Pop (soda) Can Dirt Bike Noise for Bikes

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Introduction: 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.

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Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Makin the Noise!

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,
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    47 Discussions

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    coleblaze402
    coleblaze402

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    dim20
    dim20

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    mrmath
    mrmath

    12 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kiteman
    Kiteman

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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... ;-)

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    mrmath
    mrmath

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    samando
    samando

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    I smell bacon
    I smell bacon

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    sockless
    sockless

    9 years ago on Introduction

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

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    crazyg
    crazyg

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Glockenator
    Glockenator

    10 years ago on Step 3

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

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    lewigi
    lewigi

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    bob.smitty
    bob.smitty

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Ervineng
    Ervineng

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Ervineng
    Ervineng

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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