Newly Debaffled 2007 Nomad - Lessons and Questions.
I read every single post on this thread and took the plunge.
Lesson 1. Don't let your small children help... they get mad if they can't play with the power tools.
Lesson 2. Buy QUALITY bi-metal 1 3/4 saws. I burned the first good one up (From a Big Hardware/Home improvement Store) on the first baffle, but it came right out one it was through.
Lesson 3. DO NOT USE A CORDLESS DRILL. I burned it up. To much draw overheated the battery which is now toast. $75 later a new Mekita plug in drill worked wonders and finished the 1st baffle in 3 minutes flat. Slid right out after I tapped it a couple times with a ball-peen hammer.
Lesson 4. USE QUALITY Saws... I know, I posted it twice, but the second one was from a "local" Hardware store and branded with their name.. Mistake. The saw wasn't straight, it was more expensive than the big name store's version, and required purchasing a special mandrel/drill bit thingy (technical term) to use. SUCKED! Never again.
Results. Nice sound. I'd like just a weeeee bit more sound, but the note is nice and low. A bit more ooomph on the highway came with the mod.
I don't want to kibitz the mileage too much or the FI system So... questions.
1. Does bypassing the Goatbladder increase volume? I believe someone said it increased power a bit.
2. Are there aftermarket pipes that give a bit more volume without getting too bad? I rode a Bouldevard 1800 on V&H shotguns and it was so loud as to be painful.
3. Results from tweaking the inner baffle a bit? Anyone done this one?
4. Will my wife ever understand why I like motorcycles?
2007 Vulcan 1600 Nomad - Double Debaffle.
Last edited by CptCrusty1; 05-13-2013 at 11:44 AM.