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 Post subject: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 1:18 am 
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Hi all,

Just in the process of moting and registering a ktm 200, but I wondered if it would be considered too loud by most people for Greenlaning on? It's not ridiculously loud, but I thought it might be more frowned upon..

I've seen a few posts of them being mentioned, but not a whole lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:17 am 
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I used too own the same bike.
If it's passes the mot with the same silencer it has on now, then no problem.
Superb bike for trail riding.

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:15 am 
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You may need to repack the exhaust.

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:22 am 
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Provided it hasn't been fitted with a loud aftermarket silencer, then it will be fine.

I used to have one - great bikes for trailriding.

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:15 am 
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OK awesome thanks!
It came with an fmf powercore 2 fitted, but it also has the original ktm exhaust with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:20 am 
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Being new here I didn't realise there was a policy in exhaust noise..mine passed the MOT but I wouldn't say it's quiet by any means..we all know that some MOT stations can be more generous than others on the noise front !


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:24 am 
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AlanH wrote:
You may need to repack the exhaust.


This.

Especially if it's spent a lot of time at high-revs or got wet etc. Most OEM KTM exhausts are pretty reasonable sound-wise - you after-market maybe less so.


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:52 am 
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Louder bikes can be heard coming by walkers etc. anyway - so noise regulations aside I would argue noisy exhausts (up to a point) increase safety. Not that common sense ever prevails these days :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 5:12 pm 
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Yeah I can see that arguments too, I just dont want to be seen as a hoodlum by the general public.

The old exhaust looks like it comes apart quite easy, so I'll have a look inside when I rescue my circlip pliers

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 Post subject: Re: Ktm 200 too loud for laning?
PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 6:36 pm 
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The OEM silencer is a better choice for the trails as its designed to give more low end torque than the powercore.

That means progress at lower revs = quieter progress and longer service intervals!

Noisy exhaust that sacrifices low end torque for top end power = more noise, higher revs, more servicing and less lanes.

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