What do those $20 and $30 compact ebay chambers do?

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Do they at least make a little power? Or just make lots of noise. The fact that they are compact and cheap is the appeal here right..

I do realize something which makes good power is going to take fab hours or cost real money, just curious what exactly the cheap ones do? For their size and price a small power gain would have me considering one.. But is there even a small one?

I did search for "chamber" and "chambers" but didn't see much come up.
 

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No matter what I go with I will fit a good silencer to it. I do actually care to not annoy my neighborhood.. but yeah so do that compact chambers do anything at all above and beyond the non chambered stock exhaust?
 

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Well that is a shame. You would think they would at least add 10% or something. I'll just stick with the stock non chamber pipe then. At least its quiet.
 
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What about this one, this do anything? Its not $20 but also not $200. Maybe I'll stop being lazy and get a mx pipe and start cutting and welding it to work.
 

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Just read on another internets thread that the 20 and 30 buck ones have chambers just for show. There is actually an internal pipe through 90% of the chamber which defeats any expansion effect.

I found a smashed up 50cc ktm pipe I may try to do something with. Something something water freezer, something something cut weld.
 
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I’m running this set up, although I can’t compare it to the stock silencer since I just built the bike last Friday night and cut and slipped the stock silencer into the end to quiet it down. Paid $59 on Amazon and did it more for looks....the placebo effect has gotta be worth 1 mph, .
 

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Yeah I'm not down with shelling out 75 bucks for placebo effect.

The $20 placebo pipe.... my OCD azz would have to chop it in half and make sure the internal pipe didn't go thru the chamber. Which is a pain so I won't buy it.
 

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I was assured that the MZ65 doubled the power output on a 66cc China motor on another forum....”Dyno proven” in fact. Only dyno video on that pipe I could find was on a new motor and it netted another 1hp. Fortunately this one is a true expansion chamber and not a belly wrapped around a through pipe...what more it added, I have no idea. But I’d imagine it had to be an improvement over the stock silencer....other reviewers with broken in motors claimed it really helped. I was told the head pipe wasn’t stepped like an MZ65 so it wasn’t doing anything. Whatever, lol. But, again...I just did it more for looks than anything
 

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Yeah I'm crystal clear on which pipe has the thru tube. The 20$ one. Not the $75 one. Thats cool you like what you got, I can respect that. $75 for me is high enough that it would have to go towards a trashed 65cc or 50cc bike search fund. Get a pipe. And everything else.
 
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I’m running this set up, although I can’t compare it to the stock silencer since I just built the bike last Friday night and cut and slipped the stock silencer into the end to quiet it down. Paid $59 on Amazon and did it more for looks....the placebo effect has gotta be worth 1 mph, .
I couldn't hang with a straight pipe on a 2 stroke either, so I went with a pocket bike motor. The pipe on it is just about cosmetic, but the pocket bike guys tell me that adding a 4" belly yields a useful mid range boost so I did that. And corrected the header pipe. It was sticking in there about halfway up the 1st cone.

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The other dumb thing is the "dual exhaust"! That' just about stupid but it looks cool so I'm gonna use it. :)

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Aww man, that’s cool as ****...I’m digging the dual exhaust. Reminds me of a Ducati setup
 
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Here's a link to my last race bike... https://motorbicycling.com/threads/newest-venice-race-bike.61100/
It had a FMF ~ CR80 pipe that I cut & reworked to fit the bike.

I later added about 3" to the header to bring the power band down to lower RPMs for the track.

This will give you a idea of what you need if you want to get serious about making more power with a pipe... (anything else is a waste of money.)

Honestly... with all those other cheap pipes, you'd get the exact same power gain if you just used a simple 'straight pipe' instead.
 
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