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Ive seen that drilling the stryker exhaust or eliminating the baffles gives the bike a real bikers sound. I'm in california and just bought my stryker but will doing either void my warranty? It may sound like a stupid question but I just hit 1000 miles on it and want to start drilling for better sound but not sure if I could. I would appreciate feedback thanks.
 

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Im in cali too. Just drilled mine last night since I decided to wait on buying exhaust since it looks like more companies are going to start making them. Drilling your exhaust will void the warrant only on the exhaust it self. If you have a problem some dealers my ***** about it. But it doesn't have an effect on the engine internals so it wont void you warranty in whole. Just the exhaust.
 

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tremorous said:
Ive seen that drilling the stryker exhaust or eliminating the baffles gives the bike a real bikers sound. I'm in california and just bought my stryker but will doing either void my warranty? It may sound like a stupid question but I just hit 1000 miles on it and want to start drilling for better sound but not sure if I could. I would appreciate feedback thanks.
there's many posts on this topic already look em up they might help you make your decision :D
 

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i have a couple of videos of what it sounds like with 4 3/8" holes per pipe and 4 1/2" holes per pipe.

any issues with the extra holes?
KCL, i first drilled 3/8" because that was the biggest bit i had. the next day after a visit to Lowes, i drilled the 1/2" holes to achieve the deeper sound. so i only have four holes per pipe. 1/2" is the way to go
 

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I just drilled 4, 1/2" holes in one of the baffles last night and took it for a spin to see what it sounded like. Man what a difference! I cant wait to do the same thing on the other pipe tonight!
 

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i did 6 1/2" per pipe and it made a **** of a difference. guys say i sound like a helicopter comin in. might try a few more little ones between the others to make it louder.
 

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I have 4 -1/2" holes and 4 -3/8" holes in each. Sounds good and no problems. 4000 miles and still running lean and mean!
 

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Here is one better than drilling holes take a long piece of medal with a pointed end and place down the center of the hole on the exaust and punch thur the end plate/cap that is at the end, not only does it do the same thing it will give you a better sound without the drone to it.
you get the improved sound and performance you re llooking for with out trashing your pipes ,How did I fiquire this out ,when I removed the baffles and saw it would be so much easier and better that way, I'm surprised this has not been done before.
 

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how long is it to get in there?
I would guess about 18 inches its right at the end of the baffle/tube its just a little cap that is spot welded in. you would want to make a hole just a little smaller than the hole on the exaust so the punch would fit down there maby you could by a piece of rebar or rod at home depot and just make a point on one end.
 

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Has anyone tried this? I drilled for 4 1/2 holes but wondered how it would sound if i punched that hole? Does it really help performance?
 

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when you knock the piece out in the middle how can you be sure it will come out? I wouldnt want it rattling around inside my exhaust.
 
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