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    Bike mods ? Cheap

    I have an old bike older 2001 picked up cheap a few weeks ago Honda shadow
    Runs great sounds good just quiet. I don't wanna throw money at this bike. Has any one ever removed the baffles. Should deepen the sound with out rejetting or losing horse power.
    Any thought

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    Removing the baffles will make it louder, and shouldn't require rejetting

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    removing the baffles will make it louder. it will also reduce back pressure on the low end, and you could lose some low end torque. Additionally, it will improve volumetric efficiency (more air throughput), but without rejetting (fuel injected right?) or increasing fuel flow, your bike will lean out and you will see it in the plugs. Ashen gray, not ideal, as it means the engine is burning hotter. This is a water cooled engine, if memory serves me, so overheating the #2 cylinder won't be as much an issue as it would be on a Harley.

    On the other end, the bike has little value, so if it were me and I wanted to remove the baffles (you know, you could take out the baffles and replace the "muffler" with steel wool, still improving the rumble but not sounding too obvious that all you did was remove the baffles) I'd just go ahead and do it.

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    Steel wool have to check it out thanks
    I just took the baffle out of the back pipe
    Sounds so much better

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    Quote Originally Posted by noon View Post
    Steel wool have to check it out thanks
    I just took the baffle out of the back pipe
    Sounds so much better
    you could just take the muffler out (THAT asbestos looking shit) and put the baffles back. Either or

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    Quote Originally Posted by Times Roman View Post
    you could just take the muffler out (THAT asbestos looking shit) and put the baffles back. Either or
    And if you decide later you want it quite again you can buy that asbestos looking shit online or at the dealers pretty cheap. lol

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    Did I hear cheap bike mods? Plasti-Dip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstHatAngst View Post
    Did I hear cheap bike mods? Plasti-Dip!
    Hell ya I love that stuff. It's like magic

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    Both baffles pulled.
    Monster baffles snugged back in place to save a bit o back pressure.
    **** it's hot out.
    Throaty sounding bike mix between a Harley and a boat.
    Sounds nice and mean.
    I was measuring for a possible bob job.
    Wife said no ill ride it.
    WHAA.....
    I said good I don't have have smackin the back of my helmet with yours any more.

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    Bike mods ? Cheap-image.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by noon View Post
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    You must live in Australia or somewhere in the southern hemisphere?

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    U ride it upside down

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    Lol . God dam it it goes rite side up when u click it

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    Quote Originally Posted by noon View Post
    Lol . God dam it it goes rite side up when u click it
    only for those in the southern hemisphere. For the rest of us that live in the northern hemisphere, it's still upside down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErnstHatAngst View Post
    Did I hear cheap bike mods? Plasti-Dip!
    It has many uses.


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