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Deja hit that right-on! BADASS!
 

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yes, it does sound a little different than the video, and i still want those cobra swepts...............
 

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Well, how'd they come out? Were they welded on the inside, or did they come right out? Did you just hole saw them out? Tell me please, I gotsta know.
 

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it was a pain in the a**! i drilled 4 big holes in each baffle first but it just was not loud enough. i only have 850 miles on my stryker, but i thought what the ****, go for it. the worst that could happen is i would screw up the muffler or it would sound like crap (an excuse for new pipes, lol). i then cut the metal joining each hole, cut it out the same width of the holes with a sawzall. i then stuck a large wood dowel rod in the baffle and worked it back and forth and up and down until it broke loose and i thought wow, this wasnt that hard, but the hard part was just starting! the baffle was loose but wouldnt come out. i then started drilling holes in the second plate (the one the baffle is welded to down inside). i drilled holes all the way around as close together as possible, and then used a large screwdriver as a chisel to cut the small piece of metal between each hole, and it then came out. now that i could see it, the baffle goes about an inch or so further past where it is welded, and has a dang flare on the end for some reason. this flare is bigger than the hole made when the weld broke loose, that is why it wouldnt come out. you have to cut all the way around on both plates to get it out. i used a 12" drill bit extension with a step drill to do the second plate. i did it on the bike , but if i did it again i would remove the muffler and put it in a vise or something and it would be much easier. the muffler is very easy to remove. the black arrow points to the end you first see at the end of the muffler. the red arrow indicates the welds you break loose from the second deep plate, 1 inch to the right of the red arrow is the PITA flare. if the stryker muffler was not so big around, i dont know how you would do the second plate..........
 

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You aren't kidding when you say this is a pain. I did the same to mine along with removeing the Cat which was also quite a task. I had the same issue once I broke the baffles loose they wouldn't slide out due to the flange. Used a long 3/8 drill bit and a long chisel to basically do the same thing you did, but man love the sound diff.
 

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So the inner flange is still in there? Sounds like it's pretty reamed out if it is. How is it on the long decels, does it pop really bad?
 

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Now that's what i'm talking about! Yamaha does a lot of things really well, including muffeling that big V-Twin sound!!

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mx918mx said:
You aren't kidding when you say this is a pain. I did the same to mine along with removeing the Cat which was also quite a task. I had the same issue once I broke the baffles loose they wouldn't slide out due to the flange. Used a long 3/8 drill bit and a long chisel to basically do the same thing you did, but man love the sound diff.
did you listen to it after removing the baffles but before the cat removal? does removing the cat material make much difference with the baffles out?
 

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So the inner flange is still in there? Sounds like it's pretty reamed out if it is. How is it on the long decels, does it pop really bad?
if you mean the inner plate the baffle was welded to, some of it is still there, but i will clean it up a little more. it does pop occasionally, but i like the new sound more every time i ride, and im getting lots of compliments on it, usually "wow, thats sick" lol. im going to get a bud to ride it by me so i can hear it at a distance and in passing. i have only heard it from the seat......
 

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mx918mx said:
You aren't kidding when you say this is a pain. I did the same to mine along with removeing the Cat which was also quite a task. I had the same issue once I broke the baffles loose they wouldn't slide out due to the flange. Used a long 3/8 drill bit and a long chisel to basically do the same thing you did, but man love the sound diff.
did you listen to it after removing the baffles but before the cat removal? does removing the cat material make much difference with the baffles out?
Unfortunately I did not. I actually pulled the mufflers off to do the CAT removal. Once I finished that I said what the heck and removed the baffles as well. So I am not sure if there is much of a sound difference with the CAT mod once the baffles are out.
 

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The Cat mod is a big restriction. More so than the baffles.
 

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Sounds very similar to the Raider and no it's not fun.

RedStar or Deja- The previous post should probably be broken off and put into the "How to" thread.
 

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Did mine the other day. Holy good lord its loud!! I dont know how many of you rock full face helmets but the noise resonates inside like my ear is right at the pipe. Def getting a real exhaust soon, the gutted stocks are a wee bit too loud for me.
 

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Haha! Yes, I wear a full face helmet and I have noticed my ears ringing a lot.

I have only drilled mine, can't imagine what it'd be like with baffles totally out.
 

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Okay, i took the baffles out and it is really loud, so i did not take pictures again (mainly so there is no evidence for the wife to find) but take the end of the baffle that fits furthest in the bike, cut it down to about 4 inches and use a long extension with a big socket on it and pound it back in. It still has great sound and it is not so ear bleeding loud. Make sure you dont cut too far back on the center 1 in pipe leave enough so that it still has to come through the small holes. Happy times!
 

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I've held back from taking my Baffles out just for that reason.
 

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not really understanding about the too loud thing. mine doesnt seem all that loud, my suzuki with cobras was a lot louder, and my buddies vstar 1300 is much louder, his also has cobra pipes. guess i should try it with my helment on and see if there is a big difference...........
 

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I've noticed more noise exhaust noise with my full-face rather than my Half-helmet.
 
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