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post #1 of 7 Old 09-27-2010, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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Goodbye to the tweet

I recently sold my 2000 klr 650 and upgraded to a 2003 klr 650, the only problem was the 03 had the dreaded exaust tweet. Thanks to the many posts I took some advice on using a flat scew driver and a hammer and slot cutting the inside exaust tube at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, the tweet is gone with very little noise increase. thanks for the info .
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-17-2011, 10:35 PM
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Old thread but still relivant...

I untweeted my 06 KLR tonight...
Flat screw driver at 12 o'clock about 1" to 1.25"....a little better
Another 1" to 1.5" slot at 6 o'clock...gone!!!!

Did not significantly change the sound. All is good.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-17-2011, 10:50 PM
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I've never noticed, but do the Gen 2 bikes have a tweety issue?? I decapitated tweety shortly after I bought my KLR, back in 04'..
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post #4 of 7 Old 05-18-2011, 12:33 AM
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My '09 doesn't tweet.


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post #5 of 7 Old 05-18-2011, 06:46 AM
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Twitter is lame anyways... So good riddance. Lol. But seriously. I haven't noticed any issues with my 2008. So maybe it's another tweak they made with the update.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-18-2011, 06:55 AM
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Same here as well, no tweets from my 08.

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post #7 of 7 Old 05-18-2011, 07:12 AM
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I screwdrivered mine a couple of years ago and sort of miss the Aircooled VW sound

Could the air pump and catalytic have something to do with the Gen2 not tweeting?


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