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So I scored myself a bargain today! A second hand set of Leo Vince carbon fibre cans with the y pipe, springs and all the other hardware! I paid $250 delivered! At least I think thats a bargain! However the previous owner said they are in need of repacking, which Im fine with, I have just never done it but after some reading it doesn't seem too hard. I went to the local bike store and they said its $109 for the repacking material from Leo Vince; and that does not including the rivets or strapping with will be more. Then I called an exhaust place, just for good measure, and they quoted $100 for the whole job. Given that I'm looking forward to learning I plan to tackle it myself. My question is whether I have to fork out for the expensive kit, or whether there are other options. I have read that steel wool, or builders insulation can be used. Will these be adequate, and leave me with a nice sound? Or is another option to use dirt bike exhaust packing? All feedback and tips and hints are welcomed as always!!
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Bump any thoughts out there guys

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Don't use builder insulation. Won't last despite what the tight-arses will tell you. You may as well collect you belly-button fluff and use that........

Denniskirk.com has exhaust packing material (I've used 'moose brand off them before) as do Yoshi on their USA site. I imagine all the major online motorcycle stores have 4 stroke exhaust packing.

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Don't use builder insulation. Won't last despite what the tight-arses will tell you. You may as well collect you belly-button fluff and use that........

Denniskirk.com has exhaust packing material (I've used 'moose brand off them before) as do Yoshi on their USA site. I imagine all the major online motorcycle stores have 4 stroke exhaust packing.
Fantastic ill check them out. Two Bros also appear to have a fibre glass kit on their US site, and it is well priced, any comment on their quality mate?

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For my yoshi exhaust, I ordered a repack kit from motovan, part #67-11129. My exhaust sound great. They stay cool to the touch, even after a very hard long run. It cost me $38 to repack 2 cans.
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IMO you won't go wrong sticking with a brand name supplier, 2bros, Yoshi etc - it is the same packing they supply in their original units. My issue with alternatives like builders insulation is they are not designed for the heat in a muffler nor are they usually dense enough to be an effective sound reducing material and tend to blow away very quickly. Be warned this could become the new 'oil thread' LOL!

You'll probably find the stock packing has a fine stainless mesh around the muffler core and the packing surrounds this . The mesh is there to make the packing last longer - it is not essential if yours is past it's use by date but the repacking material will deteriate quicker without it.

For repacking tips have a look here, Yoshi, but the principal is the same, fill that sucker with packing!

Yoshimura repacking... - YouTube

Probably the first question is - does it require repacking yet?

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Hahahah - SNAP on the Yoshi post - I blame the wine I am consuming this evening - I had to run the spell check twice!

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Hahahah - SNAP on the Yoshi post - I blame the wine I am consuming this evening - I had to run the spell check twice!
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Thanks guys those videos are great. It really seems pretty easy. So as much as I would like to keep with OEM packing I think the cheaper kit will be the path I go. But I will keep everyone posted!

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