Removing Baffles From A Sportster




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Chadd Steimel: @ Steven, YES IT MAKES A HUGE DIFFERENCE! The Dyna's have a catalytic converter built into the slip ons...I have tried to NO AVAIL to get them out. Sorry bro.

Chadd Steimel: @Ruben, You can get the computer re mapped.

Charlie Scarber: Hey Chad, I have a buddy with the 100th aniversary edition 883, he doesn't have the $ for all the aftermarket stuff but HATES how quiet the bike is. Its his first and he wants that sound. Any effects of performance or longterm damage concerns before we do this? P.S. thank you to you and all the others who serve.

SOUTHPAW731: good bye back pressure good bye HP good bye bottom end response hello ear plugs after a 100 miles straight youll kick yourself 

Robert Kraft: I did this last night to my 2008 883, it worked exactly like this vid.

Chadd Steimel: Too all of you that have posted questions, youtube is ALWAYS changing how things are done, hell they are almost as bad as friggin facebook! Some people were maked as spam, and now I can't seem to reply. I will try to learn the new youtube asap

Charlie Scarber: Chadd my buddies bike is carbureted

Voodoo Riders: Any ideas on how to make mine louder? I'm from the UK so it's illegal to have it this loud. But it's too quiet at the moment. 

Julius Pena: I just did this mod to my 883 sporster superlow sounds awesome now, but now I'm worried that it will cause problems down the road. Can someone tell me if this is so I'm new to the harley family...

Sigi Buenrrostro: do you have any knowledge on how to install a wider tire in the rear if there's any kits out there?

JC DraftAlone1: Salut ! bon travail, maintenant va sur you tube : Jc draftalone1 ... une Hd48 modifiée avec bon gout ! Merci à tous les propriétaires d'hd 48

Erik Anderson: 2" hole saw for sure. Just did my wife's 883 without removing anything. Like 15 min. Not as loud as I thought, but still cool as hell!

Gerardo Ortiz: Is this in El Paso?

Akbar Asmal: will this make the bike run lean ?

Francesco Ferrari: il cavolo che se lo freca........ in europa sono diversi!!!!!!

5551144AT: After you do this it does sound better..but if you want some awesome sounding drag pipes for only $15 then just replace the baffle tube that you cut out with a 17-1/4 inch long 1-3/4 inner diameter tailpipe extension from pep boys...just drill a hole through the backside and bolt them in.. $15 was my total cost for 2 extensions from pep boys..way better than wasting $150 +on aftermarket. 

Neil Bob: do you need to tune the ecm with this mod i have a 14 iron

Space Is the place: I have 2014 Dyna Street Bob. Is there any difference as far as the removal of the baffle goes?

Khairul Anuar: guy with the black t-shirts..nice boots..

Ruben Garcia: Literally about to do this but before I do it can you please tell me if there's any performance issues or things I have to do to the computer I don't wanna mess the bike lol

Brian MacConaghy: Ride safe from a fellow Michigander Army NCO....

bigbama34: I found this video over the Memorial day weekend. Thank you. My 2011 Harley Superlow sounds so good. Thank You. I will make a video. Called loud pipes. You saved me 700 bucks. here in Bama.

Daryl Mohon: Did you install any torque cones? If not did you lose low and mid range torque. I'm all for increased sound, but not at the expense of performance.

TRX450RRacer13: Did you not have any problems with back pressure? Or with the extra flow and not enough fuel/air?

Tom Boyte: Sounds good, I have a 2014 Sportster "48". I went with the Vance and Hines short shot staggered in black. I added the quiet baffles because the stock V&H were pretty loud.

Nando Goodall: How about 2004 Harley sporster 883

maxsi64: Come rovinare una moto. Sottofondo musicale pessimo e suono dalle marmitte schifoso

micke johnson: Can I do this to my 2014 sporster 

DARRYL ROBINSON: Hey man, I'm stationed at Bliss and had been trying to figure out how to remove the baffles from my Victory Cross Country 8 ball. Thanks for the demo. 14K,

thomas breaux: Do not do this on a 2014, 

christopher kidd: I have a 2012 custom 1200. Will this process be the same for my model?

Veteran Manufacturing: Great work guys. What a difference in sound! Just wondering since we make license plate backers if that extended backer you have is for a military sticker?

Chadd Steimel: no, it will run a LITTLE different but not much. If you also have a high flow air cleaner you will need to re map it.

Randy Perkins: use some wd40 n they will slide off easier

michelle galvan: Would this work with a 2013 72 Sportster? I like the way it Rumbles but because it has a small peanut tank i can hear most of the clinks and clanks from the motor when i ride more than the actual exhaust. I would prefer to hear the latter and am wondering if this would work with that model of Motorcycle.

ukfan4sure1: Wow. That's loud! I think I'll leave mine alone. I appreciate you guys taking the time to document the mod. I'm sure most guys would like it. My neighbors just wouldn't appreciate my 5:30 startups with the baffles removed like this.

tdiz200: Nice vid

carbs66: I just removed my baffles out of my FLT84 pipes.... FANTASTIC!.... BOLD and Boomy... so much for that 80Db rating now :) Thanks for the video!

acompanyofwolves: thumbs up if you saw the yellow Buell Blast on the right side of the garage :)

ussoldier06: hell ya hooah

Andrew S: Thanks a lot for this vid, brother. I recently bought an '05 883R (black) with 4g on the mileage, mint, for 3k. I HATE the sound compared to my old '72shovel night train custom so the baffles are coming out, I'm throwing some shorter rear shocks on, breezer bars and maybe a different air intake. Your thoughts on a good performance, non cumbersome, air setup?

TheStihl211: Can i do this on a 2013 883 iron? And will i have to get a power commander or anything like that

Joe Silva: once you see the baffle detached from the welding, use needle nose pliers to pull them out.

Curt8153: Check out HDForums.com

Chadd Steimel: no

Branson Allison: did you have to get a piggy back or computer programer?

petercmak: Hi Chadd, thanks for the quick reply! You're the best. If you could please spare me for a few more questions. Will the baffle come out as "easily" as the one me and my friends took out on my other 2005 883? I understand there is some catalyst thingy attached to the new pipe, CORRECT? will that make a difference, more difficult? So, we will have to "remap" this new 2013, correct? Or can we try running it first or will it hurt the engine as it runs much leaner? Thanks so much ! Peter M

Chadd Steimel: i think a 2" hole saw would have been awesome! (we didn't have 1 )

Chadd Steimel: i dont think you do if you use the stock air cleaner, but if you go with high flow, then yes you need to re map it

Chadd Steimel: correct, you will lose mileage

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