With the rise of motorcycles in recent years, motorcycle exhaust noise pollution has become a major issue. Motorcycles are quickly replacing cars as the go-to option for transportation and this is troubling because they produce more than four times the amount of noise per mile than a car does.
A common misconception about motorcycle exhaust noise is that it can be reduced by simply doing some steps.
In this article we will learn how to reduce motorcycle exhaust noise.
1. Reduce the engine’s RPMs
To reduce the engine’s RPMs, you can use a variety of techniques. One is to simply let off the gas pedal and coast down a hill. Another technique is to press on the clutch while pressing in the brake with your foot. This will disengage power from the engine and allow it to idle without spinning up so quickly.
The 2nd technique for reducing the engine’s RPMs when you’re approaching an intersection or stop sign, let off of the gas pedal and press on your brakes as well. This will allow the car to slow down gradually while still coming to a complete halt at red lights . These techniques should help reduce stress on your transmission in addition to saving some fuel!
2. Install a muffler or exhaust pipe that reduces noise
Installing your own muffler or exhaust pipe is a project anyone can tackle. All you need are some basic tools and 10 minutes of time to get the job done right. Installing a new muffler or exhaust can reduces noise.
Step 1: Removing old parts
You’ll need to remove any existing pipes and hangers from the vehicle before installing a new one. A ratchet wrench, socket set, short-handled flathead screwdriver, and pliers will be required for this task. First disconnect the vacuum lines attached to each pipe; then use the pliers to cut through any securing wires or clamps holding it in place near its connection point. Once all connections have been cut free, use the flathead to remove any bolts holding the pipe in place. Finally, use your hands and wrenches to disconnect each piece from the vehicle frame or other pipes it may be connected to.
Step two: installing new pieces
In preparation for installing the new pipe, make a small notch in the old rubber hanger and use pliers to cut it off. Next, attach any rubber insulation or heat shielding around each connection point where you’ll be joining two pipes together. Be sure to wrap overlapping pieces from front-to-back then install
Finally, connect all of the parts back into place according to manufacturer instructions and tighten bolts as needed with your socket set. Now turn on the car’s ignition until hot air begins flowing out of its exhaust opening; this will ensure that everything is connected correctly before starting up again at full speed.”
3. Replace your motorcycle’s stock pipes with aftermarket ones
Put on some gloves to protect the pipes from becoming dirty, and position an old towel under the bike in case you drop anything. Use pliers to remove the clamp around each pipe—it should twist off easily. Peel back the insulation before unravelling it up and over the exhaust pipe then back down underneath it so that you have enough length of insulation at the end of both ends to cover them after you’ve put them on. Thread a cable tie through many loops on one end of your new exhaust tube, then move around to do the same thing with another cable tie at least two or three times on one side and again 2-3 times for the other side.
4. Use an exhaust gas re-circulation system (EGR) to reduce emissions and lower noise levels
Use exhaust gas re-circulation systems when traffic density cannot be reduced, but air quality needs to improve. It’s best not to install them in rural areas. The disadvantages lie in that it has an impact on fuel consumption and vehicle performance if combined with other devices such as catalytic converters or NOx traps because they may interfere with their operation.
In short, exhaust gas re-circulation systems can be used for urban areas where traffic density cannot be reduced but air quality needs to improve. It’s best not to install them in rural areas. A number of exhaust gases from vehicles flow into the atmosphere, which causes noise pollution. To reduce the volume of emitted gases and reduce the level of noise in an area, exhaust gas re-circulation systems can be applied to areas where traffic density cannot be reduced but air quality needs improvement.
It is not advisable to install such a system in rural areas as it has an impact on fuel consumption and vehicle performance if combined with other devices such as catalytic converters or NOx traps because they may interfere with their operation. In short, exhaust gas re-circulation systems are better suited for urban areas that lack space restrictions and need to improve air quality while minimizing high levels of noise pollution from vehicles.
There is no single solution for reducing emissions completely without any drawbacks; this goes for exhaust gas re-circulation systems as well.
5. Consider replacing your motorcycle’s air filter with a quieter one
Number one: Consider replacing your motorcycle’s air filter with a quieter one. The better quality filters have more efficient filtering systems that trap smaller particles such as pollen, dust mites or hair fibers so you don’t end up breathing in any of those things while riding down the highway on a sunny day. That being said, there are some downsides to installing one because it can increase fuel consumption slightly due to additional resistance in the intake system which could lead to worse mileage numbers over time if left unchecked. ?Consider replacing your motorcycle’s air filter with a quieter one.
Number two: The better quality filters have more efficient filtering systems that trap smaller particles such as pollen, dust mites or hair fibers so you don’t end up breathing in any of those things while riding down the highway on a sunny day. That being said, there are some downsides to installing one because it can increase fuel consumption slightly due to additional resistance in the intake system which could lead to worse mileage numbers over time if left unchecked.
6. Purchase a high quality helmet to help block out some of the sound from outside sources, such as traffic or wind
If you ride a motorcycle, your helmet is an integral part of your safety gear. A good helmet can protect you from serious head injuries in the event of an accident, but it also reduces the noise coming into your ears. The problem is that not all helmets are created equal. Some have more features than others and some are better at blocking out sound than others. This blog post will discuss some things to look for when purchasing a new helmet so that you can reduce the amount of noise inside your ear while still ensuring that you stay safe on the road!
- Look for a helmet with ear pads to help block out sound. Helmets that have built in ear guards are also worth considering because they can offer more protection from the noise inside your head.
- Try on different helmets before buying one so you know which sizes fit your head best and provide the greatest amount of comfort. You should be able to wear it comfortably without any pressure points or discomfort, even after wearing it for an extended period time.
- Choose a model made specifically for motorcycle riders by either DOT or SNELL certification standards – this ensures that is has been tested extensively and meets certain safety criteria (even though all helmets technically meet these requirements). These certifications make sure that it has met high quality standards as well as fit and safety standards.
- Purchase a helmet that is made out of durable material, like fiberglass or carbon fiber to ensure it can handle any accidents well without causing injury. You should also look for helmets with high wind resistance ratings so they do not fly off during sudden gusts.
Tips: Along with other protection gear such as gloves, glasses, and jeans, your motorcycle helmet will need to be replaced after an accident because there are certifications on the inside that make sure it has been tested extensively (even though all helmets technically meet these requirements). This may seem expensive but having the right gear is essential in protecting you from serious injuries or death. It’s worth investing in quality equipment if you want to stay safe!
There are a few things you can do to reduce your motorcycle exhaust noise. By following these simple steps, you will be able to enjoy riding your bike and not have to worry about the complaints from neighbors or other citizens in your area. One way is by using an aftermarket muffler that has been designed specifically for motorcycles.
This type of muffler reduces the amount of sound emitted by redirecting gas flow so it does not pass through any straight sections with open-ended pipes like those found on most bike stock systems. You may also find success installing an expansion chamber silencer which helps remove some of the high frequencies created when hot gases enter the pipe chamber. Lastly, adding baffles inside of your mufflers could help as well.
Now we have some question for you let me know in comment below.
- What kind of exhausts do you have on your bike?
- What has been the best and worst set-up for quietness?
- Do you think there’s a way to make motorcycles more environmentally friendly in general?
- Have you ever gone for a ride with someone whose exhaust was excessively loud and it hurt your ears? How did it make you feel like they didn’t care about anyone else on the road, including other bikers or pedestrians?”