My first idea was to core the stock can out, but was worried it'd sound like a "Quad with a cored silencer".
You know the kid with a trashed small banger 4 quad, that's "FAST".
The plastic all poped riveted and zip tied together. The machine hasn't been washed in YEARS, and the exhaust is just plain LOUD and STUPID!
Did I read or see on U tube that the cap on the KLR is stainless? or ?? and it was hard to reweld?????
I thought I get a can with a Db sound lever in the mid 90's to make it rumble a tad. Plus take off 50 lbs of sprung weight.
There is a bike junk yard close to my work I go to for "projects". Maybe I'll see if they have a can I can cut up, or?????? to try
I love the KLR, but gotta say I am tiring of the "cures" to make it nice. (this is my 3rd KLR from the '90s)
It was a toss up when I wanted a dualie between this and a Beemer 1200. (the price was the real kicker. If I was gonna tour on this dualie more, it'd be the beemer for the extra cc, but the price is another Harley)!
As for the torque down low, well my other rides, ('90 H.D. Electra, '07 H.D.Ultra, '09 Royal Enfield with a Cozy side car rig- my winter comuter rig, my KTM 200 and Beta trials bike),all seem to make power down low and you get used to comming outta a corner down in the basement of the RPM range, you get "lazy" and forget that you gotta run the KLR like a 125 2 stroke!
Just an old guy thoughts, take them with a few cans of beer!