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post #1 of 17 Old 02-27-2014, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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just performed bafflectomy.

I just finished removing the battles from my pipes. Not only was it much easier then you can imagine what the result is exactly what I desired. Coming from having ridden exclusively sport bikes the last 10 years . I didn't realize how much I missed the sound of an aftermarket exhaust. Now this is an aftermarket but it sounds pretty close and because the bike let so much wind into my helmet I don't hardly notice it unless I'm writing just on the streets. I've already seen heads turning as I'm approaching which is always a good sign to raise awareness. Maybe later as funds become more available I'll put an actual aftermarket set up on I really do like the low-slung single side from the 98 CBR. Anyhow anyone considering doing it I would highly recommend.

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post #2 of 17 Old 02-28-2014, 09:23 AM
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Not impressed.

So, you did a cheap mod that does little to improve performance (in fact, will probably degrade it) and you turned your bike into another annoying loud bike that will further reduce the general population's perception of motorcycles and riders.

And those people who are noticing you? They are not impressed either. They are annoyed and thinking that they really need to push for more loud pipe laws.

Thanks a lot.

There are lots of ways to make your bike sound better, without becoming annoying. But you gotta spend a little money. And, there's lots of ways of staying safe without being loud.

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Well everyone has an opinion however the sound the bike makes now is not nearly as loud as a standard aftermarket exhaust. Thats why I posted in the first place just to let people know that its an improvement in sound from just being completely silent. As for perfornance I never made a claim that it improved the bikes and being noticed is imperative not for my ego but for saftey as splitting lanes in CA is already dangerous enough.

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Yeah Ralph, have you even heard a 919 post-bafflectomy? Pretty sure it's still quieter than any aftermarket.
I was lane splitting last week and I moved aside for another bike to go through past me. While I was trying to squeeze through cars that didn't know I was coming, he gave a little throttle and cars moved over for him. And that's me with a bafflectomy, him with with a nice (but not annoying), deep, aftermarket exhaust.

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Not impressed.

So, you did a cheap mod that does little to improve performance (in fact, will probably degrade it) and you turned your bike into another annoying loud bike that will further reduce the general population's perception of motorcycles and riders.

And those people who are noticing you? They are not impressed either. They are annoyed and thinking that they really need to push for more loud pipe laws.

Thanks a lot.

There are lots of ways to make your bike sound better, without becoming annoying. But you gotta spend a little money. And, there's lots of ways of staying safe without being loud.
What crawled up your butt?

The bafflectomy isn't very loud at all, even at WOT. And NO, it's not bad to have a little bit of sound to your exhaust to make yourself known. Stupid to go to full open pipes?, hell yeah, but a good sounding deep exhaust is appreciated and DOES help people become aware of you, if just a little bit.

I've never had ANYONE stop next to me at a light and tell me my bikes were too loud, they always say "Dang, she sounds good!". Both I've had with aftermarket pipes.


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Did you do a full baffectomy, or the standard partial? Mine is a full straight pipe but I repacked both pipes. I love mine. Still looks stock but with a deep growl. It's about equal volume to a set of aftermarket but the cost was way less. I know Ralph would disapprove but IDGAF! Enjoy your new sound!

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Not impressed.

So, you did a cheap mod that does little to improve performance (in fact, will probably degrade it) and you turned your bike into another annoying loud bike that will further reduce the general population's perception of motorcycles and riders.

And those people who are noticing you? They are not impressed either. They are annoyed and thinking that they really need to push for more loud pipe laws.

Thanks a lot.

