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Old 07-17-2013, 03:39 PM   #8131
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Part of it could be my helmet as well. HJC is fairly loud. ...
CL-X6 by chance? That's what I'm wearing now, to replace an older Thor-branded HJC. Wind noise in the new CL-X6 is much more than the old helmet. However, I've found that the vast majority of that wind noise comes from the top vent; plugging this vent (with a finger to prove the point, or a piece of tape to actually ride with) makes the helmet much, much quieter.

I'm one of the earplugs every ride gang, more so because of wind noise on the highway, and because of intake/exhaust noise on the trail. I work in industry, so I'm well trained in the chronic effects of noise on hearing. Hearing...you'll never miss it until it's gone. And you'll never get it back once it is.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:52 PM   #8132
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I know an offroad helmet will be noisy, but I figured my road equipment would be better. CL-16 maybe? Integral sun visor.

Either way I wouldn't expect the KLX to bark so much louder than a 1200 bandit with work done (pipe, jets, timing adv, soon head work )

I think regardless ill be operating with earplugs more often, but it was aggravated by the Q4. If anyone plans on commuting 60+ mph for any distance I would look for other options or get good plugs / a good quiet helmet. Especially of you have geared down - I run factory gearing for commuting duties. 6500rpm ~ 65 mph
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #8133
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everyone who has heard my 250cc klx with the powerbomb header & Q4 has said they think its quiet.
I hate loud exhausts & if this were loud it would be listed for sale.
its def louder than stocker....but quieter than my stock 4 stroke ktms & husqvarna....so the noise is relative.

ANY KLXers ny/nj/pa/ct want to hear it im always looking for an excuse to ride


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I wear ear plugs everytime I get on my road bike. But when I take the KLX out for trail riding I prefer not to wear them. I have the Q4 and don't think its unreasonable for sound, but I don't do much blasting down the highway at 60 mph either.
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Old 07-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #8134
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Does anyone know if the rear fender from a 2006 will bolt onto the 2009?

I would like to install the Acerbis rear tail light to get all that junk out from underneath the fender.



To get a setup like this.

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Old 07-18-2013, 06:04 PM   #8135
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Yeah I put one of those on it, because without it, it was waaaay too loud. It's defintely better, and better than the stock potato, but it just sounds lame. I may end up with that FMF Q4 setup at some point. I dunno.

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Well, can't help you there. I don't really care what my bike sounds like; as long as it's relatively quiet and works well, I'm happy. I don't know what the FMF on the KLX sounds like, but I do have them on my KTM, and although they do sound good, quiet they are not.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:30 AM   #8136
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OK so when & where is the klx250 rally or cross country adventure?
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:53 AM   #8137
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OK so when & where is the klx250 rally or cross country adventure?
Mine is this weekend. Doing a two-nighter on the mighty KLX250 into the Idaho hinterlands.

At a recent ADV gathering I attended there were a good handful of them, and all green!
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #8138
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I made the marcelino cam mod today for the intake cam only. It clearly changes the engine behavior and intake sound. it pulls better, hard to explain, but it feels more like a dirtbike.

more fun to ride, no doubt.

EDIT: rode some dirt roads... This thing hauls now. it goes very well. I also did some more low speed techical terrain and noticed the engine tendency to stumble has been eliminated. it stays running with less throttle and clutch slipping.

James Parus screwed with this post 07-20-2013 at 07:05 AM
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Old 07-20-2013, 07:21 AM   #8139
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I made the marcelino cam mod today for the intake cam only. It clearly changes the engine behavior and intake sound. it pulls better, hard to explain, but it feels more like a dirtbike.

more fun to ride, no doubt.

EDIT: rode some dirt roads... This thing hauls now. it goes very well. I also did some more low speed techical terrain and noticed the engine tendency to stumble has been eliminated. it stays running with less throttle and clutch slipping.
In what ways did it change the intake sound? Any air box mods?
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:54 AM   #8140
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Can't really describe how it has changed. it is just little different sounding. Maybe little more dirtbike style sound.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:04 AM   #8141
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Advice changing spark plug on '07

Early step on diagnosing the misfiring on my bike at higher RPMs, was suggested to check spark plug color. I picked up a new one already, just assuming the existing one needs replacing. But i can't get at the plug in my bike with the extension bits I have, an extension part from the socket, a twisting angle adjuster, and the long socket itself... Tank in the way to get any downward pressure on plug (Clarke 2.8). Haven't taken a tank off before. First time for everything I guess... Is there a trick to swapping out plug or is pulling the tank the easiest way? If so, steps listed out anywhere on how to remove tank? Still the NOOB 4 years in...
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #8142
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Early step on diagnosing the misfiring on my bike at higher RPMs, was suggested to check spark plug color. I picked up a new one already, just assuming the existing one needs replacing. But i can't get at the plug in my bike with the extension bits I have, an extension part from the socket, a twisting angle adjuster, and the long socket itself... Tank in the way to get any downward pressure on plug (Clarke 2.8). Haven't taken a tank off before. First time for everything I guess... Is there a trick to swapping out plug or is pulling the tank the easiest way? If so, steps listed out anywhere on how to remove tank? Still the NOOB 4 years in...
Pulling the tank is not hard. Remove the side panels and the seat. Remove the one bolt holding the tank down under the seat. Remove the bolt on each side of the tank that you should be able to see through one of the holes in the tank side. Be sure the petcock is turned off. Disconnect fuel line from tank to carburetor. Lift tank off bike.

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Old 07-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #8143
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The spark plug is pretty easy to change with the tank on, even with the big Acerbis tank like I've got, if you use the OEM tool kit. If you don't have the OEM tools, then yeah, pull the tank. It's not hard.
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Old 07-21-2013, 12:07 PM   #8144
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DRC Edge tail light kit. (You'll have to buy new single-bolt blinkers aswell.)
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Old 07-21-2013, 01:53 PM   #8145
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Anyone local to nj have the seat concepts or any wide seat i can sit on????
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