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			<h1>Benz Silent Rider Exhaust</h1>

			

<span class="style2">Test Vehicle: 2007 Yamaha Grizzly 700</span>

			 Tested and Written by Buster

			 MSRP: $159</p>
			

<font size="2">When we started looking for an exhaust silencing 
			 
			 mechanism, the pickins were slim. What we wanted was something 
			 
			 that didn't decrease performance, but severely quieted our factory 
			 
			 Grizzly 700 exhaust. Much to our dismay, we had a hard time finding 
			 
			 a plethora of companies manufacturing such an animal. We wanted 
			 
			 something that a hunter like us, the causal rider or even someone 
			 
			 that rides their bike in a quiet neighborhood, could do so virtually 
			 
			 un-noticed. </font></p>
			

<font size="2">Then we stumbled across the [url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url]. On 

			the surface, it sounded like just what we were looking for to test. 

			According to their web site:</font></p>

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				[*]<font size="2">It reduces the noise level up to 60% on most 

				4-strokes. </font>

				[*]<font size="2">You don't have to weld anything permanently 

				onto your bike to attach it. However, on very few bikes, a weld 

				on adapter is required that is welded onto your existing factory 

				exhaust TIP. Keep in mind, if you go to sell you bike and don't 

				want the Benz adapter to go with it, you can purchase a 

				replacement exhaust tip for your factory muffler for a very low 

				price and keep your Benz adapter.</font>

				[*]<font size="2">You can install it yourself</font>

				[*]<font size="2">In most cases it works with drop-down baskets</font>

				[*]<font size="2">The silencer doesn't interfere with the dump 

				bed on a Polaris Ranger OR a Rhino 660.</font>

				[*]<font size="2">AND they offer a 90 day money back guarantee 

				no questions asked warranty.</font>
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<font size="2">Could this be true??? It sounded too good to 

			believe, but if so, was just what we were looking for. </font>			</p>

			

<font size="2">We decided to give it a whirl and see if 

			everything that Benz was saying was true, or just fluff.</font></p>

			<h3>Benz Silent Rider Review</h3>

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			[IMG]http://www.atvtorture.com/reviews/images/benz/packaging.jpg[/IMG]The 

			packaging was great, and the owners, Tammy and Benji, were great to 

			deal with. It was well wrapped to prevent any damage in transit. All 

			necessary parts were included as well as an instruction sheet on how 

			to mount it.</p>

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			[IMG]http://www.atvtorture.com/reviews/images/benz/included.jpg[/IMG]Here's 

			what we received in the box. The silencer, mounting instruction sheet, mounting 

			tip to replace the factory Grizzly 700 spark arrestor and all needed 

			hardware.</p>

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			This 

			is the replacement tip to be used along with your gasket flange from 

			your factory spark arrestor. This prevents exhaust leakage between 

			the factory muffler and the new tip. They even removed the paint 

			from the end of the tip (as you can better see in the next image) to 

			make the Benz easy to attach and remove. Man, they thought of 

			everything!</p>

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			[IMG]http://www.atvtorture.com/reviews/images/benz/premount.jpg[/IMG]</span>After 

			you remove your factory spark arrestor, you place your factory 

			exhaust flange behind the provided exhaust tip. Then you put this 

			setup in its place. You're provided 3 allen head bolts that you 

			want to snug up by hand. Then in series, gradually tighten each one 

			of them so they're each tightened the same amount at the same time. 

