Fire , Fire...

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Has anyone else had the silencer packing catch fire on them. I thought I had done my engine in but soon found the silencer smoking prefusly unattached to the bike. Then to boot I got a flat front tyre. Not a successful day out riding.... Anyone had this problem before???
 
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What kind of packing do you use? Hopefully not flamable material.:scream:
 
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I've never had my silencer catch on fire, but it has smoked like crazy. This normally happens after a long, high-speed blast. I'm pretty sure the smoke is created by the spooge in the pipe and silencer getting real hot and "burning" off. No real fire though.
 
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You are right NYKDXER it wasnt really flames but more like smoldering. It is Oneal silencer packing. I have bought the FMF four stroke packing. They claim it lasts a lot longer. Only time will tell. Im just releived that its happened to someone else. Thanks guys...
 

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...And Silent Sport is Ooooh Soooo Quiet!
 

canyncarvr

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Went from hi-80's to 99db.

No, not unrideably loud...but if you're headed toward a 92db limited area (like the upper left coast), you won't be doing any riding after they cite you.
 
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Thanks again CC. I ride purely on private land which is pretty remote so if I stick to ridng there I should be OK....I HOPE !!!