Please do not ride with your baffle off...we have enough groups here in Tucson that are trying to ban Motorized bicycle again.
Before Oct. 06..motorized Bicycle were illegal in the Sate of Arizona. A lot of people worked really hard and spent lots of money to pass HB 2794 to give YOU the right to ride your MB. Ridding around without your baffle is not helping the cause.
I grew up in a school of motorcycling where people were told not to pull the baffles when they rode. It wasn't as much to do with the noise as it was with keeping oil on the cylinder walls. That little bit of back pressure was believed
to actually aid the lubrication of the engine and keep it from possibly incurring a cylinder wall/piston seizure. Todays better 2 cycle motor oils do a good job of
lubricating with the BIA/TCW standard, but who wants to overhaul the top end
just to have some noise.....which will be the principle gain of pulling he baffle.
And these Chinese cylinders don't have a steel sleeve in them like the Russian ones did. They have a hard chrome coating I understand that helps enable it to hold oil better as hard chrome is porus....but may not be so forgiving of a seizure. I've wondered if that's why some of the mufflers that come with them
were made such that they couldn't be taken apart.
Or you can make a baffle ejector like this. Push the cable to open the baffle pull it back in to run quiet. Pictures show the cable (manual choke cable), attachment to muffler,baffle in, and baffle out. Sorry just something I dreamed up one day and has no pratical value......lol
Hey that's actually pretty cool believe it or not.
I was thinking you could do dual exhausts with 2 different tuned pipes...one for lots of low end torque, and one for lots of high end hp. Then use a cable and some type of valve so you can control which one to use.
The guts fell out of my muffler at the East Coast rally last year (funny story) It in no way gave me any more power but every one there swore I could better keep up with the wizzers. Honestly, went just as fast by the speedo. The noise is an annoying tinny whine. A wile back I took the guts out of another muffler and attached radiator hose and a lawn mower muffler. MAN! gave it a cool "thump, thump" sound. Really cool but I don't know if it could become flammable. Going to try it again with out the LM muffler and fill the end with chaw boy pot scrubber stuff. To much restriction lowers power.
Removing the guts won't do much good and only bother folks. But loud pipes save lives. (Read that here, but forget whom to give credit to)
Is funny Jason. Just yesterday wile ridding that bike, a gentleman in a pickup turning in to traffic had not seen me and went to go so I revved up twice and he looked to his right and saw me. Not that a lawful "sufficient sound signaling device" would not have worked just as well.
Just a point of question here..........doesn't the back pressure of the muffler or expansion chamber of a 2 stroke engine somehow help with controlling the oiling of the motor ? I remember when people were pulling the baffles out of dirt bike mufflers and the dealers were warning them against doing it for prolonged periods of time. (claiming it would lean out the engine...and since the fuel carried the lubricant it would lead to under lubing the moving parts)
Anyone else with a take on this ?
Remember.....I'm saying "Prolonged periods of operation".