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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 09-17-2015, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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I installed Hi-Output exhausts on my 2014 CCT. Exhaust note is good but I'm wondering what the sound is like with the baffles sold for these pipes (P/N 21905)

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I installed Hi-Output exhausts on my 2014 CCT. Exhaust note is good but I'm wondering what the sound is like with the baffles sold for these pipes (P/N 21905)

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Hey Gary,

I put the baffles in pretty much right away. I rode it around the block and knew it was a bit too loud for me.

But to each his own, right?

My buddy has the victory tri ovals on his bike and I would say it's very comparable to that level of sound and tone.

But then again, I'm about deaf from 30+ years of flying airplanes!

Hope that helps
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vic shop did a dyno a while back and gained by putting the baffles in.

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Thanks for the replies. Good info. Been shopping around for the best price but looks like all suppliers are selling for $35-$39 each.

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Are you talking about the Vance & Hines slip-ons ? I put them on my XC and it's a bit too loud. Was wondering about the baffles. How do they install ? Is there any drilling required ? Thanks in advance for the replies.
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Hey Rich

The V&H baffles go in the end of the "Slip Ons".

You have to take the internals, and pull them out a few inches to do this. The instructions said that a hole had to be drilled for the through bolt, but the hole had already been drilled by V&H. Had it not, it would be an easy 2 minute ordeal.

Now, the only thing I don't know is this, getting the internals out was very difficult. When I did this the pipes had been only ran for maybe 5 minutes. All did was go around the block before I decided I wanted the baffles. If the pipes have been on your bike for some time this process may be easier, or could be worse, I don't know. I suspect it will be easier as the internals will have "settled in" and there will be more clearance.

I kinda had already decided on the baffles before I even put the pipes on for 2 reasons, I really didn't want them too loud and also because I didn't want to change the tuning from the stock settings.

My only approach was just for looks, to me they look good.

Hope this helps?
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Did you use any special tool to pull them out?

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Did you use any special tool to pull them out?
I'll presume this is in reference to my post, but yes I did.

I used a strap wrench like one would use on oil filters to twist the internals back and forth and pull. One side was fairly difficult and the other side I damned near gave up on but it finally budged.

Like I said in an earlier post, when I put the baffles in the pipes they were basically brand new. I think, not totally sure, that they would come out easier after having some time in use?
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Thanks or the info Draper. Not sure that I understand about removing the internals but I guess instructions come with the baffles. My pipes have been on for a couple of months. Was getting ready to go back to the Stage 1 pipes I have but I think I will try the baffles. One last question; with the baffles installed are the pipes louder than stock ? Don't really like the sound of stock pipes. Thanks again
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Thanks or the info Draper. Not sure that I understand about removing the internals but I guess instructions come with the baffles. My pipes have been on for a couple of months. Was getting ready to go back to the Stage 1 pipes I have but I think I will try the baffles. One last question; with the baffles installed are the pipes louder than stock ? Don't really like the sound of stock pipes. Thanks again
Yes, there are instructions with the baffles, and they are pretty straight forward.

The baffles will reduce the sound output from the stock V&H levels but will be somewhat louder than the stock Victory pipes, kind of in between?

Basically there is the outer portion of the pipe and there is a perforated inner pipe that is wrapped in what appears to be fiberglass matt (fairly typical). The two come together at the chromed outer ring at the back which is held in place with, I think, two bolts at the bottom.

Just remove the bolts and slide the inner pipe out, with the fiberglass packing a couple of inches. Put the baffle into the rear of the inner pipe and secure with a through bolt. Push the inner pipe back in and re secure. It was getting the inner pipe to come out that I had a hell of a time with.

I love the sound now, I thought the stock was just kind of wimpy sounding and the looks did nothing for me. The sound now, to me, is noticeably more when I'm really getting on it and barely noticeable at cruise throttle settings.

But again, my hearing is not what it used to be, but I really like the sound and I love the looks.

To each his own, blondes, brunettes, red heads, right?

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