JeepMotoXRL

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  1. I happened upon Suzuki's website the other night and saw the new Black DR650 and I said WOW! I instantly wanted it. I had been waffling between the DR650, the KLR 650 & the XR650L for a long time now. I thought I wanted the XRL (hence my screen name), but I recently bought a good used KLR. After several months on this bike, I am finding things about the bike I did not expect to bother me, such as very high first gear; very tall and heavy, etc. My question is: I really like the DR650 (especially in black) and I'm thinking seriously about buying one. What should I do? Larry
  2. I have the FMF PowerCore SA for the CRF230F. I bought it used on eBay from Dennis Kirk when my stock exhaust was damaged. I don't like to "bad mouth" products, but you asked: I am very disappointed with my FMF product. I am so disappointed, that I am putting the stock Honda exhaust back on my bike; performance or not. The FMF pipe is loud, but gives the bike LOTS of power! I found the noise level objectionable, so I repacked the muffler, which did not quiet it any. Some time later, the spark arrestor "blew out" and I could find no way to fix it. I could not find any spare parts for my particular muffler on FMF's website nor at Dennis Kirk, so the spark arrestor is not fixed. After taking apart the entire pipe, either to repack it or "fix" the spark arrestor, I know the FMF pipe inside and out. I am very displeased with the design of it; it is basically a metal tube (mid-pipe) that continues through a perforated tube with packing material wrapped around it, and ending with a steel screen (like window screen) for a spark arrestor. There is really only the wire screen to impede the airflow, and when the exhaust pressure builds up enough it actually "blows" a hole in the screen. The screen is tackwelded to the steel tip at the back; there is no way to screw or bolt on a new spark arrestor. Sorry to be so long winded, but I've been installing aftermarket exhausts for a long time and I paid a considerable amount of money on this FMF pipe. I don't know about FMF's other products, you might be pleased with them. But for me, I was disappointed and its coming off my bike! Larry
  3. Thanks everyone. I decided to purchase a stock exhaust from one of the members here. So, I don't need another. Thanks for responding to my posts. Larry
  4. After the stock exhaust was damaged, I bought an FMF PowerCore 4 SA muffler/spark arrestor from Dennis Kirk and installed it. It made quite a difference in power on the bike, but it was quite LOUD. I really didn't like the noise level so I bought a repacking kit and repacked it, but it didn't do any good reducing the noise level. I even tried buying a silencer insert for the pipe, but FMF said there were none for this particular model. So I decided to live with it like it was. Recently, the spark arrestor screen "blew out" on the FMF muffler. Just blew a great big hole in the screen material. The only thing the spark arrestor is, is a steel screen (like window screen material). I'm really disappointed in this aftermarket muffler and I haven't been able to get the needed parts either from FMF nor Dennis Kirk. So now I have basically a straight pipe which is very loud and no spark arresting screen. With all the grass fires in Texas right now, there is NO way I will allow the bike to be ridden without the spark arrestor. I'm tired of messing with FMF and I don't know that other aftermarket mufflers would be any better. I'm ready to put the stock muffler back on and live with it. Since there are so many posts here about installing aftermarket mufflers, I hoped I could buy a "take off" stock muffler from someone. Let me know?
  5. The stock exhaust on my CRF230 was damaged "looping out" a wheelie. I would like to replace it. Anyone want to sell their stock exhaust? Possibly after replacing it with an aftermarket exhaust? I only need the muffler/spark arrestor, NOT the header pipe. Let me know? Larry jeephoto@earthlink.net