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Old 07-18-2012, 07:42 PM   #1
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Tab baffled!!!! Too loud!!

Just finished installing a set of "slash cut" baffled on my 09AW

Wow! are they loud at freeway speeds. At idle they sound very good.

Any suggestions on how to quiet them down a bit more????

Thanks!
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Old 07-19-2012, 06:53 AM   #2
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Ear plugs.
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:07 PM   #3
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What he said
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:45 PM   #4
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If they don't they make an insert, return to stock.
Loud pipes do not save lives, they just piss off your neighbors and make you hard of hearing.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #5
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If they don't they make an insert, return to stock.
Loud pipes do not save lives, they just piss off your neighbors and make you hard of hearing.
I disagree. My "loud" non baffled Tab turn outs have saved my life a handful of times from morons making erratic lane changes without checking their mirrors or over their shoulder. My neighbors don't care that they are "loud," I've asked a few of them, and they all said they don't even really notice it. As far as ny hearing goes, my "loud" pipes are a lot quieter than 95% of the equipment I operate at work on a daily basis. To be honest, I don't think the non baffled ones are very loud, let alone the baffled ones. Especially the kind that send all the sound out the back. I guess if you're that sensitive, pull them off and put the stock ones back on.
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:41 PM   #6
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I have slash cut, baffled TABs on '06 A and they are loud on the highway but not unbearable. I also have the TAB tuner and I am running topless & my bike romps! Love my TABS. I assume you are wearing a 1/2 helmet - you can try a full face or even 3/4 helmet as each will reduce the noise (along with the suggestion of ear plugs).
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:55 PM   #7
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Just finished installing a set of "slash cut" baffled on my 09AW

Wow! are they loud at freeway speeds. At idle they sound very good.

Any suggestions on how to quiet them down a bit more????

Thanks!
TabPerformance suggested to get Big City Thunder Monster QQ (Quality Quiet) Baffles. The first picture is of the baffle itself and the second is where it must be installed. This will quiet the baffled Tab Slash Cut pipes some more. I'm waiting for them now...
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:34 PM   #8
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If they don't they make an insert, return to stock.
Loud pipes do not save lives, they just piss off your neighbors and make you hard of hearing.
Loud pipes do save lives, no question. I really don't care if it disturbes incompetent drivers and their loud music on the highway.
However, hearing loss to the rider is a real concern!
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:12 PM   #9
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i had extra baffle put in Tabs on my Muscle ..... still freaking loud BUT took away the deafening drone at 110 KPH ...... BEST thing i ever did
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #10
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TabPerformance suggested to get Big City Thunder Monster QQ (Quality Quiet) Baffles. The first picture is of the baffle itself and the second is where it must be installed. This will quiet the baffled Tab Slash Cut pipes some more. I'm waiting for them now...
Thank You - that's what I was hoping for.....Would you let me know how yours workout?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:10 AM   #11
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Ear plugs, even with a stock exhaust the wind noise at highway speeds WILL cause hearing damage and/or tinnitus.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:55 AM   #12
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Definately agree that load pipes save your life... I haven't been riding all that long but when riding with stock pipes on my dx several people started merging without noticing me... Since putting on my non baffled slash cut tab mufflers people get out of the way and most times drivers and even passengers are already looking to see where I am before I am even next to them... Best safety feature the bike can have... Love them and sound great


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Old 11-13-2012, 04:57 AM   #13
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:40 AM   #14
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TabPerformance suggested to get Big City Thunder Monster QQ (Quality Quiet) Baffles. The first picture is of the baffle itself and the second is where it must be installed. This will quiet the baffled Tab Slash Cut pipes some more. I'm waiting for them now...
The QQ's do not really quiet the bike at all. They just give it a deeper sound. I am running my tab pipes with no muffler baffles but with QQ's installed at the header. You pretty much get the sound of no baffles but without the crappy sound that no baffles gives you because of no back pressure. It's a mean sound. I love it.
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If you email Tab Performance and explain to Justin that you need to tone them down a little he will give you 3 ways to go that all work and are not all that expensive.
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