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Leo Vince Carbon Fiber High Mount Full System

As a lot of you know I sold the 919 some time ago and picked up a 2002 ZX9R last year. I haven't made many mods to it yet, but I found a deal I couldn't pass up on ebay. Bought a Leo Vince SBK carbon fiber high mount full system. It was $300 new. From what I found that system usually sells for somewhere between $800 - $900. A little late to ask for opinions since it is already on the way, but I was wondering if any of you have any experience with Leo Vince pipes and what you think of them.

My opinion is that the build quality seems to be great. I am hitting the UPS tracking site every day hoping it will get here earlier than expected.

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I had a Leo Slip on on my 2000 929RR. It was Ti and just beautiful. Not a real aggressive note but just a great all around rig. My 929 with the vince put down about 132 according to the DynoJet run at their North Las Vegas plant. I was happy with it, but I ended up wanting more so I picked up a full Ti Arata from Dan Kyle.

Vince is nice stuff in my book based on my single experience.

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Bigdaa,
Thanks for the info. If anyone is interested I will post some before and after pics and maybe some video of the install.

I hope the exhaust note will be somewhat aggressive. Anything should be an improvement over the stock can.

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I've always liked Leo Vince stuff, no complaints about them here.

Sounds to me like you picked up a great deal, way to go!

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Got them and love them! The run sooo cool my nylon saddle bag straps were not singed at all and left no marks.

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Awesome! Sounds like I made a good decision. Thanks guys.

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I was mulling it around in my head over and over..............$300 bucks for a full Leo system..............you got away with Grand Theft!!!!!
I remember feeling like I robbed the mint when I got my Akropovic Ti for my ZX10R for $899! Wow

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I have been thinking the same thing. Hopefully this is legit. UPS tracking says the system should be delivered Monday. I will let you know if everything looks as it should. I may even take some pictures of it and have you guys take a look.

I am really excited about it! My mods are usually few and far between. So getting a deal like this makes it worth the wait.

Do you still have your ZX10R, or are you riding something else now? I really wanted a ZX10R, but my wallet told me I would have to be ok with the ZX9R.

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Bigdaa,
Thanks for the info. If anyone is interested I will post some before and after pics and maybe some video of the install.

I hope the exhaust note will be somewhat aggressive. Anything should be an improvement over the stock can.

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"If anyone is interested" hes says...



HECK YEAH, MAN... PICS!!

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Do you still have your ZX10R, or are you riding something else now? I really wanted a ZX10R, but my wallet told me I would have to be ok with the ZX9R.

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Of course I still have that big monkey girl! 43,000 miles, 04, still smokin the road like a Camel unfiltered!

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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My LV system is going to be delivered tomorrow. I'm ticked off because I am still gimped up from my hernia surgery and won't be able to install it for awhile! Maybe I'll take it out of the box and sleep with it tomorrow night.

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Yeah you "stole" them! I paid more than double that! Get well soon so you can enjoy them!

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Ya, you can unwrap all the stuff and marvel at it and read the instructions (like us guys need to read the instructions! Sheesh)

的 said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Today is the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!

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Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait! No more sounding like a sewing machine!

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The man in the brown shorts was just here.


I almost hugged him.

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You should PM me and let me know where you can get them from for $300.

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The man in the brown shorts was just here.


I almost hugged him.
Hmmmm that just sounds weird ..........

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You should PM me and let me know where you can get them from for $300.
I would but he doesn't have a system for a 919. My bike is a 2002 ZX9R.

He has them for quite a few other bikes but not a 919.

Sorry.

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For any of you guys who ride Speed Triples he does have a dual slip-on set (Titanium) for 05-06 model. It is selling for $250 and $25 shipping.

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It sounds as though my exhaust came directly from Leo Vince. I messaged the guy asking him how he was able to sell these systems so cheap. Here is his response:

We are getting rid of our older inventory at 60%-70% off, just making room for new inventory. Our loss is your gain.
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Pics please.

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I will try to take a couple of pictures of it tomorrow. Looked through the box yesterday. Looks nice.

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Got it installed today. Still haven't taken any pictures. I will try to get a few this weekend.

Install went pretty smooth. The toughest part was probably getting the 4 head pipes lined up and slid into the 2 2-into-1 collectors and then getting both of them slid into the the single 2-into-1 collector.

I like the sound. It is aggressive without being loud and annoying. Haven't ridden it yet since the hernia surgery is still preventing me from riding. I am interested to see if there is a noticeable performance improvement. If you believe the dyno charts that the manufacturer included with the system I should definitely be able to feel the difference.

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You got a full system for $300.00?!?!?!?!?!

Can't wait to see the pictures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Got it installed today. Still haven't taken any pictures. I will try to get a few this weekend.

Install went pretty smooth. The toughest part was probably getting the 4 head pipes lined up and slid into the 2 2-into-1 collectors and then getting both of them slid into the the single 2-into-1 collector.

I like the sound. It is aggressive without being loud and annoying. Haven't ridden it yet since the hernia surgery is still preventing me from riding. I am interested to see if there is a noticeable performance improvement. If you believe the dyno charts that the manufacturer included with the system I should definitely be able to feel the difference.



I forgot.......do you have the PC with it on your bike? I ask because you'd certainly want to download the appropriate map, then................if your hern allows, take it out and pin it's ears back!!

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Never said I didn't know how to use it."
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Bigdaa,

My bike is old (carburetor) and the Leo Vince documentation with the system said it was designed to use stock fuel settings. I will run it for awhile and see how it does. If it seems lean I will investigate re-jetting.

Anything special I should do to maintain the carbon fiber....I have never had any CF on the bike before.

Here are the pics I promised. I know a lot of you guys don't like Kawasakis but let me enjoy showing you my pipe without dogging out my green machine






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Rev....the new pipes and the old bike look great.

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ZX9R is an outstanding machine, no one should bash on it. Leo Vince stuff always looks good, nice stuff.

thanks for sharing

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Thanks for enjoying it with me. Not sure if anyone caught my question in my picture post...but any tips for maintaining or caring for the carbon fiber so that it will last?

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Looks great! As far as the carbon fiber, just try not to leave it out in direct sunlight any more than absolutely necessary, the UV rays will fade it and break down the fibers over time.

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Wow that thing's georgeous! I've always likes Kawies and wouldn't hesitate to buy another. There's a lot to be said about the simplicity of a carburated bike, as long as it's jetted correctly. That thing is a classic. Be kind to it.

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Looks great! As far as the carbon fiber, just try not to leave it out in direct sunlight any more than absolutely necessary, the UV rays will fade it and break down the fibers over time.
Bike stays in my garage when I am not riding it, so it should be easy to keep the pipe out of the weather. I was so surprised at how cool it stays even after the bike gets up to temperature.

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Wow that thing's georgeous! I've always likes Kawies and wouldn't hesitate to buy another. There's a lot to be said about the simplicity of a carburated bike, as long as it's jetted correctly. That thing is a classic. Be kind to it.
Thanks! This is the first Kawi I have owned. My Dad has owned several and has always liked them. It took me awhile to get accustomed to the Kawasaki "clatter" of the engine. Honda valvetrains are typically pretty quiet. The ZX9 is actually pretty comfortable for a sportbike. Haven't had a chance to put very many miles on it since I bought it late in the season last year, but I hope to ride the wheels off of it this year.

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