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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #10 on: March 25, 2020, 01:22:30 AM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
I actually want to make my exhaust more silent than it currently is. Stock 2018 XCx... Does anybody have any suggestions?

OK Icy, on a more serious note, how about looking into a U.S. forestry approved spark arrestor that would fit into the end of your can. Years ago I did a mod on my old KLR where I removed the silencer-spark arrestor out of the stock can and replaced it with a simple, but U.S. Forestry approved arrestor. I ran it for a few days before the arrestor showed up and after I installed it I noticed that it quieted the sound down noticeably. Perhaps with the Intelligent ECU on these bikes, it would compensate for the increased back pressure without the need for a retune and still give you the sound you're looking for...

Here's the one I installed in my KLR, but there are dozens of styles, shapes, & sizes available.


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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2020, 10:51:05 AM »
Hey that looks interesting!
Removing endcap rivets, installing the appropriate arrestor, then rivetting back the cap.
Sounds not much of a hassle...


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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2020, 01:54:07 PM »
That's way more interesting and doable than the other one - which I found was also quite doable as well but would've required tools and a setup. This one is doable by yours-truly alone!

Amazing tips gents, I really, really appreciate it.

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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2020, 02:02:03 PM »
Of course we're expecting before/after videos, complete with sound ;-)

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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #15 on: March 25, 2020, 02:05:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by NiK [+]
Of course we're expecting before/after videos, complete with sound ;-)

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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #16 on: March 25, 2020, 05:28:29 PM »

Yup, that is pretty much what I'm thinking. I hadn't looked at any current arrestors & was a bit shocked at the current price. I think I paid around $25 at the time which was in '06 or '07 and that included the arrestor & a stainless endcap. The biggest issue that I can see is getting a proper sized arrestor to install once the endcap is removed. At the time I also coated the end of the arrestor with high temp copper silicone sealant & let it cure a few days before installing to ensure a good seal. Of course that was for proper spark arresting instead of sound arresting...
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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2020, 06:26:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
:821: One of the rarest creatures on the planet: A tiger that doesn't want to rip it.

I love how I can do 75 MPH and not sound like I'm doing it and a loud pipe enthusiast attracts the attention of every LEO in two county radius even going at 40. I want to be more silent, more stealth...
As a LEO, I’m not sure what the problem is?  Police like and appreciate the sound of a good bike just like anyone else.

Plus, I’ve never gotten a ticket so what’s the worry???  Hmmm
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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2020, 07:41:40 PM »
*Originally Posted by FL_Explorer [+]
As a LEO, I’m not sure what the problem is?  Police like and appreciate the sound of a good bike just like anyone else.

Plus, I’ve never gotten a ticket so what’s the worry???  Hmmm

Ahem...  :015: It's really for the wildlife you see. I don't want to disturb them... birds chirping...


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Re: More silent exhaust
« Reply #19 on: March 25, 2020, 09:52:37 PM »
*Originally Posted by Icy [+]
Ahem...  :015: It's really for the wildlife you see. I don't want to disturb them... birds chirping...
... loud pipes scare loones.   :038:
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