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post #1 of 69 Old 12-05-2010, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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The ultimate bargain aftermarket exhaust?

A couple years ago while perusing through a Rocky Mountain ATV catalog I remember seeing an exhaust called LEXX that I had never heard of before. The specs were good, it looked nice but alas they didn't have it available for the mighty KLR. Well a few weeks ago I was browsing their website and I see they have the LEXX exhaust listed for the KLR. LEXX apperantly is RM/ATV's house brand exhaust and it is a serious bang for the buck. It is made of quality stainless steel and aluminum and is fully tuneable. It even carries a lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship. All of this for a mere $200?? I took the bait and ordered one because I've grown weary of listening to the Jardine (along with several coworkers) that I currently have on my bike. When it showed up on my doorstep I rushed to open it up. I have to say I'm impressed with this muffler. If it sounds half as good as it looks I'm gonna be one happy camper. More to come after the install.

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post #2 of 69 Old 12-06-2010, 11:28 PM
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I hooked the Lexx MXe system on my stock 08 last week but the weather has been bad ever since. It looks good and sounds great. Deeper than stock. Louder than stock but not too loud w/noise reducer in. Probably gonna be way too loud w/o reducer. I might be imagining but my KLR seems stronger. It appears to be good quality stuff... I'll let you know how it holds up.

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Lexx exhaust pics

Here's some pics of my 2008 KLR with recently installed Lexx MXe exhaust:
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That looks great. Any issues with it melting the plastic? Is that a muffler you would have to repack?

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Melting?

I haven't had any plastic melt. I rode about 45 mins yesterday but it was below freezing so melting may not occur. There is a place where the front end of the muffler barely touches the bottom of the plastic side panel. I'll probably rig up a little spacer to be safe.

As far as repacking goes, Lexx recommends repacking every 20 - 25 hours. There is a video on Rockymountainatv website that shows how to repack it. This one has Allen screws not rivets so it may not be too bad. So far so good for the Lexx.

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Hi SLO -

How did the LEXX tune up? Happy with it?

It sure looks like a good deal.

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Here's a video clip so you can check out the sound quality. It currently has the quiet core installed and sounds very close to the stock at idle with just a little more bass to it on the throttle. I'll give it a try w/o the quiet core in a few days.
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20-25 hours per re-pack?
Is that a bit much? I didn't re-pack my KTM dirt bike nearly that much.
That would be re-packing about every month to 5 weeks the way I ride.
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20-25 hours per re-pack?
Is that a bit much? I didn't re-pack my KTM dirt bike nearly that much.
That would be re-packing about every month to 5 weeks the way I ride.
I think that's one of those things you have to take with a grain of salt. I know I won't be repacking mine that often. The Jardine I had I never did repack. I tried to pull the core once but couldn't because of the dent in the bottom after making contact with the brake caliper. The end of the packing showed very little signs wear so I didn't worry about it. I'm sure using the quiet core will wear the packing that w/o it.
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20-25 hours per re-pack?
Is that a bit much? I didn't re-pack my KTM dirt bike nearly that much.
That would be re-packing about every month to 5 weeks the way I ride.
I'm hoping that's a recommendation I can follow about like I follow recommended daily allowances for fiber,fat, exercise, etc. I'll probably pack it when it gets really,really loud or catches fire.
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