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    Senior Member gcrank1's Avatar
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    I have been wondering if that header wrap might work, thanx!
    I can get a cheap roll off Amazon, probably the cheapest one has to be better than the standard 'glass I used to repack. It looks to come in about 2" x 5' rolls, about how many repacks do you think that would make?
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    I just ordered the Lexx 4 Stroke Silencer Packing off of Amazon to give a go after a good report elsewhere here. Between it and my extra 'moveable baffle plate' in the forward end of the perf tube and the possibility of a crumb cup at yet at the rear I might salvage this one yet.
    If the Lexx is not satisfactory(blows out too quickly) the wrap may well be the next step.
    Report will be forthcoming soon......
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    The Lexx packing didn't blow out. I would buy it again.
    I actually took that Emgo Dunstall off, as I had broken one of the studs that holds the baffle in.
    I replaced it with a HD muffler, but I miss the exhaust note of the Emgo.
    I think, I'll drill out the stud, and thread the hole for another stud or a bolt.

    I'm actually thinking about enlarging the holes/rows of holes in the Harley mufflers and installing them on my XS1100.
    Once it get the other issues sorted, that is.
    Love old bikes.
    Don't love old parts.


    Bear in mind, I wrapped as much of that Lexx packing around the baffle as I could possibly stuff into the can.
    I wrapped it tightly with masking tape, after that, and shoved it in.
    The masking tape turned loose after running, and allowed the packing to expand very nicely into the can.
    No complaints.
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    Thanx for that Jaymo, I may be packing my can tomorrow and give 'er a spin.
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    The trick is to wrap stainless steel wire wool around the perforated tube first before finishing off with the glass wool, this prevents the glass from being broken up and blown out of the exhaust. It has to be stainless though standard wire wool will rot.

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    The Lexx 4 Stroke batting in one single layer tight as I could wrap barely fit back in the can. Definitely no room for SS and the batting.
    This, with my 'extra diverter baffle plate, has made it the best it has been, though it is still not truly quiet (still has some bark). I can throttle back and be mild-mannered and shuffle through town without making dogs run and babies cry. It does seem a bit 'less free revving' and I have not gone for a circular objects to the wall run though I suspect its choked off a bit. Oh well, I dont spend any real time or miles up there anyway......
    Now that this is livable Im going to start on the reburb of the SuperTrapp.
    '81 Yamaha SR500 Caff Racer
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