So I did a little fiberglass pack around my baffles in an effort to quiet my...

So. I did a little fiberglass pack around my baffles in an effort to quiet my bike down a little bit, and let me tell you, it sounds like crap. Complete crap.

My deep, rich, throaty notes have been replaced with a horrendous bleating sound, as if a flock of sheep were trapped in my pipes, screaming. The manner in which the bass tones have been replaced with treble is, well, it's horrifying. It's just horrifying.

We did a little 80 or so mile round trip canyon run yesterday and it was all I could do to not leave it by the side of the road, it was torture. Now I just have to figure out a way to extricate my packed-in baffles and release them.

I thought I'd share my experience. They say it helps to talk about trauma.

  • Its the slaughtering of the springs lambs Clarice... take your lambs and run, run far away. Do you think by silencing the lambs you wont wake up in the middle of the night hearing there cry?

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  • Sorry to hear it. Might have to look into a dif pipe.

  • nothing like going full-on hannibal lol

  • That's weird. It should've taken the ting out. Still would be high pitch. Video? Audio file? I'm intrigued, maybe it's because the baffles are so short

  • That's what I was thinking. I rewrapped mine and the ring was minimalized.

  • Fiberglass in and still wearing earplugs here.

  • Ha! Pretty much.

  • I had no ting. No ting, all bass, just loud. At a nice slow idle it sounded like a helicopter...

  • It's such a horrible noise, I doubt the mic on my phone could do it justice. If my attempt at removing them fails and I have to have Charlie do it, I'll try to record it.

  • I repacked my factory YZ 426 mx'er muffler with fibreglass wrap and it was louder! But it sounded sweet as. Maybe didn't pack it tight enough?

  • I was just wondering if you'd had a chance to get that done. Huh...

  • If it was any tighter it wouldn't have fit.

  • Trapped herd of sheep aside, it was slightly quieter, but the tone was completely changed. Obviously not something I liked ;)