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Old 05-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #12676
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:09 PM   #12677
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Leo Vince Exhaust with drilled Baffle

I just spent the last few days experimenting with the Leo Vince exhaust with and without the baffle. Unfortunately I only recorded the final result. Here is a picture of the exhaust on my Tiger 800XC



I found that with the stock baffle, the sound is very much the same as the stock exhaust. I wanted a little more throaty exhaust note, so I removed the baffle. I found that without the baffle, the idle sounds awesome, but when riding at between 4000 and 5000 RPMs, it was very loud! It felt like the pipe was pointed straight into my helmet.

I then drilled 4 holes in the baffle and it gave it a little more growl over stock. So I then drilled 8 - 3/8" holes in the baffle and the sound is exactly what I was looking for. No highway drone, but a little more volume to provide excellent feedback when you get on the throttle.

Here is link to the video of what it sounds like with the 8 holes in the baffle.

http://youtu.be/EZHj79l_8pA

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:51 PM   #12678
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Exhaust tone

I wonder what the stock exhaust would have sounded like with a bunch of holes drilled in the baffle?
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:09 PM   #12679
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Well, less than one week of ownership and I got a flat rear tire about 20 miles from home. I've never had a bike flat. Ever. Tried to call a buddy that lived three miles away to no avail. Had to call the better half to come with my truck to pick me up a bit after 8:00 tonight. It was a quiet ride home. She was settled in with a book already. Note to self, get those tire irons on order that you were going to order the other day.
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:52 PM   #12680
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Well, less than one week of ownership and I got a flat rear tire about 20 miles from home. I've never had a bike flat. Ever. Tried to call a buddy that lived three miles away to no avail. Had to call the better half to come with my truck to pick me up a bit after 8:00 tonight. It was a quiet ride home. She was settled in with a book already. Note to self, get those tire irons on order that you were going to order the other day.
Bad luck there!
Irons are good (3 seem to work best) ... make sure you have something to break the bead. Not easy on a 150 section tire. Practice at home so you know what to expect.

Also, might consider Slime or Ride-On. Both flat preventors designed to be put into the tire ahead of time ... and stay in there. It's not the greatest for tubed tires (best in tubeless) but it often can work or can turn a FLAT into a slow leak, allowing you to get somewhere.

I especially like Slime up front. A front flat with a tube tire at 70 or 80 mph ... well, it can be interesting. INSTANT AIR LOSS does some weird things to handling!

Even if the Slime does not totally stop the flat, most times it will SLOW air loss, as opposed to INSTANT air loss, which is normal with a tubed tire.
Slime gives you an edge.

PS ... always carry a spare tube ... or two.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:00 AM   #12681
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Well, less than one week of ownership and I got a flat rear tire about 20 miles from home. I've never had a bike flat. Ever. Tried to call a buddy that lived three miles away to no avail. Had to call the better half to come with my truck to pick me up a bit after 8:00 tonight. It was a quiet ride home. She was settled in with a book already. Note to self, get those tire irons on order that you were going to order the other day.
Sorry to hear that! At least you were near home when you popped your cherry. I have not had a ton of flats but I've had my share through the years.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:10 AM   #12682
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Why doesn't someone organize a 800 Tiger Rally? We did this very successfully years ago on the Vstrom forums. Couple hundred riders showed up. Really a fun event held in Reno, NV. the year I went. Could do a Western Tiger bash and an Eastern one?

In the East we've already got the Bennington Triumph Bash -- not Tiger-specific, but a fun event, and there is a dirty ride for people who want to do that.

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:11 AM   #12683
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I wonder what the stock exhaust would have sounded like with a bunch of holes drilled in the baffle?
I've been looking for a way to open it but can't figure a way out, yet.

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:17 AM   #12684
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Does Triumph have an owner's group with a directory, a la BMWMOA?

