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post #1 of 5 Old 03-08-2006, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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Leo Vince install help!

For anyone who has installed these cans on a DL1000



Why is there "2" different size spacers? I can't get the left side exhaust can mounted with the straps, because I can't get a bite on the threads at the mounting point. I have pushed as hard as I can, and still no threading action. The right side with the thinner spacer.. went right on! I gave my buddy the thick spacer, and I was gonna have him machine it down to the size of the other spacer. Both sides of the bike look the same to me! If you are facing the back of the bike... which side do you put the thick spacer on? I was trying to put it on the left. I thought that the directions SUCKED!!! I had been warned that the directions are wrong.... believe me they are! Also... how do you get the stickers off without scratching the aluminum? One last thing... I put some permatex on the mid pipe and on the inside of the can where it connects to the mid pipe. After everything is tight, I notice that I can turn the exhaust can slightly left and right a bit. Is that play suppossed to be there? I understand that the spring helps keep it in good contact with the mid pipe, but it does turn and swivel a bit! Any good advice and helpful hints would be great! I really wanted to hear that exhaust today! I am a pretty mechanically inclined person.. and this has kicked my butt!

Thanks for any and all input/advice!

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Yes, the instructions were awful. Getting the rubber in place was frustrating too.

The thick spacer is used on the rear bolt. It took some doing to get the bolt to catch.

From the outside working in; bolt, clamp (both eyes) spacer, frame bracket.

I initially only used 1 clamp because of the difficulty with the clamps. Then when calmness returned I redid the job with both clamps.

Then the chore of aligning both cans. I left the pillion footpegs off.

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Well...... I made a judgement call yesterday morning, and had my buddy cut the big spacer in half. I used both equal halves, on each side of the bike. It worked out PERFECT! The cans are in near perfect alignment, with NO leaks! I also was able to get the stickers off with no problems. I tell ya what.... with the baffles in, the exhaust sounds so sweet! They sound allot like the Scorpions, a "little louder"! I will probably leave them in because I think it sounds about right. Trust me... I will try them out too! :wink: They both look and sound so sweet....I think I made a good choice. Talk at ya later.

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I am digging this up, because thats what happens when you use the search button!

I am trying to install my leos, but I use a SW motech side panniers rack, so the main exhaust hanger bolt runs through the rack. I really dont have the room because of my trunk platform to use the second strap behind the first one...any harm in putting the extra strap in front of the one that attaches to the bike? are they both needed? the exhaust can is almost touching the rear cargo rack as it is.

also, I tried to install it with just one strap, and could grab the can and twist it slightly. link pipe never moves, just the can/strap moves a bit. can this be fixed or is it normal.

2nd also...the disks with the holes in them, those are baffles you speak of right? mine also has a removable piece at the very end of the exhaust can, we call them Db killers...are they another baffle? or even just a type of spark arrestor?

pardon the pics...wife has cam on vacation...these are cell phone pics to atleast give you an idea of what I am talking about.
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done. btw, you MUST install both sets of brackets or the exhaust will be able to move slightly. I had to install the second bracket in front of the main one, instead of behind it (do to the fact that my aftermarket rear rack was in the way)

they look and sound great. I have the rear mounted Db killers in, but left the baffle disks out. perfect sound imo

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