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Old 12-12-2012, 04:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 or 2001 Shadow Sabre. I bought the bike used and it was already custom modified.

The pipes that came with it are SOOOOO loud it's just horribly obnoxious, even on the highway in the daytime. I work nights and cannot roll in to my home assaulting the neighbors with this thunder in the wee early hours. I haven't rode my bike in years now and really miss it.

I just learned that I can put baffles in to the pipes but I have no idea what kind of pipes I have. I'm hoping that someone can see my pic and will be able to tell me what I have.

Thank you so very much!
-Marc

What pipes are these?-shadowpipes.jpg

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Old 12-12-2012, 05:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Click on the picture to make it bigger. Thanks again!
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Does it say "Cobra" on them? Because they look exactly like mine


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Old 12-12-2012, 08:52 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They appear to be Hard Krome American Classics. If they are, you cannot change the baffels, they are welded in. I have them on my V*. The end caps are removeable but, not the baffels.
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They make universal baffles. Just need the size of your pipes. Check DennisKirk.com
I made my own baffles for my ace out of stainless steel pipe and some reducers. Drilled holes in them and they work great. I leave for work at 5 am with the baffles in, then jerk them out at work for the ride home. I kind of like loud and obnoxious


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Old 12-12-2012, 09:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Doesn't matter what brand of pipes they are to do baffles. Assuming they don't already have welded in baffles, which can be a pain to remove. All you need to know to get baffles is the pipe ID and the length of baffle you want. Me I'd start with a baffle 12-16" or so long. I would then mount them as far up the tali pipe as I could get them. I would then adjust the sound by cutting off 1" of baffle at a time till I got the sound I wanted. I mount the baffles deep in the pipe, for 2 reasons backpressure and tone. Deeper baffle give deeper sound and less harsh tone.
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They look an awful lot like my HardKromes..... I dont find em too loud unless I am into the throttle... which I usually am
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They are H.K's and the baffles are WELDED in place and NOT removable.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:05 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My shadow came with Cobra pipes, to loud for me, I sold them and got a set of stock pipes from a guy on the forum.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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look like HK's to me.

loud pipes get on my nerves, that's why i have stock pipes on my vtx. you could try to find some stock pipes for your bike, they can be found at a good deal because most people don't want them.
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