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Baffled by Baffles

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' at netrider.net.au started by sLowBrian, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Hi guys... I had posted this at the end of the "Loud Pipes Save Lives" thread, but decided to copy it to here as well....... Hope that's ok with everyone......
    I have heard of people removing some of the baffles from the exhaust to make it a little louder. I am thinking of having this done to my VT750C, I know I can put pipes on it, (and to be honest I know exactly which pipes I would put on it if I was going to do that.) but the thing is .... I don't really want it much louder than it already is! Say halfway louder between stock and loud would be nice. And I kinda like the look of the stock pipes anyway!

    So, my question is..... has anyone removed some of the baffles on a VT750C?? What would the procedure be? Is there any downside to doing this?


  2. I remember seeing a youtube video of someone doing a Kawa Vulcan (I think) using a drill and hole saw. It sounded ok in the end. Have a look around and see if you can find it.
  3. In my day, the tools of choice were a big hammer and Granny's poker :grin: .
  4. Or broom handle.
  5. ok im a bit of a newbie myself, but here goes.

    if you dont want it much louder then dont touch anything. the baffles from what i hear are the only thing that makes your bike quiet.

    having no baffle is like having a straight through pipe, being incredibly louder (illegally loud) and also a slight performance increase.

    up to you buddy. even thuogh i dont know too much, id rather buy a performance muffler for my bike with some sort of a baffle in it, which will create enough back pressure to stop you needing to rejet your carby or injection system, rather than buggering around with a stock pipe and rooting it.

    good luck
  6. Heres a link for a Boulevard.. Maybe it works on the same principle..

    Debaffled my Boulevard when i had it.. It DOES not make it too loud..
    Gives off a nice deep note, unlike the aftermarket pipes around which are obscenely loud..

    Sure i had the ecu remapped, and also added a K&N Filter as well..

    If you arent sure about debaffling you can always drill 1/2 holes in the baffle plate which gives a bit more of a note.