Incredible but true!
Original billet is here (French version). I translated for US/UK people, because I know the subject is much appreciated. We all know the sound of our bikes with stock pipes is very very disappointing... very !
After an exhaustive search on the Web and read many articles about it, I started today and I made my first bafflectomy. The operation went very smoothly. The baby is doing well everything is ok!
The father is very happy: My America sounds like a motorcycle! Exit the sound of a washing machine or lawn mower we all knew.
This is an article describing a mechanical operation I did on my own bike. If you want to do this operation yourself, you do so at your own risk.
This took me 5 minutes
and it cost me only 11.85 euros!
For this, I needed a hole saw, a drill and a pair of duck-bills. You can use a long nose pliers. The two tubes that you see between the clamp and the drill, are the pieces that you remove from the silencer.
Hole saw : Leroy Merlin (french tool warehouse) EUR 11.85
Hole saw Wolcraft 35mm (1 3/8") HSS Bi-Metal . ref :5467
Without disassembling, the bike on the stand, it took me 5 minutes, time to cut the tubes.
The pipe as original
The pipe after cutting with the hole saw
The pipe after removing the tube
And here is the tube once it is removed:
The tube is welded at the end of the muffler. Once you've cutted with the hole saw, the tube falls. Not need to force, to break the welds, etc.. The tube is 12.5 cm long with a diameter of about 24mm.
No re-map, no further adjustment. It will stay like that!
This surgery was performed on an EFI America 2009 with original tapered pipes. I do not know if the procedure is the same with Slash Cut pipes of the Speedmaster.
So, if you really want to save between 300 and 500 euros and have a real motorcycle sound without breaking the bank and without getting tired, do like me: Knock your pipes!
|04/06/2011 à 17h. 27 par : jamie|
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