>I know I'm paddling up stream on this one compared to the usual requests
>but does anyone make a super quiet set of pipes(I'm prepared to lose horse
>power). I spend a lot of time looking for wild life(skip the smart remarks
>about checking out the bars) and its pretty hard to sneak up on anything
>with a standard exhaust system. I'm not about to take up snow shoeing.
>Time is the best teacher. Unfortunately it kills all its students!
Hmmm, I've yet to see a "quiet" pipe/muffler combo. No-one seems to
be able to estimate the power loss versus dB improvement that one
could get either so I think you are probably out of luck on that one.
As an aside, I know people conventionally think that noise harasses
the animals but from what I've seen it doesn't seem to bother them
very much. Getting too close bothers them and chasing or following
them bothers them a lot more. Probalby not a lot different from us
humans when you think about it...
I've gotten close (ie less than 10-20meters) to wolf, bear, moose,
wolf, muskrat etc. In some cases it was because they were curious
what the sound was and seemed to be waiting until they could see what
it was and in other cases I seemed to have surprised them.
The fact that I obviously surprised some of them initially puzzled me
but I guess it is because they heard the machine but weren't used to
the speed a sled travels at so didn't expect it to pop out into view a
second or two later.
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