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I hope this is allowed here, as I read that it is not allowed in the classified section. I drilled out the end cap on my '03 KLX400R (same as DRZ 'E') and would like to go back to stock (really quiet) for some of the areas I ride in. Does anyone have an end cap lying around that they would like to get rid of? If so, please PM me. Thank you!

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There's got to be one buried under all those extra take-off parts in someone's garage! (bump!)

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A lot of guys have modded thiers, some with regrets. They in turn have aready stripped a lot of the spares, so it is a rare commopitiy. To make matters worse, you cannot buy a new one from Suzuki, only a complete muffler. Ther is a outfit in AU that makes them, but they are very restrictive and you would have to modify it to get the performance level of stock.

You can place a Ad in the classifieds, just preface it with "WTB".

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WRdad - Improvise. It is not difficult to make (or have made) an insert that goes in the endcap to reduce the hole size back to original or any size you choose. A custom aluminum bushing or maybe something off the shelf from Home Depot.

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William,

Specifically, what regrets have some people had?

Thanks

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William,

Specifically, what regrets have some people had?

Thanks

First, what does drilling the end cap do?

It increases sound level, virtually no performance gain.

What happens?

A hole is drilled. A little louder, So, lets try a little larger.... and so the walk down the path of a too loud stock pipe begins.

After a period, the person decides "This loud with no other benefit" I cannot afford a real pipe and I might as well be more stealthy." or some such thing.

Sound familiar?

So the hunt for a stock end cap is started.

Place the Ad in the classifieds as a WTB. You may have to get a complete take off just to get the end cap.

You might be able to restore your old one IF you can repair the old one. You'd want to borrow a buddies cap to remind yourself how it is built stok, dimensions, ect.

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Just tack weld a washer from the inside back into the opening if you want it quiet again...

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This little round insert was made from a copper plumbing fitting, and the quiet core was made from electrical tubing. It actually worked quite well before I changed to the Supertrapp mod.

Greg

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I have an un-modified complete factory exhaust system off my 2007 DRZ 400E. I rode it in the dirt last Saturday for a total run time of about 3 hours. Otherwise, it is showroom new.

Anyone wanna make a reasonable offer before it goes on ebay?

Dale

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Thanks for the replies guys. I appreciate the advice. I'll probably just ride it until an end cap comes along. It's not that loud. Just looking to be a little quieter for some of the areas I ride in.

For what it's worth, I cut out my end cap hoping to make it sound better, knowing that it really doesn't improve performance. In my opinion though, the sound isn't much better than stock, just a little louder.

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