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post #1 of 12 Old 03-30-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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Should I do a bafflectomy?

I have a '06 919 K&N airfilter with stock pipes. Should I do a bafflectomy or should I keep the stock pipes unmolested? Don't have the funds for PC and expensive exhaust. Could swing some $300 chinese imports later this spring. My house has been a money pit lately.

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-30-2012, 09:10 PM
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I cant think of why you shouldnt debaffle them.
You can get the DanMoto's like mine for under that $300 budget.
I spent $265 while they had free shipping (they may still) and It was worth every penny as far as sound, looks, and loss of weight. The stock exhaust is pretty heavy.

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post #3 of 12 Old 03-30-2012, 09:11 PM
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I'd leave your exhaust be, there are plenty of people here that may have debaffled cans that you could buy for cheap

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^this, that's what I did.

The DM sound pretty good too

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Or you could buy Pvster's Erions for $300 shipped...

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I was considering this too, but I decided to just drill a few holes in the plate around the baffle. Doesn't sound as cool as an aftermarket exhaust, but it sounds better.

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post #7 of 12 Old 03-31-2012, 12:47 PM
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I completed a bafflectomy and I love it. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the sound or not, so I bought an extra set from ebay so I could save my factory pipes if I didn't like it. But, I do... so...

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Originally Posted by EatDirtFartDust View Post
The stock exhaust is pretty heavy.
I came up with 16 pounds on my scale! Seeing as I only put about 1.5 lbs back on, im happy!

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post #9 of 12 Old 04-01-2012, 02:09 PM
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If you bite the bullet, I created a walk through on how to complete the bafflectomy:

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-02-2012, 10:26 AM
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I bought a used 919 last fall and did the bafflectomy on it almost right away. I instantly regretted it. It's not that it was too loud (it definitely is loud though); the problem for me was that after about 10 minutes the sound was like someone blowing high pitched whistles in both ears. It was literally painful for me. I'm sure this is something that affects people differently, although I have read a few other posts of riders who said the same thing. It must be something to do with the frequency or the harmonics of the sound without the baffles.

Since you can't just put the baffles back in, I had to get something else to be able to ride my bike again, so I went with the Delkevic slip ons.
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I highly recommend these and I don't think you'll find many better values for that price. They look sharp and sound very nice. I also recommend taking the baffles out of them. They aren't too loud IMO with the baffles out and they make a nice deep tone.

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post #11 of 12 Old 04-02-2012, 02:01 PM
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I bought the cbr stock headers for $90 and my jardine pipe for $145--both on eBay. Deals r out there u just have to be patient and constantly looking.

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I did the de-baffle and didn't like it. Then traded to someone else for oem who did like it. Remember, the de-baffle is like a vasectomy, or hystarectomy, it can't go back to original.

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