Vance Hines Quiet Baffle For Sideshots/Shortshots Staggered Exhaust System
product was a direct fit, as described, shipped quickly
pipes were beautiful but way to loud, these baffles fit perfectly and quieted it down to an acceptable level.
February 16, 2015
Worth the change...
I first looked into getting a pair of quiet baffles after reading an article about back pressure and some power gains in the low-mid rev range. There is not much to do in the case of short shots, but gladly the engineering of the quiet baffles from V&H can add a little bit of that back pressure with the cap on one end of the baffles. It changes the flow dynamics of the exhaust and also quiet it down a tone.
It would be a lot easier to install them with the pipes off the bike. I however, installed them with the pipes on. Started by removing the shields and the allen screw locking the standard baffles in place.
The hardest part for me was trying to fit the quiet baffles in with all the glass fiber stuff. Even after adding another layer of scotch tape it did not help. So I removed the tape I added and removed the excess of glass fiber from both ends, not too much tho.
Inserted them by twisting it around until I could not move them anymore and I still had a good portion standing out of the pipes so I used a small screw driver to help me push the fibers into the gap between the pipe and the baffle. After that the hardest part was aligning the holes for the locking screw. After some good 30 minutes I was able to put them both in place and lock it down. Installed the heat shields back on and it was ready to roll.
Short shots will be short shots, they are still loud. However, the tone down is evident, there is a deeper sound to it and not too much of the standard snap sound. I love the way it sounds in idle. Like another reviewer said, I can creep out of my neighborhood without waking up their babies and chihuahuas. It also doesn't irritate my wife as much either, although she said she preferred when it was loud so people would know I was there when riding down the roads.
February 12, 2015
Exactly what I needed
Bought the short shots for my bike and found that it was very loud. So loud that when riding down a busy road everyone was looking at me. I got some dirty looks too. I guess I woke the baby up or they coundn't hear the radio. Ha!
Anyway after buying the 2-3db quiet baffles the bike now has a much better sound. If I don't hit the gas too hard I can quietly creap out of my development without disturbing anyone. Once I do get on the gas it feels and sounds like a true Harley. Worth the money!
January 12, 2015
Best sound, easy install and great performance, If you want to have a good product without affecting the performance and also take care of your ears, this is the product.
December 29, 2014
Vance Hindes baffels
They were a Christmas present so I did not install them . The service from RevZilla was fantastic.
December 29, 2014
This product really works
The standard baffles were too loud for my neighborhood. The quiet baffle lowered the exhaust to reasonable sound and didn't effect the performance of the motorcycle.
December 22, 2014
This product did the job
I bought the shortshots exhaust and the baffles that came with the exhaust were louder than i cared for so i purchased the quiet baffles installed them and i got the sound i was looking for every thing from ordering from revzilla the products i purchased and installation was a breeze.
October 20, 2014
It all depends on what you are looking for...
I was not really sure what to expect when I bought this product... I definitely did not want very loud pipes that would not only annoy the neighbourhood, but also would be difficult for me and my wife... Now having used these on for 3 months i am quite satisfied. The baffles are not so quiet, and yet the sound is not as open as the standard or other market baffles. After my purchase i had the chance to compare standard baffles as well, and i can say i am very satisfied with my purchase, it is just the right amount of noise without foregoing on the performance.
October 20, 2014