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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by MEDIC-0372, Nov 4, 2008.
That looks like some fantastic XT250 riding area!
For a while, I've been wanting to reduce the sound from my 2013 XT's exhaust. Today, I finished this mini project.
I received a suggestion here a few months ago to wrap the exhaust can in silicone tape. And my son had some exhaust wrap left over. So I took off the can and header pipe, repainted all the black parts with high temp (1500 degree) paint, repainted the two heat shields with silver wheel (200 degree) paint, wrapped the can in silicone tape, wrapped the header pipe and sprayed it with high temp silicone spray.
I should have measured the sound levels before and after, but what really matters to me is my perception of noise emitted. In a quick test run, I noticed no difference. One day when it's not cooking temperature outside (south Texas), I'll take a more intense ride and open up the throttle more. Maybe it will be better.
So my primary purpose fizzled, but I learned a couple of things about my bike and it looks better.
I took my first test ride easy and went through some grassy areas where some nature bits stuck to the smoking wrap. I'm pretty sure it will clean up alright.
Look what followed me home yesterday. I sold my 2008 XT250 with 36,000 miles, 35,000 that I put on it, nothing wrong with it but I figured if this one last 10 years also with no issues I will be set for a while. I’m just starting to put all my accessories from the old one over to this one. I guess this would make a good commercial for these bikes, don’t know of anything out there that I would like better than this.
My 2013 Xt250, rattle can tan bed liner paint job. Full Cogent Dynamics suspension.
Bikeneil (or anyone else),
What seat cover is that? Looks like it fits perfectly on the stock XT seat.
Looks like the seat pad sold by Walmart and other vendors.
Yes, it was from Walmart, doesn’t look like it would do much but it makes a lot of difference, well worth $20.
I like the saddle for a seat on the little honda in your avatar. I bet it's more comfy then the stock seat on the xt250. lol
Excellent. Thank you!
I hear you nerds are into this kind of thing: 6 years ago I bought a new 2012 XT250 with 5 mystery miles on it, and fortunately for you all I immediately set off on a several-thousands-mile moto camping quest to photograph and/or drop the bike in picturesque places.
Beartooth Pass, MT:
Lake Roosevelt, WA:
if you ever have the chance to ride a motorcycle in this city, don't:
Just posting some pics from a July ride.
OK. Link to some photos in my September ride.
Willbadone, where was that ride.? It looks familiar.
Hey it’s been a while since the Mr and Mrs checked in. Here are two videos from recent events we did on our dual sports!
The first is the Michaux Dual Sport. It’s the oldest sanctioned dual sport ride in America. Last year was its 30th year but last for the club that had started it. Our club, Delaware Valley Trail Riders, volunteered to take over the event this year and years to come to keep it alive. It runs through the Michaux State Forest in Pennsylvania. It’s one of only two times a year you can ride a motorized 2 wheeled vehicle there. The other would be at an Enduro race held there.
Hot lunch and ice cream at the end of the 100 mile loop. Can’t beat it!
Next is another dual sport event called Seven Mountains. Held in the Seven Mountains region of Pennsylvania. Here you can legally ride most of the year but due to the BDR passing though the state didn’t give that club a lot to work with due to trail erosion. Still a fun ride though.
The only picture I have from the last couple of weekends riding. The Dunlop D605 tires are performing great. They work very well for the type of riding I do. Which is mainly dirt, gravel, and seasonal roads on the weekends and commuting 30 miles round trip to work during the week.
HaHa that's just a little local backroad loop here in Ontario.
Real life has gotten in the way a bit so my wife and I haven't been able to ride as much lately, but we finally replaced our XT250's that went to Argentina with some newer ones. We got them all farkled out and took them on a break-in ride this weekend.
They are great little bikes, can't wait to use them more.
Great to hear from you again. I see you found my little brother, there.
Haha yeah, he was ALMOST as tall as you :). Supposedly we found one of the filming locations from Harry and the Henderson's.