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I have a LeoVince on mine and I like it. Sounds great without being Harley obnoxious, good quality, looks nice and lean and runs good. I hated the finish of the stock unit and the LeoVince finish matches the rest of the exhaust. I also painted the heat shield black. The price (about $500) is ridiculous but compared to others in $1000 range i was able to live with it. I'm thinking that another $500 ain't gonna give me more performance or quality.
 
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great review and comparison, sounds really good :)
 

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Thanks for making that. Very useful and helpful.
 

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How did the bike handle the Cat being removed?
How did it handle? Exactly the same as it did with the converter on. In my humble opinion, almost none of the modifications people talk about in here make any perceptible difference. I ridden for a long time and had a bunch of motocross bikes and spent and did a lot of work on them and the truth is as an average rider, there were few times that I felt a performance gain that I could notice. Sometimes it sounds like everyone on motorcycle forums are world class riders. They're not. I did the exhaust slip on because it looks and sounds cool. The stock unit on the Scramblers look and sound lame. The Scrambler is an air cooled 75 horsepower bike that weighs 400 pounds and drips with coolness. It is what it is. I don't think you're going to get a whole lot more out of one unless you go to a legit tuner spend cubic $. I got my Scrambler after not being on a motorcycle for a few years. It probably smokes 85% of the vehicles on the road (especially Harleys) from a dead stop, handles well and is loads of fun. One thing I hated about most road bikes was that after years of riding motocross bikes, the acceleration on street bikes felt lame. The Scrambler doesn't feel lame and I liked the hair trigger throttle. The biggest performance improvement I did on mine, was taking the comfort seat to an upholsterer and having more padding added. That was one that I could really feel the difference in performance.

The other thing I can tell you about mods, common sense and Ducati Scramblers is that they don't add anything to the value if you trade the bike. When I finally found a dealer that would take a Scrambler in trade, he didn't give a rat's ass about the aftermarket stuff and let me change all back to stock before I traded it in and I sold all parts on Ebay.
 

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How did it handle? Exactly the same as it did with the converter on. In my humble opinion, almost none of the modifications people talk about in here make any perceptible difference. I ridden for a long time and had a bunch of motocross bikes and spent and did a lot of work on them and the truth is as an average rider, there were few times that I felt a performance gain that I could notice. Sometimes it sounds like everyone on motorcycle forums are world class riders. They're not. I did the exhaust slip on because it looks and sounds cool. The stock unit on the Scramblers look and sound lame. The Scrambler is an air cooled 75 horsepower bike that weighs 400 pounds and drips with coolness. It is what it is. I don't think you're going to get a whole lot more out of one unless you go to a legit tuner spend cubic $. I got my Scrambler after not being on a motorcycle for a few years. It probably smokes 85% of the vehicles on the road (especially Harleys) from a dead stop, handles well and is loads of fun. One thing I hated about most road bikes was that after years of riding motocross bikes, the acceleration on street bikes felt lame. The Scrambler doesn't feel lame and I liked the hair trigger throttle. The biggest performance improvement I did on mine, was taking the comfort seat to an upholsterer and having more padding added. That was one that I could really feel the difference in performance.

The other thing I can tell you about mods, common sense and Ducati Scramblers is that they don't add anything to the value if you trade the bike. When I finally found a dealer that would take a Scrambler in trade, he didn't give a rat's ass about the aftermarket stuff and let me change all back to stock before I traded it in and I sold all parts on Ebay.
Thanks for your response, I am surprised the lack of a Cat had no affect on the running of the bike, and the fact that there was no discernible difference in performance .
I totally get your take on the mods!!
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Now that Chester's got that off of his chest.... ;)

If you pull the cat and put on a free flowing exhaust without doing anything else, the bike will still run fine, but it will be more lean, and you'll feel a flat spot in the torque delivery part way through the rev range. It will also run even hotter than it does stock.

If you combine a good catless exhaust with a good air filter and a tune, you'll be surprised. It's like a whole new bike.
 

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Now that Chester's got that off of his chest.... ;)

If you pull the cat and put on a free flowing exhaust without doing anything else, the bike will still run fine, but it will be more lean, and you'll feel a flat spot in the torque delivery part way through the rev range. It will also run even hotter than it does stock.

If you combine a good catless exhaust with a good air filter and a tune, you'll be surprised. It's like a whole new bike.
Totally agree and my very own experience. Sc Project end can, no cat, no 02 sensors and a BMC air filter affected torque so a Rexxer tune sorted it out and made the bike even more responsive and fun.
 

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Yup.
I have the Akrapovic catless, no 02 sensors, BMC filter, and a Rexxer tune. This is how it should have been from the factory. :)
 

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What do you do with O2 sensor wiring? And where did you go for the Rexxer tune? Is it something you can do yourself?
A lot of questions I know!!
 

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The O2 sensors I just unplugged them and then capped off the wiring with heat shrink tubes. I bought a blanking kit to replace the sensors themselves, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.

For the Rexxer tune, you can do it one of three ways:
You take your bike to a Rexxer dealer and they flash it.
You pull your ECU and send it to Rexxer and they flash it.
You buy the Rexxer Evo User unit, they send it to you, and you flash your bike yourself. You can also use it as a diag tool to reset service indicators and stuff like that.

If you live in the USA, go to rexxer.com. Rexxer USA is based in Yorktown VA at Redline Motorsports. I ordered the Evo User from them. They mail you the device, and then you use it to read the stock map off of your bike and email it to David at Rexxer. You fill out a form with your bike and what mods you have. He writes you a custom map and emails it back to you. You then use the Evo User to load that map on to your bike, and that's it. His map for my bike is great, and it just runs so much better overall. I am quite pleased, even with the extra expense of having bought the unit myself. Plus, this way if a dealer ever re-flashes my ECU while the bike is in for service, I can fix that myself.
 
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