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Author Topic: Anyone experience with a silencer mute?  (Read 356 times)

Miob

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Anyone experience with a silencer mute?
« on: March 22, 2013, 02:11:34 PM »
I want to make my Enfield a bit more quiet. Hitcock sells mutes for this:

http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/search?function=search&searchterm=mute&x=0&y=0

Doe anyone have any experience with these? Are they effective? Don't they restrict the airflow too much?

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Re: Anyone experience with a silencer mute?
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2013, 05:05:36 PM »
No, but the baffle shown just above it is standard on the Goldstar exhaust. It definitely mellowed the sound and I found no performance issues. In fact, I thought the low rpm torque was a little better with the baffle in. After 6 months or so, the screw that held it in place loosened and it fell out. I really liked the sound, so it stayed out.

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Re: Anyone experience with a silencer mute?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2013, 05:11:29 PM »
My brother-in-law has one in his 500.  He has the upswept 1950s style silencer and it was the loudest silencer I've ever heard on a bullet - bang-bang-bang all the time and no fun at all if you were following him.

The mute made the sound much less explosive.  It started to sound absolutely gorgeous, like a big single in great tune, rather than a bike that had something wrong with it.  No loss in power at all.  It just re-defined the bike's sound for the better.

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Re: Anyone experience with a silencer mute?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2013, 05:16:44 PM »
Yes, I used one in my Goldstar exhaust sometimes.
I think it is fine. It does slightly reduce the sound, and it will cause a slight richening effect of the mixture.
I would put it in if it got cold at night, so that I didn't have to fiddle with the carb.
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Re: Anyone experience with a silencer mute?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2013, 06:44:20 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys!

I ride a lot on the unpaved roads/tracks here, I don't want to spoil the fun of people doing their Sunday walk by being really noisy. So that is why I want the mute.

I'll have to try and find someone with a creditcard to order it for me :)
(wish they accepted paypall)

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Re: Anyone experience with a silencer mute?
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 11:24:52 PM »
I want to make my Enfield a bit more quiet. Hitcock sells mutes for this:

http://www.hitchcocksmotorcycles.com/search?function=search&searchterm=mute&x=0&y=0

Doe anyone have any experience with these? Are they effective? Don't they restrict the airflow too much?

J&P Cycles sell what appears to be the same thing for $4.99.
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