Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Dayton, Ohio, USA
Questions about baffles...
So, I've been lurking here for a while now and I done a few things to my 94 since I got it a few months ago. My question is about baffles... Attached I have a picture of my bike with the "modified" (not really) exhaust. When I got the bike the first think I did was go though it with my brother and fix all the little things (we are currently doing the stator mod, its going well). We discovered that the PO has cut out the baffles in the stock muffler and had cut the muffler ends from the pipe instead of just unclipping it. We decided to just take off both mufflers, put on exhaust tips and clip the chrome back on.
Long story short, looks great, way too loud. I need to quite it down but I'm concerned with putting baffles in these already rigged exhaust. So, my questions are:
Will keeping my pipes short hurt my valves or over all engine?
Will putting baffles into these pipes as they are fix my loudness issue with doing further harm? aka: "V-Twin Manufacturing 1-3/4″ Baffle Set for Drag Pipes" from jpcycles
Or, should I just weld the stock mufflers back together and then put them back on the bike with some kind of baffle to replace the one the PO tore out? And finally, if so how would I go about doing this?
Thanks to all you guys, Snipe.