Re: Quality Engines and Sound Questions
Another thing you can do to change the sound is change the exhaust so it doesn't point at the ground, go straight back with it. Then the sound waves don't immediately 'bounce' off the pavement while it's running.
I recall someone saying that taking the muffler apart and (loosely) packing it with steel wool also reduced the noise. Don't know if it works, haven't tried it.
When I did the exhaust for my cruiser, I fabbed a bracket and welded it to the end of the exp. chamber to bolt the exhaust pipe on to it, with the pipe straightened so the muffler ran along the chainstay. Obviously, it sounds different to the beast because of the exp. pipe, but I think it is a little quieter.
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