I was also considering an aftermarket muffler because of how ugly the OEM is, but you can't beat how quiet it is. That Lexx exhaust seems to be the quietest aftermarket available but still much louder than the OEM. Does anyone know of any other quiet aftermarket mufflers? (stupid question haha)The big ugly heavy zig-zag shaped steel oem muffler is the quietest muffler available & I like'em.
I'd rather drill 4 one inch holes into the straight top section of the dirty air box, above & behind the battery to allow more intake 'honk' than to open the muffler.
The bike will breath easier, run stronger and the rider hears the noise instead of the by-standers and everybody else behind a loud muffler.
The Leo Vince X3 exhaust may be a touch quieter than your LEXX exhaust.
The Leo Vince X3 is baffled muffler, instead of a glass-pack like your LEXX, so the Leo Vince X3 never needs repacking like an OEM never needs repacking.
I don't own a LEXX yet, I was just referring to some reviews I've seen. My internet research makes me an expert! Haha just kidding. Once again thanks for the tip. Ill look into the Leo Vince.
Interesting; the 94db I quoted earlier was with the regular quiet core (which they say is 95db). I'm skeptical they could get to the 85 they quoted for their KTM but if it can get to stock levels, it'd be the first aftermarket silencer out there that could get there.Just came across the Lexx Trail Saver Quiet Core Insert on the web. Seems to quiet the Lexx exhaust pretty substantially. Its ugly as hell but dam this might be the answer to finding an aftermarket exhaust for the KLR that's as quiet as the stocker. Anyone have experience with these? Im going to get one soon and ill let you all know how it goes
Theres a pretty good video about it too.
What is the db level of you Indian Scout exhaust? Just wonderin'!I’m glad to see/get this info. It seems like a lot of the used KLRs out there for sale have had the exhaust changed. Some owners kept the OEM to go with the bike when reselling, but many had not. I want mine as quiet as possible. I understand the 2nd gen bikes have a decent low DB for a stock exhaust. But If I end up buying a used KLR, now at least I know which exhaust to buy. I also have a DB meter. Same as one /some of you guys on here ( Radio Shack) it’s fairly accurate. Variables being angle ( should be at 45deg. ),distance( should be 3-5 ft away to the rear, same side as exhaust) ? Correct me if I’m wrong on the positions and distance. Also take into account the temp,humidity, ambient noise and how close to objects and or walls for sound waves to bounce off of. I believe there is an phone app. for taking DB levels. One other thing. Did the 2 gen (2008 and up) KLRs get Catalytic converters built into the exhaust ? Or what yr specific was that program started ? Also guessing all year models had spark arresters. Do any yr models burn out or go away from high mileage or whatever ? Thanks for your replies.
What is the db level of you Indian Scout exhaust? Just wonderin'!
Damocles, The answer to your question is here, Ouch! https://www.klrforum.com/680961-post6.htmlGood info.i want my ( to be) KLR to be very quiet. That way I can sneak out very early in the am, ride just about anywhere without bothering anyone. I guess I’m being Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hide since my other street bike is a bit loud.