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Old 12-22-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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#Airhead - I dropped a muffler and kept riding...

How much damage if any might I cause my motor if I keep riding for an hour and a half after dropping my muffler?

Riding from Atlanta to Blountsville on I-20(!), my R65 suddenly got very loud. I looked down, saw a lack of left-hand muffler just aft of my footpegs, and kept riding.

Now what?
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Remove the other one?



But cereally, I'm sure the motor is fine. Start shopping for a replacement muffler.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:28 PM   #3
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It'll be fine, I would avoid flogging it until you get a replacement. I have a set with some good patina if you are in need.
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:29 PM   #4
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That's kind of what I figured, but I did want to check in with the Airhead cognoscenti for some feedback.

Because my bike's a ratty Frankenbike, is it possible for me to kludge on something like a tractor muffler from a vehicle of similar displacement?
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Old 12-22-2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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You mean you didn't stop to pick it up?
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Old 12-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #6
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No. It was raining, it was windy, it was cold, my manly bits were pulling a cold turtle, and it was in a narrowed construction zone.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:17 PM   #7
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:18 PM   #8
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Fucking I-20.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:28 PM   #9
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That's kind of what I figured, but I did want to check in with the Airhead cognoscenti for some feedback.

Because my bike's a ratty Frankenbike, is it possible for me to kludge on something like a tractor muffler from a vehicle of similar displacement?

Yes, although nothing will provide that awesome unbelievable performance that the R65 stock muffler will put out.
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Old 12-22-2011, 08:45 PM   #10
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Hilarious! I have seen bikes drop a torpedo before. I have seen bikes shoot out a muffler core too. Not good when you are right behind them!

Locktite? I would start with tightening things down! Seriously though, regularly reach down and grab your mufflers by the end and try to twist them. If you can, your front clamp is loose. Riding with the front clamp loose will get your pricy mufflers cracked way before their time. When it won't twist, jerk it around to make sure the mount bolts are tight. If they were tightened down right to start with, they don't come loose but it doesn't hurt to check while you are there.

I find bikes with loose front clamps all the time. It is the start of expensive trouble so why go there?
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:08 PM   #11
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That's kind of what I figured, but I did want to check in with the Airhead cognoscenti for some feedback.

Because my bike's a ratty Frankenbike, is it possible for me to kludge on something like a tractor muffler from a vehicle of similar displacement?
It is not a sin to have a ratty frankenbike, but it is a sin to have a badly running ratty frankenbike. Do you really want to mess around with jetiing and flat spots?
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Old 12-22-2011, 09:19 PM   #12
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Then send on those patina'd muffs, sir. PM pending.
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Old 12-22-2011, 11:45 PM   #13
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Hmmm...

I lost the baffel in one of my Hoske mufflers and it ended up causing me to burn an exhaust valve but it still ran for about 1K miles.

You'll be alright!
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:23 AM   #14
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Hmmm...

I lost the baffel in one of my Hoske mufflers and it ended up causing me to burn an exhaust valve but it still ran for about 1K miles.

You'll be alright!
sok,

why would the loss of the baffle cause a burned exhaust valve? Jetting? I replaced my Hoskes with some shorty reverse cones, and they are straight through.
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Old 12-23-2011, 07:19 PM   #15
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sok,

why would the loss of the baffle cause a burned exhaust valve? Jetting? I replaced my Hoskes with some shorty reverse cones, and they are straight through.
Youre running straight thru mufflers with the stock jetting? I sure wish I could do that. It would save me a lot of time and head scratching!
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