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Postby ez » 12:48 am Feb 23 2011

hello a new freind with the same kdx as mine rode it and said i needed th/e woods pipe+ he added a reed valve and new jets. I rode his and could;t tell much difference. only his was mutch harder to start. can i put a woods pipe on alone and expect any difference. love my bike except for front forks
jumping is no problem however landing is another story
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Postby scheckaet » 01:06 am Feb 23 2011

a pipe will be a great improvement and you'll need to re jet accordingly to fully benefit the improvement.
Bike harder to start? jetting is probably off.
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Postby Julien D » 07:13 am Feb 23 2011

Sorry Ez, can't remember what year or model your KDX is. Generally you want a woods pipe for a 200, or a REV if you ride a 200 in lots of wide open places. If you have a 220 you want the REV pipe only, unless you NEVER ride in wide open spaces.

Aftermarket pipe does make a pretty noticeable difference in power delivery.
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Postby fuzzy » 10:03 am Feb 23 2011

love my bike except for front forks
Then change what you don't link first. Suspension is often overlooked over power mods. I doubt many people can give the bone stock motor all it's got (in woods) on the stock suspenders. My next KDX will retain stock exhaust for stealth factor alone.
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Postby Julien D » 02:25 pm Feb 23 2011

Valid point Fuzzy. I do think the stock pipe is better as a boat anchor than an expansion chamber though. The stock silencer is actually quite nice, and very quiet. Suspension first is definitely a good idea though!
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Postby fuzzy » 09:26 am Feb 24 2011

Yeah, the pipe does have a lot to be desired :mrgreen: I'm curious to see how a stock exh does with all the 'off-idle' mods like RB head & carb/DF3 cage...Pipe's not doing much right here, and this is the KDX's sweet spot. If she's a little lame up top, but super-quiet I'm good with that. Would then love to compare it side by side with the same config, but with a woods pipe.
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Postby Julien D » 10:26 am Feb 24 2011

That would be a great experiment.
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Postby BobbyZ » 02:38 am Feb 25 2011

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juliend wrote:Valid point Fuzzy. I do think the stock pipe is better as a boat anchor than an expansion chamber though. The stock silencer is actually quite nice, and very quiet. Suspension first is definitely a good idea though!


while this may apply for the newer bikes the old e series pipes,once modified where quite the hot item back in the day :partyman:
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Postby Julien D » 07:02 am Feb 25 2011

Yeah, I had modified my stock E pipe. The DG i'm running still kicks it's butt. Gutting the stock pipe was a major pain in the ass too. Still a viable option for an E owner though.
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