			In other words, snug one up a little; go to the next one and then 

			the next. Continue going around the 3 of them until they're each 

			snugged up tight enough.</p>

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			[IMG]http://www.atvtorture.com/reviews/images/benz/tip.jpg[/IMG]Once 

			you've installed the tip and have tightened all the bolts, this 

			should be your result.</p>

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			[IMG]http://www.atvtorture.com/reviews/images/benz/final_tip.jpg[/IMG]Now 

			we're on to mounting the silencer. This is "as easy as grits" as 

			they have paid very close attention to getting a perfect fit of the 

			silencer onto the tip. Once we slipped the pipe on, this is what it 

			looks like.</p>

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			[IMG]http://www.atvtorture.com/reviews/images/benz/final.jpg[/IMG]


			Using the included u-brackets, bolts, lock nuts and washers, this is 

			what we have. Notice how well it fits! Perfectly straight, and we're 

			perfectionists enough that it better be straight.</p>

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			[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url] </span><u>Results</u></h3>

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			[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url] </span>Packaging:</h4>

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				<p align="justify"><font size="2">The packaging was excellent and could only 

				have been better if it was hand delivered.</font></p>
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			<h4 align="justify"><span style="font-weight: bold">

			[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url] </span>Provided Instructions:</h4>

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				<p align="justify"><font size="2">Step-by-step and easy to follow</font></p>
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			<h4 align="justify">[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url] Tools Required:</h4>

			<ul>

				[*]

				<p align="justify"><font size="2">8mm wrench - to remove your factory spark 

				arrestor</font>

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				<p align="justify"><font size="2">5mm allen wrench - to use on the bolts to 

				install the new tip</font>

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				<p align="justify"><font size="2">9/16 wrench and 9/16 socket and ratchet 

				- to install the mounting u-brackets</font>
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			<h4 align="justify">[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url] Ease of Installation:</h4>

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				<p align="justify"><font size="2">10 out of 10 - it was so easy to 

				install, a 6 year old could do it</font></p>
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			<h4 align="justify">[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url] Performance:</h4>

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				<p align="justify"><font size="2">Benz claims it reduces sound levels up to 60% 

				on most 4-stroke ATVs. Now we didn't have a decibel meter 

				to test the EXACT accuracy of this, but we've gotta say that on 

				our Grizz 700, if they aren't dead-on, their darned close, and 

				close enough for us to be VERY happy with the results of the 

				sound level decrease of our factory exhaust. To make it even 

				better, we didn't notice any power loss from the install on our 

				test bike.</font></p>
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			<h4 align="justify">[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url] Overall Analysis:</h4>

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				<h5 align="justify">Pros: </h5>

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					<p align="justify"><font size="2">It did everything it claimed to do. It was 

					easy to install. It was well built. It fit perfectly. And 

					most importantly, it made our bike MUCH quieter. Since we 

					like to hunt with or quads, A LOT, this is just what we were 

					looking for. There's nothing worse than traveling to your 

					stand and spooking up big game on the way in because your 

					ATV is too loud. As a matter of fact, on our Grizz, in the 

					0-20mph range, and with the Benz Silent Rider installed, we don't even hear the exhaust over the 

					engine. It also doesn't get in the way of attaching a 

					trailer to our receiver hitch at all. THIS SILENCER DEFINITELY FITS THE BILL!!!!</font></p>
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				<h5 align="justify">Cons: </h5>

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					<p align="justify"><font size="2">We really didn't find anything negative 

					about it at all. We would like to have seen stainless nuts, 

					bolts and washers provided for the mounting because we feel 

					the provided zinc ones will corrode fairly quickly. But, 

					that wouldn't stop us from 

					highly recommending the Benz. Other than that, the Benz 

					Silent Rider is top notch in every way. We consider it a 

					must have for any hunter that rides their ATV to the stand (or field) or just someone that wants their bike to be as 

					quiet as it can be.</font></p>
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				<h5 align="justify">Overall:</h5>

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					<p align="justify"><font size="2">We're extremely happy with what [url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz[/url] has 

					developed for utility ATV riders and recommend their product 

					to anyone looking to do what the Benz is designed to do.</font></p>
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			  <p align="justify">For more information on the Benz Silent Rider, visit [url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]http://www.atvsilencer.com[/url]</p>

			  <p align="justify">[url="http://www.atvsilencer.com"]Benz Silent Rider[/url]

			   7668 Racetrack Road

			   Castalia, NC 27816

			   Phone  1-866-EXHAUST

		    1-866-394-2878</p>

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I know this thread has been out there for a while, but I'm a fairly new memeber & I was go'in thru different pages, and I came across this one.

