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Old 09-22-2009, 10:39 AM   #1
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Exhaust KLR 650

Suggestions on a new exhaust for a 05 KLR 650. I just bought my first Duel Sport and need feedback from you guys on whats a good aftermarket exhaust for my 05 KLR 650 ?
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Try the OEM muffler it came with. The KLR ain't gonna be a rocket ship, and just 'cause you make it louder doesn't mean it will be faster. Plus everybody else in the woods will hate you for the noise.
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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Jardine. Nice and quiet, good power boost, and cheap. People in the woods will love you for it.

Throw in a 685 and do power wheelies all day

and be prepared to be ridiculed. The KLR suffers image problems even tho it is one of the most used RTW bikes - just check the ride reports here.

also go read on klr650.net - lots of good advise and support there.
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Old 09-22-2009, 01:53 PM   #4
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If I had to buy one today, I'd try a Staintune.
FMF would be my second choice.

I wore out a couple of Big Guns in quick succession, the Supertrapp IDSE is known to have durability issues.
I own a couple of Laser ProDuros (one "off road", one quiet) and they are not the kind you need to repack, just mechanically baffled and as far as I can tell, they last forever. I can honestly recommend them, too, but I don't believe they are made for the KLR any more.

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PS I thought the Jardine were louder than hell? And as far as peak power boost from exhaust? It doesn't happen on a KLR.
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Old 09-22-2009, 03:03 PM   #5
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Jardine. Nice and quiet, good power boost, and cheap. People in the woods will love you for it.

Throw in a 685 and do power wheelies all day
Better figure in some head work in there.
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:22 PM   #6
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You can modify the stock muffler and make it more throaty sounding but still quiet which I did for awhile ,but just recently I purched a Vance and Hines unit and I got a really good deal on it from a small shop in Durango which was around $250.00




I have also opened up my airbox,installed a Dynojet kit,Unifilter,Added a PCV valve and removed the backfire screen.This bike runs much better now!
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Old 09-22-2009, 09:56 PM   #7
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You can modify the stock muffler and make it more throaty sounding but still quiet which I did for awhile ,but just recently I purched a Vance and Hines unit and I got a really good deal on it from a small shop in Durango which was around $250.00




I have also opened up my airbox,installed a Dynojet kit,Unifilter,Added a PCV valve and removed the backfire screen.This bike runs much better now!
Me likey the finish on your KLR! What saddle is that?
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Old 09-22-2009, 10:13 PM   #8
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Well since you have a KLR you must look into the "low-buck exhaust mod." Look it up on klr650.net

I did the 685 kit and 16 tooth front sprocket, this bike rocks now.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:31 AM   #9
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Ford 8N

I rode with a guy who bought a Ford 8N Muffler on his BMW!! It sounded great and even looked good. Best of all it was only $29.95 with all the parts to make it work he had a little over $50. I think I'm gonna try that route this winter.....yeah, yeah...I'm cheap! But $300-400 for a stinking muffler is ridiculas!
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Old 09-23-2009, 07:59 AM   #10
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1 more vote for the stanley tractor mod can be found on klr650.net. you wont gain much power with any aftermarket pipe but you will lose 20+ lbs.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:04 AM   #11
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Really! Is it made out of some sort of anti-gravity material. Stock muffler only weighs 11 pounds.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:29 AM   #12
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I'm looking at the XCR myself and haven't seen much feedback from people who already have one. Anyone care to give some input. It's in my price range.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:31 AM   #13
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I'm looking at the XCR myself and haven't seen much feedback from people who already have one. Anyone care to give some input. It's in my price range.
what is your price range?
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:24 PM   #14
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1 more vote for the stanley tractor mod
I read somewhere recently that Patman dyno'd one of those, and it was worse than stock. Cheap, though.

Like STU said- if you want the sound, go for it. If you're looking for power though, the exhaust is way down the list.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:34 PM   #15
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Me likey the finish on your KLR! What saddle is that?
Its a Corbin "Flat" seat that has been recently recovered
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