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Tools of the Trade => Gear & Equipment => Topic started by: GOLEE on April 16, 2011, 08:51:04 PM

Title: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on April 16, 2011, 08:51:04 PM
Has anyone ever used one of the atv muffler silencers on their 4 wheeler.
I hope this was not an old subject. I looked but didnt see it.
Some sites I read claim they reduce noise up to 80%.\
I would like to reduse my noise going in to my stand, even though I walk 1/4 mile into where I hunt.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on April 16, 2011, 09:08:33 PM
Has anyone ever used one of the atv muffler silencers on their 4 wheeler.
I hope this was not an old subject. I looked but didnt see it.
Some sites I read claim they reduce noise up to 80%.\
I would like to reduse my noise going in to my stand, even though I walk 1/4 mile into where I hunt.


GOLEE, I won one here at TH. It is a Kolpin (http://www.kolpinpowersports.com) product. This is the link for that thread, http://www.talkhuntin.com/index.php?topic=4345.0 . I found, and the people at Kolpin verified it, you can't tell much difference at the ATV because of the motor noise, but from a distance, it is much quieter. I use to put a radiator hose on my muffler and let it hang almost to the ground to quieten my ATV down. I may add that to my Stealth Muffler too! La. Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement officers use to do that to their ATVs to slip up on people.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on April 16, 2011, 09:22:34 PM
Has anyone ever used one of the atv muffler silencers on their 4 wheeler.
I hope this was not an old subject. I looked but didnt see it.
Some sites I read claim they reduce noise up to 80%.\
I would like to reduse my noise going in to my stand, even though I walk 1/4 mile into where I hunt.


GOLEE, I won one here at TH. It is a Kolpin (http://www.kolpinpowersports.com) product. This is the link for that thread, http://www.talkhuntin.com/index.php?topic=4345.0 . I found, and the people at Kolpin verified it, you can't tell much difference at the ATV because of the motor noise, but from a distance, it is much quieter. I use to put a radiator hose on my muffler and let it hang almost to the ground to quieten my ATV down. I may add that to my Stealth Muffler too! La. Wildlife and Fisheries enforcement officers use to do that to their ATVs to slip up on people.

Thanks for the info. I will look into. I have a spot Im trying to get into, that is fenced by 2 sides, so there is only one way in there, and that is to stop at a safe distance and walk in. Im trying to work with a non hunting land owner to give me another way in, but he hasnt gave me permission yet. If not, Im going to look into this route. I know my deer can hear me coming in this place. I would rather give them less to think about.
Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on April 16, 2011, 09:25:43 PM
I wish someone would come out with a muffler that would quieten the ATV down to almost nothing. I know the back pressure would hurt the performance, but I wouldn't mind it too much if it let me sneak in a little quieter.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on April 16, 2011, 10:03:31 PM
I won one last year from TalkHunting and Kolpin. I can't tell a lot of difference while on the throttle but it seems to quieten it considerably when at idle or slow speed. I can't tell that it lowered the performance at all. I would recommend one. Hope this helps.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on April 16, 2011, 11:03:18 PM
I wish someone would come out with a muffler that would quieten the ATV down to almost nothing. I know the back pressure would hurt the performance, but I wouldn't mind it too much if it let me sneak in a little quieter.

Same here, Im pretty invested in this 4 wheeler. I have even been looking at old golf carts on craigslist, to see if i can find an old fixwer upper to just go back and forth in. I would love to have the bad boy buggy, but I could by a new truck for that price.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on April 17, 2011, 10:13:08 PM
I wish someone would come out with a muffler that would quieten the ATV down to almost nothing. I know the back pressure would hurt the performance, but I wouldn't mind it too much if it let me sneak in a little quieter.

Same here, Im pretty invested in this 4 wheeler. I have even been looking at old golf carts on craigslist, to see if i can find an old fixwer upper to just go back and forth in. I would love to have the bad boy buggy, but I could by a new truck for that price.
No doubt there. I'll walk in from my new truck and then drag the bucks back with the noisy 4wheeler.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on August 07, 2011, 12:47:22 AM
In my search for a monster buck I have been going farther and farther into the woods this year. I have been looking for an ATV silencer myself because the easier it is for me to get to my stand the more times I can go hunting. I will be looking into that link from BuubaBrown also and hope this is answer to my problem. Also I never thought of it but I like golf cart idea also just not sure if it has the power to go everywhere I would be traveling.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on August 07, 2011, 02:24:33 PM
Ya read my mind as I was checking trailcams yesterday, was watching all the animals scurrying around and was wondering just have many that I wasnt seeing because my atv was to loud. Gonna have to check into one of these myself.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on August 07, 2011, 08:37:16 PM
I've been kicking around the idea of adding a silencer to my ATV as well. I'll have to try the radiator hose trick!

3 guys I hunt with all have golf carts and the stealthiness is awesome but the hilly terrain we have kills the battery life. For driving to and from a stand the carts do very well.
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on August 11, 2011, 03:34:04 PM
They work!

Boballistic had one on his Honda 400 for several years.  He could run me over and I would never hear him drive up.  Now understand he does not drive fast.  Slow and steady.  At idol you could hear the cams cling.  But no pop from the muffler.   
Title: Re: ATV muffler silencer
Post by: [Blocked] on August 11, 2011, 07:04:24 PM
it would not help me i have a hole in my muffer about midway, so it pops and roars when i slow down , need to win a bad boy buggy. woner if Lee would let me have his.

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