We recently sent out a newsletter with some valuable information on general maintenance with motorcycle exhaust systems. Most systems are "plug and play", where you can ride away right after installation; however, there are certain guidelines to follow for prolonging the life of your exhaust. This will help ensure that your exhaust stays top-notch for years to come.
General Muffler Warmup Procedure
Have you just purchased a brand-new Hindle muffler for your street bike, race bike, MX, ATV or snowmobile? A General Muffler Warmup Procedure
should be done for ALL types of Hindle mufflers. Once the muffler is installed, give the muffler a chance to set the internal packing by leaving the bike at idol for approximately 15 minutes. Then, turn off the bike and let it cool down for approximately 15 minutes.
Not only does this let the internal components of the muffler heat up and adjust for exhaust temperatures for future rides; this also helps prolong the life of your muffler shell which is essential to protecting the muffler's outer finish from heat damage and keep the inner packing in tact to keep noise emissions low.
This warm-up procedure will only need to be done once, unless you have replaced the internal muffler packing. If repacking a muffler, you should follow the General Muffler Warmup Procedure
Did you know that all mufflers require general maintenance to be performed every few riding seasons or so (of course, depending on how much riding you do)? In order to prolong the life of your muffler, it is best to do a re-pack when needed. This also helps keep noise emissions low and keeps your muffler looking its best for years to come.
Repacking is easy - all you need is a repacking kit, a drill, a rubber mallet and a rivet tool. Check out our General Muffler Repacking
instructions for more details.
Repacking kits start at $29.95 MSRP and are available to order through your local motorcycle dealer. Check out our Hindle replacement parts listing here
Check every spring location on your full system or slip-on to make sure that springs are secured and have proper tension. Should springs need to be replaced, make sure you use our special spring tool puller, as pliers often over-stretch the springs which lead to a greater chance of breakage.
Replacement springs kits can be purchased through your local motorcycle dealer. Check out our replacement parts listing here
Should you have any questions about any of the above, or exhaust systems in general, please feel free to contact us here or directly through e-mail at email@example.com