Introduction: Pop (soda) Can Dirt Bike Noise for Bikes

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Have you ever wanted your bike to sound like a dirt bike, without having to go through the trouble of taping a card to your bike frame (which by the way is a swell idea), well now you can with a simple pop (soda) can.

Step 1: First Find a Can.

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A pop can, beer can, edit: soda can, any 12 oz aluminum can will work. Lay the can down about 10 feet or so in front of your bike.

Step 2: Makin the Noise!

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Then ride your bike over the center of the can, the can should go up with your tire and stop.

Step 3: Forewarned.

Be careful though don't ride your bike too long with the can on your tire for it can wear down the treads on your bike. This may not work for all bikes but it could.

Off topic but this is a good hobby,


coleblaze402 (author)2015-04-07

how about I just shoot my tires and then it will sound like a cop chase

dim20 (author)2012-08-04

guys dont do that it complitely RAPES THE TIRES

FuriousWolf777 (author)2012-01-01

aaah yes the good old days lol....Believe it or not back in the day we used..............Ready? Balloons! yes Balloon.....My " Schwinn Corvette " chrome fender supports were perfect. Tie one end to support, then blow the balloon up and tie it down. Just wrap around pull thru, done almost lol . Now push balloon towards spokes....Spokes will grab and pull balloon around youre ready!!!! The balloon will want to pull back but the forward motion wont let and you will hear boom boom boom booom will last long enough for you to have fun...well it was " back n the day " wink Happy Holidays all

BIGHAIRYDUDE (author)2011-07-26

this is sooo old but still is awesome yet can get annoying

mrmath (author)2008-04-22

at the risk of starting a flame war, could you do it with a soda can? :)

Kiteman (author)mrmath2008-04-23

Oh, no - it has to be a pop can. If you want to use a soda can, you're too old to properly appreciate this Instructable... ;-)

mrmath (author)Kiteman2008-04-23

Hey! Where I was born, everyone calls them soda cans. Where I live, everyone (but me) calls them pop cans. It's regional, not age! Besides, even if I was too old, my kids wouldn't be.

minerug (author)mrmath2009-07-13

They're fizzy drink cans...

bob.smitty (author)minerug2009-07-22

they... are... aluminum cans...

mason0190 (author)bob.smitty2011-05-11

If this were Facebook, I'd like that.

samando (author)Kiteman2009-04-27

unless, of course, you're australian. We dont have your pop(whatever it is) here. usually we just say coke can. It's easier.

I smell bacon (author)samando2009-05-02

I think coke can is an official measurement in Australia. I know that lots of people in the military use it as a guide for training recruits in drill. example: "when marching, keep a coke can between your fist and the back of the person in front of you." I just had to throw that in.

sockless (author)2010-08-10

Ahh, I remember doing this. But I used an ice cream container lid or a cereal box to make the noise.

crazyg (author)2010-05-25

thanks for the memories
b a good samaritan
insted of recycling fizzy tins modify the bikes locked up at the trainstation

Glockenator (author)2009-12-09

this dosent work on mountain or urban bikes with discs or huge forks like mine

lewigi (author)2009-01-24

is there any way to make my dirt bike quiet (i dont know if this will help but i ride a two stroke) :)

bob.smitty (author)lewigi2009-07-22

Kinda late answer, but a better muffler or a better flute for your muffler should do the trick.

aceLED (author)2008-10-15

i did this when i was younger its a classic ;p now i actually use a pop can to silence my dirt bikes muffler i find it sorta ironic ;p lol

Arbitror (author)aceLED2009-01-10


aceLED (author)Arbitror2009-01-26

iam actually working with my uncle to make an instructable for one should be out soon so if u dont mind the wait ill have ur answer

Arbitror (author)aceLED2009-01-27


bob.smitty (author)Arbitror2009-07-22

For the love of gawd! Make some holes in the can, rip the top off and stick it in the exhaust! If you feel real fancy fill it in with a bit of glass wool... not too much, as you don't want to choke those two strokers or increase the back pressure too much.

jakezcop (author)2008-06-15

hahahaha!!! i do this all the time with my unicycle and my parents get so mad at me lol!!!

