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07-05-2018 11:11 AM
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.
07-05-2018 09:38 AM
outdoorgb
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Originally Posted by roadrash83 View Post
Anybody whose pipes that are louder than my pipes are obnoxious
Yah, and anyone with quieter ones is an old man...
07-05-2018 09:20 AM
roadrash83 Anybody whose pipes that are louder than my pipes are obnoxious
07-05-2018 08:59 AM
shaky6 Loud pipes on a Ducati v-twin are awesome when you rumble through a bridge-tunnel in like, Mobile, AL or Norfolk, VA. Harley loud pipes are just obnoxious. Headers and cammed motor on a LS2 GTO, like I have, are always awesome. Loundness from a Honda Civic is annoying. Loudness from a KLR 650 is....I don't really have a judgement there.
07-05-2018 08:49 AM
Hvymax I have a cheap ebay glasspack on mine. You can order spark arrestors to install. After a year or so it's pretty loud but I like it. It's Brrrraptastic!
07-04-2018 09:58 AM
DPelletier
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Originally Posted by 2wheeltrcktor View Post
I hate to say but,,I started my pipe mods by taking out the tweeter center tube,,sounded a bit better but still kindof sewing machine like. Then I saw a vid of some guy who cut open an entire klr stock exsaust,,and I couldnt believe how choked the flow is at the back of the pipe. Looked on the web a bit and saw a vid of a guy who installed a glass pack from the connector back 1/2{next to rear brake fluid tank} and it was a nice sound,,but will he burn valves? Sounded like a Ducati,,nice low thump rumble.Im thinkin of tryin something similar
You could do that; a few issues with that solution though;

- weight; the main reason I went with an aftermarket silencer on my KLR's was to save 5-7 lbs. A glasspack or other automotive muffler will likely be much heavier

- Spark arrestor; without a spark arrestor you are illegal on most trail systems in the US and Canada.

- USFS compliance; tied into the spark arrestor issue, the USFS stamp allows you to ride in areas that are inspected.


....those are the biggies though worrying about routing and connections so you don't melt stuff (especially the airbox) are also issues.

My suggestion is to keep it stock or use a good known silencer like the LeoVince X3 or the Lexx if you're on a tighter budget

2 cents,
Dave
07-03-2018 06:19 PM
2wheeltrcktor I hate to say but,,I started my pipe mods by taking out the tweeter center tube,,sounded a bit better but still kindof sewing machine like. Then I saw a vid of some guy who cut open an entire klr stock exsaust,,and I couldnt believe how choked the flow is at the back of the pipe. Looked on the web a bit and saw a vid of a guy who installed a glass pack from the connector back 1/2{next to rear brake fluid tank} and it was a nice sound,,but will he burn valves? Sounded like a Ducati,,nice low thump rumble.Im thinkin of tryin something similar
06-28-2018 06:53 PM
TechNeck interesting.... I will look into it. I want to use this bike to do scouting(So I don't beat the 1 ton up on the back roads unless I have to pull an animal out).

The KLR Is perfect for the task... I can legally take it down the back roads roads... then punch out down the cut lines into areas that I want to scout on foot.. but not walk 10km to get to from the MSR.
06-28-2018 09:59 AM
pdwestman
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Originally Posted by TechNeck View Post
God i hate loud bikes....

I want to make my KLR as quite as possible,
What is the best "hunting friendly" muffler for this bike?
There is nothing quieter than the stock muffler. But, you might quiet it a bit more by welding a 'turn-down' tip of the same size pipe onto the existing tip.
06-27-2018 11:44 PM
TechNeck God i hate loud bikes....

I want to make my KLR as quite as possible,
What is the best "hunting friendly" muffler for this bike?
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