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Another "baffling" question.....

Discussion in 'Exhaust' started by drK-9, Nov 4, 2017.

  1. drK-9

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    So before I remove the baffles on my new to me 08 K-9, I want to make sure it won't cause any motor problems. I am sure this topic has been already beat to death on this forum, but I've been searching all morning and can't find the answer! I am looking to make a little more sound and love these stock V&H pipes on the bike. I can see how to remove heat shields and baffle nut, and it looks like they slide right out. I just don't want to burn the valves or cause and engine harm lessening the back pressure. It is also a fuel injected bike if that matters. Thanks!
     
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    Absolutely will not hurt anything. Practically every bike on the planet does so.

    Worst case you may want to tweak the jetting for optimal performance.
     
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    Take them out :oldthumbsup::chopper:
     
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    Yeah, my bike doesn't have n e and hasn' since I've had it. A little tweaking of the carb will definitely be needed. Good luck
     
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    Fuel injected, you don't need to tweak any. That's what the O2 sensor is for. Take em out, I took out on both my fuel injected Harleys.
     
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    I missed the Fact it’s EFI.

    It will absolutely self tune for pipes.
     
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    Removed baffles, sounds great! Thx for the help!
     
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    SKOGDOG One of the old ones.
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    I think if you alter the baffles OR open up the intake, the existing ignition/fuel program will adapt. It is my understanding that the stock map cannot adjust to opening both the intake and exhaust--BDM of course used EPA approved modules.
    Run it a while and look at the spark plugs to see if they get too light...
     

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