On a positive note, I took the plunge and decided to remove the baffle out of my 2008 vStar 1100 and I also removed the AIS using the instructions found on this forum, very easy and plugged the ports with 2 10X25mm bolts. In all the videos and instructions I have read about the baffle it was a straight tube?? Funny mine is curved and after I broke it loose (that was a bitch) it came out about 2 inches but something is keeping it from coming all the way out. Any ideas? Even with the baffle sticking out of the end it sounds so much better. It used to sound like a sewing machine on steroids. Now it sounds like it has some balls. How do I get that pipe out???