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exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by hap2 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:05 pm



What are the dimensions of a stock exhaust pipe on a 1500?

I wanna plug the pipes to keep any mice out over winter.

Other than putting peppermint all over the place, what else do u suggest?

I have stabil in gas



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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by Big Blue UK » Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:03 pm

I do not get this one.
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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by hap2 » Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:48 pm

I'm trying to figure out what I can do to keep mice away from going into my bike thru the exhaust pipes and other places.

And also tips to winterize it other than fuel stabilizer & oil treatment

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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:02 am

I doubt you'll find a mouse that has ANY interest in your exhaust pipes, and he couldn't do any damage to the exhaust anyway.... But they have been known to get into the air intake and make a nest in the air filter. There's a thread here somewhere about mices in the air filters.... Some people have put a screen over the air intake so the meeses can't get in.

Maybe a few mothballs tossed around the engine, the mice won't like them, and in the spring when you start running the engine they'll just evaporate from the heat...
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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by hap2 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:44 am

Thank u alot I appreciate it

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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by minimac » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:08 am

A dryer sheet stuffed in the end of the muffler will do the same...and it doesn't smell as bad.

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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by hap2 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:02 am

Will the dryer sheet remain potent?

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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by Ravyn » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:29 am

DenverWinger wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:02 am
I doubt you'll find a mouse that has ANY interest in your exhaust pipes, and he couldn't do any damage to the exhaust anyway.... But they have been known to get into the air intake and make a nest in the air filter. There's a thread here somewhere about mices in the air filters.... Some people have put a screen over the air intake so the meeses can't get in.

Maybe a few mothballs tossed around the engine, the mice won't like them, and in the spring when you start running the engine they'll just evaporate from the heat...
I had a mouse build a nest inside the oily exhaust pipe on my Bultaco 2 stroke awhile back. So they do go into exhaust pipes. When I tried to start it I kicked and kicked and when it finally started it blew a nest full of dead mice and nest material out the tail end. :o Find a large cork or some kind of plug or make one from a piece wood and stick it into your tail pipe. And get some fine mesh chicken wire to cover your air intake or clean a mouse nest out every spring. I use the 1/4 inch stuff. And moth balls and those mint packs absolutely do not work.
So far I have not found anything to deter them. I have seven mouse traps set up in my garage and check them daily and there is always at least two mice caught. I live out in the boonies and there isn't any ferrell cats around here and it seems like the owls and coyotes aren't doing there job. ;) I have heard that the bar soap "Irish Spring" works and it must be the brand name not some copy cat soap that is supposed to smell like Irish Spring. Dunno though, I haven't tried it yet but I will as the rainy season is beginning and I don't ride all of my machines as much so the little bustards get into things. :(
Last spring I changed the rear tire on my 1500 and found a nest built between the top box and the side box on the right just to the right of the rear wheel on a little ledge of plastic. I think those little critters just like to ride the same as we do. :lol:

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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by minimac » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 am

hap2 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:02 am
Will the dryer sheet remain potent?
Two or three balled up together and stuck in the end of the exhaust will last for the winter

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Post by hap2 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:26 pm

Is that what u do? Use bounce sheets?

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Post by Ravyn » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:24 pm

hap2 wrote:
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Is that what u do? Use bounce sheets?
They say only Bounce works ? Give it a try and see what happens. They chewed through the ones I stuck into my pipes. But they didn't have a chance to build a nest in there.
Why not just form some 1/4 inch chicken over the opening. If you go for a ride then just pull it off. Prolly take all of 5 seconds.

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Post by hap2 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:29 pm

ok I can try that too. They can't chew thru chicken wire?

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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by Ravyn » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:26 pm

hap2 wrote:
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ok I can try that too. They can't chew thru chicken wire?
I have 10 motorcycles sitting in my garage and some of them don't get started or ridden very often. I have chicken wire over there exhaust pipes and over the air intakes on the ones I can get to. They have never been able to chew through that as far as I know. At least there have never been any nests in them. But that sure wont stop them from getting into other things. That's why I have been trying all the other smelly things as well and so far none of them work. So now I am going to try Irish Spring. A very elderly lady told me that is what she uses so I am going to give it a try. Sure don't have anything to loose.
I tried some of those mint packs that look like tea bags. I surrounded a mouse trap with for bags, in the morning there was a mouse in the trap. Well that didn't work so good, so much for mint .

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Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

Post by hap2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 am

I heard Irish Spring works good too.

10 bikes! Y so many? & why don't u sell or get rid of most of them?

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Post by Ravyn » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:53 am

hap2 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:16 am
I heard Irish Spring works good too.

10 bikes! Y so many? & why don't u sell or get rid of most of them?
People sometimes ask me why I have 10 bikes and I tell them because I sold two. LOL :lol:

I have a few of them for sale like the Honda cx500 turbo that needs some work but very little, it has only 4,247. miles on it.
I do some restoration work when I feel like it but have lost a lot of interest in it from doing it for to long on old vintage Bultacos.
The ones I want to keep, at least for now is a 1972 Honda ct90 dual range tranny, a 2000 Kawasaki w650, looks like an old Triumph Bonneville.
A 2010 Yamaha xt250 dual sport, a 1994 Honda gl1500se sidecar rig. And my 1972 Bultaco Alpina 250cc two smoker. That old Bultaco is still my all time favorite dirt bike.
I just sold my Yamaha TW200 and a 2003 Honda Valkyrie. I have my 2002 Honda gl1800 for sale for 7,400.00 dollars and it has 4,500.00 dollars of farkels on it. No takers yet. It's on craiglist in the Portland ,Oregon. area and on Sound Rider news letter. My girl friends Honda cx500 custom might be for sale as well. There are a few other restoration projects sitting there that I might never get around to doing. Like a 1982 Honda gl1100 Naked bike. I think that was the last of the naked gold wings.
Wanna buy a few.....hahaha..... :D :roll:
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Post by hap2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 10:30 am

Wanna buy my bike? Only 4 K usd

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Post by Ravyn » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:17 am

hap2 wrote:
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Wanna buy my bike? Only 4 K usd
Nope..... got to many already. :roll: How come you are selling it?

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Post by hap2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:56 am

Getting too heavy for me

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Post by hap2 » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:58 am

where do u live? City & state?

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Post by Ravyn » Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:39 pm

hap2 wrote:
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where do u live? City & state?
I live in Washington state about 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington.

You need one of these. Come on down and have DMC sidecars put one on for you.




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Post by redial » Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:34 am

try tennis balls to block up the exhausts. cut to size, and two seconds to remove.
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Post by Rednaxs60 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 am

Ravyn wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:39 pm
hap2 wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:58 am
where do u live? City & state?
I live in Washington state about 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington.

You need one of these. Come on down and have DMC sidecars put one on for you.


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Have issues getting back into Canada with conversions if you don't have correct paperwork and an approved conversion. Would have to check with customs to see what is allowed. Have heard of people who did go to the US, have a conversion done, and could not get their bike back into Canada afterwards.

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