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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-12-2010, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Advise needed for new vstar owner

HI. I just got a 2007 vstar 1100 with 2500 kms. It came with cobra slash down pipes. I'm a little old for this kind of noise level. I'm wondering if the Q-baffles for the cobra pipes will calm them down to friendly neighbor level or will I have to find some stock pipes to do that. I have a friend who said if the baffles don't work I could stuff something in the baffles to reduce the noise. What would I stuff them with? YouTube has several videos on riders drilling out the end baffles on their stock pipes. I can't really get a sense if the sound is good or mousey. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks
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You can get baffle material at most bike shops. It is similar to fiberglass batt material used for home insulation.

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I bought the Cobra slash-cut exhaust for my 2009 1100 Classic hoping for a little more power and a little more rumble. I started riding in 1966 and at 65, you're right, They're at a very annoying level of noise. I tried the extra packing and there was no difference. If you just got the bike, I would suggest buying a new set of quieter pipes as I really doubt you will quiet those pipes and it will save you alot of time and experimenting.
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You're right. I got back from a ride an hour ago and my ears are still ringing. I think I'll go get that pair of stock pipes I saw on kijiji for $150. My son will think I'm an old fart but I guess I am (chuckle). thanks guys
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You're right. I got back from a ride an hour ago and my ears are still ringing. I think I'll go get that pair of stock pipes I saw on kijiji for $150. My son will think I'm an old fart but I guess I am (chuckle). thanks guys
I'd trade you if I knew they would fit a 950
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-13-2010, 01:20 AM
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If the bike has been tuned for those pipes you may need to have the jetting looked at.

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Try posting a trade. There are plenty of riders here that have inquired about louder pipes and may want to trade straight up.

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