Mark,mark said:Memphis Fats, or anyone else with experience drilling out the rear baffles. Would you mind sharing more detailed instructions on how to do this as well as long term results from this mod. And is this the "Clayton Mod" that I am reading about?
I am only moderately mechanically inclined and any help would be appreciated.
Memphis Fats said:I'm a cheapskate, so I tried the drilling mod to my stock pipes and love it.
I drilled 7 holes in each pipe's rear baffle, all 1/2" holes in case I drilled too much and needed to insert a 1/2-in bolt to undo it, but didn't have to.
(this is not my idea, I read it in tips)
I prefer to be called frugal lol.
I had drilled holes in a 400cc Honda SS a good many years ago and just loved the change in sound. I was going to do it to a 550 kawi ltd, but I think I decided not too.
I been thinking about doing it to my VTX but had fears of screwing something up. Some where along the lines of back pressure and maybe premature rusting. I remember how much better the 400 ss sounded after I did the drill out. I used 1/4" holes spaced about 1/2" apart in a circular pattern about a 1/2" away from the existing exhaust hole. I think it added up to eight holes.
Memphis (or anyone), has there been any negative results from drilling the holes as of yet????