what do you think

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by tumma, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. tumma

    tumma Member

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    I have an 03 classic with a big air sucker kit and power commander. I am thinking about removing the baffles or shorting them any thoughts
     
  2. ironmark

    ironmark Junior Member

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    Why do you want to shorten the baffles? If it is for power you probably won't gain any. If it for a louder sounding bike you may want to reconsider, this is because it is a touring bike that is designed for the long rides, even though it is great for short trips too, but a bike that is too loud will be uncomfortable when taking a long road trip, plus it make it harder to hear the sound system.
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Its your ride you decide. But the question I have, are you not riding a touring bike to tour on. Any louder than it already is is most likely going to shorten how long you ride now. Going from loud exhaust to stock I have immediately doubled the miles I ride now...:)
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Baggers are heavy and need low end torque, one of the main reasons their exhaust is larger, by altering the baffles your torque range will suffer. If you want louder you can do this with more expensive exhaust, but in the end you decide your ride
     
  5. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    I no we all want to save money but I would just change the mufflers...What if you alter your stock and they sound terrible? Then your stuck getting a new pr anyway..
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :s Good point Mat as the OP was not clear here IMO I would not alter stock mufflers ever again, it is a waste of time and energy, the sound is Terrible JMO
     
  7. tumma

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    Thanks guys for the input. The exhaust is not stock so i think i will leave them in . RIDE SAFE