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post #1 of 16 Old 06-01-2006, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
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Leo Vince SBK's and new Strom 1000

I picked up my Strom last weekend and just started the break in process. Only have about 200 miles on the bike so far. I just ordered a set of the Leo Vince SBK slip-on's and they should be here tomorrow. Any reason why I shouldn't go ahead and install them or should they go on after the break-in period?
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post #2 of 16 Old 06-01-2006, 09:32 PM
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Without dyno tuning and/or pc3 it may run leaner, therefore personaly I would put at least several hundred miles on it first.
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Re: Leo Vince SBK's and new Strom 1000

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I picked up my Strom last weekend and just started the break in process. Only have about 200 miles on the bike so far. I just ordered a set of the Leo Vince SBK slip-on's and they should be here tomorrow. Any reason why I shouldn't go ahead and install them or should they go on after the break-in period?
Putting more mileage on the bike isn't gonna make ANY difference, in how the Strom will handle the new Leo's. You will run much leaner with the new cans....which will make the already lean conditions worse. You will either need a PCIII or a remapping of the FI system, for the bike to run really well. I have the Leos', and am a firm believer that they are one of the "few" manufacturer's, that make REAL racing cans. As far as a break in period....."give that a break", it is unecessary! :wink: Install them first, and see what happens....you'll know what to do next, if need be!

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Is there a reason why you guys went with Leo's instead of lets say 2Bro's or other ones? My DL1K is all stock for now, getting PCIII next week, considering some new pipes for the next project. Also, what place did you got the pipes from, or is it a secret??

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For me it was price, sound and quality. The price was right, quality was excellent and they aren't as loud as some. Talked with LeoVince this morning they their techs told me that no remap should be necessary. They said install them then disconnect the battery so the EFI would reset to the pipes and that should be all I need to do unless I really wanted to play with the mappings for increased performance.
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post back here after they're on... I'm in the market and making a decision
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Is there a reason why you guys went with Leo's instead of lets say 2Bro's or other ones?
I did some extensive research a while back when I had my CBR and from all of different pipe reviews that I read in the past (none for V-Strom), Leo's slip-ons were the only ones that consistently improved HP and got the biggest endorsements from MCN. If I ever swap the pipe on my DL650 it’ll be Leo’s.

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Is there a reason why you guys went with Leo's instead of lets say 2Bro's or other ones?
I did some extensive research a while back when I had my CBR and from all of different pipe reviews that I read in the past (none for V-Strom), Leo's slip-ons were the only ones that consistently improved HP and got the biggest endorsements from MCN. If I ever swap the pipe on my DL650 it’ll be Leo’s.

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Like I said previously...they are REAL race cans. :wink: They have been in the business almost longer than anyone.



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Is there a reason why you guys went with Leo's instead of lets say 2Bro's or other ones? My DL1K is all stock for now, getting PCIII next week, considering some new pipes for the next project. Also, what place did you got the pipes from, or is it a secret??

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The 2 bros are known for being quite loud :shock: .....Scorpions are great cans that never need repacked, and sound great, but I don't like polished stainless. Staintunes are way OVERPRICED, never need repacked and overated IMHO, Acropovics and Remus are both at the same level as Leo's.
I liked the removable baffle in the Leo's, they sound about perfect with it in. Baffle removed....and they are louder than 2 Bros. Fit and finish, PRICE, reputation, sound and performance...that is why I went with the Leo's. Checkout Adventure Motostuff, they will hook ya up!

As far as the Leo's being plug and play....I DOUBT IT! Maybe on the 650, but not the 1000. Best of luck, they are great. I turn allot of heads, and get 2 thumbs up from supersport riders, when they hear my bike. 8)

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Do you guys have pix of DL's with Leo's on?

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Dale Walker / Holeshot

DK Lassen, This is a message I recently posted concerning the dreaded mid range fuel delivery problems with the DL. I have ordered the Holeshot pipes and TechLusion TFI. This is a viable alternative due to the price point of the LV pipes and PC. Walker is a hands on guy, builds a quality product and can be reached at www.holeshot.com.

DL ayed, I have been in touch with Dale Walker of Holeshot fame. He has tuned quite a few DL's and recently purchased a new DL 1000 for himself. He has done considerable work with Tech Lusion and on his dyno. From the look of the run sheets, he may have found a fix for the mid RPM delivery curve. He is sending me the TFI unit, the settings and his mid pipe and slip on's, so I will know soon. Dealing with someone like Dale is certainly reassuring.
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