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Replacing The Baffle Packing -

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  1. fupar
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    I am thinking about replacing the packing on my baffles?

    Once you remove the baffle, how can you tell if you need to add packing?
    How do you know if the old packing is good or bad?

    If the old packing needs to be replaced, how much packing do you put onto the baffle? Once the packing is installed, how does it stay wrapped on the baffle?

    Is one packing just as good as another?

  2. Ravhite
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    I am thinking about replacing the packing on my baffles? Once you remove the baffle, how can you tell if you need to add packing?How do you know if the old packing is good or bad? If the old packing needs to be replaced, how much packing do you put onto the baffle? Once the packing is installed, how does it stay wrapped on the baffle? Is one packing just as good as another?

    How can you tell? On some you can"t as there may not be any packing left.

    The best way to tell if you have enough packing is through trial and error of wrapping some or all of the length of you baffle and ride it a bit to see if the sound suites you. You can hold it in place by using masking tape.

    You will find packing varies as to the application, get the best if you really want to quiet it down as cheap packing won't last.

  3. fupar
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    Is it possible to put too much packing on the baffles?

    Or, is it a matter of "if it fits into the muffler, then it can't be too much"?

    Is the masking tape just a temporary fix until you determine how much to add?
    Or is this the norm for holding the packing onto the baffle?

  4. Ravhite
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    Is it possible to put too much packing on the baffles? Or, is it a matter of "if it fits into the muffler, then it can't be too much"? Is the masking tape just a temporary fix until you determine how much to add?Or is this the norm for holding the packing onto the baffle?

    Yes, you can get too much on the baffle causing to not fit back into the exhaust. Wrap enough to give you a good coverage and then tape it with masking tape, yep use masking tape as it will burn away with the packing and not leave a mess that will prevent you from removing the baffle to repack in the future.

  5. fupar
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    I know this will depend on how much riding is done, and how well the wrapping is done, but how long would you say is the average length of time before having to re-pack the baffles again?

    Also, are there any brands of packing that are better than the others?
    Do I have to go to a "Yamaha" shop to get the packing, or will any motorcycle sportshop do?

  6. Ravhite
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    I know this will depend on how much riding is done, and how well the wrapping is done, but how long would you say is the average length of time before having to re-pack the baffles again? Also, are there any brands of packing that are better than the others?Do I have to go to a "Yamaha" shop to get the packing, or will any motorcycle sportshop do?
    The time between repacking will vary based on riding time, quality of wrap, etc........If you want a consistent sound figure on making it a winter project.

    I don't know if your local dealer will carry muffler packing or not, you should be able to get it at most auto/motorcycle store.

  7. fupar
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    Ravhite -

    I went with the Moose brand of fiberglass packing. I'll let you know how it goes. I am planning on repacking the baffles tonight. (It's raining off & on here. Great day to get it done.)

    I appreciate the advice.

  8. orpie
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    Will wrapping the baffles eliminate popping?

  9. fupar
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    Will wrapping the baffles eliminate popping?
    I don't think so, because the popping is not caused by the lack of packing material in the baffles.

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