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post #1 of 65 (permalink) Old 09-14-2008, 11:08 AM Thread Starter
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Debaffling a Nomad

One of our members, bugguy2468, shot a video of his debaffle of his Nomad. Very explanatory and has great before and after sounds. Thanks bigguy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xr85grdXWc

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post #2 of 65 (permalink) Old 10-15-2008, 06:42 PM
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Warranty?

I just bought a 08 Nomad (Yesterday) after a 15 year hiatus fron cycling. I'd love to loud'en it up some. (Brother owns a 07 Electra Glide with Vance & Hines) I'd like to remove the baffles, Does this void the warranty?

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Will void warranty on the exhaust only, should not kill it for anything else. Take out the first set and see if you like it, if you want loud you may want to do the complete debaffle. Ck Gadgets fixet pages, everything is there.
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I just bought a 08 Nomad (Yesterday) after a 15 year hiatus fron cycling. I'd love to loud'en it up some. (Brother owns a 07 Electra Glide with Vance & Hines) I'd like to remove the baffles, Does this void the warranty?

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I have the instructions in pdf format on my site if ya need 'em.

http://home.comcast.net/~addss/debaffle.pdf
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Hey guys, i have an 07 vulcan limited with black "road burner" pipes on it, i debaffled them shortly after. A summer has gone by and the pipes are starting to loose the black color and get pitted. Is this common? Can i expect to replace my black pipes every year if i run it with no baffles?
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I've heard mention of a 2nd set of baffles that are deeper in teh stock exhaust. Has anyone taken these out?

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Thumbs up V&H Sounds great!!!

If you end up looking for pipes,I put a set of classic II on my Nomad and they sound awsome they did reccomend the use of there fuel pack which I also installed,Loud but not obnoxious I love the sound. Good luck,Ride On!!!

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has anyone debaffeled a set of 1600 classic OEM pipes? if so what was the outcome?
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I debaffled my stock Nomad 1600 mufflers this weekend. Just used a 2" hole saw (1 3/4" or 1 7/8" probably would have worked great, 2" may be a little big), and it was extremely simple. One cut, the baffles slid right out using some needle-nose pliers to pull them out. It took a little bit of time to cut through the welds, but with some patience, it wasn't all that hard to do. This was my first major mod to the bike and I didn't think it was all that hard to perform.

I love the way it sounds!! I don't think I'll do anything else to the exhaust after this. Maybe some intake and computer mods, but as for the sound, I love it. No backfiring or "popping" after this either, but it's only been about 15 miles since I did it.

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I debaffled my stock Nomad 1600 mufflers this weekend. Just used a 2" hole saw (1 3/4" or 1 7/8" probably would have worked great, 2" may be a little big), and it was extremely simple. One cut, the baffles slid right out using some needle-nose pliers to pull them out. It took a little bit of time to cut through the welds, but with some patience, it wasn't all that hard to do. This was my first major mod to the bike and I didn't think it was all that hard to perform.

I love the way it sounds!! I don't think I'll do anything else to the exhaust after this. Maybe some intake and computer mods, but as for the sound, I love it. No backfiring or "popping" after this either, but it's only been about 15 miles since I did it.
Sounds great doesn't it? Now get some high temp BBQ black paint (If you haven't already) to finish it up and no one will ever know it isn't stock.
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