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post #1 of 13 Old 03-06-2009, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Slip-ons VS Full systems : Exhaust

Looking to buy a new exhaust for added HP and reduced weight from the beefy stock KLR I was a bit taken aback by the pricing of a new system.

Personally I love the sound already, I'm just giddy thinking about what it could sound like with a larger diaphram for downshifting and overall blast of the roads and woods.

I looked into "Two Brothers Racing" which runs about $450 CDN for the slip-on. at a reduced 5 lbs thats not bad . And of course it looks sick to boot

What are some other options for new mufflers and exhaust systems for the KLR , what benefits the "other than sound" will one see coming from a full system upgrade from the stock and is it worth it to get rid of the whole thing or is a slip-on sufficient for a boost from the 34hp, with the reduced weight it should be a blast and another great add-on to my 01 model A Kawi.

Appreciate any feed-back,

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post #2 of 13 Old 03-13-2009, 07:54 AM
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The two brothers would be a good choice but that's a lot of bread to spend. I also was looking into the two brothers. I have an old supertrapp with the discs that is a little too loud. Supertrapp does make the IDS2 quiet series slip on but I haven't hear any feedback on it. Big gun makes one but I hear they need repacking more often that others and I've had to deal with the manufacture once and it was not the best customer service. Reduce weight is great and keep in mind you'll have to rejet the carburetor. I sell all of these pipes as I work at a Kawasaki,Yamaha,Suzuki,Honda and Sea Doo dealership. PM me with any questions.

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post #3 of 13 Old 03-13-2009, 03:37 PM
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Dont forget to do the 22cent mod or re-jet it as you will actually lose power with a slip-on without more fuel delivery.
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post #4 of 13 Old 03-13-2009, 04:28 PM
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A little while back, I was in the market for an aftermarket exhaust, and was willing to drop $300+ on a jardine or supertrapp, but then I got some info from a fella who is an experienced mechanic that actually does race bike setups, and he is a KLR rider. He explained that with alot of the aftermarket exhausts, most of the time you get an actual drop in the power curve, and the increase in power you experience is the coming out of that drop in the power curve. Kawasaki spent a whole lot of money on the R&D of the KLR, and maximizing the power that the engine can put out. Of course, there are mods that help increase throttle response, but $300-$500 or more for a couple of HP's isn't really cost effective. For the money, all you are really getting is eye and ear candy. Do the Jet kit or the 22cent mod, and remove the airbox noise supressor, and spend the rest of your dough on things that can make the bike more comfortable, some nice riding gear, or whatever farkles best suit your riding style. The KLR is what it is. In stock form, it does whatever you need it to do. That being said, if you wanna do the 685cc or 705cc upgrade, that will make the bike a different animal. The money spent on the engine work, then the re-jetting of the carb, and new exhaust you will need after the engine upgrade, could be spent on a nice used dirt bike. That's my 2 cents. Good Luck!!!
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post #5 of 13 Old 03-14-2009, 06:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hey thanks a lot guys!!
I'm going to look into the 22cent mod and rejetting the carbs. I'll ask the local parts guys to order me the mods. Do, they come with installations instructions? I dont really feel like paying the shop guys, no offence if any of you guys are paid mechanics. I just like to tinker.
I'm saving for a Dainese Jacket, boots and gloves so this is some wise advice. Thank you again all of you.
I'll get back to you on how it goes. Cheers

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post #6 of 13 Old 03-14-2009, 12:55 PM
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cool man. Dianese makes nice stuff, for sure, but it is also pricey. Shop around and you can find some good deals on jackets and keep the extra $$ in your pocket. Especially if you plan on taking the KLR off road, you don't want to get that badass looking Dianese jacket dusty and dirty. I bought a nice Shift jacket last summer, and after the first off road ride, I went back to wearing an old jacket cause I didn't want to ruin such a nice jacket. I have a jacket for off road, and a jacket for on road, and a jacket for the colder days.
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I figure if I get one nice heavy duty, breathable, water retardant jacket that way I wouldnt have to buy mutiple jackets. I dont foresee it getting ripped up and the dirt washes off. Shift looks good, same with Speeed N Strength. But I have a 2 y/o Suzuki Boulevard leather with perfirated arms that"s just too cold. Cash shouldnt be a problem coming up, just got a raise at the cross-dock. I'm putting my faith in the manufacturing of the Italian manufacturers that their gear is be all end all... Far-fetched perhaps hey quality of life is alway important.
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I figure if I get one nice heavy duty, breathable, water retardant jacket that way I wouldnt have to buy mutiple jackets.
Don't forget to look at Aerostich Darien jackets.. I've bought and sold several jackets over the years, and the one I always grab is the Aerostich. No matter if I'm touring on the Wing, or running through the woods on the KLR, it's the jacket.. Vents better than most, remains waterproof when needed, and outlast them all..

Expensive, but worth it.. It's also the only jacket that you'll see getting sold after being worn for serveral years for half of what a new one goes for, while the rest are in the garbage..
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Checked out their website but my ol man always says be weary of online orders as the sizing needs of the body are never as accurate as personally trying on the clothing.
I live on the west coast of canada and the mn ordering is a bit far.
They do look good though, especially the Falstaff with the zip-ins for warm and rustic look of course
I may be limited to the Dainese at the local dealership but as prices compare they're slightly cheaper than the Aerostich Dariens. And theres no need to order.

Going on my first group ride on the 29th coming up around Cultus lake. Gunna be fun.

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and Paper of btw, Paper since your a moderator.. I noticed Supertrapp adv. on the top of the page. I heard they went out of business, do you know for sure?
Thanks, and like i just posted the AeroStiches are beautiful and I'm 6'2, 180lbs. I may look further into the ordering.
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