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Old 10-10-2011, 09:11 PM
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Default HELP trying to remove baffle/silencer

I have a 2006 harley sportster 883, dont want to spend alot of money on a high performance exhaust because its just a starter bike and i plan to step up to a bigger one next season, but in the mean time i would like to make the bike much louder by removing baffle and silencer. does anyone know how to do this or have any tips/tricks?
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:16 PM
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Simple. Remove the bolt that holds the baffle in the slip-on and then use some expanded needle nosed pliers to pull them out. You can leave them out,or modify them by drilling holes in the baffles.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:17 PM
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Instead of removing hole baffle take 12" extension and 1" hole saw stick in middle of pipes when u feel it stop drill .take couple min sounds great plus some air still goes threw baffle .
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A set of $150 slip ons isnt much money at all and will sound great.

Just a note, not all great sounding slip ons are a lot of money.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:42 PM
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What kind of mufflers do you have? Stock will require a hole saw , search for removing baffles on a sportster on you tube.
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Where can you find the bolt that holds the baffle in the slip on? i've been looking around but not sure where that is.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:09 PM
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If you remove the entire baffle, you will lose bottom end torque, your bike will be a dog.

Drill out the center plug and you will have loud when you roll-on throttle, and relatively quiet when idling or cruising, and maintain good bottom end grunt since the baffle still creates back pressure being a smaller diameter than the head pipe.
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Old 10-10-2011, 10:14 PM
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do you have to remove the entire exhaust to drill it out or can you do it while still attached? how big of a bit and how deep?
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I couldnt get mine out

Looked up my pipe a few inches and the tibe had a bend in it. Girlfriends mom laid it down and didnt tell me.
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