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Hi, I have a new SSR 160TR bike. I haven't finished setting it up yet and break in, but I have noticed its around 103db from 20" away idling, and it really doesnt die down very quick with distance. I havent tested db level with throttle yet, but imagine that is quite high. It is way to loud for neighborhood use. I have a predator 212cc engine in my minibike and that is borderline too loud, but that engine just has a dinky square exhaust. This will cause problems quickly as it is Harley loud and really should require hearing protection since its louder than my 24HP ride mower, which also has a dinky exhaust. I have heard that repacking the muffler might be required since they can be poorly done from factory. Has anyone done this, and did it make a big difference? What packing did you use? Are there other options? I heard a stock CRF50/70 muffler is quiet, but I cannot find one on craigslist within 300+ miles. Is there an exterior wrap that would fit as well? or a filter to stick over the end of the exhaust? Is there a way to check for exhaust leaks that could be making it louder (other than by ear?). </Barrage of questions> I cant be the only person with this problem unless my bikes muffler is a defect - I don't have another around for comparison. A performance hit is not a concern as long as it isn't harming the engine.