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Old 08-03-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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Default Hindle Exhaust Installed

1000 kms ago I installed a Hindle 16 inch round style exhaust.

Here it is, proudly made in Canada:



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This what you see when eating my dust:



It looks like it will be too loud from this angle:



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Sound reducer:



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I tried the pipe without the sound reducer and spark arrestor installed. Loud and loud means loud, 450 motocrosser loud. It lasted about 2 second in this configuration. I installed the noise reducer and spark arrestor, much better. A nice rumble at idle, 0 to about 4000 rpm does not seem much louder. Above 5000 rpm the pipe is a little louder than stock. At the time my parents and girlfriend were inside the house about 30 meters away and confirmed my findings on the pipe. Without the noise reducer it is way loud. With the reducer installed it does not sound louder than normal.

As far as performance there is a very noticeable reduction in weight with the Hindle when you first swing your leg over the bike. This was surprisingly apparent. The Hindle exhaust comes in at 4 lbs versus the stock exhaust being just over 12 lbs.
With out jetting changes the bike revs much more freely and has a real kick at about 4000 rpm. Nice. I had done some research about pipes on KLRs and found one statement that the stock pipe out breaths aftermarket pipes above 4000 rpm. This does not seem the case. And it is much smoother on the highway. This I did not expect. Actually this fact alone pretty much makes the Hindle worth the price of admission.

And the bike looks much better, it really completes the package.

After the 1000 kms I have no complaints with the Hindle exhaust. And it has not increased in noise that I can tell. Plus the KLR now sounds like a motorcycle. My only complaint some far is that when it is time for a repack the pipe uses rivets instead of allen screws. Hindle are you listening.

An overall great upgrade, and I still have not rejetted fo the pipe other than the 22 cent mod.
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:35 PM   #2
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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looks like that fender is going to take a beating. Good looking pipe though
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looks like that fender is going to take a beating. Good looking pipe though
In the 1000 kms I have on the pipe there is no signs of damage at all on the rear fender. I think that if I would have went with the 14 inch can this may have been an issue.
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Old 08-05-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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I thought there looked to be some burn marks on one of your pics, if not my bad. Mind sharing the price.
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Old 08-05-2009, 11:40 AM   #6
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I thought there looked to be some burn marks on one of your pics, if not my bad. Mind sharing the price.
$340 Cdn, I thought this was reasonable. We will see how it holds up in the long run.
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I installed a Hindle pipe on my 2011. I'm really happy with it so far. A noticeable improvement on power, it looks a million times better and is waaay lighter than the stock exhaust! Great improvement for the money IMHO.
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Looks pretty nice! Looking at the pics, in the spare parts pic is that a whole extra outer cannister body?
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I might has well update this thread.

I upgraded to a DR650 but sold the KLR to my brother.

The bike has 19000+ kms on it now and the pipe has held up. The sticker and shiny finish are long gone and the can suffered a big dent from a wipe out but it has held up.

I have had cans from other manufacturers where the rivets fall out and the mounting tab breaks off. The Hindle is holding together and has been repacked once. It is due for another repack. Note that Hindle now offers a repack kit which include rivets etc for a very reasonable price.

I would buy another Hindle again as the price is so reasonable but one of the baffle style mufflers that don't require packing would be the ultimate. And the Hindle is a little lound.
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