removing baffles

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by easyglide, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. easyglide

    easyglide Member

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    Hey anyone have any suggestions or comments on this, I am planning on removing the baffles on my stock pipes 2004 ultra classic, and installing torque cones in the pipes. Still not sure how to remove the baffles, can't find a retaining bolt so I am contemplating cutting them out any suggestions?
    Have been told other than a better sound I should get an increase in torque/horsepower.
    Keep the greasy side down.
     
  2. StuckInTime

    StuckInTime Member

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    Each muffler type can be a little bit different, but I doubt you will have to cut them out. They had to go in there somehow, and if you look hard enough there should be a way to take them out without damaging the pipes. I have Python pipes & mufflers and removed mine and it really sounds a lot better, yet it doesn't "crackle", pop, or carry on.
     
  3. Mattman4403

    Mattman4403 Junior Member

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    I agree with Hobbit on the performance and sound. Too many well enginerred solutions out there unless you just have the time and tools. If you are going to go down the road, the fastest way is to just punch them out with a rebar or wrecking bar driven through the pipe, Lots of "be carefuls" as you can bend a flange or tab here or ther and then you are out in the cold anyway. If I recall the 04 had tapered tips on the stock pipes. so you may need to cut them out to get to the brigdes holding the baffel. Then like Hobbit said, you can usually use a hole saw to cut them and yank them out.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I agree with Hobbit too. Other than being JUST louder, they sound terrible. Seen this a few times and it just doesn't work. Find a set of slipons and go that route.

    As far as the HP and TQ increase..... not happening, you will LOOSE TQ and HP. It will not run as good as it did with the baffles in there. Whoever told you that should go back to school.
    There's a certain amount of backpressure needed to run properly and while it may feel that there's an improvement cutting the baffles out, the real numbers will be lower. Other than ruining a good set of slipons, you will not accomplish what you think doing this.
     
  5. easyglide

    easyglide Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys, I think I may just go ahead and buy the slip ons and play it safe.
    easyglide
     
  6. XBAJBUSX

    XBAJBUSX Member

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    i got set frokm ebay stock pipe clean out stage 2.5 they only cost me 145.00 .it sounds pretty nice if you interested pm me i give you the guy email easy installation too .

    here is the sound of them after instalation
    YouTube - 2008 HARLEY DAVIDSON PIPES SLIP-ONS
     
  7. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    Go with a set of slip ons for sure instead of removing the baffles
     
  8. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I also went with a set from eBay. Cost me 80. plus 20 shipping. I am very satisfied and have had compliments on the sound. H/P and T/Q are improved and I still have my original mufflers. My buddy has a set of Rush on his 07 Ultra and I think they sound like crap. Took a $25000 bike and put $400 slipons on it and I have heard better sounding John Deere tractors. My opinion.
     
  9. mrkihn

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