Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
I actually think these bikes sound great with the factory pipes debaffled, but with the goats bladder (cat converter) still in tact. Right amount of volume, and very throaty kind of 'muscle car' sound. There are a handful of pipes I like better, but most of the aftermarket pipes, to me, only mimic or are worse than the sound of the debaffled pipes (that's me though). That said, I think it sounds awful when they do the "Stage" debaffling where they punch a hole, drill holes, etc. I removed my baffles completely, and it sounds GREAT.
The reason I say that is, if you get everything pulled out of there, but still don't like the looks because of the previous owner, don't discount the idea of getting a cheap/free set of pipes like pop up on this forum every once in a while. Take the baffles all the way out, and enjoy!
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT