Vance Hines Quiet Baffle For Fishtail and 3 Round Slip-On Mufflers
Bike runs better but doesn't sound as good!
I put on a screamin eagle air intake, and vance and hines 3" twin slash slip-ons. I also bought the FP3 Vance and Hines Fuelpak 3 to remap the engine. The bike sounded great with the standard baffles. A little loud for neighbors but I liked it. It did seem to run somewhat sluggish on the low RPMs. I ordered the quiet baffles. What a pain to install! But, I got them in, remapped the engine for the quiet baffles. It runs much better than with standard baffles. Very responsive both low and high RPMs. It is slightly better than stock sound, I don't need ear plugs any more and I'm not rattling the neighbors house. One suggestion. They need to improve how they hold the insulation on the baffle to make install easier!
January 19, 2015
from too loud to just right
Purchased these for my Vance and Hines twin slash staggard pipes to quiet them down some. Once installed these quiet baffles took the noise from overly loud and raspy to a deep and bearable loud sound.
December 29, 2014
Didn't match the picture, but I'm still pleased
I ordered these quiet baffles for a pair of V&H Twin Slash skip-ons for my Harley Superlow T 1200. First of all, what I got did not look anything like the picture. They come with a lot of insulation wrap and look different in construction. Also, the box said they were Mamba quiet baffles.
I have to admit when I went back and looked at the web page that you get routed to when you look to add quiet baffles after ordering the V&H exhaust, ... it did say these are 'universal fit.' I called Revzilla and they were friendly and helpful and assured me they were the right ones, ... but I'm still confused as to whether these are truly V&H or Python. That's why I scored a 3 instead of a 4.
Nevertheless, I installed them and they are a pain. You will definitely need to wrap them in wire or more tape to get them to slide in- they are extremely snug. I'm pleased with the sound and my bike is throatier. I'm glad I added quiet baffles as the sound pressure levels increased 6-7 dBA over the stock exhaust. For reference- a 3-5 dB increase is perceived as a doubling in the sound intensity by the human ear. My bike has got some bite- but not to the point it'll upset my neighbors.
September 28, 2014
Very nice sound
Made my wife's 1200 sportster sound like a harley without angering the neighbors to much
September 6, 2014
Now I can hear!
When I installed the Vance and Hines staggered slashed pipes, they were really loud , especially on the top end and raspy. After putting nt the quiet baffles, which was no small feat, I follow the video online and wrapped them with some small gauge wire and they slid right in. Now the bike has that deep bass sound without the extra raspy calamity on top end. Very satisfied.
May 19, 2014
Too quiet for me and my Softail Slim
Went from Standard baffles to these... I didn't necessarily want my bike quieter as much as I was hoping to get a deeper tone as some reviews of these led me to believe. After installing I really had to get on the throttle to get any bark out of the pipes... Also at idle it was embarrassingly quiet, yet still louder than stock pipes. I'm not saying these are a bad product, they are quality items and are fairly easy to install. These just were not what I was looking for, if you want a deeper tone, in my opinion, put the money you'd spend on these towards some Big Shots or similar FULL exhaust. If you're looking to quiet down your bike versus the standard baffles which are pretty loud, then by all means these will do it and you'll still be louder than the stock Harley pipes.
Lastly, Don't be misled by videos of the difference in sound, I shot video of the Standard Baffles, then shot video of the Quiet Baffles... they sound almost identical when comparing video to video, but the difference in person/riding is night and day.
May 15, 2014