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Sorry, im not sure if this is the right spot on the forum to ask this question

Do slip on exhausts really change a bike that much?? So many people get different exhausts for there bike and im not sure if i should put the money in and do so myself. What does a different exhaust do different than the bikes stock exhausts?

 

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Slip-on exhaust is going to do VERY little for power.  It will make the bike louder but that's about it.  If you want more power you get a full exhaust system.  A full exhaust system includes the muffler and a new head pipe.  Not all systems are created equal.  What bike do you have?  Also just a heads up but if your bike is carbureted you should re-jet the carb if you install a aftermarket full exhaust system.

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Can I assume that most of these slip on exhausts such as a fella might find for a Honda xr 650 do not require a change of jetting?

I have a beat up stock exhaust with a big old spark arrestor that needs to be replaced [ badly damaged] but dont really care much for a performance advantage. A louder pipe would be better for traffic to be heard and if Im thinking right probiably cheaper than finding the stock, rather huge and heavy stock tail piece.

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The main reason I change the silencer on my 2 stroke is to add a spark arrestor to be legal on public trails. I don't like the hideous add on spark arrestors so I run fmf turbine core 2.

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Go full or don't go at all. The only way you should have a slip on is because your stock silencer was damaged and it's cheaper to buy an oem replacement.

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Restive mufflers like a wr250r really choke down the power. A slip on there absolutely adds low end.

I had an 07 yz450. It came stock with a quiet, for a moto bike, muffler. Many swapped it out for a slip on. Not me.

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