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post #1 of 25 Old 09-22-2008, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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Bafflectomy - Uncertain Satisfaction

Hey guys,

I performed the ole' bafflectomy this weekend but am not sure I like the results. While I like the fact that I can actually hear the bike running at freeway speed, it is quite harsh under 4,000 RPM. I commute almost every day with it and keep in low in the revs. I've had to resort back to wearing earplugs just for the morning drive. It also feels like I've lost a little torque in the bottom end. The front end doesn't come up as willingly now. Anyone else get this feeling from your 'surgery'?

Anyone happen to have some spare stock exhaust they want to get rid of?

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You should be using ear plugs all the time anyways.

I can't imagine you losing a noticeable amount of power.... Maybe you're not as agressive on the throttle cuz the bike is louder now? Go out and do a few more wheelies and don't come back until you get it right! Lots of little things affect how easily the front end comes up. On a good day, I can tell aprox how much fuel is in the tank by how easily the front end comes up.

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You should be using ear plugs all the time anyways.

I can't imagine you losing a noticeable amount of power.... Maybe you're not as agressive on the throttle cuz the bike is louder now? Go out and do a few more wheelies and don't come back until you get it right! Lots of little things affect how easily the front end comes up. On a good day, I can tell aprox how much fuel is in the tank by how easily the front end comes up.
This site always brings a grin to my face. I bought one of those new GMax 68s Helmets and it is quite as a mouse, even on the highway. Never really needed earplugs (well, maybe on those 400 mile days when the wind noise starts bother me). http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...r_Titanium.jpg

Shameless Helmet Plug: I actually get wind-blown hair with all the vents open. It is much lighter than my Shoei or Bieffe helmets, cooler, fogs less, and was only about $125 shipped to my door. The only problem is the lights on the back are not controlled wireless from the bike. That would be a sweet mod.

Anyway. I'll go "get it right", go on a long ride, then report my findings.

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[QUOTE=cmurphy84;237523]This site always brings a grin to my face. I bought one of those new GMax 68s Helmets and it is quite as a mouse, QUOTE]


Looks like Darth Vaders helment with all those vents.. How does it fit compared to Shoei or Arai's?

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Looks like Darth Vaders helment with all those vents.. How does it fit compared to Shoei or Arai's?
Size is just about the same as my Shoei. I wear a Medium in the other two helmets, ordered a medium in the GMax and it fits perfectly. It has larger ear pockets, which is nice, I would have to honestly say it is the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned or worn. I've also had HJC and Suomy helmets and didn't find the HJC to be as comfortable as my Shoei (obviously can't compare a $100 helmet to a $350 helmet - unless it's the 68s) and the Suomy was just too loud, even with earplugs in.

If you decide to go searching for one, good luck. The US seems to be starved for these. I ordered mine from a company in Canada.

Other cool features...It comes with separate, and what I would call a deluxe, helmet and visor bags, a tinted and clear visor, and a red or smoked LED lens cover for the light on the back. That plus a coolmax interior! I have worn this on 90+ degree days and didn't have to take it off to refuel.

The way I talk about this helmet you would think I was one of their employees. I'm not but will give this helmet my

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What are we talking about here? Baffelectomy, helmets, or just PM comments?

I was gunna say that I have a pair of stock cans (no covers) that I could part with if you want to change back.

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Just chatting about a little of everything. I am interested in changing back, or at least having a stock set handy in case I do want to go back.

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I did find I lost some low-mid range power with mine as well. To me it is worth it for the sound. I love the sound. I never wear ear plugs. Headphones for my MP3 player, yes.

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+1 rickard919, me too





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Ricko.

Didn't get a PM from you.

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Dunno what happened. I have a set of stock cans for sale. let me know.

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PM sent... To Ripper.

Anyway, back to the original topic. The first week I had my MIVVs installed I couldn't stand the loudness. It was echoing in my helmet. But now, 4 months or so later, I am so happy to hear them in the morning. In fact, they might be a little quiet.

My point? Give it a little time and report back. I think the sound will grow on you. Soon you'll be whining about your "quiet" pipes also. If not, just post up and you'll be able to find a set of stockers for cheap round here.

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I've gotten at least 3 offers to sell some to me, but right now I'm working on trading my Bafflectomy pipes for some stock pipes. I would prefer to keep these and buy some stock pipes, but I don't really want to drop $50 + shipping.

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PM sent... To Ripper.

Anyway, back to the original topic. The first week I had my MIVVs installed I couldn't stand the loudness. It was echoing in my helmet. But now, 4 months or so later, I am so happy to hear them in the morning. In fact, they might be a little quiet.

My point? Give it a little time and report back. I think the sound will grow on you. Soon you'll be whining about your "quiet" pipes also. If not, just post up and you'll be able to find a set of stockers for cheap round here.
+1. When I first installed my Satos they seemed crazy loud, now they're just right.

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did the baffleectomy yesterday, i dig the sound, and the great write-up in the help section, took about an hour total (including trip to hardware store)





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I'm also looking to trade mine for some stockers...the sound is pretty good, I'd just like it a little quieter.

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