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post #1 of 11 Old 06-17-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
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Well after over a month of waiting for this to come in off Flea Bay I installed it right away. I didn't wanna pay 30 bucks for a whole saw so I drilled relief holes every inch then use a jig saw. It worked great and took 15 minutes from start to finish. It sounds great now to. It's a HMF tip.



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Well after over a month of waiting for this to come in off Flea Bay I installed it right away. I didn't wanna pay 30 bucks for a whole saw so I drilled relief holes every inch then use a jig saw. It worked great and took 15 minutes from start to finish. It sounds great now to. It's a HMF tip.



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Cheers, Nick
Looks good. Your technique was more refined than mine: I used a drill, a cold chisel and a hammer.



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How did you attach the HMF tip? I can't quite see the screws-are they self-tappers? I saw a guy on youtube use an old broom handle driven into the end as a guide for the 2" hole saw, looked pretty simple and I happen to have one of those in the truck so I'm thinking of doing the mod. Also does removing the packing also eliminate the spark arrestor?
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Looks good.
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I used self tapping sheet metal screws. Just lined it up by eye and screwed em in. It turned our great. The whole saw works great but is 30 bucks. I used a jigsaw and wa still very easy an clean cut. Yes unfortunately the spark arrester us out now. I held on to it thou just invade I ever need to weld it in. I do more street then trail these days so it's no big deal to me. The mod took no time at all and sounds alot better.



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Oh and if you use a wholesaw I would go with a 2.25" wholesaw.



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This one should fit between the tip and muffler.......

http://www.jcwhitney.com/spark-arres...rid=c18481u0j1

It's what I used when I done the tweetyectomy.
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This one should fit between the tip and muffler.......

http://www.jcwhitney.com/spark-arres...rid=c18481u0j1

It's what I used when I done the tweetyectomy.
Went to order it and the end cap, they even have a free shipping promo but because I am in Canada here is what they wanted for the two products:

Subtotal: $ 36.00
Shipping: $ 106.08
Duty / Tax / Processing: $ 23.66
Order Total:
$ 165.74


Guess I will not be ordering the endcap and spark arrestor from there....
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Went to order it and the end cap, they even have a free shipping promo but because I am in Canada here is what they wanted for the two products:

Subtotal: $ 36.00
Shipping: $ 106.08
Duty / Tax / Processing: $ 23.66
Order Total:
$ 165.74


Guess I will not be ordering the endcap and spark arrestor from there....
Thats just WRONG. The Aussie guys complain about that too but jeez, in this case it's just a border. That sucks.
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Thats just WRONG. The Aussie guys complain about that too but jeez, in this case it's just a border. That sucks.
I know the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is not the most popular but I guess KLR parts going across the border do not fall under that agreement...
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