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I pulled the baffle out of my slip on and wrapped it with Fireplace rope. Usually used for sealing doors on fireplaces.
I think it has a different tone, little deeper. Have not taken a test ride yet but will as soon as possible.

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Great Idea Joe
 

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Hey Joe, what exactly is involved with removing the baffle? Other than removing the screws, is there any cutting or breaking any welds or what not to take the baffle out? I really want to try wrapping or using the rope but I don't want to mess anything up in the process if you now what I mean.

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Nice one Joe. Don't know what gave you the idea to use fire place rope but right on. I have to agree with you, it does sound better (deeper).
Nothing special. Used a 1/4" rod with a hook and point to grab it and twist and pull.
 

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Took her out for a ride and sounds even better on the road. Nice deep rumble that turned heads. For you guys that don't like the popping, it even smooth it out and took some of the harshness out. It's staying wrapped.:nod:
 

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Well Joe I think you get the creative idea of the week award. I don't care for all the popping. Now let me think.....where did I put that award....???
 

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Took her out for a ride and sounds even better on the road. Nice deep rumble that turned heads. For you guys that don't like the popping, it even smooth it out and took some of the harshness out. It's staying wrapped.:nod:
Now that you have a couple weeks use do you still like the sound? Also, how did you secure the 2 ends of the rope?
Thanks, Don
 

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SmokenJoe: I was not able to re-install the baffle after wrapping with 3/8 rope. The additional diameter seems to interfere with getting front end centered in the muffler. The indentation on the muffler by the rear axle nut appears to be the problem. Any Ideas for me? Should I try a thinner rope?Thanks
 

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SmokenJoe: I was not able to re-install the baffle after wrapping with 3/8 rope. The additional diameter seems to interfere with getting front end centered in the muffler. The indentation on the muffler by the rear axle nut appears to be the problem. Any Ideas for me? Should I try a thinner rope?Thanks
It will go in. Are you trying to go in to deep. Look for the hole line up as you go in. If the indent is stopping you, you are way too deep.
 

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It will go in. Are you trying to go in to deep. Look for the hole line up as you go in. If the indent is stopping you, you are way too deep.
I'll give another try tonight or tomorrow. I am not sure I understand going to deep. Without the rope the baffle goes in and out just fine, keeping it centered. I'm assuming the small diameter of the baffle goes over some kind of standoff internally at the front of the 20" muffler and the large end aligns with the 4" rear end. My thought is that with the added OD it was not able to stay centered, because the indent would move it just off center enough to not be able to insert small end into the said internal standoff. I know it's not to deep as I cannot get the large head to even go into the 4" rear of the muffler. I'll also try to wrap it even tighter to lessen the OD and give another shot. Thanks
 
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