How do I make V&H Big Shots Quieter?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by hotshot944, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. hotshot944

    hotshot944 Member

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    Hi Guys,
    I have a 2009 Softail Custom with V&H Big Shots fitted - I have tried fitting the V&H Quiet Baffles but they are still too loud. Anyone know how to make them quieter?
     
  2. nogoslim

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    My only answer would be to replace them with a quieter exhaust system. I don't think there is much else you can do to the V&H Big Shots...
     
  3. awall

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    I was thinking of going with Big Shots on my Heritage, Just how loud are they?
     
  4. nogoslim

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    They aren't as loud as straight pipes, but they are plenty loud. I have Big Shots Staggered on my 07 Heritage and I don't think I would want my pipes to be any louder. I try to show some respect top my neighborhood, but you can't make everyone happy, so I don't try to hard. The day I put my V&H pipes on and fired it up, I had a smile that hasn't gone away yet and it's been over two years now. Find a bike similar to yours that has Big Shots and ask the guy to rap his pipes for you.... :small3d014:
     
  5. hotshot944

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    On a run they give you a headache without earplugs - the underlying sound is great and they look good but they just need to be quieter by another 7 to 8 decibels
     
  6. awall

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    I've looked around and havn't found any Softails with the Big Shots on them. Do you think the long ones would be any quieter than the staggard ones?
     
  7. nogoslim

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    Yes, but still loud to the scooters/cages behind you.

    On longer rides, 300 miles plus, only stopping for fuel and I've never gotten a headache. Not saying you don't, but everybody is different. Yes Martha, Big Shots Staggered are loud.... :p
     
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  8. bfmitch

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    I found these folks yesterday. They seem to know a thing or two about baffle replacement. Take a look and then give them a call. Maybe they can help.

    Big City Thunder - Are You Baffled?
     
  9. hotshot944

    hotshot944 Member

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    Thanks - I will give them a call
     
  10. ccraig

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    I assume that you repacked the baffles with new fiberglass?