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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-23-2012, 10:16 PM Thread Starter
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drilled exhaust baffles

So, the temperature has dropped down to -35c over the past couple days, so I figured I would go warm the bike up.... and after letting it run for about a half hour or so, I thought of how some guys want to know how it sounds after I drilled the baffles.... so I made a short video.....

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hope that works
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It worked! sounded pretty good!

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What size drill bit did you use?

looks like you have about 8-10 holes or more....

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Sounds good. I took the baffles completely out of my bike; maybe I went too far but I like the way mine sounds with the modified stock pipes. I think your pipes with the drilled baffles looks better than my pipes with the baffles removed.

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Its a 2011 Classic SE and Im pretty sure it was a 3/8 drill bit and I put 8 holes in each baffle.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2012, 09:38 AM
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That sounds pretty good. Do you think it does justice to the actual sound?

I bought a set of slightly used pipes that had only the center deal drilled out. At first, I thought I'd have to add more holes like you did, but after putting a few thousand miles on them, the sound got much better.

I'm fixing to take them off to install a Cobra 2 into 1. Maybe I should do this video thing before I take them off. Do you think that would help a potential buyer?

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I think it sounds ALOT better than it did, I should have did a before and after vid....but I just wanted to post one up just in case someone was thinking about doing it, on a scale of 1 - 10, 1 being easy and 10 being difficult, I would rate this a 4....
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