Noob exhaust question - 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.

 2Likes
  • 2 Post By jncdi
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 Old 04-07-2019, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 45
Noob exhaust question

Attached is a picture of how the muffler fits on my exhaust pipe. The front is to the right. The bike came with a muffler from DG performance.

Question: Is an exhaust clamp needed here? Or is this typical of slip-on exhausts?

This is my first bike and I have no frame of reference. Logically the exhaust gases would have to make U-turn to get past this joint.

jncdi
Attached Images
File Type: jpg exhaust.jpg (66.7 KB, 14 views)
jncdi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2019, 07:29 AM
3rd Gear
 
Toney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Oliver Springs TN
Posts: 749
Does it leak there?

“Take the risk of thinking for yourself , much more happiness , truth, beauty, and wisdom will come to you that way.” Hitchens
Toney is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-08-2019, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 45
No evidence of leaks found. I am more concerned about preventing a potential problem.

jncdi
jncdi is offline  
 
post #4 of 6 Old 04-08-2019, 09:41 AM
4th Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kelowna, B.C.
Posts: 2,230
Every silencer I've seen uses a clamp in that location and I'm sure the DG is no exception. If you have a leak in that location you will destroy your airbox and sucking in dust from an airbox hole will destroy your engine.

also read: https://www.souperdoo.com/stuff%20th...dog-airbox-too

Dave
DPelletier is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-08-2019, 10:41 AM
OverDrive
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lander, Wyoming
Posts: 5,229
If the muffler mid-pipe has 2 - 4 splits in it, a clamp will help to secure the pipe. But one should apply some Hi-Temp silicone sealant to the joint, when assembling.
If the mid-pipe does not have splits, a clamp can't clamp it any tighter.

I don't know why the cheap bas**** pipe companies don't use the OEM style mid-pipe gasket? But even the OEM gaskets have been know to fail & burn an air box, my original did, about 30 years ago. And Kawasaki had updated that gasket by the time mine failed, so others had probably failed before mine.

That mid-pipe clamp became part of my SOP of Break-in Maintenance, even though one had to remove the brake fluid reservoir to check it, after first torquing the header nuts, and finally the muffler bolts.

pdwestman
Modify at "YOUR OWN RISK"!

Still riding my 1987 KL650-A1. 84,000+ miles & counting
pdwestman is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-08-2019, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
1st Gear
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Northeast PA
Posts: 45
Thanks for confirming my suspicions. Easy enough to fix. Bike did not have a clamp there when I bought it.

Checked the airbox yesterday and it is OK; so still in the prevention mode.

jncdi
pdwestman and DPelletier like this.
jncdi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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
Not another noob question... iddy 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 53 04-15-2012 10:45 AM
Noob Warranty Question Djinn 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 5 05-24-2009 09:43 PM
Noob Foot Peg Question.... steveg1966 2008+ KLR650 Wrenching & Mod Questions 5 06-30-2008 11:31 PM
Noob with engine swap question....Will the KLR 650 engine fit in a KLR600? Juice_Man 1987 to 2007 Wrenching & Mods 0 04-01-2008 07:00 PM
Complete Noob Question/Bike Suggestion Carl Hungus KLR & Other Motorcycle Related Discussion 9 09-25-2007 07:28 PM

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