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Hi all, been a while since I've been on here so firstly hello!:thumb:

I've got a xlr250baja '92 reg.
Just ridden it all way through winter with a rather antisocial exhaust!
Its some cheap carbon fibre thing with holes all over.
But it did pass a MOT with it on(deaf mot inspecter! lol)

So After much searching for the right original part I gave up and bought one for a later model xr400.

After a slight bodge fit its on, secured through hole where seat panal lug goes!

So Started it up and ...... its still dam loud! maybe louder maybe not but definitely a note deeper.

So on closer inspection I realized that the 'spark arrester' thingy has been cut down inside! DAM IT!

Would a full size one make the bike quieter?


P.s. the bike is a lot more powerful now! wow wheelies galore and lot faster top speed.

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just looked at youtube videos, searched for " spark arrester" and looks like thats why its so loud,
would still like confirmation but looks like I've answered my own question!

 

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Hi all, been a while since I've been on here so firstly hello!:thumb:

I've got a xlr250baja '92 reg.
Just ridden it all way through winter with a rather antisocial exhaust!
Its some cheap carbon fibre thing with holes all over.
But it did pass a MOT with it on(deaf mot inspecter! lol)

So After much searching for the right original part I gave up and bought one for a later model xr400.

After a slight bodge fit its on, secured through hole where seat panal lug goes!

So Started it up and ...... its still dam loud! maybe louder maybe not but definitely a note deeper.

So on closer inspection I realized that the 'spark arrester' thingy has been cut down inside! DAM IT!

Would a full size one make the bike quieter?

P.s. the bike is a lot more powerful now! wow wheelies galore and lot faster top speed.

EDIT:
just looked at youtube videos, searched for " spark arrester" and looks like thats why its so loud,
would still like confirmation but looks like I've answered my own question!

You can get the insert to go in them other people seem to use the insert from a vw, i don't bother loud pipes save lives:p:p and also piss people off that don't like motorcyclists:mad:
 

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You can get the insert to go in them other people seem to use the insert from a vw, i don't bother loud pipes save lives:p:p and also piss people off that don't like motorcyclists:mad:
Insert? saw the vw mod, but it looks really daft in my opinion.

I use the bike to get too work which is in birmingham city centre so could do to be quieter! Otherwise would leave it as its running great now!

Wondering now if one of these cheap db killers might do the job perhaps.
 

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Insert? saw the vw mod, but it looks really daft in my opinion.

I use the bike to get too work which is in birmingham city centre so could do to be quieter! Otherwise would leave it as its running great now!

Wondering now if one of these cheap db killers might do the job perhaps.
Doubt it and all the expense:D:D:D just run it as it is, it's a legal pipe so whats the problem:thumbright::thumbright:
 

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Ok well, its cheaper than even the 'db killer's so worth a shot.

just had quick spin to garage and the power is up a lot since removing ****e exhaust that was on it! Honestly I don't know why it was on there, it fit into the link/down pipe section rather than over it which I'm sure wasn't right.
No wonder it was a bit strangled.
 

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just spent 10 mins looking for exact link again LOL.
so here it is at vwheritage.com
Part number 7 I guess.

Thought I'd post so could find link and for anyone else who reads this.

Cheers for advice by the way!:thumbleft:
 

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Well it worked! almost too well lol.
No worries about cops now.
Think lost a bit of power though not sure. maybe just sounds slower.

Thanks again for advice!
 
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