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How to make the bike quieter


Ni3ous
Double Axle
Rider Hi to all!
I have made my own exhaust for my tenere 660. I like the sound, its deep and powerfull... but its too loud for my
neighbours. Even when I ride it slow, they think (only by sound- loudness), that I ride it (too) fast. So you c an guess
what they think about it.
When I ride in woods I also disturb animals and hikers, so no good there also, not aproved..
So I need to make it quieter, but I already did all I c ould think of... so would need any advic e what I c an do to fix that
Joined: Oct issue. I need to make it quieter and try not to loose power. I already have the akrapovič wool stuffing, steel mesh,
2009 three bloc kages, AIS removed...
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Slovenia
Oddometer: Here are some pics how the exhaust is made...
48 Inside-bloc kages:

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Steel mesh wraped:

Wool stuffing:

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Aluminium c an:

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I did all i c ould, but its not enough...


Any idea?
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02-10-2011, 10:28 AM #2

Strong Bad Try off setting the holes in your baffles. In other words, don't c enter the holes and then stagger
n00balicious them so you have little straight through passage.
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02-10-2011, 11:41 AM #3

mike-s There are a few design ideas that you may want to consider.
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Theres the two pipes going side by side where the exhaust goes out one perforated tube and into
another. In the above pic the tubes are sealed off at the end so the gas cant bypass the perforated
sections.

There are other types of baffling where the tubes pass through from one section to the other. Often
these ones will have extended length tubes where the gasses are forced to double bac k out of one
tube to get into the other one to make its way out.

I hope this helps you with your design ideas.


02-10-2011, 01:27 PM #4

Quieter Muff
mung
Gnarly Adventurer Try adding an elbow shaped turned down tip. It will aim the exhaust at the ground and seem quieter.
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02-10-2011, 03:41 PM #5

metlcutr55 i modded an atv rac ing exhaust to the klr. had a fully open end like yours. bike ran weaker than
LongGoneDaddy stoc k. made an end plate with enuf holes (20 at .19 dia) to add some bac k presure. quieter and runs
stronger than stock. disclaimer: power evaluations by ear/ass dyno.

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02-10-2011, 06:49 PM #6

CycleDoc59 One solution for straight-through glass pac k mufflers is


Gnarly Adventurer to install turbulators. These are thin metal twists or spirals
that push gases out against the sides of the inner muffler
perforated tubing.

This forc es some of the gases - and noise into the pac king.
By varying the length of the turbulators, the level of noise
can be regulated.
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Location: East Virginia
This same princ ipal is used to improved boiler effic ienc y.
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You can; and may, have to make your own, but here are
links with info and photos as examples: one is a spiral,
the other, easier to make, is a zig- zag:

http://www.alc otwin.com/turbulators.html

http://www.fuelefficienc yllc.com/feturb.html

Another solution is a to reduce the size of the muffler


exit. It doesn't take a lot to make a differenc e. A large

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"washer", the same OD as the exit c an be installed right
at the exit. If the exit is 2", a washer ID of maybe 1-1/2"
should make a substantial differenc e in noise. The washer
inc reases bac k pressure a small amount, forc ing gases, and
noise, into the pac king.......

02-10-2011, 07:59 PM #7

hugemoth Excellent idea. I'm going to try that on my noisy little bike.
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Originally Posted by CycleDoc59
One solution for straight-through glass pack mufflers is
to install turbulators. These are thin metal twists or spirals
that push gases out against the sides of the inner muffler
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perforated tubing.
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02-11-2011, 11:41 AM #8

hugemoth I made and installed a turbulator today Simply c ut a piec e of sheet metal, twisted it, and inserted it
Studly Adventurer into the tube ahead of the baffle. Riveted the c an bac k together and tested it. It definitely reduc ed
the noise level and probably adds very little bac k pressure.

Thanks for the idea.

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02-11-2011, 11:39 PM #9

Ni3ous Those are some very good ideas!


Double Axle Rider Thank you boys!
I have to c hoose whic h one c ould be the best for me and do it.
Will have to make whole new interior. But we like to do some c utting and welding .

Thank you wery muc h, will report what I did, and what is the difference.
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02-12-2011, 04:47 PM #10

WI-rider I found a thread on a Harley site where they talk about making/modding mufflers. Alot of good
Gnarly Adventurer information on how they are made and what they get out of the muffler with different ideas. Tons of
information over there.
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