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Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle For Harley & Metric
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This product is legal in California only for racing vehicles which may never be used, registered or licensed for use upon a highway.

Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle For Harley & Metric

The Quiet Baffle reduces exhaust sound level by 3-5 dB.

Designed for use with the Big Shots Staggered Exhaust, Big Shots Long Exhaust, Big Shots Duals Exhaust, Straightshots Exhaust, Straightshots HS Slip-On Mufflers, Longshots HS Exhaust, Softail Duals Exhaust, Sideshots Exhaust, and Shortshots Staggered Exhaust.


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  • Made in the USA

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

This is a universal fit part; it may or may not fit without modification.

  • Not for use with Straightshots Original or Longshots Original Exhaust
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Vance Hines Quiet Baffle For Harley Metric 4.8 5 37 37
EXCELLENT PRODUCT Installed the V&H quiet baffles in my Big Long Shots and they sound much better than the stock baffles , much deeper tone , now I don't feel like I had my head stuck in the speakers at a rock concert . Highly recommend these if you like a lower tone and bring the low-end torque back . November 16, 2015
More torque and better sound After running Short Shot staggereds for a few months with stock baffles, I installed the quiet baffles. The eliminated the tinny sound and added a deeper bark. I notice a slight gain in low end torque and I'm very happy with the purchase and product. I down sized the amount of glass provided by about 50% October 20, 2015
quiet baffles i easy to install. gives you that perfect harley sound. October 13, 2015
Perfect! The pipes should be sold with these in them. It's the perfect sound and it increased the mid range and low-end of the bike. They are a must. October 6, 2015
Accomplished what I purchase them for Bought these baffles to help cut down on the edginess of the exhaust at lower speeds. Wearing a full face helmet, the tone coming out of the exhaust at around 35 mph was ear splitting. These definitely helped deepen the sound. It does quiet down the exhaust overall a little bit but in no way ruins the sound. Another reason for buying these was to give the exhaust some back pressure and help eliminate decel popping. While its not completely gone it helped out a lot. Installation was pretty simple. No need to remove pipes to install. Just loosen hose clamps and bend out of way then slide heat shields off. Stock baffles were a little tricky getting out but I managed. I wrapped some extra scotch tape around the fiberglass to help keep the fiberglass from bunching up. I started the baffles 180 degrees off from the set screw hole in the pipe and twisted while installing. Also remember that they do not come as a pair when ordering. Must purchase two separately. September 25, 2015
Did just what I needed. These baffles were easy to install, and did just what I was hopping. Has my bike sounding very nice, and has helped with the overall performance. I highly recommend these. September 7, 2015
Serves purpose I bought these for my Straight Shot slip-ons because they were LOUD... Although I loved the way they sounded I needed to tone it down for the neighbors. These baffles will tone down your pipes to a deep Harley sound and will take the growl away that everyone seems to be annoyed with. You will get a loud, deeper sound. You will still be heard if you're splitting lanes like I do. And your ears will thank you. Easy to install but not sold as a pair so that part sucks. August 31, 2015
keep the white fiberglass wrap! Easy install Keep that white fiberglass wrap. It looks like packing with a bit of packing tape on it, but it is part of the product. Don't remove it. This was easy to install and I think it gives the bike a nice deep Harley sound without being super loud. Revzilla shipped quickly too. :) Fit my new V&H Staightshot mufflers perfectly. Just remove the Straightshot baffle and slip this one in with only one screw. Super easy. August 15, 2015
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
J A: don't want to annoy myneighbors Nov 19, 2015
David C: I bought the shotshots but after installation I realized they are really too loud so buying this to make them a bit quiter Sep 25, 2015
William W: Wanted to deepen the sound of my Short Shots and really want to reduce the decel pop that I get. Sep 22, 2015
Michael D: The steel baffle is obnoxiously loud with any fiberglass. Aug 17, 2015
Robert B: To conform to local exhaust sound level legislation Aug 11, 2015
R O: Please the neighbors, and give it some bass. Jul 20, 2015
Shaun V: I want the low rumble with no midtones Jul 14, 2015
Peter L: Have straight shots on bike looking to quiet bike down a bit Jul 1, 2015
Andrew R: I have good neighbors Jun 13, 2015
william l: I went with other posts that it makes the pipes sound deeper which is what I'm looking for. May 12, 2015
Erwin S: perfect addition to my shortshots. Brings the sound down to a throaty rumble instead of a popping loudness Apr 29, 2015
Felix L: Just in case. oh hey, cut me a break on shipping.... i just bought $359 fuel pack ;) Apr 15, 2015
Zach S: Gives the Short Shots a slightly deeper rumble Mar 4, 2015
Joseph M: The stock Vance & Hines side shots or original baffles are way too loud for me. I hope to tone down my 2009 Dyna to an acceptable level & keep the neighbors happy. Thanks Revzilla. Dec 27, 2014
William M: Reviews said the new pipes I bought were loud so I got these to keep my neighbors happy. Dec 21, 2014
Linda B: Hoping to dampen the loud, irritating sound made by the V&H staggered shortshots. Will use together with the Smartpartz baffles, since the effect of the Quiet Baffle is reportedly minimal. Dec 10, 2014
Jonathan F: baffle the sound from my short shots. Oct 1, 2014
R E: Cuts down on the noise level a little bit! Sep 12, 2014
Luke p: The V&H Short Shots' stock baffles on the 883 was too high pitched and had an annoying "blat" sound at higher RPMs. These mellowed it out without making it too quite. Sep 11, 2014
Angelito A: To lower the decibels on my pipes. Sep 5, 2014
Glenn K: Trying to stop deceleration pop with short shot exhaust. Jul 29, 2014
Deanna T: Vance & Hines makes quality parts. Very pleased with the purchase. Jul 28, 2014
Michael S: Wanted loud pipes, but not that loud... Jul 21, 2014
George P: takes the higher tones out of the pipes, more neighbor friendly. Jul 15, 2014
Richard C: because the short shots are to loud, everyone thinks I am a tool. Jul 9, 2014
Mark H: Purchased an '09 Vulcan with Shortshots, sounds great but a little too loud for this old man. Hoping these will mellow them out some. Jun 23, 2014
George G: Recently installed Vance & Hines short shots staggered pipes on a 2013 FLSTFB Lo. Wanted quiet baffles to take some edge off the sound at idle. Reviews convinced for purchase. Jun 19, 2014
Sam A: I order the pipes and if there to loud I will pit them in.in my town they won't inspect bikes if you have no baffles in . May 28, 2014
C P: My V&H Short Shots were Awesomely loud on my Harley Sportster 1200. A bit too loud, in fact. :) I put in these quiet baffles and I thought they quieted the sound a bit too much. I pulled them back out and removed one layer of the fiberglass wrap and now they are just right. Excellent sound. Oct 11, 2013
Greg H asked: I have a 2005 Harley Dyna Low Rider with Vance and Hines Short Shots. The bike is CARBURETED. Can I add the baffles and not expect to re-jet or will I need to re-jet? Sep 29, 2015
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Robert S: I did not rejet. Runs and sounds great. Oct 25, 2015
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A shopper asked: Hi

