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Old 09-19-2006, 03:07 AM   #1
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Modify VRSCA exhaust baffles?

OK, I've read a few posts saying the stock V-Mods are too loud. Has anyone considered removing then altering the stock baffles and reinstalling? How about installing different baffles altogether?
I'm looking to get the same sound as the 16G pipes, but want to retain the stock look. I'm also running endcaps. I've listened to the SE Slip-ons and honestly can't hear much of a difference from stock.
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:10 PM   #2
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Listen to a set of SE slip-ons that have been modded by knocking out a small deflector so that you can see a penny sized hole straight through. I have them and I really like the sound. Robert.
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Old 09-19-2006, 10:30 PM   #3
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I'm assuming you mean without the baffles being removed? Can this be done with the stock pipes as well? What about ecm upgrades or flashes with this mod?
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Old 09-21-2006, 04:13 AM   #4
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Use the "search" function and check out (drilled pipes) - on an A if you drill 8x1/2 inch holes the sound is almost like the 16ga just more mellow and better to live with over any distance , try it first with 3/8th" and then go bigger if that sound doesn't suit you - stock air cleaner will mean no other extras are required .
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:19 PM   #5
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I'm looking to replace the baffles in my SE 16ga.dbl barrel. Does anyone know of an aftermarket baffle for these pipes?
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:26 AM   #6
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I searched ebay under motorcycle muffler baffles and came up with a hundreds of good ideas. BUT remember any change will mean that you will have to remap and or dyno your bike. I just changed from samson street sweepers with a small baffle to a CFR without baffles. 1st ride with new set up bike runs for shit. Now back to the dealer for remap. I first drilled out the OEMs and it sounded like a put put motorboat IMOP and others big time power loss. listen to you tube v rod mufflers. curley
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Use the "search" function and check out (drilled pipes) - on an A if you drill 8x1/2 inch holes the sound is almost like the 16ga just more mellow and better to live with over any distance , try it first with 3/8th" and then go bigger if that sound doesn't suit you - stock air cleaner will mean no other extras are required .
So you are saying that if you drill up to half inch size holes that no remap or tuner is needed? The bike comes from the factory running on the lean side. Won't this lean it out more and thereby increasing temps?
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:50 PM   #8
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V-MOD pipes are NOT too loud...they sound perfect for the bike, deep low tone
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:11 PM   #9
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V-Modded stock pipes are the best sound exhaust.Probably the best performing mufflers on a stock engine.
Anytime you mess around with the exhaust on a V-Rod,the program needs to be changed in the ecm to match the new air flow.
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Old 01-31-2011, 10:54 PM   #10
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OK, I've read a few posts saying the stock V-Mods are too loud. Has anyone considered removing then altering the stock baffles and reinstalling? How about installing different baffles altogether?
I'm looking to get the same sound as the 16G pipes, but want to retain the stock look. I'm also running endcaps. I've listened to the SE Slip-ons and honestly can't hear much of a difference from stock.
G'day mate,

I have the stock mufflers with the VMOD Series II cut. I believe the original VMOD just drilled out the centre baffle and left the big hole and it was a tad loud. My series II cut is not that loud but has a nice deep note. I think that the VMOD series II cut actually removes the original baffle and replaces it with one that a little louder. I had it explained that the sound level is between the original VMOD cut and the Stock standard sound.

I reckon is sounds great. I have also had a huge improvement is low and mid range power (with power commander + map) compared to when I had the BuB Jug Huggers fitted. They sounded great but too loud for the neighbours and I lost some power as well.

Hope it all works out

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Old 02-02-2011, 08:30 AM   #11
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also.If you would do a search in the exhaust section of this forum,you will find I have posted the difference in sound from an 1130 with V-Mods and a 1250 with the quiet mods.
Big difference between the 2 engines and the 2 exhausts.
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V-MOD pipes are NOT too loud...they sound perfect for the bike, deep low tone
So then I am going to assume thats the pipes you have on your bike? Did you add the air filter and PC
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So then I am going to assume thats the pipes you have on your bike? Did you add the air filter and PC
Yep, I have the OEM pipes with the slash type mufflers and VMOD series II cut. I have the K&N air filter and PC with the map supplied by VMOD. It runs great, plenty of low down torque and it gets a real growl when you open up the throttle. sounds good but it is the quietest 'non - stock" system that I have heard so far.

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So then I am going to assume thats the pipes you have on your bike? Did you add the air filter and PC
Yes I have my stock pipes vmodded..with a K&N filter..also have a power commander with a map from Fuelmoto...bike runs flawless and sounds Awesome!! My night train friend says my exhaust note is the best sounding motorcycle exhaust he has ever heard. I will never run anything else...
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I gave away a set of V-Mods and installed the "Big Hole" SE pipes.... Much quieter at idle, yet plenty of roar when its romped on. Just about the same fuel map for both.

If the SE slip-ons were the "little hole" ones... they are just about the same as stock
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