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      03-08-2010, 01:34 PM   #1
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Repacking Exhaust Systems...

Can someone explain why motorcycle's after market exhaust system require repacking and not for a automobile?

Do anything happen as miles accumulate on an aftermarket exhaust system?
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Exhaust systems get louder over time as the packing degrades through heat cycles but most people usually sell the bike or car before that happens. Repacking seems overkill in my opinion and cost/hassle is not worth it. Both car and bike exhausts can be repacked and you DON'T have to repack your motorcycle exhaust, nothing will happen.
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      03-08-2010, 04:07 PM   #3
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      03-08-2010, 05:18 PM   #4
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I think bike packing is generally a fiberglass cloth type packing which does not last as long as metal fiber or mesh packing. I'd guess they primarily do this on bikes to save weight.
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Exhaust systems get louder over time as the packing degrades through heat cycles but most people usually sell the bike or car before that happens. Repacking seems overkill in my opinion and cost/hassle is not worth it. Both car and bike exhausts can be repacked and you DON'T have to repack your motorcycle exhaust, nothing will happen.
Not entirely true, not packing the exhaust on a bike properly will downgrade performance. Dyno's have shown that a bike with worn out packing loses HP vs a bike that has replaced packing at the recommended times. The bikes are jetted to run with the packing and need it to run properly, this is why when you go to the dessert and hear someone that has removed the muffler on the bike you can tell that the bike is running horribly. Repacking the exhaust on a motorcycle is also cheap and worth the hassle. As far as cars go the packing itself lasts much longer and isnt something that should ever have to be worried about
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Stainless steel 'wool' never needs repacking, but it's more expensive.
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