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Old 11-13-2012, 02:51 PM   #16
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If you ride in places where you need to pick your bike up more than twice per ride I can tell you that shaving off those extra lbs is something your body will thank you for a thousand times over.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:16 PM   #17
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I bought the LeoVince carbon pipe originally because the shape allowed me to go with a balanced rack system and balanced boxes. It also shaved a few pounds. The big suprise was that it totally smoothed out the snatchy throttle issue that I had with my 2009 F800GS.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:24 PM   #18
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1. The cat is in the header and not the muffler.
2. Poor quality gas does nothing to a cat, leaded gas does which you won't find in the Americas or most other places in the world these days.
3. If the cat gets damaged it won't leave you stranded, the only thing that happens is that your emissions get worse, but not any worse than without it.

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Old 11-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #19
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Y'All know I have played the exhaust game quite a bit with my F-8. Three exhaust systems later I can say with full honesty: "More power less filling! Just remebr that this is a big soffisticated air pump and you have to change the flow through the entire motor system not just the can on the end of the chain!
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:05 AM   #20
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It was one of the last mods I did, as the stocker sounded pretty good. But once I held the stocker in one hand and a titanium 2 Bros in the other... wow. The stocker is a tank compared to an aftermarket. Sounds good without being too loud. But it's not really needed, I could drink less beer and lose the weight. Or you could buy an aftermarket pipe and drink more beer!
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:25 AM   #21
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+1

Narrower girth is what I was looking for. Being a lot lighter didn't hurt.

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Balanced pannier racks and 7lb weight loss is the reason I did it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:15 AM   #22
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Looks good. Sounds good. Not massive amounts of new power but bike is more fun to rev. It's a motorcycle and supposed to be fun. If you were being logical you would have bought a Toyota. Buy a used exhauts with a slight dent and pay peanuts!
+1 Thats exactly why I bought one and I dont care about power gain or not. I compensate lack of power with insanity
It looks nice and it is definitely lighter and slimmer.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:25 AM   #23
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The big fat ugly heavy stock muffler works just fine.....has never caused me a problem yet in weight & balance or performance-wise, so its staying.

But you got to do whatever helps you sleep better at night. It's the most important thing of all, I've learned. Personally, my F800 investment has surpassed $19,000 now.

And, I was sleeping like a baby.....until this post!

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:35 AM   #24
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Not sure how babies sleep. At least the one from my neighbour does not too well as it cries and screams several times every night, but nothing half a bottle of Vodka cant compensate

My hot tip: get that aftermarket muffler, after spending 19K it plays no role. You will love how raw that F8 can sound

And BTW the stock muffler is far lighter than most people would expect...

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #25
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Naaah.....I like it quiet. I tend to be a sneaky sort, getting in & out before anyone realizes I was even there.

I did remove the muffler once and weigh it. Been a long time ago, but seems it was around 21 pounds, if I recall correctly.

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Old 11-20-2012, 09:25 AM   #26
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Naaah.....I like it quiet. I tend to be a sneaky sort, getting in & out before anyone realizes I was even there.

I did remove the muffler once and weigh it. Been a long time ago, but seems it was around 21 pounds, if I recall correctly.

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It's half that actually, around 10.5 lbs.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:44 PM   #27
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Naaah.....I like it quiet. I tend to be a sneaky sort, getting in & out before anyone realizes I was even there.
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I copy. Thats the main problem with my XR650 which I sometimes ride in an area where this is strictly forbidden. It's very loud (but original) muffler is a pain....

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Old 11-21-2012, 08:38 AM   #28
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I put one on mine, mostly because I wanted to get rid of the corroding piece of crap stocker. It is a lot louder than I wanted, but that appeals to the inner kid in me.

BRAAAAAP BRAAAAP

I have noticed my mileage has got worse since I put it on, not sure if this is because of some change in the bike or because I am going BRAAAP all the time ...
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #29
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It's half that actually, around 10.5 lbs.
We have a winner......

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Old 11-21-2012, 09:24 AM   #30
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