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Old 03-17-2013, 07:07 PM   #33886
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As muddy as I get with the stock unit, I can't imagine how bad the short ones are.
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I have told people many times that I am totally uninterested in reducing my protection from mud spray. Besides, the stock light is much brighter than any of the aftermarket ones that I have seen.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:19 PM   #33887
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I have told people many times that I am totally uninterested in reducing my protection from mud spray. Besides, the stock light is much brighter than any of the aftermarket ones that I have seen.
My thoughts exactly. I think it's one of the few tail pieces on a stock bike that doesn't look that bad.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:27 PM   #33888
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:40 AM   #33889
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I have told people many times that I am totally uninterested in reducing my protection from mud spray. Besides, the stock light is much brighter than any of the aftermarket ones that I have seen.
While you kinda get a noticeably greater spray from the lack of mud guard, the best part of the OE taillight is the big bright taillight. The DRC taillight, smoked or red, is damn near invisible during the day and dim at best at night.

As far as exhausts, I love the FMF Powercore 4 and Powerbomb header. Sounds fantastic, feels like it pulls better everywhere in the RPM range. The q4 felt worse to me, and sounded worse while still being loud.
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:24 AM   #33890
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As muddy as I get with the stock unit, I can't imagine how bad the short ones are.

Looks like you've been riding that thing backwards...
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:55 AM   #33891
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #33892
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Here's a pic of my 'new to bike' topcase. I used it with my Tiger and it's also fitting nicely on the WRR. As this is my daily driver, most of what I use the topcase for is groceries :) Fits 3 large plastic bags up in there

When touring I use the topcase for all my bulky, yet light stuff: sleeping bag, pad, cot, and tent. This means I don't have to bring a duffel. Also since I got this up there, I'll be able to go with the smaller Wolfman panniers, rather than the Rocky Mountains. I'll be mounting a 1 & 1/2 gallon Kolpin up on top as well.

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:00 PM   #33893
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I assume you take it off when you ride off road? I can only imagine dropping it in the dirt and tearing off your whole fender
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #33894
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As far as exhausts, I love the FMF Powercore 4 and Powerbomb header. Sounds fantastic, feels like it pulls better everywhere in the RPM range. The q4 felt worse to me, and sounded worse while still being loud.

Are there any exhausts for the WRR that flow better than stock AND are not louder than stock?
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #33895
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Are there any exhausts for the WRR that flow better than stock AND are not louder than stock?
q4 is pretty quiet...
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:17 PM   #33896
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q4 is pretty quiet...
But not nearly as quiet as stock. I ditched my q4 and went back to stock. Just accept that it's a 25 ish hp bike and live with it. If somebody did make a stealth exhaust that was light I would but it. Stock is about 4 pounds heavier than a Q4. If you ride a lot you will be repacking the FMF every month or so which is kinda a pain in the ass. My packing was lasting about 1500 mi before it would burn through at the top rear of the can. Not to mention the leaving the bike in the rain or washing it, better plug that muffler or the packing will get wet.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #33897
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You can get silencer tips for these exhausts... if that is still loud for you then I don't think you should be riding dirt bikes or maybe go look for a honda ct70
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #33898
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I assume you take it off when you ride off road? I can only imagine dropping it in the dirt and tearing off your whole fender
It's not actually attached to the fender, straight to the sub-frame 'through' the fender. Not sure if I will or not, if I crash it may actually protect my bike. If I'm touring, it'll definitely be on the bike.

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Old 03-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #33899
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You can get silencer tips for these exhausts... if that is still loud for you then I don't think you should be riding dirt bikes or maybe go look for a honda ct70
Sometimes it's more about the area you're riding and being as stealth as you can be. Not that you're in a place that you shouldn't be. More to keep it as a place that you can be.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:51 PM   #33900
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Sometimes it's more about the area you're riding and being as stealth as you can be. Not that you're in a place that you shouldn't be. More to keep it as a place that you can be.
That's the way I look at it. Most of the people I ride with keep their exhaust stock for that reason.
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