FMF Q vs. stock WR muffler
Posted September 07, 2002 - 03:51 PM
How much difference is there in noise and power when comparing the FMF Q and the stock WR with baffle in place? Is the FMF louder than the stocker? If so, how much? How is the performance difference? I don't really have the money to spend on the FMF right now but I figured I could pick up someone's stock WR system for next to nothing.
[ September 07, 2002, 06:53 PM: Message edited by: MotoGreg ]
Posted September 07, 2002 - 08:09 PM
Posted September 08, 2002 - 07:03 AM
The DSP works great, has smooth all over power, I had an E-series before I got this and the DSP is much better... just loud!
Posted September 08, 2002 - 04:45 PM
I run the US pipe with a Vortip, it produces a sound level I would take anywhere and there seems to be little performanc compromise. A couple weeks ago, we compared it to an FMF-Q and the Q is louder, more of a deep bass note to it. The Q is quite a bit quieter than the uncorked US pipe. My European pipe is 82db and it is -very- quiet.
I've never heard the US pipe with the insert in, because when I got my used one, it didn't come with it. But, if it the corked US pipe really is 82db like the Euro, it should suit your sound level needs.
Posted September 08, 2002 - 06:05 PM
And very slow. I was so dissapointed with my purchase I could of kicked myself in the ass.
I found this site searching Google for WR426 modifications.
If you want a stock exhaust I'll gladly trade you mine and a little coin. I can send you pics of either or both of my bikes pipes.
There are no dents or scratches on headpipe or muffler of either.
Posted September 09, 2002 - 09:14 PM
I ride a '99 WR400 with the stock exhaust & a Thumper Racing Quiet Core insert. I've been measured at 95 & 96 dB by the USFS. I think this combo is quiet enough for the street. I'm 250-260lbs and there is enough power for large butt.
I've ridden with guys that run the Q and it's slightly louder than my bike. If I trashed my stock system I would get the Q just to drop a few pounds. It's quiet enough not to be a problem IMO.
Posted September 09, 2002 - 11:21 AM
Props to you for caring about how loud your bike is on the road and all, but roll up next to a Harley at a stop light and see if you can here your bike running,,,,,
BTW, where do you get rims like that, I would love to put my WR on the road with just a quick swap of wheels .