New Exhaust Tip

Before I get a host of avuncular advice about performance gains, let me acknowledge that I know I'll see no performance increase from this without jetting and airbox mods. HOWEVER, with this I'm in it for the bling and the throat, so let me be right up front with that declaration. I found a new exhaust tip today (no, not the infamous eBay billet tip or it's new near cousin) which is manufactered from stainless steel and more closely follows the configuration of the original stock tip. Instead of the two inch straight opening on the billet tip, this one has a 1.75 inch opening which is the o.d. of the stock tip; it also has the downward cant of the stock tip. Evidently the ATV boys use them on their Suzuki 400s, so I wrote the guy who sells them and asked if they'd work on the DRZ. Indeed, they do. It took me two minutes to install because I'm slow. It has a slightly shallower flange over the end cap, but perfectly acceptable, and you don't have to fuss with the spark arrestor screen since it's wired to the insert tube. It makes no more noise than the stock tip (the ad copy claims 91-92 Db.), but it does make a noticeably deeper tone. All-in-all, a poor man's answer to embarrassing exhaust dysfunction. Here are some Photobucket links to it mounted--they also show the U.K. rack and tail light and the Canadian rack bag I've got mounted on my ass end.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/sargon98/IMG_0662.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/sargon98/IMG_0663.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/sargon98/IMG_0665.jpg

Here's a link to the eBay site. It runs $45 shipped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290247342258&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=300241632828&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m183&_trkparms=algo%3DDR%26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu%3DISS%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D4

Looks pretty nice though it appears the screen would be pretty restrictive designed as it is.

Looks pretty nice though it appears the screen would be pretty restrictive designed as it is.

Surprisingly not--I thought it might be as well since the surface area is considerably less than the rolled screen on the OEM tip, but I think since the I.D. of the tip is a shade under 1.75 inches instead of the 7/8 inch of the stock, it's pretty much a wash. I think that's what also keeps it as quiet as the stock tip while lowering the timbre of the exhaust tone: baritone instead of alto. The guy also sent jetting info with the tip which is pretty comprehensive, albeit, for the ATV 400s; they seem congruent with the discussions on the jetting forums. He suggests for a stock setup with the Mikuni carb and a stock air box to go with a 145 main, 22.5 pilot, and 2-2.5 turns on the fuel screw. This is for near sea level. For a fully modded airbox and a K & N filter he recommends 155/25/3 and raising the needle .05-.075. I've done no jetting nor airbox mods, and it works like stock. I'm waiting for my warranty (I bought the five year version--I'm a worrier) to expire before I pull the trigger on performance mods.

Nothing wrong w/ Bling!:thumbsup:

Looks good!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

I just bought a tip for sound reasons too. Cheap sound improvement to hold me over till I can afford and aftermarket exhaust.

If you just want the sound I'll make you a deal on an ebay billet tip with sparky screen. Shoot me a PM if interested.

Before I get a host of avuncular advice about performance gains, let me acknowledge that I know I'll see no performance increase from this without jetting and airbox mods. HOWEVER, with this I'm in it for the bling and the throat, so let me be right up front with that declaration. I found a new exhaust tip today (no, not the infamous eBay billet tip or it's new near cousin) which is manufactered from stainless steel and more closely follows the configuration of the original stock tip. Instead of the two inch straight opening on the billet tip, this one has a 1.75 inch opening which is the o.d. of the stock tip; it also has the downward cant of the stock tip. Evidently the ATV boys use them on their Suzuki 400s, so I wrote the guy who sells them and asked if they'd work on the DRZ. Indeed, they do. It took me two minutes to install because I'm slow. It has a slightly shallower flange over the end cap, but perfectly acceptable, and you don't have to fuss with the spark arrestor screen since it's wired to the insert tube. It makes no more noise than the stock tip (the ad copy claims 91-92 Db.), but it does make a noticeably deeper tone. All-in-all, a poor man's answer to embarrassing exhaust dysfunction. Here are some Photobucket links to it mounted--they also show the U.K. rack and tail light and the Canadian rack bag I've got mounted on my ass end.

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/sargon98/IMG_0662.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/sargon98/IMG_0663.jpg

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x65/sargon98/IMG_0665.jpg

Here's a link to the eBay site. It runs $45 shipped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290247342258&ssPageName=MERC_VIC_RSCC_Pr4_PcY_BIN_Stores_IT&refitem=300241632828&itemcount=4&refwidgetloc=closed_view_item&usedrule1=StoreCatToStoreCat&refwidgettype=cross_promot_widget&_trksid=p284.m183&_trkparms=algo%3DDR%26its%3DS%252BI%252BSS%26itu%3DISS%252BUCI%252BSI%26otn%3D4

Thanks for the post, dude! I just managed to bang up my end cap and was thinking I might have to replace the whole exhaust canister. What you've run across here should get me back in business! :excuseme:

I like these endcaps. Got a billet one from fleabay. More bling and sounds better.

nice...

so does it sound a little deeper...throatier....

also, I like the arrestor...need it for certain rides....

nice...

so does it sound a little deeper...throatier....

also, I like the arrestor...need it for certain rides....

Yes it is a tad bit louder, with a deeper throatier sound. However don't expect it to sound as good as an aftermarket exhaust.

how does this thing compare to the stock endcap after having the opening drilled out with a holesaw (leaving spark arrestor in place)?

Not that it matters to me, I have an RS2 on the way - just curious.

how does this thing compare to the stock endcap after having the opening drilled out with a holesaw (leaving spark arrestor in place)?

Not that it matters to me, I have an RS2 on the way - just curious.

If memory serves me correctly messer, the stocker drilled out is 1.5" in diameter and the billet ones are 2". Maybe a tad louder is all. I had one before I bought my exhaust and the weird thing was it was nice and throaty at idle and a little above, but on the gas the baffles in the muffler would take over and start to quieten it down. I love my full system though, I can actually hear my bike when riding in a pack now.

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