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Is the website that is currently active still the right one? I'm guessing not - directs to a NZ website about restoring cars? Thinking about buying some mufflers from the states for my '03 and getting them delivered to the V-Mod bloke and then sent to the UK.. :(
 

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bugger, so I guess my best bet is to either A. Man up and do it myself.. or attempt to, or B. find someone local with the skills... i mean it doesn't look as if it's the most complicated mod in the world....

The powerpoint thats floating around just shows cutting out the inner baffle.. is that it? I've seen references to V-Mod II, is there more complexity to that?
 

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Where are you located and what year and model bike you have? Maybe a forum member close by can help. To do it yourself the biggest expense is the two hole saws and a length of dowel you will need.
 

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I'm in the UK unfortunately. Got a bog standard 2003 VRSCA. At the moment i'm thinking i'm going to do the 'drill' method and then decide if i actually want to cut the inner baffles out.

Stumbled across ScreaminAndy's guide here : ht t ps : / /w w w . 1130cc. com/forums/showthread.php?t=436547
 

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I had a spare set of mufflers who h I tried to V mod myself with my mate who makes exhausts for a living. Needless to say we ruined one, the videos on YouTube made it look straight forward. Not sure if the cans were manufactured differently for the UK but it was impossible to remove the baffles as it was welded at both ends.

I wish I took pictures of it. We didn't bother with the top can after that.
 

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Interesting... I remember back in the day people were doing it all the time without issue. I had a 2009 AW that I did it on the stock “swept” exhaust cans. It was pretty easy and I don’t have much mechanical skills at all. Must be a different exhaust in EU?
 

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Interesting... I remember back in the day people were doing it all the time without issue. I had a 2009 AW that I did it on the stock “swept” exhaust cans. It was pretty easy and I don’t have much mechanical skills at all. Must be a different exhaust in EU?
Yes, it was near impossible. Because we fudged it up we decided to get the plasma cutter on it and open the exhaust up. The baffle wouldn't move at all as it was fixed all the way through. We did exactly what the directions told us on YouTube.

Also it was like it was welded and fixed on the other end where you slip it on. We even tried to press it out after screwing the exhaust up.
 

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I thought, from reading on this forum (and elsewhere) that to do the v-mod you had to remove the cans and then use two different sized hole saws at each end to cut the welds. Some of the internal baffles (on some models) were, more or less, the same diameter all the way so could removed out of either end whereas others were wider at one end so had to come out from a specific direction?


Alternatively just drill holes in a circular pattern on the can ends. Start with quarter inch and enlarge up to 3/8 depending on the sound.
 

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I just completed the V-mod on my 2006 Night Rod this week. Love it.
I first perforated around the exhaust outlet with my drill, then finished the cut with my 2 and 1/8" hole saw. Then I flipped the cans over and tapped the baffle out with a hammer and screw driver.
The second longer can was more difficult to tap out. After cutting the outlet end, I had to hammer with the screw driver on the opposite side much longer until the baffle edge started to fold back inward, and eventually had to drill and cut until it loosened enough for the baffle to slide out.
Once the baffles were removed, I cut even slices in the leftover metal that was around the outlet and then pressed them inward to clean up the look.
Check out the pics for the final result.


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