Two brothers exhaust - Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum
2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions For repair, maintaining or modifying discussions related to the newly updated 2008 and beyond, Generation 2 KLR650 Motorcycle.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 03-23-2013, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Scobey, mt
Posts: 20
Two brothers exhaust

I am putting a slip-on exhaust on my 2010 klr, and I found that the s-pipe is very close to the inner fender then I wonder if that is the way it is suppose be.
In the hardware that came with it there is a bolt and a black plastic spacer, the bolt is to short if I use the spacer, it looks like the s-pipe will get a little away from the inner fender if I use the spacer, but maybe to close to the side panel.
The instruction shows a 2007 klr where exhaust mount is a little different, so I don't really know what parts to use.
Tson is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 03-23-2013, 08:54 PM
Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Tom Schmitz's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
Posts: 8,083
It should look about like this. This is not a Two Brothers installation, but similar.

I figure there should be an air gap of half an inch or more between the muffler and the side panel. The side panel has heat resistant stuff on the inside to protect it.

That said, I would err on the side of caution and would much rather that the mid-pipe melt the inner fender than the side panel.

Nobody cares about the inner fender, but a melted side panel is ugly.

No, you may not ask me how I know that...

It's also a good idea to disconnect the dog bones from the toggle link so that you can fully raise the suspension to make sure that the tire does not hit the mid-pipe and the brake bleeder valve doesn't hit the muffler.

And, no, you can't ask how I know that, either...


Tom [email protected]

“On the way downtown I stopped at a bar and had a couple of double Scotches. They didn't do me any good. All they did was make me think of Silver-Wig, and I never saw her again.” -Philip Marlowe

“'Why' and 'How' are words so important they cannot be too often used.” -Napoleon Bonaparte

Sting like a butterfly.
Noli Timere Messorem

Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 03-23-2013 at 08:57 PM.
Tom Schmitz is online now  
post #3 of 4 Old 03-24-2013, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Scobey, mt
Posts: 20
Another thing, beside not getting the full power boost can I go without re-jetting, or will it burn up the piston
Tson is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 03-24-2013, 12:08 PM
5th Gear
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Lac La Biche Alberta Canada
Posts: 3,206
Originally Posted by Tson View Post
Another thing, beside not getting the full power boost can I go without re-jetting, or will it burn up the piston
Any mod which increases the flow through the engine will lean the mixture. The KLR is plenty lean to meet emissions. This is why people see things like poor throttle response, white sparkplugs, backfiring, surging at steady throttle while cruising on the highway. The 22cent mod or the klx needle mod cures these issues but at the cost of a small loss of fuel milage. Remember....Heavy load + lean mixtures =heat and bad things can happen!

It's not a Tractor....It's a LOCOMOTIVE!! Chugga Chugga
Woooo WOOOOO!!!!!
justjeff is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki KLR 650 Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Severe weather>>>help the brothers?? masterlink The Off Topic Lounge 1 07-01-2012 08:17 PM
I need your help, brothers. Lockjaw The Off Topic Lounge 3 10-05-2011 03:50 PM
For my PPMC brothers... Lockjaw KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 4 12-20-2010 10:48 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome