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Mods for stock xr650l exhaust

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Just got a 2002 xr650l, my first bike and my first dualsport. I love it but I've noticed it lacking lowend and understand the bajadesigns carb kit and unifilter would help. Does anyone know a cheap fix to the stock exhaust that would help it breath better and still be semi quiet? I will probably buy a after market exhaust in the future when finances permit. Thanks

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Hey '02 650L Bro!! Seems like alot of the guys who are running the stock tailpipe like the Thumper Racing Baffle. Ed Buratti who's a Thumper member runs it I think, & I followed alot of his recommendations. He's a great source of info!! Go back into the Thumper Talk about 30 days or so, & you'll find alot of input from Ed & others on opening up your new ride!! I think the Thumper Baffle is around $90.00. I did a post 2 weeks ago "UNCORKED '02 650L" with alot of info you can use...Baja Designs is a great source for parts/knowledge, & you can glean HUGE info from Thumper Talk & alot of other 650L riders who have modified their machines. Let us know if we can help...the XR650L is a great all-around motorcycle!! Enjoy & hope to hear more soon!

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Hey, thanks for the kind words Jim! I'm glad to hear that your project worked out for you. I absolutely love my XRL. (I also love my CR500). I think you'll find it the best for all-around street and trail riding. Wannabe, keep us updated on what you do and how it works out.

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Thanks Guys- I'll look up that article and give it a try. Appreciate all the help and this bike is going to be fun., Thursday its a ride to Tecate Mexico (about a hour from me) for a beer and a taco.

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