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I’ve got a 2000 V Star classic that had Vance and Hines on it when I got it. They’re a bit loud for where I usually ride, and would like to trade for stock exhaust.
 

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Have you looked to see if you can buy baffles for it?
 

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Post a pic of your exhaust so we can try to work out which model it is...
 

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Have a look at this...
Appreciate the link, I’ll have to do some digging on it. These are the best pictures I could get tonight, as it’s already dark here in Indiana. Any advice as to which baffles I might need and how hard they are to replace is very much appreciated.
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They look like slash cuts... I'm in Indiana too! I live on Columbus (about 45mins south of Indy on I65).
 

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I know them, I have them. V&H brand, model is "cruisers ". I'll post a direct link in just a minute.

These have fiberglass packing that needs replaced. AND they sell an extra dense repack that is marketed as "quieter " packing. A topic here somewhere was recommending a solid cap welded over the open end on the engine facing end, thus forcing the exaust gases to go around the baffle and exit thru the "glass pack" style spiral "cups" in the inside of the baffle. Shine a light into the tailpipe, you will see them. I do not remember the final outcome, sorry.

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https://vanceandhines.com/products/cruzers-2?rq=yr_2002~mk_yamaha~nt_cruiser~md_v-star-650~zj_exhaust
 

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I know them, I have them. V&H brand, model is "cruisers ". I'll post a direct link in just a minute.

These have fiberglass packing that needs replaced. AND they sell an extra dense repack that is marketed as "quieter " packing. A topic here somewhere was recommending a solid cap welded over the open end on the engine facing end, thus forcing the exaust gases to go around the baffle and exit thru the "glass pack" style spiral "cups" in the inside of the baffle. Shine a light into the tailpipe, you will see them. I do not remember the final outcome, sorry.

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https://vanceandhines.com/products/cruzers-2?rq=yr_2002~mk_yamaha~nt_cruiser~md_v-star-650~zj_exhaust
I’ll have to pull the baffles out this week and check the fiberglass, thanks for the info on it.
 

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If you decide to do it, please post info and links!!
I'm waiting for the 2nd stimulas check to dump some $$$ into my 650!
 

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PS: known issue!! You might want to get some heat shield tape to put over the bottom front edge of the "under you thigh" cover panel. The "cruzers" are known for cooking that spot/area.

Mine was cooked ( bubbles in it ) before I bought it.

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