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Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle For Harley & Metric

Item: P216424

Designed for use with the Big Shots Staggered Exhaust, Big Shots Long Exhaust, Big Shots Duals Exhaust, Straightshots Exhaust, Straightshots HS Slip-O… Read More

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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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  • Fits V&H 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 only
  • Not for use with Straightshots Original or Longshots Original Exhaust


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4.6 / 5.0
75 Reviews
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4.4 / 5
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4.6 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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
2009 Harley Davidson Dyna Fat Bob FXDF
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
A must-have addition to Shortshots
While these baffles don't make a huge difference in the volume of the pipes, they do reduce the volume to a "neighborly" level. Also, they make a great change to the tone of the exhaust note. Bottom line the pipes sound much better with these baffles than with the stock baffles. Also, add my name to the list of those who think these baffles help performance wise as well by adding some much needed back pressure to these short pipes. Also, make sure you buy 2.
August 6, 2014
2014 Harley Davidson Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
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
2013 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
These should come stock
Omg makes the pipes sound so much better! No more ringing in my ears no more droning noise on the highway. It really does take it down a notch noise wise but it still sounds awesome. That low growl and rumble when idling is nice.

If you got the short shots you definitely want these. Makes the pipes sound awesome and you wont get those obnoxious looks or complaints from neighbors...

I didnt need to retune it but wanted to see if there were little changes. So i plugged in my master tune 2 from tts and showed no difference then stock baffles.

Buy it and put it on. Installation was easy. They come fully wrapped so they slid right in took about 1 minute each to put in and tighten down. The longest part was putting on the heat shields again..
July 19, 2016
2016 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
2014 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Sold as 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
2016 Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob FXDB/I
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
They do what they say
Before anything else, if you haven't already installed your exhaust and are considering getting the quiet baffles, let me suggest buying the baffles and installing them before you mount your exhaust. The installation is much easier that way. Also, as others have said, order two of them.

These baffles, while expensive, do exactly what they say they'll do. The bike is plenty loud for the rider, but isn't offensive at all for neighbors or other vehicles on the road. I have them installed on a set of V&H Short Shots Staggered pipes.

How loud is it? I'm probably a poor judge as my hearing isn't the greatest, but the volume doesn't bother me at all while riding. It has a nice low burble at idle or cruising speeds and roars when you open it up. My wife said it makes her ears ring after an hour or so, but I don't experience that myself.

