Moped Exhaust Systems
Exhaust systems are responsible for expelling spent gasses from the engine and are governed by a strict set of rules and regulations. In today’s context exhaust systems have to restrict the level of emissions they dispense while providing quiet and comfortable riding experience for riders. This is a careful balance.
Modern moped exhausts systems comprise of a silencer and catayltic converter and are often painted steel. Some, well in fact many nowadays have chrome plates or even titanium plates. This makes them look that little bit more sporty but can add extra weight.
Exhaust systems work through a complex set of diversions and pressure releases. The in’s and outs of are not that important but every owner should understand the different parts that help makeup an exhaust. For example at the very end of your exhaust pipe you will typically find the silencer. There are strict regulations on the noise a moped can give off and these devices help to muffle the sound.
Many modern exhaust systems also contain a catalytic converter. This helps to reduce the amount of emission your moped gives off. It works by converting harmful elements of gasses into less harmful water, carbon monoxide and oxygen. These components are also improving all the time.
Common problems with exhaust systems include small holes and loose fittings. Holes often occur as a result of stones flicking up from the road surface and can make your moped give off an extremely loud noise while riding. If this occurs you should consult a mechanic straight away.