I have a sportster 48 with a screamin eagle heavy breather , vance and hines short shots and it has the stage 1 download, if i install the quiet baffles do i need to re tune the bike ?
Jul 7, 2015
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Ryan B: I have the same modifications, but on a Dyna. I installed the pipes with baffles in, before the high flow breather and finally the download. You might want to contact your dealer to verify the need for a retune if you're adding the baffles last. Jul 7, 2015
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Robert S: I did but it didn't change the map. Aug 4, 2015
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John D asked: Do they come as a two pack or do I need to actually set the quantity to be 2? May 26, 2014
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Jesse G: No you have to set the quantity to two. I got them for my pipes and they do tone the pipes down a bit but they are still loud. I'm sure you will like them. Gives the bike a really nice tune with out all the loud mess. May 26, 2014
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Steven K: They are sold separately. You must by buy 2 May 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: I bought a Kawasaki Mean Streak with Vance and Hines pipes with no baffles and I want to add quite baffles to it but I don't know what model of V and H I have? The inside diameter of my pipes is 2 inches, will these baffles work for me?? Feb 27, 2014
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chuck s h: it is hard to answer the baffle question. you need to read the specs on the baffle and it should say fits 13/4 inch or 2 inch pipes, most vance and Hines i have looked at are 13/4 inch inside diameter. are you shure you are measuring the inside of the pipe and not including the heat shield? (and that is not a stupid question)

Mar 1, 2014
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Eddie B: I have put quiet baffles on my 2013 Harley Davidson Iron 883. The Vance and Hines shortstacks are not as loud and have a deeper note which has alleviated the problem of sore ears. But still loud enough for ignoramous car drivers to hear me. Feb 27, 2014
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A shopper asked: I got a 2014 Bolt with Vance & Hines Twin Slash Staggered Exhaust, is those quiet baffles will fit? Aug 12, 2015
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Glenn K: The ones I bought were for the Vance & Hines short shots. They are staggered and slashed. They fit perfect and quietened them down JUST ENOUGH so I could hear the cell phone if it was turned up and in my shirt pocket. LOL Aug 12, 2015
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A shopper asked: Is this the correct part number for the Short Shots on my 2015 Barley Breakout? Mar 16, 2015
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Jesse G: Not sure I bought it for my iron883 but I bought the Vance and Hines short shot pipes so I bought those with it. Sorry I couldn't help much Mar 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: Will this fit my Vance and Hine Short Shot made for my 2009 Honda Shadow Spirit 750? Jun 20, 2014
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Thomas F: Yes it will, the manufactures part number is the same as the quiet baffles called out on the Vance and Hines site for a 2013 Honda Shadow Phantom 750. Since the shadows are all basically the same, it should fit your short shots as well.

MFR # 21301
Mar 16, 2015
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A shopper asked: Is the O.D. of these baffles (@the wide/sealing band) 2 inches ? Apr 27, 2014
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Nick R: I called Vance and Hines about the big shot and short shot quiet baffles. The gentleman told me that the big shot baffles are 2" OD x 10.5", and the short shot baffles are 1 7/8" OD x 10". Although, when looking at a picture of the two side by side, the short shot looks a bit shorter than 10". I'm going to order the short shot quiet baffles and build an exhaust around them, using my stock 99 Honda shadow vt750cd exhaust to modify. I hopes this helps. I would still double check with Vance and Hines. Jul 21, 2014
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Luke M asked: Will these fit with my V&H Cruzers? 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic. Jun 15, 2015
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