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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Leo Vince exhaust recommendations

Anyone purchased this complete exhaust for your 2015 or newer Versys 650? Pricing has come down and I can get this complete exhaust for about $500 bills. With our bikes have FI, do you think this will require anything else like a Power Commander? Thanks.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-29-2018, 02:08 PM
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You didn't post the exhaust...But...Delkevic has complete systems for the V-650 & 1000's. Lot cheaper and great quality i had the headers on my V-650 and slip-ons on my FJR...........https://delkevic.com/complete-system...650-2015-2017/

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That would be one serious price drop to get a full system for $500 can you link the place where you found it? The standard price for the Leo Vince slip on for the 2014 and earlier V650 is $564.

I run a Two Brothers slip-on, on my 2009 V650 and it sounds amazing, provided you like it LOUD!
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The LeoVince system for the Gen3 is designed to work on a stock bike with no tune, according to their literature. If you change the air filter thats no longer true.

However you will need an O2 sensor adapter for the LeoVince, for some reason, the pipe thats made specifically for this bike has a larger O2 fitting than the sensor the bike comes with. No big deal $8 on Amazon so its clearly a fairly common need, but vital to this install! LINK
I would recommend applying some aluminum or lithium anti-seize to all the threads of the O2 sensor and adapter when installing, but carefully if any gets in the sensor its toast.

I have had the system on mine for 1000 miles and really like it. I have only run it with the quiet insert in so far and the throttle is responsive, fueling is slightly better 3500-4000 compared to before, and I really have not seen any significant change in MPGs. The sound of the motor is also greatly improved imo

If you pull the trigger make sure and get on an OEM parts site at the time and get a pair of copper exhaust crush gaskets. They are cheap and important to have a new one on with the new pipes so there is no leaking at the exhaust port.

I have not done the AIS block off (which injects air into the exhaust for CA emissions crap) and have noticed some popping from the exhaust on decel, but its been infrequent and minor it doesnt bother be like it has on some other bikes.

$500 is a great price I got mine for that price from a member here with no regrets
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Update: I received my LV underbelly exhaust within a week from Italy. Super fast shipping. I paid $530 total on Ebay from a company called Genial Motors in Italy. The box was perfect no damage and all the parts were packaged very well. Super high-quality exhaust IMO. The install diagram is small but after studying for two minutes I was ready to go. Note: IMO this is not a one-person job. My son helped me. Total time was two hours. Yes that is a long time but there is a reason. To get the stock exhaust off you have to remove the side covers where the foot pegs attach. Not hard at all just take your time. You will definitely want a spring tool to help install the six springs that connect all the pieces. Note: MY exhaust came with the correct O2 plug to re-install the stock sensor so I didn't need to order anything else. I tried the new LV with the baffle disc in and the baffle disc out, and prefer it without the disc. Very nice deep rumble. This exhaust looks super nice on the Versys especially on the LT model with bags. It is also about ten pounds lighter than the stock exhaust. I would highly recommend the LV exhaust even at $530.00
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Solid deal, and good to hear they provided the correct O2 fitting. I got mine second hand so I guess that part was lost in translation.

Dont forget to re-torque the header bolts at the exhaust port after few heat cycles

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Update: Have had the Leo Vince now for three weeks and LOVE it. Would highly recommend even for the $500 price. Sounds good and looks good.
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Here you some pics. I also installed a rear tire hugger this morning.
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Great deal! I've been eyeing that exhaust, but normally-cheapest Revzilla has it listed at $886 USD. I've had good luck ordering Italian stuff like Givi directly from Italy, so that may be the way I go. This has probably been answered in another threat, but is anyone running one of the aftermarket center stands with this LV system?

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Great deal! I've been eyeing that exhaust, but normally-cheapest Revzilla has it listed at $886 USD. I've had good luck ordering Italian stuff like Givi directly from Italy, so that may be the way I go. This has probably been answered in another threat, but is anyone running one of the aftermarket center stands with this LV system?
Same! I have the SW Motech center stand and would like either a slip on or full exhaust but unsure if it will fit

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I bought one from Ebay some weeks ago.
Fits like a glove and was shipped pretty fast.
https://www.ebay.nl/itm/KAWASAKI-ER6...72.m2749.l2649
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Thumbs up from a fellow happy LeoVince exhaust owner. It really is the best OEM+ style exhaust and sounds great.

Could you post some pics of the header portion of the exhaust?

I tried an unconventional route with mine. Instead of buying the full system, I bought the LeoVince 8242 under-body slip-on for the pre-2015 models and a used OEM header from a 2014 Versys 650. This ended up being a bit cheaper than buying a full system back in 2017, and it kept the look of the stock header. Everything fit well except at the exhaust ports on the head. Kawasaki changed the design a bit there. I wouldn't recommend this method given the pricing on the full system.

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...I tried an unconventional route with mine. Instead of buying the full system, I bought the LeoVince 8242 under-body slip-on for the pre-2015 models and a used OEM header from a 2014 Versys 650. This ended up being a bit cheaper than buying a full system back in 2017, and it kept the look of the stock header. Everything fit well except at the exhaust ports on the head. Kawasaki changed the design a bit there. I wouldn't recommend this method given the pricing on the full system.
Have you thought about cutting your OEM header at the appropriate spot, then setting it up to attach the LV slip-on?
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Just installed the full Leo Vince 2/1 exhaust today, love the sound, and only $530 from Italy.

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Have you thought about cutting your OEM header at the appropriate spot, then setting it up to attach the LV slip-on?
The pre-2015 header doesn't seem to be leaking at the head, so I haven't bothered with it.

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