Picture of Pop (soda) can dirt bike noise for bikes
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.

Picture of First find a can.
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.
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coleblaze4024 months ago

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

dim203 years ago
guys dont do that it complitely RAPES THE TIRES
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
this is sooo old but still is awesome yet can get annoying
mrmath7 years ago
at the risk of starting a flame war, could you do it with a soda can? :)
Kiteman mrmath7 years ago
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 Kiteman7 years ago
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 mrmath6 years ago
They're fizzy drink cans...
they... are... aluminum cans...
If this were Facebook, I'd like that.
samando Kiteman6 years ago
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 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.
sockless5 years ago
Ahh, I remember doing this. But I used an ice cream container lid or a cereal box to make the noise.
crazyg5 years ago
thanks for the memories
b a good samaritan
insted of recycling fizzy tins modify the bikes locked up at the trainstation
Glockenator5 years ago
this dosent work on mountain or urban bikes with discs or huge forks like mine
lewigi6 years ago
is there any way to make my dirt bike quiet (i dont know if this will help but i ride a two stroke) :)
Kinda late answer, but a better muffler or a better flute for your muffler should do the trick.
aceLED6 years ago
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 aceLED6 years ago
aceLED Arbitror6 years ago
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 aceLED6 years ago
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.
jakezcop7 years ago
hahahaha!!! i do this all the time with my unicycle and my parents get so mad at me lol!!!
Next project, actual motorized unicycle for the dirt bike trails.
scud1333 (author)  Grey_Wolfe7 years ago
That my friend would be amazing!!!
Likely, suicidal as well. hahaha
let me make a correction...DEFINITELY suicidal! hahaha
*wow I made a late response =|*
mason01906 years ago
I learned dis when i ran ovr a can in teh street sounds cool gets really loud tho
samando6 years ago
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 3.it the can crimped and broke, this would pop your tyre... sorry, just had to say that.
scud1333 (author)  samando6 years ago
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.
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)  killerjackalope7 years ago
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
I haven't done this in forever! Well, actually I just added on a playing card or something. Nice job!
scud1333 (author)  GorillazMiko7 years ago
Thanks dude much appreciated.
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 bacon7 years ago
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.
Neat. Do you have any ideas for making a dirt bike sound like a pedal bike? (other than turning it off) :)
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.
Am I to get the impression that you feel soda has better sounding cans than pop??? lol
This annoys the heck out of neighbours. lol. funny.
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