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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-11-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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just wondering is there any advantages/disadvantages to removing the baffles on my 750 aero, besides the noise of course?
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No advantage other than sound. If you mean the rear resonators. If its truly baffles not sure.


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None that I know of. Other than if you don't like the sound it's tough to go back. I haven't had the popping and stuff that people speak if and I made no adjustments.


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I did mine...(1100 Spirit)...only because the PO drilled like 6 or 7 3/8" holes all around them already. After I drilled them out it was like "meh"...wasn't exactly...well...much of anything besides a little louder.

I replaced the stockers with a set of Jardines I bought off a member here. Now THAT made a difference. Completely different sounding animal, and much closer to what you'd expect from a "proper" open exhaust.

Now, here's my advice...(not that I'm special but here it is anyways...)...

KEEP your stock mufflers STOCK! Don't bother with screwing up something that ain't broke. Buy a set of "slip ons"...Cobra, Jardine, Vance & Hines, whatever you feel is best. Install them, check your carb settings etc. get it set up nice and proper. Now, hang them stockers up in the garage or wherever and just sit on them for a bit.

Several reasons why I say keep the stockers ...

* Good to have if you sell the bike-put them back on or have them available in case the new owner doesn't like loud pipes.

* Good to have if YOU get tired of the loud pipes or get a third shift job-lol. You can slap them back on and sell of the aftermarket mufflers.

* Good to have to sell them to offset the cost of the new mufflers-especially if they are unmolested. Not sure how many people are jumping at the chance to buy a set of hacked stockers, when they could do it themselves.

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I was just reading on another thread on here that the torque drops like crazy. As well as the mpg. I would reccomend spending the money on new pipes
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just wondering is there any advantages/disadvantages to removing the baffles on my 750 aero, besides the noise of course?
Disadvantage: Your bike may run leaner. Baffles help create the proper back pressure needed for your engine to perform properly. Sometimes a jet kit is required to offset the loss of the baffles (back pressure). You'll know if you have issues when you ride the bike after removing the baffles. If it's sound that you're after, then slip-ons or a complete exhaust change might be the way to go. As always and above all...ride safe.

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