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I work with a buddy that has a KTM 04 MXC450 and he's in question of whether a pipe is worth the coin? If so any suggestions on a brand pipe? I think his dilemma is he wants more snap without compromising any reliability. Anybody with suggestions highly appreciated!!!!

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The stock muffler is pretty good. Have heard good results form people just changing the header pipe.I think it is ht racing makes a good one. Whatever you do dont go with a loud annoying muffler. Have seen a lot of exhaust systems for sale because they couldnt tell the difference. For the 800 bucks it cost you could get better bang for your buck elsewhere.

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The stock muffler is pretty good. Have heard good results form people just changing the header pipe.I think it is ht racing makes a good one. Whatever you do dont go with a loud annoying muffler. Have seen a lot of exhaust systems for sale because they couldnt tell the difference. For the 800 bucks it cost you could get better bang for your buck elsewhere.

Thanx a bunch,

We've heard similar responses bout the stocker pipe but I like the header advice. You mention getting better bang for your buck elsewhere, any susgestions?

Greatly appreciated, keep it coming.

Thanx again

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I added an FMF pipe because my 250 XCF-W came without one and at the time (last August) Pro-Moto Billet didn't have an end cap.

Sooo.... that required rejetting. Big pain.

If I had it to do over again, I'd save the money, buy a PMB end cap, and keep the pipe.

BZ

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It's doubtful that it will be worth the cost, but that's just my opinion. I would like to see dyno charts showing the gains with just the header pipe replaced. Until someone can actually prove their product, then I don't buy it. 200$ is a lot of money for a header pipe that may or may not be any better than the stocker...

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HT racing has a header that makes a difference. Stay with a quiet pipe.

Dwight

Is there a dyno chart proving that?

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Thanx all,

I'm gonna relay the info to him and what ever he does, I'll keep ya posted on his responce to his upgrades.

Thanx Again!!!!

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Thanx a bunch,

We've heard similar responses bout the stocker pipe but I like the header advice. You mention getting better bang for your buck elsewhere, any susgestions?

Greatly appreciated, keep it coming.

Thanx again

best bang for the buck:

jetting in order? JD kit helped my new 525

SUSPENSION: springs and valving - ride smoother, use more of the power you already have and don't get beat to death in the chop and whoops :applause:

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JD jet kit made a night and day difference for my '05 450 MXC. made it very snappy. It you find a pipe/header combo that works I would appreciate a post about it. thanks

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If snap is what he is looking for then have him buy the Trail Tech -7 oz flywheel weight; I got one on mine and it does make for quicker revs, and suprisingly stalling is not a problem. This is an external add-on that can be easily reversed, if need be.

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If snap is what he is looking for then have him buy the Trail Tech -7 oz flywheel weight; I got one on mine and it does make for quicker revs, and suprisingly stalling is not a problem. This is an external add-on that can be easily reversed, if need be.

Thanx Placelast

Great idea.... that makes sense.... we used to do that on the personal watercraft and it made a world of diffrence. He seems interested in this option. His bike is an 04 and Trail Tech makes a -10oz for this year..... even better. Looks like apx $130.

Thanx alot Dirk

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