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Old 06-06-2014, 07:36 AM   #8731
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:49 AM   #8732
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stock echaust mod?

ok...plan B

Anyone do a mod to stock pipe to improve performance, reduce weight etc?

Thanks for your help. Just picked up a very nice and well maintained 08 with 7k. Previous owner added some Touratech goodies and TK80s. I am adding a few more Touratech and Wunder stuff for comfort. Taking her out for a 50 mile romp out in North Bend to get the relationship started. She will be used sparingly as a in town commuter/scrambler. 10% lumber roads.
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Old 06-06-2014, 08:09 AM   #8733
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No longer available there. But thank you. It appears Leo is no longer offered in US
LV went bankrupt now that you can't buy an aftermarket exhaust in the state of California.

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Went out to start to sled today. Started fine...however, not a single electron on the dash. Not a oil or neutral light, not a mileage, not MPH? Fuze or ignition switch issue?
See if the connector is still plugged into the back of the dash, otherwise I'd start with the ignition switch.
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Old 06-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #8734
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I'm thinking of getting rid of my XC. A guy has his eye on her and I think I might be pretty much done with her. I've had her for years, toured Europe and crossed from the UK to Asia through the middle-east and she's not so much as skipped a beat. However, she's starting to show her years. The rear subframe is creaking badly, the alloy is just not up to the abuse. She's starting to piss oil out and while the engine is still running fine, it now needs a lot of attention.
I have an XR400 now and honestly, I prefer riding it. It's quicker, better offroad and is generally more fun.
I don't know. Do I let her go? Would you?

Where are you based? I'm looking for an xcountry. Don't mind getting my hands a little dirty.
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:46 AM   #8735
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LV went bankrupt now that you can't buy an aftermarket exhaust in the state of California.
I live in Cali, but since I haven't been in the exhaust market in a while, haven't paid much attention to this. What changed? I assume some new CARB (CA Air Resources Board for those none CA inmates) regulation?

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Old 06-06-2014, 07:29 PM   #8736
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Where are you based? I'm looking for an xcountry. Don't mind getting my hands a little dirty.

I'm from the UK but currently living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Bit far for you?
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Old 06-07-2014, 01:37 AM   #8737
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Does anyone know where in Europe to look for a new faulx tank cover for the xcountry? I bought mine used, the faulx tank came scratched I didn't think much of it because I was planning on having the bike for a year or so to get some experience and then get something else. Now that is finely tuned, the bike is just fantastic and it's just perfect for me. There is no way I am selling the bike :)! So I took the top of the faulx tank to a local car repair shop he said I should probably look for a used top part on the net, it would be cheaper then doind the paint job on mine... Cannot find anything...

I have a yellow one. In California.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:30 AM   #8738
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Does anyone know where in Europe to look for a new faulx tank cover for the xcountry? I bought mine used, the faulx tank came scratched I didn't think much of it because I was planning on having the bike for a year or so to get some experience and then get something else. Now that is finely tuned, the bike is just fantastic and it's just perfect for me. There is no way I am selling the bike :)! So I took the top of the faulx tank to a local car repair shop he said I should probably look for a used top part on the net, it would be cheaper then doind the paint job on mine... Cannot find anything...
In the US, those covers are about $250 new from BMW.
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Old 06-07-2014, 04:33 AM   #8739
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I did not know Leo Vince was no longer in business! Hmm

Their website seems to still be there.

I have several friends with late-model GS bikes who have bought LV mufflers through various distributors in the last 2 months.

One of my local shops is a LV dealer. I'll give them a call today and ask if they know anything about it.

Since the X bikes have been discontinued for 5 years now, I do expect offerings for these models to dry up.
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Old 06-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #8740
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Ok....did 60 miles on lumber roads outside of North Bend today as the first ride. Keeping my impressions simple.....I made a very good choice.

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Old 06-07-2014, 07:41 PM   #8741
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Icbraz, where is that in Italia?
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Old 06-08-2014, 01:51 AM   #8742
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:20 AM   #8743
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I'm from the UK but currently living in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Bit far for you?

Just a little. Though it would be epic to ride it back.
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:24 AM   #8744
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I've through that area. Lucca, the home of Puccini is not too far! lol

I will be riding Italy in September and I may drop down to the area again.
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Old 06-08-2014, 08:54 AM   #8745
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Just a little. Though it would be epic to ride it back.
It was epic riding it here. 23 countries together and counting.
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