Originally Posted by Ben99r1
I just finished putting on the xr 600 exhaust on my L. The exhaust is missing the end cap. I just had on in the garage, that thing barks loud. Tomorrow am taking on it 45 mile freeway, 18 miles of twisty canyon roads, and about 20 miles of fire roads. I will be taking earplugs just in case.
You should always wear earplugs regardless. Although it may not seem like its loud in your helmet, even at freeway speeds. The noise level can exceed 100db depending on the helmet. You may not notice it right away, but prolonged exposure will damage your hearing. Just sayin.