HEADS UP!!!

Site upgrade in progress... Core site functions are working, but some non-critical features/functions will be temporarily unavailable while we work to restore them over the next couple of weeks.

Please post any bugs you encounter, but before you do, check to see if it's already listed.

Thanks for your patience while we work to improve the community.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
joshbeene

XR 650 Exhaust, New Tip or whole Pipe?

4 posts in this topic

I have an XR 650R and I have the Honda power up kit, and the aftermarket exhaust tip. Is there a big difference in power between aftermarket pipes and just changing out the tip? I know that changing out the header pipe does not make a huge difference but is there a big difference between a new slip on versus the performance tip?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've only seen a few pipes that make more peak power than the stock pipe with the HRC insert, they all loose power in the mid range. The stock setup is very good. Spend the money on suspension. You will feel a huge difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wish there was a copy of the xr650r pipe shootout still posted somehwere. It was a couple years old, but it showed that some of the big name pipes actually made less power that the stock header with opened tip. If you modify the bike (cam, piston, porting, etc), then I'm sure there are better gains to be had from a complete system.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0