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post #1 of 15 Old 06-12-2016, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Everyone,

As a proud new owner of a wonderful 919 from 2007, thank you all very much for keeping this forum active. I have found priceless info already by browsing around as a guest.

I have owned a few bikes when I was younger, then took a ten year break from riding. I have recently purchased my 919 and I could not be happier. I have been wanting one since they came out.

My bike has 9500 miles and it is in very good shape. So far I put a new set of tires on the wheels, changed oil and filter, and installed new brake pads.

Anyway, in a moment of stupidity I decided to experiment by bafflectomizing my own mufflers. I simply hate the result.

The exhaust note feels uncomfortably loud to me, even at idle. I am worried about possibly getting a ticket and being annoying to my neighbors. finally, a half an hour ride gives me a headache.
I was hoping to get a slightly deeper tone, but I did not expect such a drastic change. Now the bike sounds hollow and raspy to me and way louder than before. It also pops when downshifting.

I regret this modification, and considering that I am very strapped with cash, I should have known better and left my mufflers alone.

I am looking for reasonably priced aftermarket cans that are quieter than bafflectomized factory cans.

I have been considering a pair of full size (18') Delkevic cans with DB reducer baffles installed.
I have been also considering a pair of stainless steel Yoshimura cans, but they are really over my budget. Even the Delkevics are a stretch at the moment.

Can anyone confirm whether either of these options will be quieter than my circumcised cans?
Alternatively, does anyone have a different suggestion?

Thank you very much.

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Apparently he's selling stock cans, and at a good price too. I'm not sure you can find aftermarket cans that will be as quiet as the stock 919 cans. Also, you will not get pulled over for your 919 cans being too loud. They are nothing compared to a stock harley. I'm actually surprised you say they are loud, because i honestly can't even hear my bike anymore at highway speeds. The wind masks the noise. (hate to derail here, but anyone got a solution for that? i actually like the way my bike sounds....)

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To get rid of the popping on decel, you can get rid of the PAIR valve, it will help:

I did the bafflectomy as well, and honestly didn't find it too loud. Much quieter than my SATO pipes which I thought were the best sounding pipes on the 919. Much deeper rumble and not as raspy as bafflectomized cans.

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Thank you very much. I was leaning towards the delks, but considering that money is tight, and also considering that I do not know how loud the delks would be, I will contact the forum member to possibly arrange to buy his cans.

Thank you.

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Apparently he's selling stock cans, and at a good price too. I'm not sure you can find aftermarket cans that will be as quiet as the stock 919 cans. Also, you will not get pulled over for your 919 cans being too loud. They are nothing compared to a stock harley. I'm actually surprised you say they are loud, because i honestly can't even hear my bike anymore at highway speeds. The wind masks the noise. (hate to derail here, but anyone got a solution for that? i actually like the way my bike sounds....)
I agree my bike is certainly not as loud as a Harley with straight pipes, but I find the exhaust tone way louder than most other vehicles on the street and for some reason it really resonates inside my helmet. I find it most irritating when cruising around town, or at idle.
I do like a deeper exhaust tone, and I really wish I had an option that sits in between the factory exhaust, and what I have experienced with the bafflectomy.

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I agree my bike is certainly not as loud as a Harley with straight pipes, but I find the exhaust tone way louder than most other vehicles on the street and for some reason it really resonates inside my helmet. I find it most irritating when cruising around town, or at idle.
I do like a deeper exhaust tone, and I really wish I had an option that sits in between the factory exhaust, and what I have experienced with the bafflectomy.
Exhaust won't fix that. You need to wear ear plugs.

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Hello Pvster,

I do wear earplugs for longer rides, but noise did not bother me before cutting the baffles out, so I used to ride without them for shorter trips/commuting.
Of course I will wear them all the times now, until I figure out what to do with the exhaust.

Thanks.

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Thank you very much. I was leaning towards the delks, but considering that money is tight, and also considering that I do not know how loud the delks would be, I will contact the forum member to possibly arrange to buy his cans.

Thank you.
If that falls through, shoot me a PM. I have a set of cans sitting in the basement that I would part ways with. Same price, $75+Shipping.

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Thank you! I will keep that in mind!

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I have a set as well 100.00 I'll cover the shipping.

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I regret this modification, and considering that I am very strapped with cash, I should have known better and left my mufflers alone.
Sorry to hear that, but welcome to the 919 family. Sucks being cash strapped and just realized your poured some money down the drain.

For others reading this post and thinking about the bafflectomy... before you do it, try drilling a few holes around the hole in the exhaust. I drilled three on each can, right around the exhaust hole, about 3/8" if memory serves. You get a slight volume increase, more of a growl, but not loud or droning. And if you still want to bafflectomize it, you can - that's the part of the metal you're going to remove anyway.
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Thanks Everyone,

I have purchased a set of unmolested cans from a fellow forum member for a very reasonable price, and everything is fine and dandy again. I guess i prefer my bike on the quiet side. Good lesson learned. The bike also seems to run better with the factory cans.

Thanks again.

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Anyone have a set of stock cans for 919? I can buy or swap for a set of bafflectomized cans. Nothing wrong with the cans I have; I just prefer the quieter exhaust.


I live in Alabama, FWIW.

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Anyone have a set of stock cans for 919? I can buy or swap for a set of bafflectomized cans. Nothing wrong with the cans I have; I just prefer the quieter exhaust.


I live in Alabama, FWIW.
Have a set of stock ones laying around if you don't mind having to replace one of those side heat shields that is the shape of a cone because I lost it somewhere but otherwise they're in pristine shape. I'm in NY.

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Thanks, Joe. Sent you a PM just now.


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