Great writeup, so Thanks for that. I do have a question, has anyone tried this on an aftermarket pipe ?? I know there may be some custom fab required, but that seems like such a small thing, if, a guy could have an aftermarket pipe for play & such ... & then slip this on for hunt'in or around camp grounds.

Anyway, just thought I'd ask.

Thanks ...
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Ahhh, it's funny you should as Gunny. I'm currently running an LRD pipe. As luck should have it, the Benz slips snuggly right inside the LRD for a tight seal and a perfect fit. It actually seems quieter installed on my LRD than on the factory exhaust. My guess is b/c the decibel level of the LRD, the Benz does an even better job at it's intended purpose. Well worth the money for hunters.

Buster
 

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Thanks for the reply & that's GREAT news. I'm not so nervous about buying a pipe now.

Thanks again ...

Later ...
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Let me reiterate the only one we know for a fact it will work on is the current LRD Torc series. Anything other than that, i would call the manufacturer and be sure it has the correct inside dimension outlet so you don't have to custom fab something if that's what you would like to avoid if at all possible.

The O/D on our Benz inlet is 1 7/8 inches and it slips right into the LRD.

Prior to buying one or both, I would confirm with Benz they still use the size O/D inlet fitting, meaning that haven't gone to a thicker wall pipe, and that LRD or whoever is a 1 7/8 I/D outlet.

Buster
 

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Well guys .... I bought one.

OK, first I bought a Leo Vince X3 pipe. Ran it for a few rides with what the company calls the "Quiet Core" & no spark arrestor installed (there was still snow covering the ground at this time).

The pipe tone was excellent .... but got to me after an hour or so.

I then tried the "Quiet Core" insert WITH the spark arrestor. WOW ! What a difference in the tone. I was think'in I wasted my money on the Benz Muffler that was still sitting in the garage back home, it was that good.

After a couple rides with the "Quiet Core" & spark arrestor, I decided to install the Benz Silent Muffler to see if it made any difference in exhaust db's compared to the Leo "Quiet Core" & spark arrestor.

I ordered my Benz Muffler with the bolt on adapter for the 660. It has a "Straight Out" tip instead of the "Angled Down" tip like the 700. And this is what I was hoping for.

I took the "Power Core" for the Leo pipe which is to be used with the spark arrestor (it's flush on the exit end) ... bolted the adapter to this & then had to modify the end of the exhaust can to get it to bolt up. (Trust me, I was worried I was screwing up my brand new $300+ exhaust)

I then had to modify the Benz exhaust muffler to work with my Moose Rear Bumper. After I got all that worked out, I started the bike .... first thing I noticed was I had an exhaust leak around the adapter. So I fixed that.

Restarted the bike .... NOW THAT IS QUIET !!!! .... what a quiet exhaust tone. Since I had installed a Hardline Tach the week before, I did notice the RPM's dropped about 200 rpms. Interesting.

So I turned the idle up a tad .... revved it up ...... Oh that is sweet I tell ya !!!

I'll be tak'in the Grizz out this weekend for the first time to give the Benz Silent Exhaust a good working out. It should be real nice ........ and QUIET !!!!!

Thanks for the info you provided earlier .... it gave me the confidence this would be a worth wild investment ..... and it is by the way !

Thanks again .....

Later ....
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Well I'm glad you like yorus as much as we like ours. It is amazing how quiet it makes an exhaust and that it seems to do it's job BETTER on a louder aftermarket exhaust than it does on an already somewhat quit factory exhaust. I feel like a Ninja when I have my Benz Silent Rider on.

Buster
 

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Yup, this is gonna be way enjoyable.

Thanks to you guys for going to all the trouble to test this stuff out for the rest of us too !!! ;;t;; ;;t;; Great Job !!! .... :cheer: :cheer:


Later ....
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