There are lots of ways to make your bike sound better, without becoming annoying. But you gotta spend a little money. And, there's lots of ways of staying safe without being loud.
Ralph... you kinda suck... that's really all the effort I have to waste on you.. quit shitting on others peoples parades just cuz you're a dick

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I suppose I only did a partial because I solely removed one pipe from within the muffler. Again the reason I posted was solely to give people a different perspective how it changes the sound without being annoying. If all you ever did was read the forums you might think that removing the baffles, or buying low handlebars might be a horrible decision. I understand that this bike came with high swept-back bars and a silent exhaust mainly to appeal perhaps too older demographic that is looking for a bike with potential and yet be as comfortable as possible. I've always like the looks of the bike I can say in all honesty that upgrading from stock handlebars was probably the best upgrade thus far. it position is my body a little more forward into the wind and gives a lot more leverage and control in steering the bike. Removing the baffles has also improved in a subtle awareness to my presence and I feel that my apprehension in doing so came from all the negative comments like Ralphs I had read before. I could care less about all the negativity I'm just trying to pass on my two cents and hopes someone else my not be so timid and trying the bafflectomy or perhaps even just changing the bars.

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I suppose I only did a partial because I solely removed one pipe from within the muffler. Again the reason I posted was solely to give people a different perspective how it changes the sound without being annoying. If all you ever did was read the forums you might think that removing the baffles, or buying low handlebars might be a horrible decision. I understand that this bike came with high swept-back bars and a silent exhaust mainly to appeal perhaps too older demographic that is looking for a bike with potential and yet be as comfortable as possible. I've always like the looks of the bike I can say in all honesty that upgrading from stock handlebars was probably the best upgrade thus far. it position is my body a little more forward into the wind and gives a lot more leverage and control in steering the bike. Removing the baffles has also improved in a subtle awareness to my presence and I feel that my apprehension in doing so came from all the negative comments like Ralphs I had read before. I could care less about all the negativity I'm just trying to pass on my two cents and hopes someone else my not be so timid and trying the bafflectomy or perhaps even just changing the bars.
As you look around more you'll find that many people on this site have done a baffelectomy and loved the results. and almost everyone has a different bar on. Don't be brought down by people like ralph, we're usually a chipper bunch (although we'll give you your share of shit if you earn it) and just because ralph is a kurmudgeon shouldn't keep you away.

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Ralph isn't impressed guys! We better all get rid of our bafflectomied pipes and have them crushed. We should take a poll to see what would impress Ralph so we can all do it to our bikes.

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My bafflectomy was partial like yours and I could barely detect it at highway speeds. It was a good amount louder than stock - really not saying much though!

Also agree'd on the lower wider bars. renthal ultra lows transform the 919 into the bike it should have been.

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Its been a couple weeks and several hundred miles later and I am very pleased with the results of the baffelectomy. Thoroughly enjoying the bike!

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Not impressed.

So, you did a cheap mod that does little to improve performance (in fact, will probably degrade it) and you turned your bike into another annoying loud bike that will further reduce the general population's perception of motorcycles and riders.

And those people who are noticing you? They are not impressed either. They are annoyed and thinking that they really need to push for more loud pipe laws.

Thanks a lot.

There are lots of ways to make your bike sound better, without becoming annoying. But you gotta spend a little money. And, there's lots of ways of staying safe without being loud.
You don't have many friends, do you?
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Its been a couple weeks and several hundred miles later and I am very pleased with the results of the baffelectomy. Thoroughly enjoying the bike!
I got a long steel spike and punched holes in the next baffle.

Sounded good untill I went low mount. Which sounds stunning.

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Hey, play nice with Ralph.

IIRC, he had a bit of a falling-out on here with LDH or BigDaa over something [not too hard to do if truth be told; them full of prickles, those fullas] and has probably formed the view that we are all duChUNTerS of one stripe or another.

He's probably got his black hat strapped on pretty tightly, and might need a bit time for assimilation to get back into the group...

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Hey, play nice with Ralph.

IIRC, he had a bit of a falling-out on here with LDH or BigDaa over something [not too hard to do if truth be told; them full of prickles, those fullas] and has probably formed the view that we are all duChUNTerS of one stripe or another.

He's probably got his black hat strapped on pretty tightly, and might need a bit time for assimilation to get back into the group...
He basically told BigDaa that he should go die and that the world would be a better place without him... I don't think he'll ever be assimilated into the group... at least not as long as I have something to do with it.

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