Removing Baffles From A Sportster




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

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

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?

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.

micke johnson: Can I do this to my 2014 sporster 

Nando Goodall: How about 2004 Harley sporster 883

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,

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

thomas breaux: Do not do this on a 2014, 

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?

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 ?

Chadd Steimel: I don't see why not, as long as you have the correct size hole saw. I wouldn't just poke a hole in the baffle if that's what you mean.

Chadd Steimel: yes actually it does! i noticed it does not have as much pull on the mid range rpm, say if i am about to pass someone i have to commit, cant just blast by, but it is slight. but the low end has more power. so it balances, but for the sound difference, it is all worth it. and another thing is, you really dont have to ake off the pipes to do this, just cut the weld at the rear of the pipe and use pliers to pull out the baffle.

Chadd Steimel: should work fine, and no need to do anything else

Ray Irvine: So I decides to try the poke/drill a hole thing first to see if the effect was loud enough. There were already holes in the metal plate on the baffle. I went to widen it and the welds on that plate broke. The plate fell right out. It sounds way louder and pretty awesome. The baffled are still welded in. Since that plate is the same circumference as the baffle, would make a difference to remove it?

Miki Omninet: NIRVANA :-)

Chadd Steimel: do you mean the catalytic? mine seems to be bonded to the sides somehow

Chadd Steimel: well the gas mileage did drop a LITTLE, but not much at all, the power is affected a little as well, but barely noticeable. and no other issues.

85kewgrr: The issue with both burnt valves and low end torque is that, because the exhaust has better flow, the engine is now getting more air. If they have this, along with other mods, they could be running too lean causing both of those issues.

MagicJammyZ: Sounds good, I took the baffles out of my sportster with a bi metal hole saw and cordless drill efi can compensate like 10% Without leaning out

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