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Old 02-22-2009, 07:56 AM
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Default Re: What is the quietest motorized kit

Originally Posted by machiasmort View Post
Ridding my bike is like being in the library... I wear ear plugs and use my middle finger alot! Just joking, I'm with the other guy's who want to see our hobby survive!
Best (for cheap) way to do it is order a 2strk kit. I packed my muffler loosly with steel wool by taking the end cap off! Made a cardboard cut out of the clutch cover and put it inside of the clutch cover to deaden gear noise. After all of this I turned the idle down on the bike after I warm it up, until it almost dies... You have to set it every time you ride but the bike is pretty quiet now!
I wonder if that would work with a 4 cycle robin? Would that hurt the muffler? Ever set steel wool on fire? Neat stuff. How about the cardboard? Would that work as well? The more frankenfixes hanging off the bike the more likely people would laugh and not complain. I image one can also pedal a lot to help shhhh the noise.
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