When should I repack my exhaust?

We recommend our exhausts are repacked every 2 years or 12k miles (whichever is soonest) to ensure the longevity and life of your Fuel Exhaust. Ignoring the repacking job and leaving the task of changing the exhaust wadding until tomorrow is not good for your silencer.

Does exhaust packing affect performance?

Cheap packing can burn up and overheat the muffler can. In a 2 stroke or 4 stroke muffler when the packing burns up it creates voids and there is a flow loss.

Do I need to repack my exhaust?

You should take time to repack your muffler. It’s a recommended maintenance item on both factory and aftermarket exhausts. In addition to the racket they make, blown-out exhaust packing robs you of low-end horsepower. And this isn’t just a dirtbike thing; many street bike exhausts need to be repacked, too.

What can you use in place of muffler packing?

Coarse steel wool is an excellent alternative to glass packing materials. I Ride: I used Rockwool. It worked OK but was heavy.

What happens if you don’t repack exhaust?

If you don’t repack, you will eventually notice a smoke coming off and out of the pipe from all the gunk that goes through it. It will come out of the rivet holes and NE where it can. It will affect your performance as well.

How long does exhaust packing last?

One of the biggest questions is how often the exhaust packing should be replaced. The answer: when it needs to be. How long the packing lasts depends on the rider, the bike and the quality of the packing. A good rule of thumb for the average rider, though, is about every 20 hours of riding.

What happens when you take baffles out of exhaust?

Removing baffles on your motorcycle will not directly harm or damage the engine. However, it may result in the engine running leaner, causing a problem with its performance and complications to the emissions. Removing the baffle does not add any performance benefit or enhancements to the engine.

Does repacking exhaust make it quieter?

From what I’ve been told, the looser the insulation is wrapped, the quieter the exhaust note. But the downside is that it won’t last quite as long as having more insulation tightly wrapped.

Can you put steel wool in a muffler?

Benefits of stainless steel wool in exhaust systems: Highly resilient to turbulent exhaust flows and temperatures to prevent blow out. Excellent thermal resistance up to 800 °C or 1200 °C. Mufflers packed with stainless steel wool will last up to 4 to 5 times longer than by using fiberglass alone.

Why do you need to repack muffler?

The exhaust leaving your engine exits the pipe in waves that travel through the silencer. Packing muffler packing material like fibergalss around the pipe outlet helps the muffler control those waves as they leave your bike. That stuff inside gets old, burns up and often exits along with those waves.

What does exhaust packing do?

The purpose of exhaust packing is to absorb as much of the sound waves coming from the combustion of the engine as possible. The softness allows the sound waves to dissipate between the fibers of the packing.