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Exhaust Tips and Baffles

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The stock pipes on my 1300s look fantastic and I love the look. Very satisfied with the design. I noticed a lot of other bikes with aftermarket pipes and always thought they looked good as well. I just want to keep the stock look on the bike.

However, I keep hearing about the Clayton Mod and how the sound is louder. After talking with another rider, he told me that he changed his pipes on his Road King to make sure he is heard on the highway. He also mentioned that when he goes on runs with other bikers, everyone needs to be heard within the group on the run (blind spots, etc).

I think I'm finally getting the point on different pipes and mods. Rather than drill holes or change out pipes, will new exhaust tips with new baffles work?

I would prefer not to drill holes but try to acheive a louder exhaust this way if it will work.

Any thoughts?

Thank you

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replaceing the tips will not do anything the exhaust has an end cap on it. if you try and brek up the baffle all you will end up with is a nice rattle in the exhaus. it will sound better but a good rattle. beside the tip of the exhaust is so small you will have to use a long half inch drive extension to do it. if you remove the whole baffle your back pressuser will also drop because your going from a inch an a half front pipe to a three inch pipe. the performace will drop. i never did the drill method i just removed the end cap from the exhaust . and replaced the chrome tip. it sounds great and performace stayed . besides it doesn't cost anything to do. it's real easy.
your right sometimes it doesn't help! i just got my bike back last month after being rear ended while i was rideing it! by a jeep grad cherokee! let me tell ya they can drive right up the back fender ! but i do think that the load pipes do help and besides it still sounds good. don't care how old i get (47) right now i still like my bike and truck load.
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