spend some extra time engineering your system. Than can sometimes be as simple as put a washer on the rivets....before " popping" them...... If the manufacture ignores those issues....their...in this case.....cans will fall apart in a short period. If it is just the rivets that pulled out.... They really should honor it...... If they don`t..... Stay away from them.... That is poor composite quality.... Indicated by that they have no experience with composites. Your can can....:D be fixed by a experienced " compositour"....:lol3
    :thumb:thumb

    Erling
  6. The Heathen

    The Heathen Been here awhile

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    I'm considering getting the akrapovic for my F8. One reason being, I'd like the exhaust to tuck in better. I've got the wolfman side racks and dry bags and would like a little more room between the exhaust and racks/bags. So, the question is, since the akrapovic is oval does it not stick out as far as the stock exhaust? Any help would be great. Thanks
  7. Lounge

    Lounge Been here awhile

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    Correct - the Akrapo does not stick out as far as the stock exhaust.
  8. The Heathen

    The Heathen Been here awhile

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    Thanks Lounge for the speedy reply.
  9. The Griz

    The Griz Long timer

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    DISCLAIMER: My choice of exhaust is not better than any others, that's not what I'm saying.

    Alright, now that that's out of the way.... I have the Leo Vince Carbon exhaust. It sticks out no further than the Akrapovic. Also, since the pipe is carbon fiber, it doesn't run anywhere near as hot as say aluminum, titanium, or steel. If heat affecting your bags and straps is your concern, go with carbon fiber, there's much less chance of things melting if contact is made. And remember, most aftermarket exhausts are oval, and most of them tuck in better than the huge stock can. That's not necessarily just an Akrapovic thing.
  10. ebrabaek

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    Alright, now that that's out of the way.... I have the Leo Vince Carbon exhaust. It sticks out no further than the Akrapovic. Also, since the pipe is carbon fiber, it doesn't run anywhere near as hot as say aluminum, titanium, or steel. If heat affecting your bags and straps is your concern, go with carbon fiber, there's much less chance of things melting if contact is made. And remember, most aftermarket exhausts are oval, and most of them tuck in better than the huge stock can. That's not necessarily just an Akrapovic thing.[/quote]


    :lol3:lol3... Made me giggle....
    Agree....... Any CF can will transmit by far less heat through the outer skin. This is a good point to bring Grizz. I would like to add to this .....I use Ortlieb QR`s on 2 of my dual sports...... Both have CF pipes.... One have the Leo Vince...the other.... I made my own CF pipe.... They are both mounted under 2 inches from the pipe.... And have not received any heat damage..............:thumb:thumb

    Erling
  11. BMW_BIKER_KEITH

    BMW_BIKER_KEITH Been here awhile

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    Well I went on the hook for a MIVV this past Spring. Have 4000 miles on it and its holding up like new. Love the sound, and for those REALLY wicked days when I want to be "heard", I pull out the baffle AND FLY :)
  12. LJRAT

    LJRAT LJR Adventure Tours

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    I had the full Remus and it made great power with a filter. Had issues with skid plate clearances so I changed to a QD header:clap Skid plate fits better and the power is as good with the Remus header.

    I have the header full sale if anyone is interested.
  13. The Heathen

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    Thanks for the info guys. Griz, I appreciate the disclaimer. We can all agree upon one thing however (I think), we all seem to worship the F8. Anyway, I went for an aluminum LV. The price was right and I think it will meet my needs. We shall see. I'll post a picture or two if I can figure out how to. Thanks again for the input.
  14. The Heathen

    The Heathen Been here awhile

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    So I got my LV today and doh! it hits my wolfman racks. Not sure what to do now. :huh Anyone seen or heard of an exhaust that works with Wolfman racks?
    Thanks
  15. Larose.tv

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    I actually thing that the Twobrothers exhausts offers the most bang for your buck. They have a deep throaty sound and are super lightweight (I used to have the on my ZX7-R). Their an oval type slip-on so they are less closer to the panniers (so less mud accumulation when doing so major mud. Off-roading. They offer different models: aluminum for 360 CAD/USD, titanium for 100 more as well as carbon fiber in black(for about the same as the titanium ones) go check em out and tell me what you guys think!
  16. Ducksbane

    Ducksbane Quaaack!!!

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    Try this then ... http://www.renazcoracing.com/index.cfm?action=viewdetails&itemid=538853

    Leo Vince carbon on special at $363.20! :clap

    And I think mine is great, no hesitation in recommending it!
  17. The Griz

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    Let me guess, it hits on the top of the exhaust, right?... The Leo Vince does not stick 'outward' as far as stock so it would be hard to believe it's hitting the Wolfman rack on the side of the exhaust. It does sit 'higher' than stock though. So, we're not talking about a width thing here, rather a height thing.
  18. The Griz

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    Folks are experience the same 'height' issue with the top of the Leo Vince can making contact with the Happy Trails rack. I'm not, but it is an issue for some.

    Most aftermarket exhausts for this bike sit 'higher' when mounted than the stock can. The Wolfman rack is designed around the stock exhaust. Seems it's a problem with the rack not being designed around aftermarket cans. Another inmate (not sure who) had this same issue. He called Wolfman and they made him a new rack that allowed for the aftermarket Leo Vince can. I'd keep the exhaust since it's not the exhaust that is the culprit. The problem is the rack, being it is designed for the stock exhaust.
  19. Renazco Racing Store

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    There seems to be a bit of variation between frames (not a lot, but we've seen it on a few) as well as the racks themselves. So between the bike frame, the aftermarket rack and - admittedly - an upwardly-biased silencer, sometimes we run into an overhead clearance issue.

    LeoVince has been very good about sending out extra hardware to lower the silencer by as much as about 3" (by virtue of the length of the strap material included, which is meant to be cut to needed length by the recipient) any time we get feedback that a customer is having a clearance issue. <i>Whether you bought your exhaust from us or not</i>, simply call or email the store and I'll be happy to help you with whatever you need.

    If you'd rather cut out the middle man, feel free to PM MatchTop, who is our LeoVince factory rep - he'd be the guy sending out the extra hardware.

    Some customers, upon running into a clearance problem, simply fab up an extender to drop their pipe by about an inch using scrap material they happen to have lying around... and we don't hear about the initial problem. It would be helpful in terms of product development if you handy self-fixing types would drop us a note so we can keep tabs on what's happening in the field :thumb
  20. ebrabaek

    ebrabaek Long timer

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    I'm gonna go out on a limb here.... For you guys that has problem with the lv.... Push that can into the mid pipe....... I know.... I know... You have already done that...... Please push harder. The a gle of the Muslims and the tight tubing leaves you with the impression that it's seated.... Wheras it
    Ight not be..... Goals a small mallet..... Gently tap it forward.

    Erling