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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.
10-27-2019 10:18 AM
lineman1234 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.
10-27-2019 06:55 AM
planalp It's amazing how many motorcycles need to be constantly revved at stoplights to keep them from dying. I'm glad mine idles dependably..........

Loud things in public spaces are nothing more than a blatant display of the owner's disrespect for those around him/her whether it be an extremely loud motorcycle, a Honda Civic with a Homey Pipe, a Glasspacked "superchipped" Dodge Ram or any vehicles with a thumping stereo you can hear and feel from 2 blocks away even when they have their windows rolled up. Or, most annoying of all, a motorcycle with a stereo blasting loud enough to overcome the sound of the loud pipes.....

It comforts me to believe there's a special place in Hell for people like this: forever subjected to a deafening and never-ending loop of Minnie Riperton's Loving You. and Starship's We Built This City.
10-26-2019 09:11 PM
MTKKLR Ok, check out the "Trail Saver" insert for the Lexx Exhaust, I swear its quieter than the stocker.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p...-core-insert-p
10-26-2019 08:51 PM
Green Bastard I also made my own baffle so that lowers the db
10-26-2019 08:50 PM
Green Bastard I believe load pipes are best
07-05-2018 12:11 PM
pdwestman
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Originally Posted by outdoorgb View Post
Yah, and anyone with quieter ones is an old man...
Yeah, I am almost 60 and my hair is turning gray.

But I have been riding my OEM stock exhaust KLR since I was 28 years young.
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