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Old 06-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #181
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Originally Posted by Krasniewski View Post
Ok, took off and pulled apart the muffler again - the packing was 80% gone.

I took stainless steel scouring pads and stretched them out and wrapped the baffles as tight and as thick as I could. It didn't help much in terms of volume.

I ended up using nine pads - just a few less than I bought... so if anyone wants some, just let me know. I could not have fit any more pads into the muffler, it's packed REALLY tight... maybe that's bad- it should be loose?

Anyway - the fiberglass stuff doesn't work the way the factory and I did it - that much is clear. They seemed to have wrapped one long piece of wire spiraling around the packing - I did three or four separate pieces of wires. in one place in circumference. The only way I see fiberglass working is wrapping it in chickenwire, then safety-wiring around that to keep it tight.

EDIT: Put a pad down the middle and it helped somewhat. Another one would probably kill the noise more, but I'm not sure if I'm messing with the backpressure too much. I'm callin' it a win for the day.
Thank you for your detailed and brutally honest build thread! It came out nice!
How have the pads worked out in the muffler?
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:15 PM   #182
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Originally Posted by HapHazard View Post
Thank you for your detailed and brutally honest build thread! It came out nice!
How have the pads worked out in the muffler?
Heya - sorry for the late response. Didn't see the question, went on deployment, you know, the usual...

The pads aren't that great. Lots of noise still, which I'm not keen on, but some people like it (not the neighbors). At least it matches the rest of the bike.

Anyhoo, I'm fat on bikes, so I've listed this one for sale here and elsewhere.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:51 PM   #183
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not a RYCA

but cool
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:12 PM   #184
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I know it's been a while, but do you still have it, or did it sell?

Just curious, would be nice to have a final wrap-up if you put any more miles on it.

Press on!
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Old 08-20-2014, 02:17 PM   #185
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Hi Guys,

Ken from here. Nice bike!

We were glad to add Krasniewski's bike to our encyclopedia:

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