Exhaust Updated photos with 2nd muffler - stealth!

Warner

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Here are some photos of my bike as it sits right now. I added a secondary muffler (about $20 in parts). I was going back and forth about which big dollar one to get, and at the end of the day I bought a $6 briggs and stratton muffler. The reality of it is that much of the engine noise is coming from places OTHER than the exhaust. This setup DOES kill that little "crackle" though, and doesn't seem to affect performance much if at all. You'll see the "pet screen" that I put on the back to hide the engine from the rear view. Also in these pictures that weren't in the last ones are the new pedals, seat, and bar end mirror. I rolled up to a stop sign just a few minutes ago and a cop was coming the other way (with his windows open) and he didn't even hear me, or "see" me. He SAW me, but he didn't SEE my engine, etc. Here's how it looks:

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/warners_photos/MAB21.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/warners_photos/MAB22.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/warners_photos/MAB23.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/warners_photos/MAB24.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/warners_photos/MAB25.jpg

http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/warners_photos/MAB26.jpg


Let me know what you guys think! The elbow coming out of the engine is NOT twisted at all...just looks that way from the blob of brazing rod that melted on there before the metal was hot enough to be brazed...DOH!

Warner
 

tghastin

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I meant the idea in general, not an exact copy. I won't have the same setup as you either. I get my kit in next week. I ordered a staton friction drive Honda gxh50. I am going to mount it on a hardtail moutain bike of some sort (I am looking at several but the ones I like the best so far are the Giant Rincon or Raleigh Mojave).
 

Warner

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I meant the idea in general, not an exact copy. I won't have the same setup as you either. I get my kit in next week. I ordered a staton friction drive Honda gxh50. I am going to mount it on a hardtail moutain bike of some sort (I am looking at several but the ones I like the best so far are the Giant Rincon or Raleigh Mojave).


Oh, okay. Well, let me know if I can help in any way. It took a bit of planning and looking to figure out what I've got. Once it's done it looks easy, but getting to that point can be challenging. Good luck!

Warner
 

Ima Schwinner

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Nice looking camo job Warner. Any chance you could shoot a quick youtube video (with the same camera) so we could all hear the difference in exhaust tone?

Have you got a ballpark estimate of the total weight you've added to your bike since you started? The Staton kit and extra threaded rod looks like it might start adding up. Sorry, but being a backpacker, I can't help but look at things from an "ounce perspective."
 

Warner

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Nice looking camo job Warner. Any chance you could shoot a quick youtube video (with the same camera) so we could all hear the difference in exhaust tone?

Have you got a ballpark estimate of the total weight you've added to your bike since you started? The Staton kit and extra threaded rod looks like it might start adding up. Sorry, but being a backpacker, I can't help but look at things from an "ounce perspective."


Maybe I'll have time later to get my kid to shoot another video. Was busy today working on one of my cars (the killer '68 bug with a 204hp aircooled engine) - got that running right again (sucked in the intake manifold gasket!).

I have NO idea how much weight I added, but the bike is NOT unwieldy, even at low speeds. You can ride it just like a bicycle if you want to; no problem. Outside of the Staton kit (and he could tell you what that weighs, I'm sure), all I added was a few pieces of aluminum angle (which weighs almost nothing) and a few sections of threaded rod (And the bags). I don't know....I'm not real weight concious with this build...a few pounds isn't going to matter much at the end of the day. The thing cruises at 30mph and gets over 150mpg....those were my requirements, basically.

On a funny note, I rode it this morning to pick up donuts for the family....and when I got to the donut shop, there was a cop inside eating. He didn't notice me pull up, and I pedaled a half block before starting it (I know....WUS!). On my way home, with the dozen donuts in my saddlebag, a very funny thought came to mind. I was thinking if I DID happen to get pulled over, I could unzip my saddlebag, pull out the box and say, "Could I interest you in a donut?" It had me smiling as I rode.....

Warner
 
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