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Old 02-28-2018, 09:22 PM   #1
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Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

Just purchased a drz with almost factory exhaust. It has a new free flowing tip and spark arrestor. I'm about to do a 3x3 mod and rejet it. Is the new tip going to flow enough to make a difference, or do I just need to go ahead and buy exhaust. My last drz had a mrd exhaust and it was a power house but way too loud for me. Is there a substitute with good power but not quite as loud?

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:53 PM   #2
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

I just put a FMF Q4 silencer and Powerbomb header on my DR-Z400S. I also have the 3x3 mod, JD jets, K&N filter and the FMF Snap for the airtube between the airbox and the carb throttle body. Can tell the difference in performance.
AND to answer you original question, it is not excessively loud. I also didn’t want that.
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Old 02-28-2018, 10:01 PM   #3
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I just put a FMF Q4 silencer and Powerbomb header on my DR-Z400S. I also have the 3x3 mod, JD jets, K&N filter and the FMF Snap for the airtube between the box and the carb throttle body. Can tell the difference in performance.
AND to answer you original question, it is not excessively loud. I also didnít want that.
Good luck.
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:51 AM   #4
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

The Yoshimura pipes sound much quieter than the MRD. I love my MRD, with a big bore it is almost mandatory.

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Old 03-01-2018, 07:26 AM   #5
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

You would love the Leo Vince light - quiet - good power and it comes with exchangeable inserts.
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Old 03-01-2018, 07:42 AM   #6
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I'm not familiar with the Leo Vince light. I'll check it out

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Old 03-01-2018, 08:19 AM   #7
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I see on mrd's website that for 20$ you can add a quite insert. Anyone ever used one, does it cut much power?

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Old 03-01-2018, 12:09 PM   #8
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

I contacted mrd about their quite inserts and this is their response.
"Hi , the quiet insert makes them quite a bit quieter , its huge at full throttle , but the power loss small , a lot of guys cant tell the diff in power*"

I think I will give it a try.

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Old 03-01-2018, 07:47 PM   #9
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

Mrd is a nice setup but is too loud for me. I prefer the sound of the yoshimura exhausts. But I run a old two brothers slip on thatís not too loud.
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:08 PM   #10
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

MY DRZ has a full Yosh system and dynojet carb kit on it and it isn't as loud as the FMF on the my XR650.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:22 AM   #11
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

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I see on mrd's website that for 20$ you can add a quite insert. Anyone ever used one, does it cut much power?

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I didn't feel much difference in power. Doug thought he did but now we suspect it was other things. That said, it was still pretty loud. It is a sweet exhaust but it is by no means quiet. It is probably the reason my "new" DRZ is staying stock on the exhaust.
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:32 AM   #12
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I didn't feel much difference in power. Doug thought he did but now we suspect it was other things. That said, it was still pretty loud. It is a sweet exhaust but it is by no means quiet. It is probably the reason my "new" DRZ is staying stock on the exhaust.
Was it still louder than a yosh system?

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Old 03-02-2018, 08:18 AM   #13
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

I have no basis for comparison on that.

Understand, I would 100% recommend the MRD system, just not for someone looking for something quiet.
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

The MRD was significantly louder than a yosh. Add the quiet insert it's about the same. I noticed a power drop with the quiet insert. But I flogged mine like the mule it was till it went bang.

The Muzzy was on par with the Yosh but maybe a tick quieter. The newer Muzzy was quieter than the original.

FMF was the general choice for people who quiet. I never heard a Leo Vince.
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

stock can with restrictor drilled out. really cheap and easy and sounds better but not loud, not sure on power but I did richen mine.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:46 AM   #16
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Even the best most expensive exhaust will only give you a smidge of power in ideal situations, its all looks and sound anyway.
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:57 AM   #17
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Even the best most expensive exhaust will only give you a smidge of power in ideal situations, its all looks and sound anyway.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:24 AM   #18
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dont worry about trying to make a drz lighter, beat a dead horse instead.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:09 PM   #19
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Re: Best exhaust for drz that doesnt wake the dead.

It is hard to beat a Yoshi for build quality AND sound quality. They are always quieter than mrd, drd, 2bros, big gun, fmf to name a few. Super trapp with baffles and end plate is usually quieter but they often sound like farting through a stack of paper plates with the baffles and end plate on.

I have had several Yoshi, severl fmf, a big gun, 4 super trapps, 2 2bros, and an akropovic. Only the akro compares and that is at twice the price
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:14 PM   #20
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dont worry about trying to make a drz lighter, beat a dead horse instead.
That's all super easy. Trade for a KTM500. Less weight, more power, still quiet.
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