Exhaust Muffler aftermarket for 2010 EXC 530, so many: which one?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by vreynaud, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. vreynaud

    vreynaud wannaB AdventureMan

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    with so many manufacturers: FMF, Brothers etc...megabomb option...

    for my 2010 KTM EXC 530: which one actually offers improvements?

    First: I do trail riding in CA: so no need high RPM but more low end
    need spark arrester
    Dont want to wake the neighbors
    any opinions ?
    thx
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  2. Foot dragger

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    I went the simple way and just bolted on an FMF-Q,I got the slightly older version as it was over a 100.00 cheaper and works like a champ.
    My 530 went from sounding and running like a big Trail-90 with the OEM street legal muff to doing 3rd and 4th gear wheelies on demand. Its not that loud but I can hear it thump now.
    I also have a JD jet kit in it but thats it for power mods. Runs smooth and fast.

    Akrapovic would be neat but too much $.
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  3. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    That buzzing in your earhole, NorCal.
    Why? The stock can is just fine. Huge waste of money on a KTM.
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  4. Foot dragger

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    The difference being is that the stock KTM street legal muffler has a baffle that the tip of my little finger wont fit through,the dirt only KTM OEM muffler is fine stock. I didnt want to hack up the baffle on my OEM muffler and the FMF works great.
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  5. Off the grid

    Off the grid Seeker of the Unf

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    Yeah but the FMF is mucho $$$.

    Couldn't you just slap a diff spark arrestor on the street legal one or look for a used OEM one at KTMtalk? :hmmmmm
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  6. windyhill

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    I picked up the hardparts KTM/FMF one. Relatively inexpensive, and I think it's actually quieter than the stock can.
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  7. Foot dragger

    Foot dragger singletracker

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    The OEM muffler has a spark arrestor,the problem is its restricted down to EPA regs and the bike runs like a slug. I could have cut the baffle out but chose to keep it as a ultra quiet muff in case I need such a thing.
    The last year's Q muffler can be had for about 280.00 on ebay which isnt out of the world on price.
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  8. Navaho

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdxdl2F-fto


    I have had FMF and Leovince on a few different bikes. LeoVince is much better quality and quieter (X3 version). The Leo is a little heavier than FMF but that's because it is built stronger. The nice thing about the Leo is the improved power without the loudness. Plus you get several different inserts with the X3 enduro version, so you can open it up if you want to. The quietest insert still works much better than oem and is quieter. I had an FMF on my '07 and just swapped it out for a Leo.

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