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Drag pipe baffles

So as some of you know, I modded my 2-1 stock system to be a 2-1 straight pipe exhaust. No big muffler, just pipes and a tip. What I didn't do and am wondering about, is installing baffles. I feel like I may have lost a LIL low end torque and power. Not much but could be better. I've read about this "lollypop" baffle made from a thumbscrew or washer and screw. It seems to popular amongst HD guys bit I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with em and if they work? Thanks in advance.

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So as some of you know, I modded my 2-1 stock system to be a 2-1 straight pipe exhaust. No big muffler, just pipes and a tip. What I didn't do and am wondering about, is installing baffles. I feel like I may have lost a LIL low end torque and power. Not much but could be better. I've read about this "lollypop" baffle made from a thumbscrew or washer and screw. It seems to popular amongst HD guys bit I'm wondering if anyone here has any experience with em and if they work? Thanks in advance.

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That is the exact set up I have on my bike. There is a set of baffles online that you can pay like $80 for which are lollipops or you can do what I did and go to the hardware store, make the same things for a whopping $5.

2 thumb bolts, 4 nuts, boom youre done.

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That is the exact set up I have on my bike. There is a set of baffles online that you can pay like $80 for which are lollipops or you can do what I did and go to the hardware store, make the same things for a whopping $5.

2 thumb bolts, 4 nuts, boom youre done.
Yea? Now I have only 1 pipe. Its 2-1. Did u put in 2 thumb bolts or do u have 2 separate pipes? Also...where do u have it turned? 90 or parallel with the pipe? Supposed to matter for torque vs power.

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Yea? Now I have only 1 pipe. Its 2-1. Did u put in 2 thumb bolts or do u have 2 separate pipes? Also...where do u have it turned? 90 or parallel with the pipe? Supposed to matter for torque vs power.

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You only need one, just make sure it is an appropriate size for the pipe. I have mine directly perpendicular to the flow of exhaust.

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1/4" x 20 x 1" thumb screw is what I intend to use.... Have it center of pipe about an inch from tip?

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1/4" x 20 x 1" thumb screw is what I intend to use.... Have it center of pipe about an inch from tip?

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sounds like it will work, I actually used the holes that my baffle screws went in, which left me in a position where I didnt need to drill new holes and everything fit perfect.

PM me your email and I will send you a pic of what mine look like, I dont exactly have the picture posting figured out.

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Here is some more info that may help...

http://www.nightrider.com/biketech/exhaust.htm

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Yea mick that's actually where I landed in my search. Seems like it's about right. Gonna install this weekend. Here's a clip of em without baffles.... Vstar 950 w/homemade straight pipe: http://youtu.be/eIxVMzQdldE

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Cool....just wanted to make sure you had the info

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