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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-12-2012, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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quieting V&H Pipes??

My bike had Vance and Hines pipes when I bought it and I like loud pipes. I enjoy the rumble but I go to work at 3 am now and I dont want to be THAT guy and wake the neighborhood at that time in the mornin, and the drone at highway speed is pretty annoying on long runs, is there anything I can do without having to buy a whole new exhaust system??

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Are these the V&H cruzer pipes?

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yes, they are the cruzers, will i have to rejet if i go back to stock pipes?

2005 VN750
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V-Force Windshield
V&H Cruzer Pipes
Luggage Rack
Lo-Jack
Intact Toolbox
Avon Venom Tires
Tour Master Cruiser II Slant Bags
K&N Air Filter
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New Grips
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I have the v&h pipes and I too go to work super early (like 2:30). I rode in a few times and then asked my neighbors if I disturbed them. They said they didn't even know I was riding to work. Of course I try to lug it around >2.5k in the neighborhood until I get to the busy road where all the traffic is.

I guess my suggestion is to keep it low till you hit a heavy traffic area. Other than that I don't really see any other way to silence them. The highway drone is what it is and believe you me I would love to change it.
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yeah, I really love the pipes rumble and look and some of our neighbors like blast there crappy music all damn night and haul ass down the alley anyway. I will probably just keep it the way it is, I just got my bike back on the road so I am just rollin ideas around right now.

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I am actually very curious to hear the 750 with these pipes. I was thinking about buying them myself. However, if the carbs have to be rejetted with them then i'd rather not do it, and save my money. haha The stock pipes look great, but above 55 mph i can only hear wind, and id rather hear more bike!

1986 Vn750
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Bone Stock
New cam chain tentioners
all fluids changed
Spline Lube
windshield
Engine Guard
B-stone S11 RWL-stock sizes
*wanted*
New grips

2001 Vn750
13,100 miles, and counting
spline lube
Bridgestone S11 100/90
Shinko 170/80
rear end oil change
aftermarket mirrors
windshield
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My bike had Vance and Hines pipes when I bought it and I like loud pipes. I enjoy the rumble but I go to work at 3 am now and I dont want to be THAT guy and wake the neighborhood at that time in the mornin, and the drone at highway speed is pretty annoying on long runs, is there anything I can do without having to buy a whole new exhaust system??
Yes there is. Dariv has V+H Cruzers and he bought baffles that go inside to quiet them down. It cuts the loudness down by about 50%. If he doesn't see this post I'll try to get the info on the baffles.

Found these,they look the same
http://www.smartpartz.com/SPZVH300CZ.html

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Someone posted this link for V&H Cruiser baffles a year or two ago:
http://www.smartpartz.com/SPZVH300CZ.html

Quote:
Smartpartz Hard Kore Quiet Baffles

for Vance & Hines 3" Cruzers


FITS THE FOLLOWING EXHAUSTS:

Vance & Hines 3" Cruzer Pipes



SMARTPARTZ PART NUMBER:

SPZVH300CZB - Flat Black Finish

SPZVH300CZN - Nickel Plated



CONTENTS :

2 Hard Kore Quiet Baffles, 8 Self Tapping Screws.



INSTALLATION:

Couldn't be easier.....

Center baffle in the middle of the original baffle and attach Hard Kore Quiet Baffle to original baffle with four self tapping screws provided.



INSTALLATION TIP:

The self tapping screws supplied should bite through the original baffle. A pilot hole using a 1/16" drill bit may be required in some instances.



NOTE : As with all motor modifications, some rejetting may be required. The baffles may create a slightly rich condition in some circumstances.




Original Baffle
Made in USA
* TM
Quiet baffles available for immediate delivery.

Call Smartpartz tollfree on 1-800-560-0368 within USA,

or 714-464-2184.

9am-4pm US Pacific Standard Time



MSRP $69.95 per pair (plus shipping & handling, tax if applicable)
Hope this helps.
EDIT: Looks like JM2001 located the same link while I was looking for it, and doing my 2 fingered hunt and peck typing.

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Interesting. I put V&H Cruzers on my '02, but since I ride mostly on the highway at 5000 rpm and over, the racket became unbearable. I bit the bullet, and went back to stock. Sold the new V&H pipes for half what I paid for them, and on top of that, I had to buy 4 new graphite gaskets to put the goats belly back on. But at least I like to ride the bike again now. It was a stupid mistake, and it cost me a fortune. It was also the first time I have ever put an aftermarket exhaust on a bike, and will be the last.

Yes, you do have to rejet for the Cruzers, or the engine will run too lean. That doesn't mean whoever installed them did. I would check the plugs and see what color they are. I went up one size on the main and pilot jets. Something else I had to change back when I went back to stock. Stock is the way to go with the Vulcan 750. It is an overengineered bike that does not tolerate modifications well.

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