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post #1 of 92 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking of making my own mufflers

I was looking at this quiet Bassani baffle I have and the way it looks I should be able to gut the stockers and use this as a baffle. My Vegas has the performance Bassani baffle in at that I wrapped in stainless steel screen followed by stainless steel wool wrapped with fiberglass and doing this they pretty much never burn out. My Bassani on the Vegas has soot on it but it's 100% in tact and not a bit brittle. So why not do that with the Cross Country.

Educate me as to why this might not work...

Here's the baffle.


The flange is 3 7/8"


Front is 2 3/8"


Steps down to an ID of 2.175


Overall of 21"

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post #2 of 92 (permalink) Old 08-20-2015, 06:31 PM
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it would. its similar to how i do mine, i drill my baffles though, and weld them in so no leaks

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I was advised that my baffle would be loud and raspy using the Bassani so it looks like the glasspack mod is in my future. I have a set of stockers on the way to cut up.

2015 Cross Country I use corn fed gas, 89 octane and Rotella oil. How's this thing still running?
Lloydz air filter
Bassani baffles in an OEM muffler
Lloydz VFC III
Lloydz ATS +6
93hp 108tq
HMD520 Bagger Bars
CFAD Center Fork Air Deflector
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i agree, the size of the baffle makes the difference, smaller diameter will make it raspier, larger, deeper. thrush glasspacks neck down, say you get a 2.25" inlet/outlet, the through tube will most likely be 2", and its a perforated baffle, no louvers, i like this about the thrush, what i didnt like was the necking down
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I did the Thrush on my bike. Nice sound when you rip on it, fairly quiet cruising around. Just right for the radio. I have 2.25" outlet. Just so you know, the cans weigh a ton with the Thrush stuffed in them.
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It has begun. 1st TQ tubes now mufflers next is the Velociraptor 2000 Vindex special. 200hp beast.. Do it.....
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It has begun. 1st TQ tubes now mufflers next is the Velociraptor 2000 Vindex special. 200hp beast.. Do it.....
Hahahaha yea I can't leave well enough alone.

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Lloydz air filter
Bassani baffles in an OEM muffler
Lloydz VFC III
Lloydz ATS +6
93hp 108tq
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So the people doing the Thrush mod did you have to also remove the mesh liner inside the mufflers? Looking at the video that's a HUGE PITA and the guy ended up splitting the muffler.

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Lloydz air filter
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Lloydz VFC III
Lloydz ATS +6
93hp 108tq
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So the people doing the Thrush mod did you have to also remove the mesh liner inside the mufflers? Looking at the video that's a HUGE PITA and the guy ended up splitting the muffler.
The first set I did I took out the metal mesh and the fiberglass wrap or whatever the cloth is, the outer casing was completely empty.The last couple sets I Left the cloth in. I take the metal mesh out. I cut the ends off that mesh part and use them on the ends of the thrush so I can weld the thrush to the end and then the end to the outer shell. That way I have no leaks around the thrush.

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So the people doing the Thrush mod did you have to also remove the mesh liner inside the mufflers? Looking at the video that's a HUGE PITA and the guy ended up splitting the muffler.
I had a welder friend do this on mine. Yes; the stockers do need to be split to get that mesh liner out. I remember seeing a video where someone didn't and had a very hard time getting the muffler in the can. I think he ended up using a big press.

My welder also made metal rings that looked like huge washers to weld on the ends of the muffler so there would be no rattling or leakage down the line. I like the sound. I used the ones Broggy recommended with the 2.5" ID. Throaty but not loud at lower rpms. They do bark nicely when I want them to though.

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