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Im planning to upgrade my drz400e (Australia) for a beta 4t.

There's some great deals to be had on runout 18 models including a 350 race that's cheaper than an 19 rr here. I've read many threads on the fork differences and am happy enough to take a chance on the race forks not being too stiff for me.

 

So my questions are in regards to the exhaust- seeing as I will be buying from interstate I wondered if I should add the fmf exhaust straight up and have it mapped (Closest dealer is 4 hours).

I believe it is a power core 4 that they will fit to it.

 

If anyone has done a similar mod I'm just curious if it is worthwhile on the my18. I'm not interested if it's just all noise.

Reading this forum it seems some have thought it worthwhile and some maybe not so much.

 

I will be using it for flowing single track and some more technical logs for fun with the odd commute between trails.

 

The 2t betas have me interested but I think I'll stick with 4t.

 

I will not have an opportunity to test ride anything unfortunately

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 From my experience the 350 race runs great in stock form.

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 From my experience the 350 race runs great in stock form.


This would be ideal. I don’t want to throw money at it for no reason
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This would be ideal. I don’t want to throw money at it for no reason
It pulls harder off the bottom and in the mid with the muffler worth it imho.
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It does run a lot better with the FMF exhaust system. 

However I would go with the Q. The Power Core is really loud. Not a huge difference in power between these two 

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6 hours ago, MartyMOOSE said:
8 hours ago, hermtrails said:


This would be ideal. I don’t want to throw money at it for no reason

 

  Even It it does run better with a different can,It's hard if not impossible to recoup the money pissed away on aftermarket crap. I think differently nowadays.If I want more power I just go to a bigger displacement.

 

It pulls harder off the bottom and in the mid with the muffler worth it imho.

 

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It runs same as stock with a q it's heavy and long as well. Leave the spark arrestor in the 4 the noise is much better it passes enduro noise testing. I made the mistake of buying a q rode it a few times sold it and went back to the 4.

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Thanks for the replys everyone. I think if the sound is bearable with the power core and spark arrestor I'd go that way. I live on a farm and mainly ride where there aren't any neighbours to disturb.

Also I agree with you on that widebear- part of me thinks I should just go larger motor and not bother with a pipe. Problem is I really like the idea of the 350 motor and also I'm a sucker for a good deal

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1 hour ago, hermtrails said:

Thanks for the replys everyone. I think if the sound is bearable with the power core and spark arrestor I'd go that way. I live on a farm and mainly ride where there aren't any neighbours to disturb.

Also I agree with you on that widebear- part of me thinks I should just go larger motor and not bother with a pipe. Problem is I really like the idea of the 350 motor and also I'm a sucker for a good deal

The 350 is a gem, and my favorite Beta.

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On 10/9/2018 at 1:41 PM, hermtrails said:

part of me thinks I should just go larger motor and not bother with a pipe. Problem is I really like the idea of the 350 motor and also I'm a sucker for a good deal

A big part of me doesn't like leaving a good deal or extra power on the table either. :cheers:

Muffling sound cost power. I'd rather just stay off the throttle for those few times I need to be quiet.

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Well instead of buying the new 350 race I've got a demo 2018 350rr coming with 15 hours on it. Not getting the pipe for now so That will be a future upgrade

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Got the 350rr this week. Conveniently we've finished harvest and had a bit of rain to make some of the area I ride a bit nicer for 1 day anyway (summer here and drought this year).
I expected it to be a fair bit better than the drz but it's far exceeded my expectations in every way!
I couldn't be happier ATM- things that were difficult on the drz are now easy


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