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Can anybody tell me how to make my Vulcan 500 louder , do I drill out the baffles or cut the out , or do I buy after market pipes . the year is 2000

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Cutting or drilling can cause motor damage as this will lower back pressure change the pipes also will need to re jet carb best to ask dealer what else you may need to do or the manufacturer of the pipes will have info on your bike

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Hi Lcyr. 
Any changes you make to the exhaust system will alter the sound the bike produces. The more you cut baffles,and open up the exhaust, the louder it will get.  What you do alter to a greater extent,is the state of tune of the motorcycle. Any changes to exhaust or inlet plumbing will require a retune of the engine to suit the modifications. This can be subtle to dramatic. Opening up exhausts can often rob low end power where exhaust port scavaging is relient on some back pressure for maximum effect.
 Best to work directly with an engine tuner to do the mods that are known you can get away with, or buy aftermarket prebuilt pipes that have a known previously tested state of tune. Nothing worse than doing something, that then costs money to put back the way it was on finding out it didnt work as well as was hoped.. Hope this has helped you steer your custom mods a little.  I can say with certainty, that I have ventured to do what you are doing many times in the past, and it has always cost me more money in tuning and... and well more parts :)  Cheers
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Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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SOURCE: I am looking for an after market exhaust pipe for Suzuki 1991 500

if your looking to replace just the can visit pipe werx they have an ebay shop but can ring direct for a complete system arrow or acroprovic also try calsport motorcycle accessories will no doubt do one but in region of £700

Posted on Mar 12, 2010

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new pipes needed,,,its a stupid thing to do to rip out the baffles it only makes the bike run very week and it then go's a lot slower??? see stupid hu?

Posted on Mar 28, 2010

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Yes you can cut them out and you will only need to re map if you alter the back pressure too much as the computer will make adjustments automatically when you remove the baffles

Posted on Jun 27, 2011

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SOURCE: 2009 triumph rocket 3 classic

not sure here as never changed them i just fit a set of pipes from motor auto factor then remove them for the annual inspection which i would advise you to do but you have to be carefull here as the police will pull you up and do a roadside check if the bike sounds too noisy then they will impound the bike till a fine is paid and then it can only be released to a authorised dealer for repair ,but this is spain plus the tow truck charges on top of the fine .I bought two pipes for my 1981 kawasaki 750 for 100 euros each and welded them on but the pipes were italian made and came with a certificate of homoglonation to present when i take the bike for its annual inspection ,and from what i remember they were welded on the other end as well as i had to cut a bit off so they fitted the wider down pipe of my bike.You have to be so carefull nowdays in any country as they are politically correct and noise polution is something a local traffic cop can make his quota of nicks up to keep the boss happy .

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My suzuki gsxr 1000 k3 will start then cut out six times before it runs properly on its own in the cold


Instructions
  1. Take Down
    • 1 Park the motorcycle on the kickstand or center stand and allow the exhaust pipes to cool completely.
    • 2 Refer to your Suzuki service manual and organize the metric tools needed to remove the baffle. On newer models, it may be necessary to remove the tailpipe section to modify the baffle. On older models, you may be directed to remove a bolt that secures the baffle in the tailpipe.
    • Follow the procedure given in the manual and remove the tailpipe section or slide-in baffle using the appropriate tools. Save any brackets or bolts. Place the tailpipe or baffle on a workbench.
    Tailpipe Baffles
    • 4 Hold one end the tailpipe up to a light and look inside the other end. Depending on the baffle, you may see very little light or none at all. Modifying the baffle is a matter of opening up areas in the baffle.
    • 5 Chuck a 1/4-inch drill bit in an electric drill. Use a bit extension if necessary to reach deep into the tailpipe with the drill bit.
    • 6 Place the tailpipe on a workbench. Use a towel or rags to prevent scratching the finish. Insert the tip of the drill bit into the tailpipe and drill a 1/4-inch hole in the baffle.
    • 7 Hold the tailpipe up to the light again. Determine the number of additional holes you want based on the purpose of the modification. Drill additional holes in the baffle if needed.
    • 8 Stand the tailpipe on end and tap it on the workbench to clear the debris from drilling out of the baffle. Make sure all debris is cleared out before reinstalling the tailpipe on the motorcycle.
    Slide-In Baffles
    • 9 Secure the outer end of the baffle in a bench vise with the baffle extending to one side. The outer end has the threaded hole where the bolt was removed to take the baffle out of the exhaust pipe.
    • 10 Measure the length of the baffle and divide it by four. You modify a slide-in baffle by cutting off a one-quarter section at a time using a hacksaw. Mark the baffle at the one-quarter point and cut the first section off the end.
    • 11 Reinstall the baffle in the exhaust pipe using the saved bolt and the metric tool.
      Start the motorcycle and determine if the modification produced the desired result.
    • 12 Allow the exhaust pipe to cool completely before removing the baffle for further modification. Most likely, cutting one or two quarter sections will give you the result you want. Avoid cutting too much off the baffle, or it will be useless.

