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DocSjulle
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PostSubject: Quieting the V&H Cruzers   Mon May 26, 2014 3:22 pm

When I bought my bike I rode it home for about 75km, and decided the V&H´s were too loud for me.
The exhaust came with the original wrapped baffle.

First attempt at less noise was based on an idea from the internet, where you place a pipe with a few flutes cut into it, inside the original baffle.





It did reduce noise, but was still too loud.

Then I tried the classic "lollipop" baffles, but they were even louder than the pipes.



So I went back to the pipe idea, and made some new ones, this time with a closed end and multiple holes drilled in the side. The holes where then bend in the direction of the flow.







It reduced the noise a bit more over the first pipes, but still too loud.

I then decided to make a set of end caps based on the idea from the hardcore quiet baffles.
The end caps uses a bit bigger pipe to fit over the inside pipe, to force all the gasses through the inside tube.

This gives a great sound when accelerating, much like the Harley sound, but quiet and pleasant when cruising.

My only concern is that they may be a bit too restrictive.





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PostSubject: Re: Quieting the V&H Cruzers   Mon May 26, 2014 4:30 pm

Looking good and was good to see your journey with this through the stages, very interesting and will be good to give people ideas or to follow if they are that way inclined  
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PostSubject: Re: Quieting the V&H Cruzers   Mon May 26, 2014 5:34 pm

The main way in which exhaust's are restricted is within the header pipe. The muffler where the baffles are fitted is mostly just that, a muffler or sound changer. From what you have described in your post the power will not be really affected/restricted negatively at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Quieting the V&H Cruzers   Mon May 26, 2014 6:39 pm

Excellent instructable   , this shouldn,t restrict the bike too much and will give you back some back pressure that will help lower down the torque range, well engineered   , regards Doc Cox
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PostSubject: Re: Quieting the V&H Cruzers   Mon May 26, 2014 7:04 pm

Nice job Kim  
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PostSubject: Re: Quieting the V&H Cruzers   Mon May 26, 2014 7:07 pm

Thanks for sharing Kim.
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