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Debaffling My Stock Exhaust a Vulcan 900 Custom

Here is the step-by-step process when I debaffled my 2009 Vulcan 900 Custom.

Debaffling Stock Pipes On '09 Vulcan Custom
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Here is the step-by-step process when I debaffled my 2009 Vulcan 900 Custom.

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This is a continual discussion here online. What you did was step one. If you're happy with the sound that's great. I never removed my pipes from the bike and I removed the complete baffle pipe as well as enlarging the flow to just about the whole inside diameter of the pipes. Search discussions on de-baffling and you'll see tons of advice. I did like the clear pictures though
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This is a continual discussion here online. What you did was step one. If you're happy with the sound that's great. I never removed my pipes from the bike and I removed the complete baffle pipe as well as enlarging the flow to just about the whole inside diameter of the pipes. Search discussions on de-baffling and you'll see tons of advice. I did like the clear pictures though
Thanks for your post. I didn't want my exhaust extremely loud thats why i didnt completly remove the muffler. This is for people like myself who want a good sound but not something too loud. Doing mine, I used a recipricating saw and did not want to damage anything on the bike, plus I got the pipes up off the ground to work with them easier. I'll check the other posts on here but I'm loving the way mine looks and sounds.
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I'd do some hi temp flat black in the pipe to hide it a bit.

How does it sound compared to stock?
Any sound bites?

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I'd do some hi temp flat black in the pipe to hide it a bit.

How does it sound compared to stock?
Any sound bites?

Mike.
Its give it a beefier sound... a nice rumble when you rev the engine and when idling you know the bike is there without it being too loud. It rarely has sound bites but when it does it's not bad at all.

Since I did this while my bike was winterized I am going to wait until the spring before I decide if I want to black out the inside where it's not chromed.
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I hate those sound bites actually.. .make a mess of my levis



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I'd do some hi temp flat black in the pipe to hide it a bit.

How does it sound compared to stock?
Any sound bites?

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i just did mine to and it sounded more choppier. like a cam on a sports car
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I just did this mod last night on my '09 SE. I had to black out the inside, w/o it looked real bad with the matte black exhaust. I didn't have a reciprocating saw so I knocked it out with a Dremel tool. We started with the re-enforced cutting wheel... It was too big, and didn't cut very fast so the first baffle ended up as shrapnel. About half way through the first pipe we switched to the smaller heavy duty cutting wheel. SOOOO glad we switched. The heavy duty went through the pipe like a knife through butter, and it fit inside so we were able to cut from the inside out. 1st pipe took two hours, second pipe took 45min.

I was kind of expecting it to be louder, but I do love the look and the throaty bark.

Thanks for the thread crawfordjm.
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This is a continual discussion here online. What you did was step one. If you're happy with the sound that's great. I never removed my pipes from the bike and I removed the complete baffle pipe as well as enlarging the flow to just about the whole inside diameter of the pipes. Search discussions on de-baffling and you'll see tons of advice. I did like the clear pictures though
Heh, it's actually step 2. Just knocking out the plug that's in the central pipe itself is step 1.

I'm fully debaffled now, but did my in stages. Just knocking out the plug/screen wasn't enough, so I went to the 4 holes you show in your album. About 2 weeks later, I went to 8 holes, then after about 6 weeks, I went ahead and jumped in to the full process. I couldn't be happier now!

I've even got a friend with some aftermarkets on his 900 custom, but I can't really say that a 400.00 set of pipes sounds any better.

Glad you're enjoying the sound! Hope there are MANY early warm days for you coming soon!

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I hate those sound bites actually.. .make a mess of my levis
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