Originally Posted by john479
Got my 82 XL500R running today's after my restoration. Never heard it run before but it seems to be very loud.
Are they loud bikes anyway? Anything I can do to quieten it down? I've got the stock muffler on it and its in good condition, no rust or holes
Sounds a bit louder than my 82, hard to tell on the video.
Is the little cover plate in place underneath the very rear of the exhaust?
Mine is louder than I would like for it be.