Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle For Harley & Metric
My 2013 Super Glide sounds great with these baffles installed in my V&H Straightshots HS slip-ons. The high pitched ringing is gone and is replaced with a deep, low rumble. These should be the stock baffle, IMO.
May 10, 2016
Good sound, tough fit
These made my bike sound a million times better. I liked how my short shots screamed but it got annoying after a few thousand miles with the stock baffles in there. These are a quick way to get "new" exhaust and were worth the money.
The way I would describe the sound is exactly the way everyone else has. It just tones it down a notch. The high pitched explosive sound at idle goes away and is replaced by a deep whoosh sound. When you look at their construction after listening to them, you can understand why they sound the way they do.
The bad: The fiberglass. These absolutely will NOT fit inside regular short shots staggered unless you slightly modify/assist them. I got some smaller gauge bailing type steel wire and wrapped the fiberglass area tightly, then twisted it and beat it down lightly with a small hammer. With a LOT of elbow grease, they went in. The bottom screw hole was hard to see and line up. Once they're in, it's hard to line up the screw hole easily and you'll need some ingenuity to try and get them right.
That being said, I tried them without the fiberglass. They DO NOT sound as good and although they keep the volume down, it's not as much. You'll notice a droning raspy note without the fiberglass. I would look into some aftermarket fiberglass wrap to get the job done down the road.
Overall, I think they are a good product if you are trying to be courteous to your neighbors and tone it down at idle speeds when you're cruising through the neighborhood.
April 24, 2016
Works as advertised, but order TWO.
Don't believe the picture - for some reason, despite the fact that these are only used on dual exhaust systems, V&H sells these individually instead of in pairs.
The baffles themselves bring the noise from a set of short shots down to a sort of neighbour friendly level... if you keep the RPMs low and don't hammer it near home. Give it some flick, and your bike will still make a LOT of noise.
April 19, 2016
I bought a Vance Hines quiet baffle, but eventually ended up only one unit . Bought thought he was buying the pair .
Is disappointed by the lack of information.
April 14, 2016
The baffles work as advertised. My bike is a little less loud and i feel no loss of power.
My bike is a little less loud and it took only a few minutes to change with basic hand tools. Great product.
April 5, 2016
Sold as each..fast shipping
This is not a negative review, just helping others avoid my mistake. Read the fine print in the description of all products you buy! Don't let the V&H photo that shows a pair trick you. I will update the review once I order/receive the second quite baffle and install it.
PS: Shipping was very fast! How do they do it?
March 17, 2016
Solved my noisy problem
After installing my big shots which came with standard baffles , I found the pitch too sharp so I purchased the quiet baffles which left me with a deeper and less sharp sound ... Awesome
March 16, 2016
Big improvement over stock Vance and Hine baffles.
When I purchased my 2013 Super Glide used it came with Straight Shot slip on pipes. It was loud and had a lot of popping and gurgling when you let off the throttle.After installing the quiet baffles it sounds much deeper with little or no pop or gurgle on deceleration. Don't let the name fool you, when you get on the throttle it sounds like a Harley should.
March 1, 2016