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3. Once the holes of the baffle are fully wrapped cut off any remaining fiberglass and twist the baffle as you slide it back into the pipe in the direction so it doesn't unwind. I needed nothing to hold it in place since the winding action and tight clearance did that job for me.

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I was going by this in your first post.

But I have read Members doing this before.. and it worked great for a while...
I can't find any post here on the VR at this time/ or it could have been on another MC site..
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Baffles? We don't need no stinking baffles. . . .

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I put hard kore baffles in my cobras and love it now quiet when I need and loud when I need
Good to know, I assume you mean the ones made by Smartpartz?
I was going to try them next until I stumbled on the solution I wrote about.

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Ummm, I dont think ever, every single car sold in this country has fiberglass packing in the muffler.

Heck, every single quiet bike sold in the country does too.

Every single car muffler in the country does not have fiberglass.

Actually I meant to say 10 minutes, but gave you the benefit of the doubt.
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Every single car muffler in the country does not have fiberglass.

Actually I meant to say 10 minutes, but gave you the benefit of the doubt.
*L* well, I guess I will find out, sooner or later. But got this feeling it will be fine, if not, then Smartpartz. Want to avoid if possible because they quiet the exhaust by restriction rather then muffler packing.
I think of the old days with racing and "Cherry Bomb" mufflers, straight through pipes, with baffles and behind those baffles fiberglass matting, always seemed to have worked.
Will update everyone if anything ever changes, been a couple hundred miles by now I am thinking.

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I had the "Quiet Baffles" in my V&H Straights, which are baffles with a smaller diameter in the center to have the fiberglass wrapped. Yes, in time the fiberglass does and will burn out. Just rewrap when this happens.

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I had the "Quiet Baffles" in my V&H Straights, which are baffles with a smaller diameter in the center to have the fiberglass wrapped. Yes, in time the fiberglass does and will burn out. Just rewrap when this happens.
Ah ha .... thanks ... and I guess why they sell the "wrap" in sport cycle stores. Any thoughts on how long it lasts?

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I have no idea how long, the pipes changed tone over time but it took some time and was not noticeable. I think we just adjust to the sound. When it gets to loud--check.

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You all were correct, fiberglass does not last long

Thought I would post this before I deleted the thread, I assume I can delete it to save others time who might think its a solution, its not.
You ll were correct. I pulled the quiet cores and about 50% of the fiberglass was "burned off" after 1000 miles or so.

HOWEVER this time I really did find the perfect solution without going back to stock pipes. I will post specifics when time ... I just love the new sound but others may not. I am not a fan of the real deep rumble simply because it resonates in the helmet. I like the higher midrange crackle and I got it, this time for good. Its made of grade 8 steel and will never burn out.

In the meantime ignore my "solution" in this thread, it does not work for more then a 1000 miles.

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