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Old 02-13-2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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LC4 exhaust info

There have been a number of conversations about KTM LC4 exhaust systems and slip-ons, so I did a little research (very little) and came up with a few lesser known brands, at least in the US, to consider besides the factory KTM stuff, the Supertrapp IDS2, Big Gun and the on again off again Pro Circuit T-4.
So far here is a short list of some of the other brands:
Sebring, BSM by ABP, Leovince X-3, SP, Doma, Akrapovic. I'm sure there are others out there, but I haven't found them... yet.

The first link is the main page for Schnider Cycles in Germany, the second for their english power parts pull down menus. The third is for ABP and is in german.

http://www.schneidercycles.de/

http://www.ktmax.de/indexa.htm

http://www.abp-racing.de/

My thoughts on this whole pipe thing is that there are lots of styles, materials, price ranges etc, but I doubt any of them, within a given sound db range, offer any dramatic improvement over one another. So go with exclusivity, features, finish, quality, performance, sound, price... what ever your priorities are.

I personally went with a Supertrapp IDS2 because of the quality, price, USFS spark arrestor, the ability to fit it ( with a minor modification) to my '03 Adventure and the wide range of tunability, and as I am a friend of a Parts Unlimited dealer... easy to get.

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Old 02-13-2004, 01:42 PM   #2
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Old 02-13-2004, 01:49 PM   #3
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Interesting. The can looks a bit basic but I like the tappered megaphone leading up to it. It appears they start at $350 for a pipe and muffler, although in the "testimonials" I didn't see any reference to KTMs. I sent Bob Murray, the owner a e-mail; maybe we'll hear back soon. So, possibly, there is another one:

http://www.thunder-alley.net/

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Old 02-15-2004, 05:08 AM   #4
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I went with the G-Force Titanium exhaust. Check out:

http://www.solidcorporation.com

John is the US distributor and importer of G-force. Gave my
'03 640 Adventure a big throaty sound, not too noisy but
woke up that motor and made it sound as it should.
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Old 02-15-2004, 07:05 AM   #5
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I went with an Aussie company because I'm aussie. Excellent fit with no modifications, lighter and better sound (94-95dB). Very Happy.

Check 'em out at:

http://www.staintune.com.au/exhausts/ktm/index.htm

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Old 02-15-2004, 08:33 AM   #6
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imho, Supertrapp has had the edge for just about anything for at least the last thirty some years.
consider all the other options who's been around the longest with the best prices and tunability out of any other pipe. Supertrapp.
the fact that their also USFS Approved spark arrestors is only a benefit to Enduro/adventure bikes doesn't mean their just for that.
Had one on my Z1 years ago and loved it then as now, have one on my Lc4 today. next bike I get will also get a Trapp.
can't be beat by a $500-1000 pipes for around $200/250 bucks. .
again jmho.
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Old 02-15-2004, 01:49 PM   #7
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Old 02-16-2004, 10:59 AM   #8
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I have the same problem...

I'm looking for a COOL exhaust for my LC4, but either things are unavailable, or things look like crap, or things are WAY too expensive..

Anyway:

http://www.abp-racing.de/sebringII.htm

That's the one you want, but it doesn't come cheap!
Full titanium system, which I wouldn't recommend for off road tbh.

It gets better!:

http://www.sebring.biz/produkte/bikes_hunter.html

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Old 02-17-2004, 11:40 AM   #9
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I recently recieved a nice reply from Bob Murray of Thunder Header. the transcript is below:

Hi Bob,

Just doing a little research. Do you have, or have you made a slip-on muffler or a complete system for the KTM LC4 series?

Thanks for any info you can provide,
Creeper


Creeper, thanks for your interest. As of this time I have not made a system for the LC4. I have had some interest in systems for the adventure model but have not been able to secure one for a prototype. Which bike were you interested in? If I know the specific model I can track one down and build a system.
Thanks,
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So, there you go,
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:58 AM   #10
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thats weird. I know I've seen a pic somewere of a thunder "muffler at least" put on an Lc4. maybe at KTMTalk. but he does make full systems for the 525/450 rfs.
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:23 AM   #11
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I don't know what to tell 'ya Dag... You haven't been smokin' the old muffler packing again, have 'ya?

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Old 02-18-2004, 12:52 PM   #12
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hy I like my stock one because its quiet and I get killer fuel mileage which comes in handy on those long/I think im lost mountain roads but anyway ktm makes great slip on and the price is getting better after my rally fender (if it ever gets here )im going to consider the akrapovic that's what they use in the Dakar so its got to be good ...Dan
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Old 02-19-2004, 07:37 PM   #13
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Is it possible to get exhausts like the 660 ralle uses? They look awsome, dont know how practical they would be.
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Old 02-20-2004, 12:35 AM   #14
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It is possible, but there are a few things to watch out for:

- the 660 rallye exhaust goes at the side of the frame, since the protection made of carbon/kevlar covers the exhausts (the 640 Adventure doesn't have this so this makes it a weak point)
- The 660 rallye exhaust is quite loud from what I've heard (not 'nice loud' but 'LOUD' :)
- It's BLOODY expensive: nearly 2000 euros!

On the other hand you get a well manufactured exhaust system with excellent finish!
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Old 02-21-2004, 11:48 PM   #15
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Found another one... Scorpion.

http://www.scorpion-exhausts.com/Sup....php?model=152

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