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post #1 of 15 Old 06-03-2013, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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I am fairly new to the KLR, mine has a stock muffler. Is there a recommended muffler that is quite a bit louder than a stock muffler?
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I don't think anyone here will recommend a muffler that is quite a bit louder than stock.

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A good slip on that is a respectable noise level is a LEXX, it's inexpensive and not too loud. It flows much better than a stocker and is much lighter.

I agree with Tom....loud pipes give us a bad rep. We get lumped into the same crowd as the Hardley riders who run open pipes and full on MX bikes who disturb everyone who hates bikes. Loud pipes do not save lives they just piss our oponents off to restrict our riding areas and start the noise level war. They are already doing it around me and in other great riding locations.

I'm not meaning to preach or tell you what is best for you personally......it's your machine and your call.....also loud doesn't mean any quicker either! Most loud cans won't last anywhere near what the stocker will serve you time wise. It can be opened up to give a deeper sound. If you are interested in learning how....ask I'll explain it to you. It's also free!

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I'm not against aftermarket mufflers, however I'd select one that has the capability of using the Db killers/packing materials/spark arrestor options to be able to suit your needs. I did the holesaw mod to completely remove the silencer in the stock unit fitting a spark arrestor and am happy with that somewhat...doesn't sound like a lawnmower any longer and only required simple carb mods. I'm looking towards the Lexx also hoping to get the same or better flow AND shed some weight. It's a win-win I think and relatively cheap.

I agree with the philosophy of "If loud pipes save lives, just imagine what learning to ride can do".

That said I wonder what the difference in decibels is, say a KLR with a straight pipe versus an H-D 110 Screamin' Eagle running straight sweepers going full bore down my street at 5:30 AM is?

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Oh, and welcome AK Guardian. I think we have another member here from North Pole?

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i've got a harley aswell, i got a set of kerker pta's on it. when i ride for long distance i wish i had my stock pipes back on.
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I bought a used Lexx from inmate Cabrito and am so happy with it I am thinking of buying an other for my Gen2 as well. The sound level is higher but not annoyingly so. The neighbor says its fine even when I am on it hard, so that is good.
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post #8 of 15 Old 06-04-2013, 08:23 AM
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I like the stock muffler. It allows me to go fast without attracting attention (as in police).
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Many Thanks! I appreciate each input and I look forward to checking in on other subjects.
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post #10 of 15 Old 06-13-2013, 07:19 PM
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hey willys,

can you tell me a bit about getting a deeper sound out of the muffler? I don't want louder, but throatier sounds good. cheers
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