If not, perhaps for localized and on-road assistance, we could compile a directory and send it to the members. A number of ZZR owners do this, but it's not like we have thousands of members. I'd be willing to provide assistance to others in need, and I'm sure there are many more who would.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:20 AM   #12685
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I just spent the last few days experimenting with the Leo Vince exhaust with and without the baffle. Unfortunately I only recorded the final result. Here is a picture of the exhaust on my Tiger 800XC



I found that with the stock baffle, the sound is very much the same as the stock exhaust. I wanted a little more throaty exhaust note, so I removed the baffle. I found that without the baffle, the idle sounds awesome, but when riding at between 4000 and 5000 RPMs, it was very loud! It felt like the pipe was pointed straight into my helmet.

I then drilled 4 holes in the baffle and it gave it a little more growl over stock. So I then drilled 8 - 3/8" holes in the baffle and the sound is exactly what I was looking for. No highway drone, but a little more volume to provide excellent feedback when you get on the throttle.

Here is link to the video of what it sounds like with the 8 holes in the baffle.

http://youtu.be/EZHj79l_8pA
Different bike but looks like the same muffler as I have. When you say baffle, are you referring to a round plate with holes drilled in it?

My Leo Vince, came with that plate that goes between the mid pipe and the muffler, plus an end piece that reduces the size of the exit at the tail end of the exhaust.

If the plate, I did the same as you. I could still feel a reduction of power, so called Leo Vince. I was told that plate was meant for European customers to pass sound tests.

I run the bike with the reduced exit size and am happy with it, though louder than stock
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #12686
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Different bike but looks like the same muffler as I have. When you say baffle, are you referring to a round plate with holes drilled in it?

My Leo Vince, came with that plate that goes between the mid pipe and the muffler, plus an end piece that reduces the size of the exit at the tail end of the exhaust.

If the plate, I did the same as you. I could still feel a reduction of power, so called Leo Vince. I was told that plate was meant for European customers to pass sound tests.

I run the bike with the reduced exit size and am happy with it, though louder than stock
My Leo Vince did not come with a round plate between the mid pipe and muffler. The mid pipe went straight into the muffler. The baffle, is the end piece that reduces the diameter of the exit exhaust as well as has a pipe that runs about 6 inches inside the muffler. I drilled the holes into the pipe that runs in the muffler.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:15 PM   #12687
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #12688
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Does Triumph have an owner's group with a directory, a la BMWMOA?

If not, perhaps for localized and on-road assistance, we could compile a directory and send it to the members. A number of ZZR owners do this, but it's not like we have thousands of members. I'd be willing to provide assistance to others in need, and I'm sure there are many more who would.
Did the same thing with CBF owners in Canada, was a good way to get in touch if you were going to be in someone's area to ask about good rides etc.
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Old 05-10-2012, 02:43 PM   #12689
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I just spent the last few days experimenting with the Leo Vince exhaust with and without the baffle. Unfortunately I only recorded the final result. Here is a picture of the exhaust on my Tiger 800XC



I found that with the stock baffle, the sound is very much the same as the stock exhaust. I wanted a little more throaty exhaust note, so I removed the baffle. I found that without the baffle, the idle sounds awesome, but when riding at between 4000 and 5000 RPMs, it was very loud! It felt like the pipe was pointed straight into my helmet.

I then drilled 4 holes in the baffle and it gave it a little more growl over stock. So I then drilled 8 - 3/8" holes in the baffle and the sound is exactly what I was looking for. No highway drone, but a little more volume to provide excellent feedback when you get on the throttle.

Here is link to the video of what it sounds like with the 8 holes in the baffle.

http://youtu.be/EZHj79l_8pA
Suits the bike well!

Thanks for the video! Can you set the camera up by the side of the road and do a variety of fly by's? Sometime a steady drone, some times 'whackin' it as you pass the camera? Different rpms etc..

Make it howl please.

EDIT: (maybe dont do it on your street, neighbours may not be as impressed by it as I would)
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:31 PM   #12690
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My Leo Vince did not come with a round plate between the mid pipe and muffler. The mid pipe went straight into the muffler. The baffle, is the end piece that reduces the diameter of the exit exhaust as well as has a pipe that runs about 6 inches inside the muffler. I drilled the holes into the pipe that runs in the muffler.
Mine did. It was tucked into one of the carboard folds in the end of the box. Had no idea what it was for until now.
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