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Old 06-01-2013, 11:08 AM   #4696
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Nice looking ride man! The black & white works great. That top box is unique. You get thirsty much?
Center-stand + 5 galons of water = easy front tire changing.
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Old 06-01-2013, 01:19 PM   #4697
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Center-stand + 5 galons of water = easy front tire changing.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #4698
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Old 06-03-2013, 03:54 PM   #4699
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Just got my leo-vince x3 to replace the lexx that fell apart . A few questions for anyone who has them . mine came with a bunch of end pieces and a spark arrestor , are you using the internals that it came with or did you swap them and if you did whats the good/bad of it ?
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:25 PM   #4700
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Just got my leo-vince x3 to replace the lexx that fell apart . A few questions for anyone who has them . mine came with a bunch of end pieces and a spark arrestor , are you using the internals that it came with or did you swap them and if you did whats the good/bad of it ?
Different inserts are for adjusting noise levels. Comes with quietest installed. Be aware that if you do pull the end cap off one if not two of the Allen's will mess up. Easy to fix and US importer is well aware and unfortunately LV in Italy has no intentions of fixing. I suspect they have a warehouse full of these pipes.... its a nice pipe and great that you don't have to repack it.
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Old 06-03-2013, 05:39 PM   #4701
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Different inserts are for adjusting noise levels. Comes with quietest installed. Be aware that if you do pull the end cap off one if not two of the Allen's will mess up. Easy to fix and US importer is well aware and unfortunately LV in Italy has no intentions of fixing. I suspect they have a warehouse full of these pipes.... its a nice pipe and great that you don't have to repack it.
I bought it so i never have to repack ..
i took the allen bolts out and removed the end cap ( they were ok ) i tried to remove the inside part but it was very tight and didnt want to yank on in to hard . i guess you need to give it a good pull to get it out . which core are you running ?
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:04 PM   #4702
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I bought it so i never have to repack ..
i took the allen bolts out and removed the end cap ( they were ok ) i tried to remove the inside part but it was very tight and didnt want to yank on in to hard . i guess you need to give it a good pull to get it out . which core are you running ?
Make sure ya put some Anti seize on em when ya put em back in, nooo more stripped threads then. I'm running the spark arrester over the long insert with some oversized holes drilled in it, for 40,000mi or sooo.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:26 AM   #4703
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Make sure ya put some Anti seize on em when ya put em back in, nooo more stripped threads then. I'm running the spark arrester over the long insert with some oversized holes drilled in it, for 40,000mi or sooo.
do you have any pics of the holes you drilled ? i would like a little more growl from her over the stock lv setup .
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #4704
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Big fan of the Thermobob and my Oxford heated grips.

Not a fan of the Ricochet skid plate. Plate is ok, but hardware and method of mounting to frame is kind of cheap.

I'd go JNS for my plate if I had to do it again.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:10 AM   #4705
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Big fan of the Thermobob and my Oxford heated grips.

Not a fan of the Ricochet skid plate. Plate is ok, but hardware and method of mounting to frame is kind of cheap.

I'd go JNS for my plate if I had to do it again.

i think your right that the jns is a great plate, but for the money i think the happy trails is a good deal.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #4706
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i think your right that the jns is a great plate, but for the money i think the happy trails is a good deal.
I was very happy with the Richochet on my XT250, but it utilized the built in plate retainers, and mounted differently than their KLR plate does.

I can't speak to the JNS product, but the new Happy Trails skidplate is very, very nice. I like it a ton.
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Old 06-04-2013, 02:52 PM   #4707
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No question JNS plate is the way to go. Option to use OEM genII mounts for front (on genI) and rear utilizes OEM mounts and better yet recessed mounts to prevent hardware damage.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #4708
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do you have any pics of the holes you drilled ? i would like a little more growl from her over the stock lv setup .
Lates one I just enlarged the stock holes and added another row.... first one I did that AND added another 12-16 holes up the angled piece!
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:00 PM   #4709
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Eagle Mike

I realize that most of you on here are already shopping at eagle mike but for those of you who aren't yet I just wanted to say I highly recommend it. I just installed the ais kit, klr needle mod today and he walked me through it on the phone, nice to see you CAN still get somebody standing behind their product with great service.

Cheers.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #4710
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I realize that most of you on here are already shopping at eagle mike but for those of you who aren't yet I just wanted to say I highly recommend it. I just installed the ais kit, klr needle mod today and he walked me through it on the phone, nice to see you CAN still get somebody standing behind their product with great service.

Cheers.

I second the motion -- EM is a great provider of all things KLR and an absolute wealth of information and help.
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