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Muffler Repack Questions - October 15, 2007, 07:25 AM

Friday afternoon I went riding with karrotx, who has a 600 with the same D&D pipe on his bike, but literally 1/2 as loud, and 1/10 as obnoxious. So now I am convinced that I should repack my muffler.

Yesterday I pulled it off the bike, drilled out the rivets, and pulled out the core (hammer, 2x4 and lots of beating). It looks like there is plenty of packing material there, still tightly wrapped.

My question is, is there a proper way to repack? Someone suggested to me that maybe the packing is too tight on the core, not allowing any sound to escape. Is this plausible. Should I be wrapping it as tight as possible? Loose?

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October 15, 2007, 07:29 AM

Here you go:

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/howto/122_0309_howto/
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October 15, 2007, 08:41 AM

Good read, I will actually be doing this very soon, probably wednesday.


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October 15, 2007, 09:11 AM

You can also shorten the pipe while doing this, make it look like a stubby.

To be honest D&Ds claim to fame is very loud, very raspy, very obnoxious pipes.


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October 15, 2007, 09:23 AM

I say throw that hunk of shit D&D in the trash and get a good pipe. LOL


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It is really a piece of cake. Let me know if you need a hand.


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October 15, 2007, 10:16 AM

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You can also shorten the pipe while doing this, make it look like a stubby.

To be honest D&Ds claim to fame is very loud, very raspy, very obnoxious pipes.
Yes, but this pipe needs all the help muffling it can get. Plus, the endcaps and core are welded together on a D&D, welding that crap back together is tedious.

Yes, I know D&Ds claim is LOUD pipes. I'm just dealing with what came on the bike. I was actually going to replace it, but when I heard karrotx's bike and it wasn't nearly as annoying, I decided repacking is worth a shot. Worst case scenario, I've wasted a few hours.


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October 15, 2007, 11:46 AM

Well, its repacked. I used all of the packing material that was sent to me, and ended up re-using the outermost layer of the original packing. I'll slap it on the bike in a few hours and see if I went through that trouble for nothing.


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