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Old 03-02-2012, 11:39 AM   #11461
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So while I had the baffle out look what happened
It got more holes for a total of 54




Don't know what it sounds like yet but I imagine it will sound good.

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:40 AM   #11462
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Good idea with the baffle jblk! According to tuneECU, that is the latest tune for the arrow for non-ABS bikes.

I just sent out some parts (handlebars, triple trees, hand rails, risers, etc..) to get powder coated gunmetal black I'm sending out the pipes/header to get ceramic coated this weekend. Need opinions...Do I go black or brushed steel like the Leo pipe? That Leo pipe can also get coated black. My tiger is orange.


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Old 03-02-2012, 11:50 AM   #11463
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I think the brushed steel would look great with the pipe on the Leo. Post some pics which ever way you go and an idea of how much it costs.

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:53 AM   #11464
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I have fiddled with that in the past, but forgot you could choose between imp and US, But is it possible that some US owners have it set on imperial without knowing? Could it default back to imperial when a new tune is loaded as that would explain the change from 40mpg to 50mpg (or at least according to the knackered calculator on my desk it would)
By Jove, you got it. Mine has been reading high calculated mpg ever since it's 6k service. (latest tune was installed)
Dealer said they would reload tune but it didn't help
After reading this, I went and checked and lo, the thing was set at imperial gallons.

Now it's back to normal
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:32 PM   #11465
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By Jove, you got it. Mine has been reading high calculated mpg ever since it's 6k service. (latest tune was installed)
Dealer said they would reload tune but it didn't help
After reading this, I went and checked and lo, the thing was set at imperial gallons.

Now it's back to normal
Now i'll have to go and check mine!
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Old 03-02-2012, 12:34 PM   #11466
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So while I had the baffle out look what happened
It got more holes for a total of 54




Don't know what it sounds like yet but I imagine it will sound good.

Jerry
I would love to know how you got the baffle out - is it easy enough? And it would be great if you could post a video of what it sounds like after the mod. I have an arrow pipe, I love the sound but would like it just a little bit louder.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:02 PM   #11467
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By Jove, you got it. Mine has been reading high calculated mpg ever since it's 6k service. (latest tune was installed)
Dealer said they would reload tune but it didn't help
After reading this, I went and checked and lo, the thing was set at imperial gallons.

Now it's back to normal
Of curse now I had to go out and check mine and it was set to US MPG. The other choices are liters/kilometer, kilometers/liter, and MPG which I assume is Imperial.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:30 PM   #11468
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I would love to know how you got the baffle out - is it easy enough? And it would be great if you could post a video of what it sounds like after the mod. I have an arrow pipe, I love the sound but would like it just a little bit louder.
Getting the baffle out is easy, just stuff a paper towel in the hole so when you drop the retaining screw it doesn't fall into the muffler. I just stick a piece of steel rod into the baffle and wiggle it around while pulling, you can also use a broom stick or wooden dowel to wiggle it out. And when doing the holes use a 3/8 or 10mm dia end mill preferably carbide center cutting, I used a 5 flute cause I had one. I suppose you could use a drill bit but be careful and clamp the baffle down securely or it may ride up when the drill breaks through and whack the crap out of you.
I'll try and get a video this weekend.

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Old 03-02-2012, 02:29 PM   #11469
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Being retired has its benefits
Shot the video and not so sure I didn't put to many holes in the baffle proof will be in going for a ride and see how it sounds with my helmet on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...yer_detailpage

See what ya think.

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Old 03-02-2012, 10:12 PM   #11470
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Arrow baffle

Any reason you haven't tried running without the baffle? Sounds great, not loud, just character. Ken
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:24 AM   #11471
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Being retired has its benefits
Shot the video and not so sure I didn't put to many holes in the baffle proof will be in going for a ride and see how it sounds with my helmet on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...yer_detailpage

See what ya think.

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Sounds OK. I put a comment on your video.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:31 AM   #11472
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Any reason you haven't tried running without the baffle? Sounds great, not loud, just character. Ken

The video would be great if you just added all three back to back for a comparison.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:35 AM   #11473
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After I watched yours I clicked a couple suggested/related ones and ended up seeing the Staintune, the LV, and this one from Fuel which seemed to be throaty like the LV but even moreso...

http://youtu.be/NOMgeDoPkIQ

Nice how he pulls the baffle out while it's running so you can really hear the change.
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Old 03-03-2012, 07:54 AM   #11474
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Any reason you haven't tried running without the baffle? Sounds great, not loud, just character. Ken
I have ran it without the baffle and it sounded a little loud to me, but listening to my video I just may take the baffle out again
as it doesn't sound as loud as I thought


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Old 03-03-2012, 08:01 AM   #11475
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Being retired has its benefits
Shot the video and not so sure I didn't put to many holes in the baffle proof will be in going for a ride and see how it sounds with my helmet on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UU...yer_detailpage

See what ya think.

Jerry
Thanks so much for posting that. When I get up the nerve to remove the baffle I'll see for myself. Where is the retaining screw?

If I am understanding this correctly the process is:
1) locate and remove retaining screw
2) insert broom handle then wiggle and pull.

(dear god it felt strange typing that)

Then to replace it just verse the directions?

Next time somebody is playing with their baffle :/
if I they think of it - a simple photo walk through for those of us that are timid would be appreciated.
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