Best Exhaust for CA riders???
Posted February 07, 2006 - 09:00 PM
Posted February 08, 2006 - 10:48 AM
I've run a number of pipes on my WR450 including the stock pipe with GYTR and PMB inserts, Pro Circuit's T4, FMF's Factory 4Ti, and the FMF Q2. While I prefer the power of the FMF Factory 4Ti, the Q2 was a good performer with good sound. I use it when sound might be an issue. The Pro Circuit had good power, also, but is way too loud for most places I ride.
Posted May 29, 2006 - 09:09 AM
Posted May 29, 2006 - 08:09 PM
Posted May 29, 2006 - 08:37 PM
Yup... just put a Q2 Ti on my '05 WR250F.
Will the Q2 bolt up to the stock header? I want to buy the header a little later so the misses wont know.
No clamps... the muffler comes with a midpipe that "pops" into the muffler (seal with high-temp RTV), and a bushing that you insert into the header end of the midpipe (again, sealed with RTV).
I pre-installed the bushing in the midpipe, but that's all you can do in the way of prep since you'll have to rotate the midpipe to get it into the proper position to bolt in.
The bushing takes up the difference in diameter between the stock header and the Q2's midpipe.... yes, the FMF header is larger.
If you buy the Q2 from ebay, make sure you get the bushing.
Posted May 30, 2006 - 11:45 AM
The pipe will fit a '03 - '05 YZ450F or a '03 - '06 WR450F. I'm asking $300.00 or best offer. The White Bros. part number is: 05-646. PM me for details if interested.
Posted June 01, 2006 - 07:24 PM
I've been a critic of aftermarket exhausts, but I bought a slightly-used '04 WR450f w/ an E2 on it, and w/ the smallest insert, that bike is QUIET. Way quieter than my '01 WR426 w/ the stock exhaust. I can't determine what the effect on the power is - the bike has a Boyeson quickshot, power nows, and is jetted perfectly, so it rips!
I still can't get over how much I enjoy riding a quieter bike. Seriously. I also like the way the E2 looks. It's got my vote.
Posted June 02, 2006 - 04:03 PM
The Q2 is supposedly better, and someone claimed it is packed with the "stringy" packing instead of the mat.
Posted June 03, 2006 - 09:39 AM