exhaust baffle removal?


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exhaust baffle removal?

Postby biker4christ » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:10 pm



on an 82 asp has anyone removed the baffles? if so how does it sound and what effects on performance?
on a harley you can do this on the carberated models and sound and performance is better due to better flow but im new to the honda's. i dont want it to sound like a vw,but i would like a deeper tone



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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:43 pm

Welded in place.If you'r looking for a more throaty exhaust,cut the oem's off and retrofit a set of harley pipes on it.

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby biker4christ » Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:28 pm

thats what i figured(welded in place),there is a rivit at the end ,but after a closer look i see spot welds in the chrome muffler.,prob will go with a H-D set then,thanks.
it probably wouldnt sound good if i ran an open (,like drag pipes) on it so prob a set off an ultra or a roadking,maybe a dyna,, :D

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:14 pm

I have heard reports that you can remove the baffels .First drill out the pop rivit.next tap the baffel in a bit and use a slide hammer to pull it out.You may have to repeat the back and forth action a few times to break loose the carbon and rust build up.
I havnt tried it myself but looks possible to me, why rivit if its welded in? You can always put the baffel in again with a new rivit if you dont like the sound
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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby biker4christ » Tue Jul 12, 2011 5:21 pm

roadrogue, thats what i was plannin, justcurios if anyone else has tried it. and thats excactly how i did the H-D i had,thanks for the input

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:07 pm

GL1100 OEM pipes are worth their weight in gold!! If you want a louder sound, don't go massacring your OEM pipes! Carefully remove them, sell them on eBay, use the money to buy a cheap set of Harley pipes, and do what you will with them - and take the extra couple hundred dollars you have left over and buy yourself something nice. :)

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby L2R » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:06 pm

someone on another forum said this sounded good. I planned on the pipes and chamber box this winter so I had little to lose. Those rascals in the tailpipes were mean to get out without knowing how they were in there.

End result, it sounds like a really big shop vac IMHO. no growl, just howl.

I guess that some noise makes it safer so it's a toss up whether I would do it again. Not awful but not impressive by any stretch. I will do the chamber box and see how that sounds but pretty sure the pipes are coming for Christmas.
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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby drummerdave9 » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:43 pm

wingadmin is there a set of pipes you would recommend? I am interested in getting a little more growl out of my Goldwing. I have just started to look into what it is going to take and like your suggestion. Currently the bike is stripped down getting ready to get a new paint job. While I have it torn apart I thought I might swap the exhaust. Any pointers or pipe suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Jan 10, 2016 3:53 pm

My GL1100 Interstate had the baffles removed from the original pipes (not by me), and I thought it sounded quite good.

I'll try and link up a video I posted a while ago (I think I did anyway).

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby f1xrupr » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:18 pm

If your pipes are good, you have what a lot of people would like to have, and may be impossible for you to replace If you check ebay, people are trying to sell beat up-broke-rusted completely out-pieces missing-pipes for 200 plus dollars! If you gut or cut them, I think you may be sorry you did! You can buy just the header pipes starting at about $75.00/set, weld (or braze as I did) on a set of pipe nipples, and slip on some shorties. Then, you will have the best of both worlds, and, your bike may retain a higher resale value, and be more attractive to a potential buyer, should you ever decide to sell.
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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby 4wred » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:48 am

RoadRogue wrote:I have heard reports that you can remove the baffels .First drill out the pop rivit.next tap the baffel in a bit and use a slide hammer to pull it out.You may have to repeat the back and forth action a few times to break loose the carbon and rust build up.
I havnt tried it myself but looks possible to me, why rivit if its welded in? You can always put the baffel in again with a new rivit if you dont like the sound


I did exactly that^^
It sounds just a little louder and throaty and if you don't like it you can just put them back in and rivet.No permanent damage done!

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby drummerdave9 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 2:54 pm

I'm considering the header pipe and slip on solution as my best option. Is there a way to do it and keep the center stand? My pipes are grooved for the center stand and any other pipes are not. Has anyone else left the center stand on? Thanks for the info.

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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby f1xrupr » Wed Jan 13, 2016 9:44 pm

I used the headers, nipple, and aftermarket Harley cans that are about 3" dia. My wife and I are about 400lbs combined, and I keep about 50 lbs in the trunk. I scrape my center stand sometimes on uneven surfaces while turning, and that's relative to air pressure in rear shocks. I'm used to it and it's not a problem-I've learned to manage. My stock pipes were shot, so, I was forced to improvise-I'd love to have a set of stock (quiet) pipes, but, can't justify spending that much....
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Re: exhaust baffle removal?

Postby cruzan_papa » Sat May 06, 2017 4:13 pm

Hey guys! So after searching far and wide for a "how to" on removing the baffles on my 82' GL1100 ( even on YouTube) I finally took em out. I NEVER WANNA DO THAT AGAIN lol it's a real pain in the ass lol might've been easier if I had better tools, but I got em out and for tools I had a claw hammer, flat head screw driver, 12" channel lock,a dewalt impact wrench( borrowed from my boss to drill out the rivits) and a stock lug nut remover...thingy lol you know the one that comes with that jack for you car? Well it had a little hook on the end and I've heard of someone using a slide hammer lol I don't have "slide hammer" money so I worked with what I had, and after about 2 hours or so (I wasn't counting)I got it out. The left baffle had way more packing than the right (standing behind the bike) I'll post pics. I love the sound now...it's not too loud and not too quiet. I haven't went out yet but boy did I rev the crap out of it lol I'm surprised one of my neighbors didn't come out b****ing at me lol thanks for the "how to's" I've learned a ton from this site alone lol
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