03 YZ450 in need of 96db exhaust. Who is running what?

I'm sure it has been asked before but I did some searching and found some info on the Lexx pipe. It does not sound to bad for the price. I have heard of some power loss with it. I was just wondering if anyone is running one or anything els for that matter that meets the 96db @ 4500 rpm requirement for the NHHA and district 37 desert and enduro series. Also FMF claims some db reduction with their power bomb header. I'm not looking for any more power here I'm just looking to not lose any while meeting regulations.

Also on a side note FmF has a close out site with a good deal on the power bomb for 03-05 bikes and some jet kit.

Edited by f150jokerstyle

I run the Lexx, great with the MX tip. It really opens up the mid range. With the most restrictive tip in you will notice a power difference but it makes the bike allot quieter

I'm running an FMF Q4 with quiet tip and spark arrestor and it's pretty quiet. I'd even like it a little quieter but it is quieter than all my friends bikes. Haven't had it tested, yet.

Actually while riding my 2011 the intake bark is louder than the exhaust.

Edited by PilotHonda

Oh and thank you for shopping for a quiet exhaust. I hate loud pipes. The louder they are the more land we lose to ride on.

I run the Lexx, great with the MX tip. It really opens up the mid range. With the most restrictive tip in you will notice a power difference but it makes the bike allot quieter

Did you notice any loss with the one with the spark arrestor on it also or is that the one your speaking of?

Oh and thank you for shopping for a quiet exhaust. I hate loud pipes. The louder they are the more land we lose to ride on.

To be honest quite it fine by me I just don't want to lose any power from stock. Did you notice any loss anywhere with the q4?

Im a big believer in quiet pipes too. However, I think you'll stand to lose a noticeable amount of power with the Q4. I ran the megabomb/q4 combo on my 08 and had to drop from a stock 45 pilot to a 42 to get it to run right and it was pretty choked up. My buddies wouldnt even hear me coming, you'd be WAY below 96db I think.

Im a big believer in quiet pipes too. However, I think you'll stand to lose a noticeable amount of power with the Q4. I ran the megabomb/q4 combo on my 08 and had to drop from a stock 45 pilot to a 42 to get it to run right and it was pretty choked up. My buddies wouldnt even hear me coming, you'd be WAY below 96db I think.

That is what I have been kind of reading and thinking. I see that the 4.1 and ti power both have 94db inserts but I just wonder if that chocks it down to a q4 level of performance

Edited by f150jokerstyle

I run the Lexx, great with the MX tip. It really opens up the mid range. With the most restrictive tip in you will notice a power difference but it makes the bike allot quieter

I run the Lexx on my 09. With the insert in it, there is a big power loss. I wanted a quiet ride, but the power loss was way too much for me. I bought the 34mm tip and spark arrestor screen, and can pull the front wheel up for puddles again whenever I want. It won't do that with the quiet insert in. You are going to lose power no matter what exhaust you get if you restrict enough to make it quiet.

I run the Lexx on my 09. With the insert in it, there is a big power loss. I wanted a quiet ride, but the power loss was way too much for me. I bought the 34mm tip and spark arrestor screen, and can pull the front wheel up for puddles again whenever I want. It won't do that with the quiet insert in. You are going to lose power no matter what exhaust you get if you restrict enough to make it quiet.

My thoughts exactly. Okay I know what i'm going to do thank you everyone!

To be honest quite it fine by me I just don't want to lose any power from stock. Did you notice any loss anywhere with the q4?

99% of the time I ride on public land so I needed the spark arrestor right away. I never rode it with the stock pipe. It's got loads of power with the Q, I beat a very well modded CRF450 and two Raptor 700s pulling a fifth gear power wheelie in my only drag race on it. It's just a pipe, some are louder, some quieter, they all pass gas.

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