Overview of Vance & Hines XCR Slip-On Muffler - 14171
Cross reference number(s):18210868
Specs for Vance & Hines XCR Slip-On Muffler - 14171
|Type||Muffler/Silencer w/Spark Arrestor|
Fitment for Vance & Hines XCR Slip-On Muffler - 14171See if this part fits your ride
Part 434276 fits the following machines
- 2008 Honda CRF450R
- 2007 Honda CRF450R
- 2006 Honda CRF450R
INSTALLATION WAS WAS A SNAP, ONLY A FEW WRENCHES REQUIRED, THE FIT WAS PERFECT. WHILE IT IS "BUMPY" SOUNDING AT IDLE IT REALLY WINDS UP NICELY WITH NO POPPING ON DECCELERATION-ENGINE BRAKING. WITH A FF HELMET THE CRUISING TONE IS NOT OVERPOWERING BUT, MORE THAN THE STOCK SYSTEM. THE HEAD PIPE SECTION APPEARS TO SHED HEAT THROUGH THE SYSTEM BETTER, MAKING THE FOOT PEG AERA COOLER ON THE RIGHT SIDE.
WITH NO OTHER MODIFICATIONS, IT APPEARS TO ALLOW SLIGHTLY QUICKER LOW END TO MID RANGE ACCELERATION. ALL IN ALL, A VERY WELL ENGINEERIED, ATTRACTIVE COLOR SCHEME, QUALITY MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION AT A VERY AFFORDABLE PRICE MAKE THIS EXHAUST A REAL BARGAIN.
quality made product!!! Vance & Hines bought out Whites Brothers who originally made this muffler. For detailed review check out this link on KLR world form:
- It doesn't fit with the side panel. The panel has to be trimmed. It's not hard to trim it, but I don't like having to do that. I wanted a bolt-on pipe that didn't need any other modifications. Everything else bolted on perfectly (mid pipe to stock header pipe and muffler to sub-frame).
- There's no gap between the top of the pipe and the rear fender. That's where I like to stick my hand to move the bike around. It needs to be an inch lower and moved about 1/2" toward the center of the bike to get away from the side panel and rear fender.
The bike runs better, and sounds cleaner. It seems to have helped with the jetting a bit (@ 6,000 in Colorado) although the bike was jetted before.
For the price, it's tough to beat, but I wouldn't buy this pipe again if it gets damaged because of the fitment issues above (not because of the performance or quality of the pipe).