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Old 16 Feb 2013
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Modify 2006 KLE 500 Muffler

Has any one done a modification of a standard factory muffler. Can you drill out the baffle or make a modification to baffle
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I ground off the three small welds that hold the end cap in place. I then cut off the small diameter pipe that is the extension of the perforated tube at a point just outside the circular weld. All up about 50/60mm ...2.5 inches approx.
This I'm sure helps with the exhaust breathing particularly in the higher rev range. I cannot detect any improvement in performance but I'm sure there would be a small improvement. Sounds more muscular but not noisy. I loath noisy exhausts but I love a good note.
A good little project and I'm pleased with the result.

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Thanks mate

Sorry about long time to reply
I had not received any response for a while, I give this forum up that no one comes here. Thanks for your responce
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Billy, I've been elsewhere and am selling my V Strom and Z650 so the KLE will soon be my only bike.
I recently looked at the fork air valves for the first time.
I released the very little air that was in them and added 4 pumps each with a bicycle pump. The forks have radically changed and now feel perfect, something I could never achieve on the V Strom. I'm VERY pleased with the stock forks with 4 pumps each using the bicycle pump. Must go but will watch this forum now regularly.
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This site seems to be short on visitors
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This site seems to be short on visitors
Yep, not a huge following, but then the KLE500 wasn't a big volume seller.

I pop in here now and then.
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G'day Steve. Any other sites active, in English? Lots in Europe, quite popular

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G'day Steve. Any other sites active, in English? Lots in Europe, quite popular


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Not really, bits and pieces now and then on ADV.

They were only a minimal seller and greatly underrated.

People don't know what they missed.
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