NOPE!LandShark said:So I'm just taking a stab, but this would void my warranty if I did this, right? I love my Stryker, but the factoory pipes are the dumbest idea they had. I hate the design and I loathe the sound. Any advise would be appreciated. (Planning on buying aftermarkets, but that's going to wait a while)
I had 5, 1/2" holes in mine . I could hear the popping more. I don't think it was really popping more than before , I just think I could hear it more because it was louder. Sounded really good though.mkohnen said:Does anyone know more about the punch out method? What size rod, how long? Does it work pretty easy? And lastly does it sound good?
Seems like the 4 hole method sounds really farty. Does either of these methods make it pop more?
it'll void the pipes' warranty, but not the bike's. i did 4 1/2" holes at 10, 2, 4, and 8 o'clock. improved the sound immensely.50ccRdRash said:Can anyone tell me what size bit they drilled the holes with in the stock pipes and precautions there may be?
I was in the same boat. So I bought the Cobra Slip on for $215 and the sound is great. This was a temp. install till I can afford the pipes I really want, but these sound and perform so great I may wait a lot longer now till I change them.LandShark said:So I'm just taking a stab, but this would void my warranty if I did this, right? I love my Stryker, but the factoory pipes are the dumbest idea they had. I hate the design and I loathe the sound. Any advise would be appreciated. (Planning on buying aftermarkets, but that's going to wait a while)
i have to agree... i have (5) 1/2" holes in each and the throttle controle is alot easier w/o as much engine break with that being said, i have aslo noticed a little better mpg cause i will coast more with less of an engine break.BiggTimber said:I don't think that if effected my bikes performance, but I'm also goosing it more because of the sound.
I did notice that engine braking is reduced with the lower back pressure. It's still works, just not as good.
I drilled out my baffles too, but the biggest change comes with the combination of 5 holes 1/2" each and drilling out the baffles down the pipe. I went to Harbor Freight and bought ones for metal. I think I used 3/8" bc the hole was 1/2". You need a good drill and a chuck to convert to accept sockets. I used an impact gun and it went through like butter. Make sure you wrap all your CONNECTIONS with electrical tape bc you don't want to lose parts you need down the whole especially once your stater bit goes in the baffle. I think I also used a 12" extension. Could have been 18". You'll feel the starter bit go in then, once you feel it jump forward about a 1/2", STOP and pull and wiggle it out gently. It's not very hard to do and don't be scared. Just don't be a animal.clar2001 said:Don't drill it just punch the plug at the end of the baffle ,use a long rod dwon the hole and just punch the end of it same affect better look.