GG Rookie / Cadet - Loud Exhaust

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GG Rookie / Cadet - Loud Exhaust

Postby bforsyth » Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:16 pm

Hi. Been a bit quiet in here!

Looking for some tips on how to make my son's Gas Gas TXT 80 exhaust / muffler quieter.
I have repacked the muffler with the normal muffler packing matt and it was better for a few rides, but quickly went back to what I would describe as obnoxiously loud for such a small capacity. Way louder than than my 280.

Maybe I wrapped the packing too tight?

Short of monthly muffler packing, anyone got any suggestions on how to quieten it down?
We live on small acreage - I don't want to piss the neighbours off.

Cheers,
Ben



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Re: GG Rookie / Cadet - Loud Exhaust

Postby Bully fanatic » Tue Apr 28, 2020 8:18 pm

Hi Ben. It may pay to check the perforated tube in the silencer to make sure all the holes in it are unclogged. If it comes out just give it a good wire brush to clean it all up. If it`s really bad throw it in a fire for a while to get all the carbon off it. Graham.



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Re: GG Rookie / Cadet - Loud Exhaust

Postby bforsyth » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:48 am

Thanks Graham - yep, burnt all of the carbon off with a gas torch and gave it a good hit with a wire brush when I did it last
I'm thinking that maybe I was a bit over zealous with how tightly I wrapped the matting. Seems that maybe the loose 'fluff' might give a better result.

I probably need to give the header pipe a good de-coking this time around as well.

Cheers
Ben




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