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I pulled these baffles out of my x-bow exhaust on my '12 Pin. I'm looking for it to sound deeper and louder without loosing my back pressure. I've searched and read a lot of threads on here about removing or modifying baffles. Seems like most are cutting 6" off. I want to clarify. Am I cutting 6" up from the pecker shaped tip or am I cutting 6" of the middle out and welding the tip back on?

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I'm not very patient. I cut about 5 inches of the end off and reinstalled. Eh...not too impressed really. Sounds a bit better when you hammer on it a bit or just rev it from an idle. Can't tell much really just idling. Would cutting more off make it a bit louder. I'm looking for a noticable sound quality at idle as well. Or do I need to buy the Thunder stuff? Trying not to spend $

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You could try drilling 3/8 or 1/2 holes between the louvers a few at a time until you get the sound you want.

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Thanks, I already hacked on her some more. I hacked the rest of the smaller diameter section off, all the way to where it was welded to the larger part. Almost there but still not quite what I'm looking for. Sounds mean when giving throttle, a little deeper and louder at idle (the olde lady came out to the garage while it was idling to tell me she can hear my bike over her tv) But still not quite loud enough. I ran it for a couple seconds with the baffles out and that is real close to what I'm looking for. Maybe not quit THAT loud but close. If I can obtain that sound while still maintaining enough back pressure and not drop HP or torque I'd be happy. Am I asking to much?

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If you want that deep tone at idle and on accelerating...buy a Harley!
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if you want a deep rumble get thunder monster baffles
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If you want that deep tone at idle and on accelerating...buy a Harley!
I want the deep tone but I also want it for more than 30k miles. That rules out Harley.

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if you want a deep rumble get thunder monster baffles
Yeah, I've been looking at those. Just trying to save the $80 +SH. But it looks like that's the route I'll have to go.

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I have an e-mail in to Thunder City in regards the monster thunder baffles. In the mean time, I figured I'd keep messing with my baffles just for grins since I plan on replacing them anyway.

I pulled em back out and unwrapped the fiberglass. So I've cut all the narrow section off, unwrapped them and they get louder and louder with each step. They're actually almost where I want them now. Don't sound half bad at an idle and a pretty good muscle sound when reving. But now it whistles at me. Seriously, when reving it to about 3k, I hear a whistle. I noticed the ends are just spot welded, I'd bet that's where it's coming from. I may pull them back out and run a bead all the way around the ends to seal it up later on.

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Here is a sound clip...you can here the whistle in this vid.


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