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On some of the older bikes you could COMPLETLY remove the baffles by using a hole saw that JUST fit into the exhaust and drill out the entire unit. Has anyone done this yet?
 

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I don't see myself doing that, I drilled 4- 1 inch holes, three days after I brought the bike home!


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I've seen it on an older bike, it actually came out real clean with a nice sound. I've been reading all the other post about drilling, cat mods, was just wondering if it had been done to a Stryker? The cat should still keep it from being a defaning crack. My main concern would be that the baffles would be attached at the rear (inside the pipe also). Was curious how loud they are without the baffle?
 

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I pulled the baffles from my stock Raider exhaust. It wasn't easy as they were held by about 4 welds. Once you knocked them loose it slipped right out.

I also pulled them from my Cobra Swepts. You have to remove a screw from each pipe and then pull the baffle out with a coat hanger. It wasn't easy.
 

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I don't believe anyones been there yet with the Stryker!
 

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I went ahead and drilled 4 holes, they allowed me to see inside. It's so new it's not even black, just bare metal. It looks like there's a couple of spot welds on the inner plate that would have to be removed to get the entire baffle out. The holes might last me untill I get a new system,but if I get into it further I'll let you guys know what I find.
 

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I have completely removed my baffles and it sucked!!! Sounds great, but was a pain, I gave instructions in the actual remove baffle thread, just be ready to work!
 

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Are ya still liking it Dutch? Or was it too far? That is definatly wide open!
 

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It was a little bit much, a lot of noise when even going down the highway, what i ended up doing was cutting a portion of the baffle down and reinstalling it, about the last 3-4 inches, it still sounds really good and has enough backpressure so the decel pops are to a minimum.
 

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I cut the end plate out and removed center tube, left back plate in for backpressure. Sounds awesome. I included pics.





 

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you will have to turn your sound up alot. My camera does not capture audio at a high volume. You will hear the great deep tone though.

 

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Hey guys! New to the forums, and proud owner of my 200 mile old Stryker! I've been reading and reading about all the mods for the last couple of weeks. Today I drilled out the 8 holes in the mufflers, and modified the air box. I love the sound!! :D
 

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Don't ya just love the warbling and roar of the airbox mod!!!
 

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Just love the sound! This motor loves to rev. I haven't looked at the specs on the engine, but I'll assume that it has a shorter stroke than some of the bigger v-twins. It seems to me that the engine is more like a v-twin sport bike engine than it is to say a Harley motor. Love, love, love it!!
 

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Ok 1st I drilled holes then I removed the end plate , now I have removed the baffles, I know its going to be to lould so I ordered these and plan on welding them into the ends of the exaust hopefully this will give me that exaust sound I am trying for. after they are in will post a sound clip for you.
These are 1 3/4" made for a 3" exaust, and thats what the inside of the stock pipes measures.
 
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