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Discussion in 'Exhaust' started by 08mastiff, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. 08mastiff

    08mastiff Active Member

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    Out of all the things I've done to my bike I can't believe these new baffles are so confusing.

    First of all I purchased the Big City Thunder Monster Baffles for my V&H Big Radius 2-2, part #2002. In the instructions it says that the "gun sight" or "bullseye" has to be at least 3" from the end of the pipe but they recommend 6". Baffle itself is approx 3" inches with the "gun sight" or "bullseye" part at one end. My intention is to place it in so the gun sight end is furthest from the end. The special instructions for the radius pipes says that it must be six inches from the end preferably with the "gunsight" closest to the rear. I was planning on using the existing baffle screw hole on the pipes and placing it at three inches. Now after reading this I am planning on drilling a new hole and having at six inches facing towards the rear for "optimum sound and performance", like they state. Am I overthinking this crap. Please chime in with suggestions. Drilling a hole is no big deal, just want feedback. The original V&H baffles suck even after I cut them down. They sound like crap. Thanks.

    John
     
  2. Chopper Dave

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    I am running BCT Monster Baffles in my Stainless Creation pipes...but mine were custom sleeved in when my pipes were being made, so there were no holes drilled :whoop: my pipes sound bad ass...but my pipes also step up to 2 3/8 diam. so I have a nice deep loud ass sound! :2thumbs:

    here is a thread which should help ya with your V&H Big Radius pipes...
    http://www.bigdogbiker.com/forums/how/16-how-swap-out-your-big-radius-baffles.html

    :cheers:
     
  3. 08mastiff

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    Dave thanks for the feedback......I just finished putting them on. I drilled new holes and installed them according to their radius specs. Thanks guys. Installed mine just like the link on your post Dave.
     
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    cool bro! :cheers: [​IMG]
     
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    John im feeling ya brutha, installed my VH2-2 couple months back and i hate tha sound
    Baffles are cut down to a little less than 5 inches. Im looking to change that stat. Haven't decided on the original bct or the QQ.

    And first curve .....they drug tha damn ground ..:angry:

    Let me know what u figure out, and if they sound better.
     
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    I drilled new holes for my QQ baffles....put them as far "forward" as possible in the pipes and left the stock baffles in after cutting off bare minimum so they would fit back in. Dropped the tone of the V&H 2-2 considerably-and took away that annoying tingling hollow sound.
     
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    I was under the impression that the farther you stick the Monster baffles in the pipe, the quieter they are. I installed my QQ baffles in the existing hole drilled in the pipe. (Supertrapp)
     
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    I installed my own BCT baffles. I just drilled a new hole and put them in as requested. Its been awhile but I believe if you call them they can answer your questions. I gutted mine first but could tell a loss of power and after I put these in again I felt it helped so hopefullly you like them. Any other questions I can try to help.
     
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    Well, how do you like the sound?
     
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    Well Robert thats the part I wont know for a while. I have my bike off the ground with the battery out on a tender for the winter. Was going to hook it up yesterday but it was raining all day. Guess I am going to have to wait for the warm weather. I've heard the baffles on two other Big Dogs and I like the sound much better than the stock cut V&H Baffles. I have also tried running my V&H without baffles. That really sounded like shit with popping and loss of power.
     
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    Finally got a chance to try out the new baffles. For those that are considering buying them, my advice is do it. Noticeably deeper tone and nice rumble. Total cost was 91.20
     
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    Dont forget the free shirt they give too
     
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    in my opinion best sounding baffels you can get,, love mine,,
     
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    Thunder Monster baffles or QQ baffles ?

    Ok, I've bought a set of V&H BR 2-2... now next question...

    Thunder Monster baffles part number 2002 or the new QQ baffles part number QBL 1845???

    Any feedback on sound & performance (comparison between them two) would be very much appreciated.

    Thanks guys. :cheers:
     
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    For me as said above,they got rid of that very annoying tin can sound...i didnt drill shit,i put them on right exactly how it says to,and everything worked out absolutely fine....Dont expect a world of difference ,just enough to notice.....
     
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    Do the QQs have the ring inside like the monsters or just the mesh? I am undecided which ones should I get.

    Can someone give some more light regarding the difference in loudness/performance between the two options?

    :cheers:
     
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    I've got a set of BCT baffles and they are definitely worth the change.

    As I changed mine out I actually did a little experimenting.

    Stock baffle = just okay
    Stock baffle cut in half and installed = better then stock
    No baffles = LOUD!
    BCT = just right
     
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    I have the same set up on my '07 chopper.
    When I installed the BCT baffles, I put the tip as far up the pipes as I could and Tack welded them each onto the muffler instead of using the screw and drilling a hole.
    They sound great, perform well and don't come off.
     
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    The rings give the pipes a deeper throatier sound.
    I found that the mesh sounded more like a bad ass lawnmower.
     
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    Just put mine in sound is deep and not overwhelming just what i wanted
     

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