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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 10:00 AM
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Originally Posted by squeekie View Post
Yeah, it's too much work driving and keeping an eye out for LEO's. Especially when driving through a quaint beach town ( ie. Laguna Beach) where they sit on the curb watching for any little screw up.
Why not just weld a regular nut in place of the missing one? Or, don't even weld it in. Just bolt and nut it.
It didn't even dawn on me to just secure it with a nut and bolt . See...now that's why I love this place...to point out the ridiculously obvious .

Thanks squeekie .
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 01:01 PM
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How do the quiet baffles sound with the throttle opened up?
I think it would work for me coming into a town or neighborhood, off throttle and have a quiet side, but have louder than stock mufflers when on it.

And wouldn't quiet baffles still be louder and free'er flowing than the stock mufflers?

I have ordered the V & H 3" slash slip-ons with quiet baffles - hoping for the best (with se intake and xied). ...Soon.

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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-01-2012, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, the quiet baffles are louder than stock.

But performance suffered too much.
I will post video of my bike (above in video) with V&H standard and with Big City Thunders as soon as I get them.

Ward, don't you think you were a little rough on the Beaver last night?

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-07-2012, 01:20 PM
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If your baffels are to quiet , just punch out some of the slots , holes , to a larger size .
Easy does it , You have nothing to loose if you are planning to replace them anyway.
A step drill bit works good . Even a pair of tin snips can work . Dont deform or bend the baffels , you may get them back in ....
You can tune for power as well as sound .
Thats how we done it "back in the day"s of no money , and no internet to chase down parts.
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