Thats great, but the stock packing is very good in the LEXX from the factory so why pull it out like I did just to spend on new just to try and get it slightly quieter...been there done that so to speak....the differences are not worth the money IMHO....just saying.....for someone simply looking to buy an aftermarket can, IMHO they can't go wrong with a LEXX...plain and simple...it's easily taken apart, and repacked IF needed, I bet mine would have easily lasted another year by the shape of the packing when i pulled it out.......some cans are riveted togetrher which makes disassembly edifficult etc where the LEXX is all allen head bolds, it just is a nice can and inexpensive!
Well, I should have clarified what I meant by "better"....the combo with SS wool isn't what you tried therefore you don't know how it compares. Chuck has done this on dozens of Lexx's and said it's better and I trust him.
Do you need to replace the packing? nope. If nothing else it is worth considering when the silencer needs to be repacked anyway.
As far as repacking requirements go; it all depends on use: miles, hours and rpm's. I agree that the 40 hours that some silencers recommend is usually excessive to say the least.....whether it'll last a year or two or need to be done in 3 months or 6 months is going to vary.
I have no experience with the Lexx but it's said to be a decent silencer, especially for the price. I like the FMF Q4 as well which is also a packing type silencer, very high quality and is an easier install with the one pce design but it is a bit louder at 96db.
The LeoVince X3 is as quiet or quieter than any other KLR silencer that has been tested, has decent performance, comes with 4 tips and doesn't require repacking....ever...but it is more expensive.
The Staintune is also purported to be a high quality unit and also doesn't need repacking but the exhorbitant cost push it out of contention. I also couldn't find reliable info on weight and db output.
My silencer recommendations boil down to this;
- LeoVince X3; 94db, good quality, good performance, USFS spark arrestor, no packing. most expensive of the 3.
- Lexx; 94db (with enduro tip), decent quality, good performance, USFS spark arrestor, packing type. cheapest of the 3
- FMF Q4; 96db, good quality, easy install, lightest weight, good performance, USFS spark arrestor, packing type. lightest and easiest install of the 3.