Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Limoges, Ontario
Well, I guess you shouldn't do stuff when you are too tired is the moral of this story. Turns out unbeknownst to me, the exhaust manifold gasket fell out while I was installing the pipe. That was the cause of my exhaust leak and my backfiring. Put it in, retorued everything and no more popping or backfiring.
I gotta say though, despite the huge weight savings, the gains from the L mod, the jet kit and the exhaust system are pretty minimal. I see people posting stuff like " I can now pull my front wheel over obstacles" wow, not my KLR! My ZX14 is a 1/8 throttle roll away from wheelie time in any gear, but the KLR would need some counter weight methinks. But, the pipe looks and sounds cool.
Also did an Eagle forkbrace and Aerbis fender. Still have my SS brake lines too install.