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sjriott 04-05-2003 06:01 PM

Re: Remove the Baffles?
On the Vmax, people drilled the rivets and pulled the end cap off. Drill 3/8" holes between each rivet and repaint the end of the exposed muffer. It sounds better and you lose just a little performance.

seruzawa 04-06-2003 08:47 AM

Re: Remove the Baffles?
If you want more sound then look for some aftermarket 4into1s that come with a jet kit. They're usually cheaper than the OEM replacements.

Pulling the baffles will lean out the mixture too much. Holes have burned into pistons in such cases. Rare maybe, but is losing performance worth the dubious improvement in sound?

In some areas getting caught modifying the system can cost you a substantial fine.

My 1100 is quiet but very fast. Surprisingly so. I've come to prefer silent but deadly. If you take long trips you'll learn to appreciate the reduced fatigue that accompanies less sound.

Mr_Bigglesworth 04-06-2003 01:35 PM

Re: Remove the Baffles?
Definitely spend the money to rejet after changing the exhaust. Even stock bikes usually benefit from a rejet. It should cost no more than a new set of tires, and the benefits will last as long as you own the bike.

Seriously, I can't emphasize this enough. I built a professional reputation as a mechanical wizard just by correcting customers' modifications.

More power, better throttle response, less risk of catastrophic engine damage, no loud bangs on deceleration. There is no better performance mod for the money.

sarnali 04-06-2003 08:55 PM

Re: Remove the Baffles?
quiet is good, I put a Holeshot can on my Bandit awhile back but didn't re-jet, above 7k it hit really well but loud, I got tired of the noise and went back stock and sold the H/S on a Suzuki owners web site, I was amazed at how much better the bike ran stock, the H/S worked well at high RPM but I lost grunt in the ranges I run at most on the street. One of the rumors flying around is that the next gen Bandits will be EFI and shaft drive a`la GS11's, other rumors are that they'll do away with the Bandit and import the GSX1400. That would be fun and would compete with the ZRX, as long as they offer a big air/oil cooled 4 I'll be happy.

john 04-09-2003 05:16 PM

Re: Remove the Baffles?

turn out the mixture screws 1/4 turn and shim the needles, whats the big deal? takes 30 mins, and you will have more performance and noise, if thats what your after

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