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post #1 of 21 Old 09-03-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Slip on muffler

I am thinking of installing an aftermarket exhaust on my 2010 KLR 650 but am not interested in anything too loud. The two exhausts I've come up with are the Lexx MXe and the Vance and Hines XCR.
The Lexx is $100+ cheaper than the V&H so appealing but quality and sound are the most important. Any opinions?

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post #2 of 21 Old 09-03-2013, 09:17 PM
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I don't know about the V&H. I bought my Lexx used and am very happy with it. Good sound, quality seems good and not too loud. I hate loud. Where were you looking to purchase it and how much if you don't mind saying?
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post #3 of 21 Old 09-03-2013, 09:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Justjeff
I am just looking online at the moment. The V&H is going for $320 while the Lexx is $190. Thank you for your opinion. I also hate loud, just trying to personalize my bike somewhat.
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When I was looking a couple of months ago Rocky Mountain ATV was the cheapest at 179. I was curious if you have found a Canadian supplier?
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post #5 of 21 Old 09-03-2013, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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Actually just looking at Rocky Mountain. Notice an additional spark arrester to go with the exhaust for $14.99. From reading l it quiets the exhaust further. Any opinion?

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post #6 of 21 Old 09-03-2013, 10:49 PM
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I'm a little lost on that. I bought mine used and it came with 2 spark arresters, the shorter conical screen and a longer tubular screen. I think the shorter conical is the additional one but am unsure. I am running the longer tubular one and am happy with the sound. I believe the longer tubular one with the J shaped outlet pipe for 19.99 is quieter again. I would phone to verify all this before you order! I think I am going to buy one for my 2011 now that I have run one on my 2003. It is the only engine mod I have not done to my '11 that was done to my '03. The '03 kicks the '11s ass.
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post #7 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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I've seen a couple of postings where people have either broken or bent the"springs" trying to mount these mufflers. I am at loss as to what they mean. Could it be the two muffler clamps on the main body that hold it to the frame? I have put aftermarket mufflers on my other bikes and know they can sometimes be hard to line up.
Out of curiosity, what modifications have you done to your KLR's?
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post #8 of 21 Old 09-04-2013, 09:44 PM
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I have the LEXX and like it as well. 1 spring works, the other is just too short. I made an extension using a cut coat hanger. Works great.

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Hi Savage,
Please explain to me what the "springs" are. Are they the two what I would call "clamps" or "hangers" on the muffler body bolting to the frame?
Thanks for your opinion, I'm thinking In will order the Lexx.
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Hi dousta!
There are two springs that hold the muffler to the midpipe. They are very strong and are a bit of a struggle to install. As Savage mentioned one is a bit longer than the other. When I installed mine I got them in the wrong places and ended up with one too short. I switched them around and though a struggle got them hooked up. I use vice grips carefully clamped to the J of the hook to pull the spring onto the loop.
As to mods on the engines, both got the same except for the '03 getting a Lexx. The '11 still has the stock muffler. Here is the list of engine mods: Uni filter, airbox desnorkled, EM KLX needle kit, carb slide drilled, Exhaust cam advanced one tooth. The '03 will pick the front wheel off the ground by rolling on the throttle in first gear. The '11 isn't even close. The major difference is the muffler. I am interested to see if the Lexx wakes the '11 up similar to the'03.

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