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post #1 of 66 (permalink) Old 03-06-2018, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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10 cent Muffler Mod

Finally got my 6 dollar baffle from china (5 weeks) but ended up not using it . so it turned out to be a 10 cent muffler mod ! ... $ Hacksaw blade usage plus some rat tail file wear and paint .
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If i didn't need a after market pipe for ground clearance issues i would be quite happy with this mod.
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With the stock muffler the exhaust gos into the back chamber #1 and through a cross-tube into chamber #2 then thru another cross-tube into chamber #3 then out the final tube.

so I removed the final tube from chamber #1 and inserted the 1" baffle .so now the exhaust is coming out of chamber #1 for the most part and doesn't have to go through #2 and #3 , but chambers #2 and #3 are still open with the cross-tubes which could also account for the deep tone it puts out now.
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the final tube is not welded at the mid baffle plates , which was a leap of faith i took from the video and sketch i found on you tube (below). It pulled out with a little persuasion , do not let it go back inside or you gonna have one heck of a rattle , pre-load a sharp end set of channel lock pliers in the pipe towards the tire, and tap it out with a hammer .it is snug , but it only took me 5 or 6 hits !
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The new sound has about a 20 pre-cent loader sound and a great little deep tone to it.
so great for those just wanting to hide the sewing machine sound .and add a little Va-Room
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But i also tried it without the baffle with just the 1" hole wide open and no baffle at all, (pic 6 ) and it has about a 40 percent loader sound and a deep tone to it . so going with that set-up myself
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Guess you try even a bigger hole if you looking for 100 per-cent loader pipe like the after market ones , but that may or may not work ?
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Most of all : It is not a cheesy, lawnmower, want-a-be real pipe sound at all.

Both ways it is a good deep tone just like a 400 dollar pipe / for 10 cents
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post #2 of 66 (permalink) Old 03-06-2018, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Video I used to try mod ...

https://youtu.be/Tl5J4KeBoPc
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http://youtu.be/Tl5J4KeBoPc
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i did not do what he did .. hes still using the final pipe for the main out


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Looks like your after more HP You should try this https://www.mnnthbx.com/product/kawa...tened-primary/
It makes a fair bit of difference..
I actually bought one of those Chinese baffles because my bike is so loud with the Zoom exhaust But I noticed a drop in HP so went back to open exhaust..
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Sound video ... this is without the 1" baffel ( pic 6 )
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https://flic.kr/p/Fjyzhp
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And maybe its more like 50 to 60 percent louder than stock
Vs a aftermarket pipe being 100 percent .
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Also no engine light .and it is still probably a legal pipe because its still going through the cat's ..and has DOT stamped on the pipe (Ca. law)
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A totally free mod that sounds like a 400 dollar pipe . or close enough
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sound check with the 1" baffel in ( pic 7 & 8 )
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I couldn't get this one to load on flicker , looks like i have to log out after downloading . but it showing up now ?
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https://flic.kr/p/22dKwRu
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Same slightly less deep tone but you here more of the stock engine sound coming through at idle .
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Hey it sounds good
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Hey it sounds good
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Did you just cut the stock tip off and remove the baffle that is there? Seems like something I will have to do before I get a real exhaust.
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its just a straight tube , not a baffle . but Ya '
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You'll love it


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