Originally Posted by GNP77
This from the Leo Vince site:
"LeoVince uses the industry's best ceramic composite based packing and typically does not need to be replaced very often, unless exposed to unusual wear conditions. For those rare cases, re-packing material kits are available from LeoVince."
I have no idea what the timeline of "typically does not need to be replaced very often" is exactly but from what I've read and hear from ppl using the LV it is wears very well.
My Leo Vince SBK exhaust lasted about 10.000km on my 1100GS before it needed to be repacked. There are enough "weasel words" in their statement that it can be read always as true - half way thru a riding season isn't "rare" nor "does not need to be replaced very often" - but perhaps to some people it is.
I have a rebuild kit sitting on the bench ($15 kit from the local dirt bike store) so we'll see how that goes!