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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
 
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Where did my muffler sound go?

It sounded deep and throaty when I first installed my Yoshimura RS3 Race canister. But now it sounds higher pitched. Don't get me wrong it still sounds nice, but is that what happens when it breaks in.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-14-2006, 11:27 PM
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thats what happens to the aftermarket exhaust system as it gets a few heat cycles through it, the fiberglass packing gets hard and doesn't absorb the sound as well, in a few years you might want to repack the muffler.

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If I keep the acceleration slow, it sounds quite nice. I mean how loud can it get, have you repacked a muffler before.
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yes i have repacked a muffler, I had a two brothers full system on my last motorcycle a 1998 suzuki bandit 1200. I repacked the muffler when I had 45000 miles on it, probably didn't really need it, the sound level was a bit higher then when the muffler was new but that might have been more from me intentionally making the bike back fire. It was real loud (105db) when I had it WFO which was about 50% of the time when I lived down in L.A.; so I repacked it before I traded it in on my z1000. -100db will damage your hearing with prolonged exposure- and a typical racing exhaust will be 100 to 103db new when your bike is making maximum power.

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