over the river and through the woods

Discussion in 'Travelling, Commuting & Safety' started by sunshine apathy, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. just went on my first actual ride on my MB ... ive been waiting to make sure everything was ok and also broken in before a ventured to far away but today i installed a fuel filter checked everything out ... and headed out ... it was great ... went straight out into the country was a part where i was right on this creek bank just cruisin ... it was real nice... everything went great until the way home... i was just minding my own business and my engine suddenly got real loud .... scared the **** out of me as i was still about 2-3 mls from home ... turns out it was just the silencer of the muffler rattled the bolts off i guess and wiggled out ..... i just found an empty beer can and took the tab and fitted it in to keep it in place and completed my journey ...

    but ... WHILE I HAVE IT APART ... is there anything i can do or put in there to make it quieter than it is ...

  2. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    I've heard you can pack coarse steel wool in mufflers to silence them a bit more as long as you don't obstruct the exhaust flow. Lots of people have had luck doing this and it should last a long time.
  3. GoblinAero

    GoblinAero Member

    steel wool

    Make sure to use STAINLESS steel wool of a coarse grade. That will last a while.

    Jeff in Tucson
  4. thanks.... i was real uncertain about the restriction on a 2stroke : / anyone have any trouble with this? or is it pretty much set that is ok to do this so long as its not too much.
  5. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    I quieted my muffler by drilling through that center tube in 2 places down toward the bottom end. Then ran bolts through, straight across the flow of exhaust. Drilled so that these formed an X shape. It quieted the bike down quite a bit. But it also formed a collection point for soot. Eventually choked off the exhaust nearly completely, resulting is a severe loss of performance. Took me a while to figure out where the trouble was. But when I did, then I cleaned it out and my bike ran like new. And now that I know what to watch out for it won't be any problem.
  6. what about putting another, even more aesthetic muffler or tip over the existing one ?