Join Date: May 2013
Location: Whitehorse, Yukon
De-mod! Supertrapp IDS2 back to Stock Muffler
A month ago I bought a used 2009 KLR 650 that came with the Supertrapp IDS2 muffler. The guy that had the bike before me put it on because he didn't like the sound of the stock muffler. I drove with the IDS2 muffler for the past month. It was definitely louder than stock (from my memory) and had the bad habit of backfiring with engine braking. Well today, out of curiosity, I thought I'd just put the stock back on. Took me 15 minutes. Started my bike up and it was much, much quieter! Took the bike out tonight for a 1 hour ride up and down some big hills and a few highway miles. I love it!! Big difference to me is that everything to do with the engine is smoother, especially acceleration and deceleration. AND NO BACK FIRING AT ALL!! And did I mention that it is much quieter?!
I realize that the IDS2 was probably installed wrong, but I don't have the interest in making it work properly. The stock muffler seems fine. Heck, maybe Kawasaki made a muffler that was optimal for the engine????? And I have to admit that I like the tweet of the stock muffler!! After all I am a KLR rider!!!
Anyways, going to sell the IDS2. Looks to be relatively new. Maybe 2000km. Anybody interested? If so name a fair price.