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Old 03-04-2013, 10:28 AM   #1296
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Originally Posted by john479 View Post
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

Thanks :)
Originally Posted by Al Tuna View Post
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.
Yeah, can't really tell from the video. Not sure what you mean. There is no plate underneath the exhaust. Inside the cladding/outer packing (whatever it's called) looks very good.
I went for a ride today and it's very loud. Apparently i could be heard easily about half a mile away

Anyone have any ideas on how to quieten the beast down?
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