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Old 05-17-2011, 02:36 PM   #1
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Question To baffle or not.

I just bought a 1992 Honda Shadow VT 1100c Spirit
It has straight pipes. I was tol all it needed was a good carb cleaning but looking at it after getting them apart it has not been jetted, still has stock parts. My question is, what baffles will give me stock back pressure without having to put back stock pipes?
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:10 AM   #2
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You might find the answer to that question on a Shadow-specific website. Might.

If you want to quiet it down and get it running like stock again, your best option is probably finding a take-off set of factory pipes. There's lots of used parts dealers, there's Craigslist, or even EBay Auto.

Or you can buy a generic baffle set and then tune the bike to those, but to do it right it would need dyno time.
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Old 05-18-2011, 06:06 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Flameout54 View Post
My question is, what baffles will give me stock back pressure without having to put back stock pipes?
Does it really run that bad ??

Generally you don't have to worry about any specific "back pressure" because when you get the "bite" taken out of the noise, you will automatically be close enough to stock restriction so that you can't tell the difference.

The problem usually IS that it is very hard to put a real baffle into a straight pipe that is only ~2 inches without restricting things too much.
Your best bets probably are: a set of slip-on "real" mufflers....OR....contact a Shadow forum for some lightly used stock pipes. There are at least two that I know of. Both should pop up near the top if you do a Google search for "Honda Shadow forum".
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