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post #1 of 13 Old 04-01-2013, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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New HMF Tip on my '08 KLR stock exhaust

Hey guys, just wanted to share my experience modifying the stock exhaust on my 2008 KLR 650! Took some pictures through the process so I can show you guys how it looks
First off, I decided to go with the HMF brushed down pointing tip, I figured about $40 for the mod wouldn't be too much of a loss in case I didn't like it and ended up changing the whole thing, I'm happy to say that so far I really like it, it's quiet enough but has a good tone

Here's a pic of the tip!



Started by cutting the center baffle out of the stock can



This is what I used, good ole Dremel tool with regular cutting disks, used about 15 disks, I wish I had something better to cut, but this worked well enough



Here's another pic of the cutting process, took my time and was able to cut the whole thing in about 45 minutes


Finally done with cutting!!!




After opening the hole, I placed the new tip on the end of the can and marked the place where the rivet holes need to be drilled, got too exited and didn't take pics
Used a punch to mark the spots and then drilled the holes with a 1/8" bit, use a lot of pressure and slow RPMs on the drill
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post #2 of 13 Old 04-01-2013, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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New HMF Tip on my '08 KLR stock exhaust

I also got a metal strainer used for drains, I had to buy a set of 3 from Wali-World, only cost $3, used the middle size which was the perfect size to fit in the middle of the tip between the rivets, this should work as a "spark arrest"


Here's a couple more pics of the finished product!




I'm really happy with the mod, cheap, looks OK, helps the bike breath better and definitely sounds better than stock
Cheers!

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post #3 of 13 Old 04-05-2013, 08:09 PM
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Where did you buy the tip?
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Good work! Did you mod the carb and remove the snorkle to go with it?

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Nice work, Jerry!



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Looks great
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Thanks for the posts
Here's where I got the tip: http://hmfracing.com/shop/parts/end-caps/turn-down
And I did mod the carb, went with the .22 cent mod and larger jets, went with a #42 pilot and #152 main, no backfiring or popping, and it doesn't smell like it's getting excessive fuel or running too rich, I haven't done the snorkel mod yet, that's on the list for next weekend

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Jerry, good work.

There my be a problem with the strainer screen. The hole diameters might be to large. In our neck of the woods, a ranger will take a piece of wire and if it goes through, you are in violation.

You may want to try one of these.
http://www.google.com/aclk?sa=L&ai=C...rrestor+screen
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Hi Craig,
The one screen I have there doesn't have a hole, in the picture it may look like it has a one, but it covers the whole thing, no wire is going to go through it thanks for the comment!
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Hey Jerry,

We are not talking a very big wire. Looks to me, form the link below, .023 must not go through the screen.

Hope this helps.

http://azstateparks.com/ohv/dust.html#ohv73
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