I purchased a Laser Pro Duro for my 2000 KLR from Fred a few weeks ago. I
ordered it on a Thursday and it arrived the following Wednesday. Very quick
shipping when you consider it had to be shipped to Alberta, Canada. Previously
before purchasing the Laser from Fred I looked at the alternatives from Cobra,
Supertrapp, and Big Gun. I narrowed my choices to the Laser and the Big Gun.
Eventually I decided on the Laser and couldn't be happier. The Laser does not
require repacking and is much more subdued than the Big Gun.
Once the muffler arrived the first thing I noticed was the quality. In a word:
excellent. Beautiful welds and presentation and obviously a well-made piece. I
followed the tips and instructions on John's site. Installation was a snap. I
made sure I had the longer bolt and muffler reducer before I started. Had the
old one off and the new one on in an hour. Once I had the bike started I was
impressed by the sound. Muted but aggressive at the same time. Certainly beats
the old "tweety" sound of the factory muffler. I haven't ridden the bike yet
due to all the wonderful Canadian snow, but I certainly notice the difference in
throttle response. The bike actually lunges towards redline as opposed to
"wheezing" towards it.
In short, I am very pleased. The Laser is certainly expensive, but you get what
you pay for. I am confident this muffler will outlast the bike itself. And as
you all know, a well maintained KLR can run for a very long time!