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I have after 4000 km found that Cobra Swept Exhaust is too loud for my ears. Love them on shorter trips, but after an hour's time or so it starts to get uncomfortable for my ears.
Is there any way to reduce the sound, not too much but a 20 or 30%?
 

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with out going the whole baffle route, a nice set of ear plugs from your local hardware store in the safety section. $15 cdn for 80 pair, drops the sound by 30bd and you can still hear whats going on around you. I don't have aftermarket pipes and i use em every ride.
 

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with out going the whole baffle route, a nice set of ear plugs from your local hardware store in the safety section. $15 cdn for 80 pair, drops the sound by 30bd and you can still hear whats going on around you. I don't have aftermarket pipes and i use em every ride.
If you use ear plugs for wind noise, that's one thing. But if you use them because your pipes are too loud, think about the people around you. Cages, pedestrians, other riders, etc. You're subjecting them to your noisy ass bike that even you can't tolerate.

I was on a PGR escort mission, and on a 50 mile leg I was behind a guy with straight pipes. By the time we stopped, I had such a headache. When we resumed, I made sure to shuffle and get behind someone else. Not cool.
 

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If you use ear plugs for wind noise, that's one thing. But if you use them because your pipes are too loud, think about the people around you. Cages, pedestrians, other riders, etc. You're subjecting them to your noisy ass bike that even you can't tolerate.

I was on a PGR escort mission, and on a 50 mile leg I was behind a guy with straight pipes. By the time we stopped, I had such a headache. When we resumed, I made sure to shuffle and get behind someone else. Not cool.
Bill, i agree 100%, thats why i suggested the 80 pair box, there will be some for everybody else.:D

My brother in law has HK straights on his vtx .... i wont even ride with him any more.
 

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I have Speedster Shorts and I agree they can be loud especially if you are switching from an inline 4 as in my case. I tried earplugs but the low end drone got worse as it was just a muffled mess. I rode a few weeks ago again without earplugs and actually prefer it. I have toyed with the idea of finding used stock pipes but kind of find it bassackwards to dump money into a bike to downgrade it. Bottom line, I love my Cobra pipes and they sound excellent but yes I wish I could soften the low end rumble more.
 

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I had the same issue wuth the swepts on my Custom. According to Cobra, the swepts already come fitted with 'quiet' baffles, so I installed a pair of Smartpartz HardCore "quiet baffles" in conjunction with the std. baffles and they made a difference by toning down the sharp exhaust note of the Swepts.

Apparently some members of this forum have indicated they haven't helped, but I can confirm they do work for the swepts. Because of the curved nature of the swept's baffles, they are a bit harder to install than on a straight pipe. I ended up removing the baffle section off the bike and with them clamped in a vice, used a length of timber dowel and a liberal spray of WD40 "tapped" them out. When I got mine, the included instructions weren't quite correct.

The baffles fit onto the end of the Cobra baffles and reinserted together (with WD40 to help) back into the pipe section. With the swepts, you have to remove the captive nut from the swept baffle first, as the HardCores need to use the same locating hole, because of their curved shape With straight pipes you just drill a new hole in the original baffle.

Check out SmartPartz's website for further info. Good luck and hope this helps.:D
 

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Hi! I have Swept cobra pipes on my Honda Fury. Every one I contact about buying the hard kore inserts says that they are not available for swept pipes. Can you tell me where you got yours? A part number? Please help.
paul

I had the same issue wuth the swepts on my Custom. According to Cobra, the swepts already come fitted with 'quiet' baffles, so I installed a pairo of Smartpartz HardCore "quiet baffles" in conjunction with the std. baffles and they made a difference by toning down the sharp exhaust note of the Swepts.

Apparently some members of this forum have indicated they haven't helped, but I can confirm they do work for the swepts. Because of the curved nature of the swept's baffles, they are a bit harder to install than on a straight pipe. I ended up removing the baffle section off the bike and with them clamped in a vice, used a length of timber dowel and a liberal spray of WD40 "tapped" them out. When I got mine, the included instructions weren't quite correct.

The baffles fit onto the end of the Cobra baffles and reinserted together (with WD40 to help) back into the pipe section. With the swepts, you have to remove the captive nut from the swept baffle first, as the HardCores need to use the same locating hole, because of their curved shape With straight pipes you just drill a new hole in the original baffle.

Check out SmartPartz's website for further info. Good luck and hope this helps.:D
 
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