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Old 04-09-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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Drilling Exhaust How To

This PP show is a step by step on drilling your own exhaust. This is a simple exhaust that probably doesn't need a DIY but what the heck. The biggest challenge is setting up the template to ensure you get the holes exactly where you want them.

Drilling Exhaust Step by Step.pdf

The sound clips are located here: http://www.v-rodforums.com/forums/sh...?t=2347&page=3

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Old 05-24-2006, 05:31 PM   #2
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Why can't I edit the original post? I want to change PP to .pdf
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Old 05-24-2006, 09:09 PM   #3
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Am I correct in assuming that this mod requires no EFI changes?
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You are correct.
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Old 05-24-2006, 11:58 PM   #5
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This PP show is a step by step on drilling your own exhaust. This is a simple exhaust that probably doesn't need a DIY but what the heck. The biggest challenge is setting up the template to ensure you get the holes exactly where you want them.

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The sound clips are located here: http://www.v-rodforums.com/forums/sh...?t=2347&page=3

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The sound files don't seem to work for me. Is there another link?

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Old 05-25-2006, 08:19 AM   #6
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The sound files don't seem to work for me. Is there another link?

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Try right clicking and "Save As" After saving it try to play it.

Here is the link to the sound files. http://www.v-rodforums.com/forums/sh...6&postcount=38
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:53 AM   #7
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Finally got the sound file to work, thanks.

Does this simple mod require any other changes, i.e., EFI tweaking, etc?

The dealer from whom I purchased the bike from indicated that the Night Rod pipe provides 5-hp gain over the factory V-Rod. Would drilling these holes reduce this? It should also be noted that I'm from Cali and the bike has all the smog crap installed.


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Old 05-25-2006, 03:02 PM   #8
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As long as you keep the holes to 1/2" or less and don't put more than eight holes in you should be ok without any EFI tweaking. All you are doing is letting more sound out, not exhaust. As for HP, there should be no change. However, I have not seen a dyno of a stock bike then another one of the same bike after this mod. All I know is the "by the seat of my pants dyno."
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Do you recommend drilling into the baffles???
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Old 05-25-2006, 10:10 PM   #10
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Do you recommend drilling into the baffles???
I don't, just because I don't know if that would do anything to the bike. I would think that it could effect the EFI (just like V-moding)
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Old 06-06-2006, 01:14 PM   #11
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Muffler Mod

This is a stupid question but did you take the pipes off when you drilled them? Was this very diffiult to do? I am handy enough to be dangerous, thats what scares me to be honest. Do you think this is something I could get the dealer to do on my 1k?


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Old 06-06-2006, 06:03 PM   #12
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Just grab a drill and do it. This is the easiest mod you can do. Don't need to take the exhaust off. Just mark it and drill it.

I doubt a dealer would do it.
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ok, i'm gonna drill the fckng holes !!! HEY eLPASO, is your bike still running fine ? did you feel any power loss after the mod ? you sure ? any other comment?
thanks my friend
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Old 06-12-2006, 08:57 AM   #14
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No power loss that I could notice. Bike is still running fine. You won't be sorry that you did it.
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Old 06-15-2006, 07:50 PM   #15
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good sound

drilled 1/2 inch holes 8 in each pipe and it makes it sound really good.
thanks for the info just saved me about 800 from pipes and racetuner Ryan.
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