Homemade muffler

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by Grayling, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. Grayling

    Grayling New Member

    Hey guys i recently lost my muffler end piece while riding, and i couldnt find it and the engine is unbearably loud. i read somewhere on another site that you can put steel wool in the exhaust pipe and then put a red bull can over it with the exhaust coming out the opening near the tab. would this work?

  2. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    dont see why not...

    and worth a shot, almost easier than it would have been to post this thread :p

    and then youd have had wings! wings!
  3. Grayling

    Grayling New Member

    Ok thanks, and i cant get to the store until saturday anyway so i thought id ask
  4. relaxxx

    relaxxx Member

    My spray paint can muffler has lasted me 2 full seasons now. I tried an aluminum hairspray can first but it broke very fast. This one is actually made from 3 cans. The outside can has the bottom cut off so another slightly crushed can could fit in upside down as a baffle. Then a third can with 3 slits down the sides is slipped in as the bottom piece with a small hole in the center. The three pieces are tied together with 14 gauge copper wire and fitted on the pipe with a 3/4" threaded female copper pipe fitting. Pipe side slitted and clamped with a hose clamp. Inside the can is a male threaded pipe piece screwing into the visible fitting from where the nozzle assembly used to be. I was going to get the copper threaded fitting brazed to the exhaust pipe but the clamp has never fallen off so I never bothered.

    Here's a pic:
  5. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    very good! using paint tins is the way to go :) fruit tins, etc etc etc...

    get a blowtorch n learn how to SILVER SOLDER (too easy) two actually...a cooker burner for preheat, a penciltip for the actual soldering process...

    dont do it in the kitchen! the wife/mother/other half will be able to reach the knives too easily!

    then you can make loverly things like tuned pipes...( wait...why didnt i think of doing that before? ****! )

    anyways. hard soldering em together always makes for long lasting easily modified mufflers...