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Old 10-10-2007, 01:59 AM
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my loud buell chopper!!

so i build a rigid chopper that i love to ride, but i have one problem. it has a buell motor that ran great in its original frame with only 15k miles, but now it seems there is a lotta noise in the heads when i m ridding. sitting low with a super small gas tank the opening of the rear cylinder head is right there when i look down. im just wondering if the mechanical noises im hearing are normal but usually muffled by a bigger frame and wide gas tank in stock form.
the bike performs well and starts up easy. im just wondering if the the closer you are to the cylinder heads and with nothing over them is that just the natural sound of that motor?
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:39 AM
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In a nutshell, what else has changed?...nothing.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:07 AM
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nothing changed on motor but the pipes
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I wouldn't worry about it those engines make a good bit of noise. I'm not sure what pipes you added but the shorter the louder too.
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Old 09-14-2008, 06:56 PM
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Your motor is fine....mine is a lot noiser with the solid lifters.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:50 PM
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Different pipes make these sporty engines sound different. A stock set of pipes also makes the bike feel like it is vibrating less. I imagine nothing is wrong and it is all because of your new seat position. Windshields have the same effect on the riders. I have had my sporty 15 years and every change makes it sound different.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:29 PM
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Not withstanding a problem I too noticed a bit more top end noise when I transplanted the S1 engine into my RE frame. I think possibly it was due to not being Isolated & "floating" somewhat in the original buell frame. Remember - the rear on the buell is solid mounted.
I also heard a bit more valve clatter with the pipe I installed on it. But that was "normal" for what I made.

Also - remember with the RE frame you are closer to the engine in the way you are sitting on the bike itself.



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Old 10-28-2008, 10:19 AM
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I like those red tires man, very cool.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:08 AM
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Paul, I never get tired of looking at that bike. It is too sick!

John, pipes will change the sound and performance. The removal of all the metal and fairing will expose you to sounds that were always there --just diffused by the oem chassis.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:11 PM
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Thanks JS.

I keep a watchfull eye out for donor material...... as I'd like to do another - to keep.

Out of all the bikes I send down the road - I actually miss that one.

If I'd made the wheelie bars like I intended I would STILL have it.

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Old 10-28-2008, 08:37 PM
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rocker boxes offer no sound insulation, and you are hearing them better because of your proximity, and the fact that it is new and unexpected to your ear... after a few hundred miles, you won't even notice it...
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Old 10-28-2008, 09:58 PM
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What kind of exhaust is that on the RE frame? I've seen camo color tires on dirt bikes but never a red tire. I think I've seen an orange one maybe.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:10 AM
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That exhaust is one of my scratch built units. I use Burns Stainless materials to fab it up.

Here's another buell/custom framed exhaust I did for a guy in Fla. Just a bit different....



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what did you spray on the tires?
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If your asking about the red color ..... that's not spray. That is the pigment color of the tires.

Rubber, in its natural form, is a snot greenish color. It is colored black, blue, red, etc.

That's it.

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