Grey_Wolfe (author)jakezcop2008-07-08

Next project, actual motorized unicycle for the dirt bike trails.

scud1333 (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-07-09

That my friend would be amazing!!!

Grey_Wolfe (author)scud13332008-07-15

Likely, suicidal as well. hahaha

Shredder543 (author)Grey_Wolfe2009-07-13

let me make a correction...DEFINITELY suicidal! hahaha
*wow I made a late response =|*

mason0190 (author)2009-07-08

I learned dis when i ran ovr a can in teh street sounds cool gets really loud tho

samando (author)2009-04-27

sorry to say this, but I don't like this idea. 1.what's the point of making your buke SOUND like a dirt bike? 2. it does'nt look good at all the can crimped and broke, this would pop your tyre... sorry, just had to say that.

scud1333 (author)samando2009-04-28

1.Why not? 2.You cant judge something upon looks. It's only for fun. 3.It's a risk, it can happen, but it is only intended for children who are riding their bikes and see a coke can laying on the ground. It's nothing to get your mind wrapped around. Only fun! But yes, these are some very valid points, i suppose it's only a matter of opinion.

killerjackalope (author)2008-04-22

I did this as a kid, you can cause some havoc with these, including it falling out and into your friends spokes while riding close...

scud1333 (author)killerjackalope2008-07-09

Ya lol me and my friends would ride around with sticks in our hands and try to poke them through the spokes of each others bikes, last one on their bike won

GorillazMiko (author)2008-04-22

I haven't done this in forever! Well, actually I just added on a playing card or something. Nice job!

scud1333 (author)GorillazMiko2008-07-09

Thanks dude much appreciated.

I smell bacon (author)2008-07-09

If this is wearing the tread off your tyres, put the worn down tyre on the back of your bike, and you now have a bike perfect for doing skids. btw, what kind of bike are you riding, and did it come with that sticker set?

scud1333 (author)I smell bacon2008-07-09

This bike belonged to my older brother and he sold it to me. All i know about the bike is it is a Dyno GT air, and yes it did come with the sticker set.

Mister_Caipirinha (author)2008-04-23

Neat. Do you have any ideas for making a dirt bike sound like a pedal bike? (other than turning it off) :)

Dr.Paj (author)Mister_Caipirinha2008-05-05

Put a SODA can on the back wheel, instead of a pop can on the front? I guess you could always convert it to electric.

Grey_Wolfe (author)Dr.Paj2008-07-08

Am I to get the impression that you feel soda has better sounding cans than pop??? lol

I smell bacon (author)Grey_Wolfe2008-07-09

This annoys the heck out of neighbours. lol. funny.

Crakur (author)2008-05-15

this happened by accident to me and it was annoying as h3ll

bhunter736 (author)2008-04-24

I love it. We used to tape an old playing card at the top of the spokes to rub against the knobs on the tires for this effect. My son is just learning to ride a 2 wheeler as he calls it. I will have to show him your instructable. Thanks for sharing. : )

SWV1787 (author)2008-04-24

I can remember cloths pinning a baseball card to hit the spokes to make noise on my bike as a kid... that didn't risk ruining your tires just an old card...

ll.13 (author)2008-04-23

Wow, I haven't done this for a decade! -I don't think I'll start now, my tyres are a little treadless.

dentsinger (author)2008-04-23

My trick when I was a kid was to tape a playing card or two to the forks so the spokes would make it flap. I was awesome ;)

erik.teichmann (author)2008-04-23

Man, I loved doing this!

jonnyboy323 (author)2008-04-22

Ahhhhh the great memories of a childhood coming back. lol Nice inscrutable! Jon

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