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.

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!

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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

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

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

micke johnson: Can I do this to my 2014 sporster 

thomas breaux: Do not do this on a 2014, 

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

Race Command: did you have to get a piggy back or computer programer?

pm55965: 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 )

bwrian: Hey Fulltrigger, did you have to dyno or re calibrate anything on this sportster? I have a FXDC that I was doing this too and didn't know if I needed to do anything extra. plus how loud is it now?

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

Chadd Steimel: Well, you could wear a full face and not hear anything! HAHAHA! Just sayin'

Joe Silva: Actually, 1 3/4" works; 2" doesn't do the job (I tried).

snakdog80: detroit checkin in 2-3 hundo saved nice

Jason Burkey: Michigan love brother. Got myself same bike love it, just ordered some exhaust pipes, fuel pak, and air filter cant wait to make it sound good..

bobapp3045: How about gas mileage ... Did it drop any?

Ray Irvine: So you just leave all the fiberglass in there? Do you gain or lose anything by doing that?

Juan Jeffrey: I just banged out the baffles on my 06' 883XL, Improved sound quality, no noticed loss in mileage. I drove an additional 8 miles over the expected 100mile stop for gas.

Chadd Steimel: WHAAAAT??

PaintHerWhite: Need editing. I don't need to see amateurs trying to remove mufflers.

paul nunya: this does not work only screws up your bike unless you have it tuned BEFORE riding these bikes need back pressure not hoosiers with dremel tools

CultofDavros: Hey thanks for the vid, going to attemp this myself I think.

Peter Bond: very nice rumble...good work guys

Kıvanç Cansever: i have a 2012 1200 c do i need calibration after i do this ?

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