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01-28-2020 03:06 PM
J Brooks Rawlston My other Bike is a 2014 Honda CTX1300... So the KLR is the louder of my 2. I dont get too wild anymore. lol
01-23-2020 10:54 AM
MTKKLR
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Originally Posted by cfestings View Post
How often do you have to repack it?
Well I've had it less than a year, and my bike has been put away since November so I haven't ridden with it that much. Regardless, it shouldn't be any different than your typical muffler repacking schedule.
01-19-2020 11:27 AM
cfestings
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Originally Posted by MTKKLR View Post
Grab the Lexx Exhaust with the "Trail Saver" Insert. Might even be quieter than the stocker. Love mine.
How often do you have to repack it?
01-19-2020 10:48 AM
MTKKLR Grab the Lexx Exhaust with the "Trail Saver" Insert. Might even be quieter than the stocker. Love mine.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...-core-insert-p
01-18-2020 09:44 AM
lineman1234
stock klr

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Originally Posted by J Brooks Rawlston View Post
Im 38, when i was in my 20s and had a chip on my shoulder, yea i liked loud straight pipes on my harley. Even had a few Honda 4cyl with loud pipes. But these days not so much. I do have the FMF pipe on my KLR, but it was there from the guy i bought it from. I like it, not to loud, gives abit of attitude i guess. (still have a bit o'hooligan in me)
I am my fathers' son and we havent ever been able to leave someone stock. unless, its a classic.
On a Harley one cant leave it alone, but I love the klr the way it is except I put hard bags on and crash bars. I love how quiet it is.
My dodge diesel on the other hand is a sleeper and kicks butt. And its almost stock sounding.
01-17-2020 05:04 PM
J Brooks Rawlston Im 38, when i was in my 20s and had a chip on my shoulder, yea i liked loud straight pipes on my harley. Even had a few Honda 4cyl with loud pipes. But these days not so much. I do have the FMF pipe on my KLR, but it was there from the guy i bought it from. I like it, not to loud, gives abit of attitude i guess. (still have a bit o'hooligan in me)
I am my fathers' son and we havent ever been able to leave someone stock. unless, its a classic.
10-28-2019 10:01 AM
lineman1234 I did upgrade the KLR horn though. I love the bike quiet, but love a loud horn. On the beemers, they sound like a loud old caddie.
As far as a low hard seat goes. Its no difference than if one sucks at sports, and gets to ride the bench all the time. Or putting a lot of time on a wooden bar stool. We could add a lot of time in church on the wooden bench also.
Its the curve of the seat that makes it cool and comfy. Like the old metal tractor seat with all the holes in it to drain water and cool/air the bottom.
Sooner or later, ill come across a good uphostery person and make the KLR seat low and cool, looking, instead of just low, now.
10-28-2019 09:46 AM
lineman1234
Things arent allways as they seem.

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Originally Posted by pdwestman View Post
Good horns are only used occasionally.

Loud exhausts annoy most other people MOST of the time, that is part of the reason for the creation of the EPA OEM manufacturer noise limits, other people.


On another note, people gripe about the KLR seat. I'd think that HD seat would make one say "Ouch" by the 1st intersection.
The Harley seat is more comfortable than it looks, just give it the Harley crouch/slouch, and its good for at least 150 miles. The original came with a $270 springer kit that did nothing but add chrome. So I took it off and dropped it ontop of the batt. For longer trips, I would add a lamb skin, jell seat cover. The stock seat was very ugly and hard and high, and uncomfortable. ( I know they do it on person) to make one buy another.
I took 85% of the KLR seat foam out and now can put both feet on the ground. AND the same, its good for 150ish miles, then I put the lambskin, jell cover on.
10-27-2019 11:03 PM
GoMotor I think loud pipes give motorcycle riders a bad name. They make us appear to be a bunch of self centered jerks with no regard for others not caring how much their obnoxious pipes bother others.
10-27-2019 05:34 PM
pdwestman
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Originally Posted by lineman1234 View Post
This is my first KLR, and I love it stock quiet. That said, I have had 9 Harleys, and 3 beemers. Beemers sound terrible loud. Harleys, ( that's part of the napolian syndrome).
The only time I wish I had very loud Harley pipes when I was going through Hartford CT on my quiet beemer. 2 lanes no where to go, and this nice old lady in a big cadilac, just starts moving over to my lane, THANK GOD, they put loud horns on beemers or I would have bean a splat on the jersey barrier. The campgrounds I go to love my stock KLR. My last Harley, I put the stock slipons back on, and got all kinds of crap from the bad to the bone croud.
Ill post a pic of my klr and my last Harley.
Good horns are only used occasionally.

Loud exhausts annoy most other people MOST of the time, that is part of the reason for the creation of the EPA OEM manufacturer noise limits, other people.


On another note, people gripe about the KLR seat. I'd think that HD seat would make one say "Ouch" by the 1st intersection.
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