REPORT: db Dawg on '04 450F


22 replies to this topic
  • NM_KDX200

Posted April 01, 2007 - 06:03 PM

#1

I ordered a db Dawg for my '04 and it arrived Thurs so I slapped it on and rode around my play track a little bit. First impressions were that it sure pulled hard off the bottom. Next- it's a lot quieter. My wife said so, too. Put the bike up and waited for today.

Today, I went riding at the real track and gave it a good workout. I had a little trouble starting the bike but finally got 'er going. Wanted to foul out just a bit and it blew some smoke once started. Out on the track, I immediately noticed an increased low-end pull. Right off idle, it wants to bog a bit, but once you get past that, it pulls enough that I had to watch my throttle control on our dry track. After say 1/4 to 1/3 throttle, I can't say I noticed any difference in performance and if anything the db Dawg made the bike pull a little harder. We had a stock 450F and 250F and the db Dawg was definitely quieter- my wife said 20-30%. I'd forgotten the little sawed off wrench at home and couldn't do a back to back comparison, but I didn't feel any pressing need at all to remove the thing. By contrast, I put an FMF Q2 on last fall, rode it once, and immediately removed it. I lost low end power big time with that silencer.

So, after 2 h, the db Dawg gets a thumbs-up from me.:bonk: :naughty:

  • creeker

Posted April 01, 2007 - 06:41 PM

#2

I have one on my 00' 426f and love it!

  • 642MX

Posted April 01, 2007 - 06:51 PM

#3

Anybody have any sound test results with one installed?......

  • creeker

Posted April 02, 2007 - 05:08 AM

#4

Anybody have any sound test results with one installed?......


I don't, but I will work on getting that. I know this much... the sound difference is VERY noticeable at idle.

  • Yamahafan

Posted April 02, 2007 - 06:35 AM

#5

Are you running the stock pipe? I have a WB Aluminum Pro and can't get the #8003 they recommend to fit.

  • NM_KDX200

Posted April 02, 2007 - 09:11 AM

#6

Are you running the stock pipe? I have a WB Aluminum Pro and can't get the #8003 they recommend to fit.


I'm running the stock pipe, yup.

  • 642MX

Posted April 02, 2007 - 10:02 AM

#7

I don't, but I will work on getting that. I know this much... the sound difference is VERY noticeable at idle.


Let us know when you do. I'm looking for something to quiet mine down. I have to be under 98 db for a trail ride I'm going to this fall.

  • NM_KDX200

Posted April 02, 2007 - 10:23 AM

#8

I have to be under 98 db for a trail ride I'm going to this fall.


You'll probably need a spark arrestor, too and the Dawg won't help there.

  • creeker

Posted April 02, 2007 - 10:48 AM

#9

Are you running the stock pipe? I have a WB Aluminum Pro and can't get the #8003 they recommend to fit.


I am running the stock pipe as well.

  • 642MX

Posted April 02, 2007 - 12:12 PM

#10

You'll probably need a spark arrestor, too and the Dawg won't help there.


I don't need the spark arrestor. For some reason they only care about the sound level. :bonk:

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  • yama02yz250f

Posted April 02, 2007 - 03:58 PM

#11

they dont work with spark arrestors right? if they did id buy one right away

  • creeker

Posted April 03, 2007 - 04:55 AM

#12

I honestly don't know if they will work with a spark arrester or not, but I seriously doubt it.

  • SUnruh

Posted April 03, 2007 - 04:58 AM

#13

it will work with a spark arrestor provided that you have:

1) it is removeable

2) the screen goes on the outside/last

3) the screen curves out and not in

  • Mike546

Posted April 04, 2007 - 02:11 AM

#14

Where can I order one?

  • NM_KDX200

Posted April 04, 2007 - 05:34 AM

#15

Where can I order one?


I got mine from:
http://www.dirtwerkz...st/dB_Dawg.html

  • creeker

Posted April 04, 2007 - 07:44 AM

#16

I got mine from:
http://www.dirtwerkz...st/dB_Dawg.html


Awesome! I wish I could've gotten mine from there... I paid next to $55 for mine from the maker.

  • Mike546

Posted April 04, 2007 - 07:51 AM

#17

Thanks, for that price I'll try it.

  • yama02yz250f

Posted April 04, 2007 - 04:57 PM

#18

could someone perhaps measure how deep theres goes in. I have 2 1/2 inches from the end of my tip to the spark arrestor and am hoping it will fit.

  • 642MX

Posted April 04, 2007 - 06:21 PM

#19

^^^^ I ordered mine today. It was $45 or so from Dirtwerkz. The larger Dawg costs more than the other sizes. I had to get the larger one because of my FMF muffler.

  • creeker

Posted April 11, 2007 - 06:12 PM

#20

Not 100% sure if you can tell much from this... but here it is:

http://s173.photobuc...rent=DBDawg.flv





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