Vance Hines Quiet Baffle for Big Shots/Straightshots/Softail Duals Exhausts
Better sound now
This summer, I bought a used Honda VTX 1800C which had Big Shots installed. No baffles. The bike was LOUD, much too loud for my neighborhood when heading to work at 7AM. These baffles have 1> halved the volume at idle and low revs, 2> matured the exhaust note, and 3> seem to have had no affect on acceleration.
VERY difficult to install, or maybe it's only middlin' difficult, but the frustration factor is elevated, because it should be a really easy job but ain't. What worked for me was to wrap the whole baffle and fiber sheet in cellophane tape, then soak it down with WD-40. My exhaust stunk and smoked, but a quick freeway ride blew it all out and all's well that ends well.
October 28, 2013
This product is a great value.
I purchased this product a couple of weeks ago and so far I have been very pleased. It has a good solid sound and won't rattle your brain. I can't say much about the durability but it seems to be working as described.
August 26, 2013
I have a 2013 softail slim/hd. Stock mufflers were so quiet, when I went for a ride all I heard was my engine.....no pipes.
I purchased the V&H 3" slip on mufflers..........super loud. I did not feel comfortable riding by a cop (waiting for the ticket). A lot of back firing.
bought the quiet baffles...............still kind of loud and not back firing. went from thunder and lighting to bullets and cannons.........................I'm cool now!!
1 Old Coot
July 24, 2013
Quiet Baffles are excellent!!
I ride a Vulcan 800 with straight shots, the previous owner removed the baffles that came with them. Let me tell you, OBNOXIOUSLY LOUD!!! I had to roll my bike to blocks from my house to go to work at 5 am otherwise car alarms would go berserk when I rode by. I put these baffles on and they did the job. They keep it down at idle, but I pull on the throttle and it sounds like a BEAST!! Just love them, installed in less than 10 mins. Revzilla is the only website with enough info on them. Deff recommend buying here.
March 8, 2013
This quiet baffle has a lower note than the stock baffle
This baffle has a lower note than the stock baffle, It is still loud but not too loud. I really like the sound of my bike with these baffles. the only thing that was a little missleading is the picture shows TWO baffles, but they are sold ONE each. Be sure to order TWO (2).
March 4, 2013
Let's see. What do I need now? Super easy web site. Will definitely used for my next purchase.
February 4, 2013
These baffles sound really perfect !
These Vance & HInes "Quiet Baffles" are easy to install once the chrome cover is removed from the exhaust itself (you just need to remove the plastic tape holding the fiber glass sheet, take off the sheet and re-wrap it around the core just tighter and then tape the sides of it real tight, then it gets it very easily).
The sound is exactly what I was looking for, a deep meaty rumble that is not obnoxious to the neighbors when you need to take off at 6 in the morning ! Now I am curious to see how long with this fiber glass "cloth" will last. It look flimsy to me and it might not be for someone like me who puts thousands of miles on the bike every year. We'll see and that's why I don't give 5 stars to the product.
As to RevZilla, their price for these V&H quiet baffles was the best I found and shipping was not just free but extremely fast ! What's not to like here ???
November 20, 2012
Exactly as described
The baffles are exactly as described and perform exactly as expected. They do just what you want them to do. They take just a bit of an edge off, just enough to make you a better neighbor and citizen. You get a great Harley sound without being obnoxious. I also want to give a quick comment on Revzilla. Excellent service. Quick shipping. Well packed.
October 1, 2012