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Instructions
  1. Take Down
    • 1 Park the motorcycle on the kickstand or center stand and allow the exhaust pipes to cool completely.
    • 2 Refer to your Suzuki service manual and organize the metric tools needed to remove the baffle. On newer models, it may be necessary to remove the tailpipe section to modify the baffle. On older models, you may be directed to remove a bolt that secures the baffle in the tailpipe.
    • 3 Follow the procedure given in the manual and remove the tailpipe section or slide-in baffle using the appropriate tools. Save any brackets or bolts. Place the tailpipe or baffle on a workbench.
    Tailpipe Baffles
    • 4 Hold one end the tailpipe up to a light and look inside the other end. Depending on the baffle, you may see very little light or none at all. Modifying the baffle is a matter of opening up areas in the baffle.
    • 5 Chuck a 1/4-inch drill bit in an electric drill. Use a bit extension if necessary to reach deep into the tailpipe with the drill bit.
    • 6 Place the tailpipe on a workbench. Use a towel or rags to prevent scratching the finish. Insert the tip of the drill bit into the tailpipe and drill a 1/4-inch hole in the baffle.
    • 7 Hold the tailpipe up to the light again. Determine the number of additional holes you want based on the purpose of the modification. Drill additional holes in the baffle if needed.
    • 8 Stand the tailpipe on end and tap it on the workbench to clear the debris from drilling out of the baffle. Make sure all debris is cleared out before reinstalling the tailpipe on the motorcycle.
    Slide-In Baffles
    • 9 Secure the outer end of the baffle in a bench vise with the baffle extending to one side. The outer end has the threaded hole where the bolt was removed to take the baffle out of the exhaust pipe.
    • 10 Measure the length of the baffle and divide it by four. You modify a slide-in baffle by cutting off a one-quarter section at a time using a hacksaw. Mark the baffle at the one-quarter point and cut the first section off the end.
    • 11 Reinstall the baffle in the exhaust pipe using the saved bolt and the metric tool.
      Start the motorcycle and determine if the modification produced the desired result.
    • 12 Allow the exhaust pipe to cool completely before removing the baffle for further modification. Most likely, cutting one or two quarter sections will give you the result you want. Avoid cutting too much off the baffle, or it will be useless.

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I had V & H pipes on my 2000 FXDL low rider last year. The chrome tip was chipping. V & H sent me a new tip. Is it OK to remove the baffle and run the bike without it?


It will kill the low end tq..you can do it itll be louder .. the air cleaner will allow the same air in ..if you would put on a freeer flowing a/c then jetting changes would be needed...

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I would like my vtx 1300 to be a little louder. can i drill a small hole in the back of the muffler to make it louder will this work any pros or cons please


Honda mufflers typically have several baffle walls You may need a drill 14 or more inches in length to punch through enough of these walls to make a noticeable difference. Changing the back pressure of the exhaust will also lean the mixture. This may cause a bad hesitation on take off. This will happen if you change the exhaust system also. To correct the hesitation you may need to install a jet kit on a carburetor model (about $100) or install a Power Commander on a fuel injected model (about $400 plus programming). In both cases your fuel economy will go down. Your stock system has a five year warranty, should not blue like an aftermarket pipe (unless you leave the choke on too long), and have a good long service life. Unfortunately there is no easy solution for your problem. Any aftermarket system will be way to loud (especially on the freeway) and drilling may not give you the desired sound you are looking for leaving you angry and frustrated. Consider a different option, One of the best sound options I have heard was a set of stock Harley pipes adapted to a Yamaha Virago 1100. Most Harley riders change out there exhaust systems before they even ride there bikes which should offer a cheap high quality system that can be adapted to your stock headers with common automotive adapter pipes and custom build it yourself supports (a simple modification of your stock pipe support/mounts). By not damaging your stock system you can always put it back on if you do not get the desired effect.

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I want more sound from my pipes (australian specs).. how do i knock the restrictions out of the mufflers?


If you remove the baffles from your exhaust pipes the ignition timing and tuning will need attention or it will run rough.
I find it best to buy Screaming Eagle pipes or Slash Cut pipes, they have the correct resistance for backpressure but are very loud!!!!
If you wish to remove the baffles, the procedure will depend on the design of the pipes. There is usually a "pop" rivet somewhere underneath them that if you drill it out the baffles will pull out.
In the UK they fail their roadworthyness test if they have no baffles.
Loud pipes save lives, ride safe!

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Aftermarket exhaust systems are available which will have more flow through and are louder.

However, I always love the sound of a stock exhaust.

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Check after market pipe makers like Fubar or Kirker.Don't mess with baffles it aint worth the hassle of re-setting the computer.New duel pipes with straight pipe design will come with the new mixture settings.

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Typicaly on bikes without a baffle that is removable by unbolting it you will have to use a hole saw that just fits inside the outer pipe and also on that is just larger than the small inner pipe. Start with the small one and then the big one. Thie will be cutting a ring out of it and allow you to twist and wiggle the inner pipe loose of it's tack welds to the second baffle further in. Doing just the outer one will produce enough noise for you and you may have to rejet your bike!

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Too quiet


Drill one hole 1/2" diameter in each muffler. Want more noise, drill another hole. No loss of performance.
  • Do you really want to drill into a $600 set of mufflers?
  • Will the trade-in value be less?
  • Will it sell faster if it is noisey?
  • Am I promoting rusting the mufflers?
Just food for thought my friend. . .
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