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Mr Intruder
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PostSubject: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 12:43 pm

Decided that even though I have already got HK Quiet baffles installed within my Vance and Hines Cruzers, that I would like it even quieter. So I took the baffles off to see how this could be done on the cheap. All I ended up doing was rolling up some thick but small holed wire meshing and inserting it down the full length of the baffles. It hasn't reduced the DB massively but has definitely made a difference especially at lower RPM's.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:53 pm

When I read things like that it really makes me question the whole idea of having a custom exhaust all together.

I think it's hard to get the best of both worlds...

I guess I'll really know when I get there...as I'm likely to get myself a loud ones for sure when I'll have the money.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:02 pm

MarcinG wrote:
When I read things like that it really makes me question the whole idea of having a custom exhaust all together.

I think the only reason Dave wants to quieten down his exhaust is because he's leaving for work in the early hours of the morning and has respect for other peoples sleep, Where I only ride during daylight and dusk and excess noise is only minor inconvenience to others.

Get them loud pipes Marcin
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:28 pm

I have the same exhaust as Dave,the reason I went for custom was the original pipes in my opinion look crap.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:06 pm

I love the sound, tone and db of the Cruzer exhaust but as Sim says It is because I am using it for work and I live in a residential area. When I am on different jobs that don't have early starts the DB killers are removed and I revert back to stock Cruzers. This is no hassle because it it takes me only a couple of minutes to remove them both. This way I have the best of both worlds!
I also agree with Alfie, the stock exhaust look like shit. If they had not gone stupid with the length of the top pipe, I would possibly still have them fitted. I have looked into modifying the stockers which I will still do at some stage. LINK
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:41 pm

Those additional baffles are a great idea because now that you have modified them you would have to very different sounds and noise levels very quickly if you can remove them that quick
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:45 pm

It is very dramatic crash, the difference now is unreal. I have finally got a setup that doesn't piss the neighbours off in the early hours but still sounds deep and throaty but without the noise. On the flip side 5 minutes and I can wake the dead with the bog standard Cruzers
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:48 pm

It won't be the first time to mention that this forum is great as there are so many opinions...

Me for example, I love long pipes and what's actually putting me off Cruzers is the length.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:58 pm

I like long pipes as well as shorter pipes. I just don't like the way they have the top one so far away from the bottom one, it just looks wrong to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:32 pm

when I was choosing an aftermarket exhaust the V&H Cruzers and the Highway Hawk shortcuts were in the price range but I went for the shortcuts as I felt the cruzers actually looked too similar to the stock exhaust - a slashcut pipe with a fat muffler. I would certainly have the cruzers and I do think they look great, but I wanted to take a bigger departure from the stock pipes.

Im not really that happy with the shortcuts, had I been able to afford a more expensive exhaust at the time I would have gone for a black ceramic snaked exhaust pipe, but the shortcuts where a means to an end for the time being. I have just bought some Magmawrap from ebay to make the pipes black (and gold!) at a fraction of the cost.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:12 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
Decided that even though I have already got HK Quiet baffles installed within my Vance and Hines Cruzers, that I would like it even quieter. So I took the baffles off to see how this could be done on the cheap. All I ended up doing was rolling up some thick but small holed wire meshing and inserting it down the full length of the baffles. It hasn't reduced the DB massively but has definitely made a difference especially at lower RPM's.

Mr policeman will still get you
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:48 pm

Bunso Steel wrote:
I have just bought some Magmawrap from ebay to make the pipes black (and gold!) at a fraction of the cost.

Joe, did you read there product description ?
ABC Exhaust Wrap
Probably the best high temperature Motorcycle exhaust bandage that your hard earned wonga can buy.
It’s tasty! (Do not lick). It’s cool! (Do not touch when hot). You’ll be the envy of all the guys down the pub! (Do not drink & ride).
This product may improve the performance of your machine! (But probably wont).
This product will improve your sex drive!..(Do not misuse hot exhaust).
Just apply to your favourite motorcycle, stand back to admire and feel your chubby grow.

Should look good on the short cuts mate
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:54 pm

Lowey wrote:
Mr policeman will still get you

I don't suppose your a police man by any chance ? I personally hope the tax I pay on a weekly basis goes in a better a direction than chasing people with noisy exhausts, Especially when they're trying to quieten them down for the consideration of others.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:12 pm

Lowey wrote:


Mr policeman will still get you

For what exactly, please explain?
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:18 pm

simbo wrote:
Lowey wrote:
Mr policeman will still get you

I don't suppose your a police man by any chance ? I personally hope the tax I pay on a weekly basis goes in a better a direction than chasing people with noisy exhausts, Especially when they're trying to quieten them down for the consideration of others.

No I am not a police man and I am a fan of loud exhausts.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:04 pm

Lowey wrote:


Mr policeman will still get you
I would love to know what for!


simbo wrote:
Joe, did you read there product description ?
ABC Exhaust Wrap
Probably the best high temperature Motorcycle exhaust bandage that your hard earned wonga can buy.
It’s tasty! (Do not lick). It’s cool! (Do not touch when hot). You’ll be the envy of all the guys down the pub! (Do not drink & ride).
This product may improve the performance of your machine! (But probably wont).
This product will improve your sex drive!..(Do not misuse hot exhaust).
Just apply to your favourite motorcycle, stand back to admire and feel your chubby grow.

Should look good on the short cuts mate
With a sales patter like that, how could you not buy it.
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PostSubject: Re: Baffled my Baffles   Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:40 pm

yeah saw the description, thats what sold it to me over all the other wraps out there!
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