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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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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 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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Debaffling in @ 10 min

Just purchaces a 2006 1600 Nomad yesterday, and not happy with the sound.Up graded from a 800 Vulcan that was debaffled and sounded good. Read all your info and watched the videos. went out to my shop had every thing I needed and about 10 minutes later, had a better sounding bike. Bikes need to be loud enough to turn heads so others know your there for saftey. Thanks for the help.
 

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i also debaffled my 2003 1600 classic, but it was much more labor intensive. after using the hole saw, i found that the baffles on my classic were welded to an inner plate that they passed through. after much head scratching, and a little bit of southern fortitude, i cut the end off of the baffle. made a tool with a pin the correct diameter to fit in the holes in the baffel. i inserted the pin into the holes and twistedthe baffle around the tool breaking the welds loose from the plate, and pulling the baffels out. be aware that a lot of mussel is needed to do the twisting.
 

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not that easy

I don't think they are welded in just rusted in from fuel gases. I have a inside pipe wrench (plumberman63) and just twisted them back and forth and the poped out. right tool make all the differents.
 

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After the debaffle, I found a set of stock Valkyrie exhaust tips on Ebay for cheap. They fit perfectly over the Nomad's stock exhaust. 3 self-tapping screws to hold them on. Even better sound!! They add a little bit more rumble as the exhaust echos in the tips before exiting.

I highly suggest anyone adding these on! Not only do they sound good, they add a nice "hot rod" look to the back of the bike. The exhaust now extends about 5 or 6 inches past the bags and is a nice big opening.
 

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I gave up on my Classic Debaffle and bought V&H Big Shots.
I finally took the stock pipes off...was able to get a bolt through the exhaust tip...rigged a chain to it and to a hook in a rafter in the garge... I used the weight of the exhausts to lift and slam the pipes downward.... 4-5 slams tore the bolt out of the exhaust tip but the baffle still didn't move. Now that I have the Big Shots, I'm going to cut open the stock pipes and see what was stopping the baffles from coming out. I'll let you know what I find.
I don't give up easily, but after a good 4 hours working on just trying to get 1 baffle out after the hole saw step... I logged on to Dennis Kirk and got new exhaust for $449 including shipping.
What a pain in the butt this 10 minute mod has turned out to be.
 

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i also debaffled my 2003 1600 classic, but it was much more labor intensive. after using the hole saw, i found that the baffles on my classic were welded to an inner plate that they passed through. after much head scratching, and a little bit of southern fortitude, i cut the end off of the baffle. made a tool with a pin the correct diameter to fit in the holes in the baffel. i inserted the pin into the holes and twistedthe baffle around the tool breaking the welds loose from the plate, and pulling the baffels out. be aware that a lot of mussel is needed to do the twisting.

tomays, can you go through the process you used to remove your baffles. I really want to do this but need some instruction. Did you remove the pipes from the bike?
 

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I debaffled my 07 1600 nomad about a week ago...it has a nice, mellow rumble...it is nowhere near as loud as the average Harley..at highway speeds it is hardly noticeable but very pleasant to me...It took me two hours..I used a 1 3/4 inch circular saw, plenty of wd 40, lots of elbow grease, and bought a set of needle nose vise grips and tugged and tugged on them and it took all together about two hours of work..Unlike others I have read about, my gas mileage went down about 4 mpg so far...not the end of the world..I'll figure it out...I also have loud Vance and Hines pipes but they are way too loud for my taste..
 
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