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slip-on exhaust question

On my two dual sport bikes (KLX 250S and XT 250) I put on a FMF Q4 and FMF Powercore 4 respectively. On decel with each bike I get a little popping, actually kind of like it on the dual sports.

Does anyone experience decel popping on the V with a slip-on? Thinking about the Arrow and don't want the decel popping on the V.
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When i first put on the yoshi i noticed a pop every once in awhile. Now i can't remember the last time i heard one.

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I get decel popping with the TBR, if I accelerate hard then let off quickly.
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My 2011 with a yoshi (installed at 600 miles, now at 1000 miles) pops probably 80% of the time on decel.


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Yep, me too. More like Mushin says after a quick hard twist of the wrist. Hey what year XT250 do have 2008? I traded mine for my Versys and miss it more than I thought I would..
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Re: slip-on exhaust question

I have had a arrow on my V for the past 3 years. Every once and in a while I will get a few pops on decel, but it is very rare. I have done nothing to the engine or exaust setup other than the slip on. Some have gone and done a change to a certain hose on the intake to eliminate the pops, but Im not really sure what as I never really had the problem.

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Just remembered haven't heard a pop since i installed the new headers.

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Hey what year XT250 do have 2008? I traded mine for my Versys and miss it more than I thought I would..
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My 2007 has never popped on decel with the cheap DanMoto pipe. Never.

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My 2011 Versys pops on decel occasionally with the Arrow slip-on.
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I installed an Arrow just this week. No popping yet
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Don't worry mate get them jetted right. They are only small bores. The twins will be fine with your exhaust choice..

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a couple quick questions concerning slip-on exhausts. I've been thinking about getting a LeoVince or a Two Brothers system.

a. Do these slip-ons have any sort of catalytic converter feature?

b. Are these systems able to be installed with normal auto tools and mechanical experience (no welding?).

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I don't mean to hijack the thread, but I have a couple quick questions concerning slip-on exhausts. I've been thinking about getting a LeoVince or a Two Brothers system.

a. Do these slip-ons have any sort of catalytic converter feature?

b. Are these systems able to be installed with normal auto tools and mechanical experience (no welding?).

a. The slip-ons eliminate the catalytic converter...

b. No welding just a socket wrench and sockets or wrenches will do the trick.

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Sucks they don't have a small cat converter or something, but glad to know they're easy to install. Will probably dump my money into extra farkles (aux lights, radiator guard, footpegs, skid plate, and tailbag) prior to getting the exhaust which is more of a money pit with less return. I do really want to alter the sound in a positive way though eventually. Thanks for the input!

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Getting rid of the stock exhaust for a slip-on gets rid of about 10lbs

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Getting rid of the stock exhaust for a slip-on gets rid of about 10lbs
Good to know! I'm sure every pound counts with motorcycles. Too bad my TraX boxes weight a ton. I love those things though; easily the best hard boxes I've seen on any motorcycle.

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When you remove the OEM muffler/catalytic converter, there is no longer any need for the PAIR (air injection) system. The excess air from that in the exhaust system causes the popping. Lift the gas tank and you'll see a big rubber hose in the top of the airbox. Pull it off the fitting and shove something in it that fits snugly and blocks it off, then reconnect it. The popping will go away.

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