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Old 09-12-2009, 10:29 PM   #766
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Looks good ....how do you feel about the noise of the Leo? Is it acceptably loud or could it get a bit too noisy on a long run ???
It's louder than the standard BMW can, but it seems to be fine to me and I don't like to much noise
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:57 PM   #767
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Looks good ....how do you feel about the noise of the Leo? Is it acceptably loud or could it get a bit too noisy on a long run ???
I love the sound of the Leo Vince. It made the bike a lot more fun to ride. Not only did it shave off about 4 lbs but to me its no fun riding a bad ass bike if it sounds like a moped. I want it to sound like a thumper. Its not too loud to me for long rides.. Just be careful not to strip the bolts on the end cap like some guys have.

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Old 09-13-2009, 08:51 PM   #768
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Leo Vince in Australia

anyone knows how much and where to find one in Australia?
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:57 PM   #769
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anyone knows how much and where to find one in Australia?

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Old 09-14-2009, 12:11 AM   #770
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Looks good ....how do you feel about the noise of the Leo? Is it acceptably loud or could it get a bit too noisy on a long run ???
With the big baffle and the spark arrestor, I think it sounds just about like the stock pipe, just cooler and lighter.
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Old 09-16-2009, 06:19 PM   #771
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Uhhh... Possible stupid question: how the fuck do you get to the spark plug on this thing? I took all the plastics off to check the air filter, but I can't really see how to get at the spark plug. Do you have to completely remove the airbox? :(
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Old 09-16-2009, 11:04 PM   #772
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Uhhh... Possible stupid question: how the fuck do you get to the spark plug on this thing? I took all the plastics off to check the air filter, but I can't really see how to get at the spark plug. Do you have to completely remove the airbox? :(
The easiest way is to remove airbox... there is not enought room to easy remove ignition coil without it. When removing airbox disattach oil return line and air temperature sensor. Spark plug key must be long and thin enought to access spark plug (there is an restriction holding coil in place).

Funny when You do this (and other checks after river bath) in the middle of Ukraininan Capathian Mountains ...
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Old 09-17-2009, 07:33 AM   #773
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After you pop the coils and before you take the plugs out. Blow some air down there. Good chance junk is laying around the plug.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:44 AM   #774
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Anyone had a chance to compare the leovince with the GPR exhaust?
Both seem not too loud with a better egine breathing tendancy for the GPR:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0ij0ROFJ54

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-Y80...eature=related
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:45 AM   #775
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Question Noob here

All,

I bought an Xchallenge last month and was wondering if anyone with the acce$$ory BMW passenger footpegs could chime in on how useful they are as an alternative place to put your feet on longer highway stretches.

I would not buy them solely for that reason (would use the mounts as an attachment point for a Great Basin Giantloop bag), but it could get me off of the fence.

Thanks!

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Old 09-17-2009, 09:11 AM   #776
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MTBiker I like your videos of Ukranian adventures and stuff.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:33 AM   #777
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The easiest way is to remove airbox... there is not enought room to easy remove ignition coil without it. When removing airbox disattach oil return line and air temperature sensor. Spark plug key must be long and thin enought to access spark plug (there is an restriction holding coil in place).

Funny when You do this (and other checks after river bath) in the middle of Ukraininan Capathian Mountains ...
Thanks, thats what I thought but I didn't feel like completely ripping the bike apart just to get a look at the plug. So much for easy routine maintenance?

I did take the top half off of the airbox though to get a good look at the throttle body. It seems as though the rubber gasket sealing the 2 halves is kind of leaky. There was no dirt around the air filter area but there was some back by the throttle body... I plan on sealing it with some electric tape as I do not fancy fine dust in my engine...

Was thinking about ordering the progressive hyperpro springs... touratech sells them for $210, but you can order direct for $154... only problem is I have never taken apart forks before... on a 1-10 difficulty scale how hard is swapping the springs on the x-challenge?
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:57 AM   #778
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oh well.

i wouldn't have asked, Mr Kiwi man. :)


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Old 09-17-2009, 12:17 PM   #779
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Was thinking about ordering the progressive hyperpro springs... touratech sells them for $210, but you can order direct for $154... only problem is I have never taken apart forks before... on a 1-10 difficulty scale how hard is swapping the springs on the x-challenge?
Thats what I would like to know too.... after riding 690 Enduro R Im starting to desperatly thinking about front hyperpro springs and complete oil/spring rear dumper ...
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Old 09-17-2009, 12:37 PM   #780
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