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post #1 of 20 Old 09-05-2013, 10:01 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Australia.
I'm replacing my standard tail pipe. I'm looking at Staintune! The main reason for this? No ongoing maintenance, no repacking etc. Just put it on and ride! My question! Does anyone know of any brands out there that are like staintune and do not require any maintenance? Most I've researched seem to require repacking at some stage. FYI Staintune looks and sounds the business but boy are they expensive (AU Dollars average $640).
PS. The weekend beckons, nearly time to hit that golden road to freedom!!!
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post #2 of 20 Old 09-06-2013, 05:54 PM
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Good one that never needs to be repacked ...is the stock one


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Greetings from Australia.
I'm replacing my standard tail pipe. I'm looking at Staintune! The main reason for this? No ongoing maintenance, no repacking etc. Just put it on and ride! My question! Does anyone know of any brands out there that are like staintune and do not require any maintenance? Most I've researched seem to require repacking at some stage. FYI Staintune looks and sounds the business but boy are they expensive (AU Dollars average $640).
PS. The weekend beckons, nearly time to hit that golden road to freedom!!!
Holy COW!! That is like buying 3 Lexx slipons! How quiet are they?
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IF i was going to replace the stock muffler my choice would be the StainTune.

Why are you replacing the stock pipe? The trade off isn't really do anything considering the expense.

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Yep...$640 I'm hoping for just a little more get up and go, weight loss and just a little more engine note. I would be happy to pay up to $400 but $640 is just a tad on the crazy side.
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Holy COW!! That is like buying 3 Lexx slipons! How quiet are they?
Regards....justjeff
Staintune has a KLR video on their web site, sounds good without being annoying. It also looks nice, much better than the stock unit which has always looked a bit bulky to me.
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Took this from the Staintune web site. staintune.com.au
Also you can view a good video on the site, you will find it under "other pages" then select videos.

Performance: The KLR650 has been given a 6Hp gain over standard. During the on road test the KLR650 had a much more responsive throttle which is most noticeable through the mid-range. Taking the Mild KLR and turning it into a bike that actually excites. I was able to hold a taller gear in most corners relying on the mid rang torque to pull you through the apex. A massive increase in the fun factor!

Weight Savings: Weight saving of 2.4Kg over Standard System (Full Staintune System)
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Staintune has no spark arrestor. USFS frowns on that around here......
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Took this from the Staintune web site. staintune.com.au
Also you can view a good video on the site, you will find it under "other pages" then select videos.

Performance: The KLR650 has been given a 6Hp gain over standard. During the on road test the KLR650 had a much more responsive throttle which is most noticeable through the mid-range. Taking the Mild KLR and turning it into a bike that actually excites. I was able to hold a taller gear in most corners relying on the mid rang torque to pull you through the apex. A massive increase in the fun factor!

Weight Savings: Weight saving of 2.4Kg over Standard System (Full Staintune System)

Don't believe the 6hp gain. That's about a 20% increase in power, not going to happen by just changing the exhaust. Where'e their dyno charts?

Patman has done actual dyno runs and documents the mods. (page here)

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Hi Spec. I found an image of the staintune dyno chart but I'm unable to attach it here for some reason? If you go to the advrider site and look for this subject... KLR 650 Staintune Exhaust, there is an image of it and an interesting conversation as well. I'm no expert but it seems to be correct, a company that produces high end products like this would not make this up. I have seen a staintune exhaust up close and they are beautifully made product. See what you think...The more I'm thinking about it the more I like the product (Staintune that is) I don't like the price but it does tick all the other boxes so I will take a deep breath and support my locally manufactured product.
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