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Another boring exhaust question

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Thanks to those who have responded to my two posts in the past month. After not owning a bike for about 15 years I purchased a 2000 WR this summer so I could ride with my two boys. I've tried to read all I can about exhausts for the WR but have a few specific questions yet to answered. Bottom line I'm looking to replace my stock exhaust so I can save some weight and increase performance. I ride mostly MX (for fun). The places we ride offroad have signs posted "Maximum 99 db".

Here's my question: Which after-market pipe will save weight, increase performance, help with MX riding and keep the sound under 99 db? Thanks!

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Another noise question?

I'm not sure if anything other than the stock silencer, and maybe the White Bro.s Randy Hawkins silencer, will be below 99 Db. since in the Dirt Bike (I think) test all were well over 100 Dbs (most were around 104).

But I'm sure it matters exactly how the test is conducted. In the article the sound test was conducted w/ RPMs at 1/2 of redline with the meter like 20 feet from the pipe (I think).

Some silencers can have parts changed to make them quiter, there is one in particular that offers a "Quiet" silencer insert...

...but I can't remember which. Sorry.

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I run the White Bros Tapered header and E-Series silencer. It is loud but can be "tuned down". In the "tuned down" set up I don't know how much improvement there would be over stock with baffle removed.

How does the bike turn? I am also coming off a multi year no bike deal. I thought I was just slow and then I put the YZ seat/tank combo on and now. I'm still slow but I can corner faster:-)

The big plus with a header is the ability to change the oil filter without removing the exhaust. Try a tapered headed and the stock silencer with baffle removed. Then with the money you saved, you can buy the seat/tank combo.

Bill

Bill

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86TT225, 98CR80, 99WR, WR timing, throttle stop trimmed, air box lid removed, White Bros head pipe, silencer and air filter. Odometer and headlight removed. Moose hand and mud guards. YZ stock tank and IMS seat. Renthal Jimmy Button "highs" and Renthal Soft half waffle grips. AMA, SETRA.

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