Rush baffles

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by cityofchampions, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. cityofchampions

    cityofchampions Member

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    I installed Rush slip-ons with 1.75 baffles (in both pipes) on my '07 Ultra with no other mods other than a remap when bike was newer for a light ping. Bike runs great as is with no popping or pinging and I am planning on a stage 1 soon but I want to make sure I get the sound I want first. One pipe developed a squeek and the other a rattle. I pulled both baffles and found the packing partially gone on one side and what ever they use to wrap it was gone on the other side. I rewrapped both baffles with the old matting and the pipes sound quite a bit louder due to some of the packing not going all the way around the baffle. My question is (finally!): I want to replace both baffles with a 2.00 on the left and a 1.75 on the right and wondering how much louder it would be and if it would still have enough back pressure to run for awhile without a stage 1 or would it be too lean? Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like it will work to me. There is so little flow coming out of the left pipe due to the 90 degree + connector, that a bigger baffle might even the sound out. I have a set of used Rush slip ons (1.5"baffles) that I ran for one day. I didn't like the sound. Anyhow, I noticed that after a 5 mile neighor hood ride, I can put my hand on the left exh. header by the pass. footboard with no burning. I can't even touch the right muffler tip without getting burned. Then, when changing the slip ons again, I started it up with the left muffler off, and the right one on. In the garage it wasn't that loud.
    Question; when you pulled the Rush baffles, was there any contact areas between baffle and muffler other than where the bolts go into the baffles collar? I read a thread somewhere where a guy ruined his baffle trying to get it out of an older pipe (like mine). :dknow
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2010
  3. cityofchampions

    cityofchampions Member

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    No, pipes are only 6-7 months old. Thanks for the input.