Standing in the yard while my wife pulls away, I can't hear her much after getting 3-4 houses down the road. I also can't hear her at all while driving behind her in my car. Take that however you want. It's definitely not a "loud pipes save lives" sort of volume at normal riding speeds, but it's plenty loud when you open it up.
July 14, 2016
2016 Harley Davidson Sportster Iron XL883N
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Great Sound
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
2013 Harley Davidson Dyna Super Glide Custom FXDC/I
Bang For The Buck
2 / 5
Got these to take the edge off of the Big Shots. They take the raspiness away and make a more mellow sound at idle. Still sounds good when you get in them. Have to remove heat shields to install. So far so good.
July 20, 2015
over 2 years ago
2015 Harley Davidson Street Bob FXDB/I
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MY Neighbors did not like the noise....Installed these and now I still have great sound but will not wake up the baby.
Kyle D on Oct 22, 2017
soften the noise around the neighborhood
REX K on Sep 30, 2017
MY Neighbors did not like the noise....Installed these and now I still have great sound but will not wake up the baby.
Kyle D on Oct 22, 2017
Style fits
Murray A on Oct 13, 2017
soften the noise around the neighborhood
REX K on Sep 30, 2017
This is what my son wanted.
Cheryl O on Aug 4, 2017
I'm adding V&H straight shots to my Sportster 883. While I want some more volume I don't want to wake the neighbors or make my ears bleed. Reviewers also say these lower the tone of the exhaust which appeals to me too.
Philip A on Aug 2, 2017
good company
T H on Jul 30, 2017
Needed to quiet the bike down a bit. So glad I bought these for my bike, still has the rumble but now can I hear my radio.
Neighbors like it too. have the fp3 so remapping was a snap.
K E on Jul 4, 2017
I don't want my ears to bleed when I ride.
Michael O on Jun 15, 2017
Reduce the noise level
Irvin S on Jun 13, 2017
I wanted a quieter and deeper sound. I was surprised and pleased to hear the familiar glass pack rattle. It took me back to when everyone put them on their cars. Lots of fun.
Ray A on Jun 10, 2017
wanted to quiet the exhaust a little for early mornings
Paul V on Jun 8, 2017
revzilla review
Allan P on May 28, 2017
it rocks!
Paul W on May 17, 2017
Did research on You Tube, decided it was what I wanted.
James M on May 3, 2017
To tone the sound down some
Fred P on Apr 24, 2017
Bought these to quiet down the exhaust to neighborhood levels.
Brian O on Apr 9, 2017
Vance and Hines quality, good reviews
John D on Apr 4, 2017
To lower the volume a bit. They work but decided to go without them. When you ride a Harley with aftermarket pipes you are most definitely looking to be heard!
Brian D on Mar 9, 2017
wouldn't buy these if you want noise, they factory ones are loud!!!!!!!
T O on Feb 25, 2017
Need to quiet down the Straight Shots exhaust on my 2007 Dyna Super Glide
Steven S on Jan 10, 2017
I like loud pipes, but a hair quieter is always preferred by everyone. Plus I was hoping these would offer a bit more back pressure since the pipes are short.
Andrew S on Oct 3, 2016
Bike sounds great now, and neighbors are happy!
Steven P on Sep 10, 2016
Without the quiet that wakes the district.
On the other hand on the road, one hear my arrived motorcycle.
ALICE F on Sep 3, 2016
The standard baffles are a touch too loud.
Eric H on Aug 31, 2016
toned it down just a little bit but sounds great and got my low end power back
Charlie S on Aug 27, 2016
Need to quiet down those V&H pipes just a little bit.
Brandon R on Aug 23, 2016
I was looking for something to make the short shots a little quieter and it worked! highly recommend!
Dominic H on Aug 8, 2016
installed on VH staggered short shots - I'm a good neighbor and the regular baffles just seemed too loud
Eric L on Aug 1, 2016
Cut the noise back some !
Wendy D on Jul 25, 2016
Good choice and easy install to keep the neighbors at bay
bonz44 on Jul 23, 2016
I wanted a more profound growl for my V&H Straightshots Slip-ons.
Rogério M on Jul 20, 2016
Makes a difference in noise decibels.
A L on Jul 19, 2016
Definitely want it loud, but not too loud.
K E on Jun 27, 2016
Just in case.
V F on Jun 25, 2016
Lower the pitch on the straightshot hs slip-ons
skifreak76j on Jun 22, 2016
Wanted to tone down the Vance & Hines Staggered Big Shots Staggered Exhaust for 16 Softail Slim S.
JSmith on May 25, 2016
Needed to slightly muffle the sound of the exhaust. Very easy install and still sounds great.
Richard A S on May 11, 2016
Recently installed for my 2012 flstc the V&H staggered short shots, Air cleaner , fp3 tuner. The sound is huge, Need to tone it down a few dcb.
Tom C on Apr 3, 2016
Good product but sounds better without them in my opinion. Just a little less loud.
Michael N on Apr 2, 2016
I have the Vance and Hines Straight Shot slip-ons. Good quality.
M I on Mar 11, 2016
Based on positive reviews of a mellower tone
CanadianSporty on Mar 9, 2016
Lambert B on Feb 3, 2016
Shortshots are very loud..with these quiet baffles they are still loud, but they sound great.
William P on Jan 5, 2016
Better performance for my Vance & Hines Short Shots.
Martin S on Dec 2, 2015
deeper rumble
Robert A on Dec 1, 2015
don't want to annoy myneighbors
J A on Nov 19, 2015
I bought the shotshots but after installation I realized they are really too loud so buying this to make them a bit quiter
David C on Sep 25, 2015
Wanted to deepen the sound of my Short Shots and really want to reduce the decel pop that I get.
William W on Sep 22, 2015
ROBERT K on Sep 15, 2015
The steel baffle is obnoxiously loud with any fiberglass.
Michael D on Aug 17, 2015
Style fits
Murray A on Oct 13, 2017
This is what my son wanted.
Cheryl O on Aug 4, 2017
what is the outside diameter of this baffle? The StraightShots HS I have are 2" inside diameter. Will these fit? Bike is a 2009 Sportster 1200 low.
A shopper on Jan 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will fit. I have V&H straightshot slip-ons and they fit perfectly INSIDE the v&H baffle that came with the slip-ons. I did not wrap them and my Sportster sounds like a Harley now plus it increased back pressure perfectly so now it pulls really hard on the low end of the RPM's. With the V&H baffle it was way too loud and no back pressure. A perfect solution.
48.24$ is for 1 pair?
A shopper on Jul 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That price is for 1 each. You'll need to purchase 2 if you want a pair.
Will these fit with my V&H Cruzers? 2003 Kawasaki Vulcan 800 Classic.
Luke M on Jun 15, 2015
what pipe diam. Pipe are original long shots?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Check Vance & Hines and Revzilla sites for figment info.
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?
Greg H on Sep 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I did not rejet. Runs and sounds great.
I am looking for a baffle to quiet down my 2003 Sportster XL883C with baffles removed from original pipes. Please advise if this will fit?
A shopper on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I do not think it will fit. They are made for vance and hines shortshots pipes
Do these baffles need to be replaced over time?
Tim L on Jun 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Not the baffle, but I'm sure you'll have to wrap them again. That wouldn't be a big deal. I took mine on a 2000 mile trip and they were noticeably louder.

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 ?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
What the diameter?and length?
A shopper on Jul 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: i bought 2 of these. the outside diameter is exactly 2 inches. The length is 10 1/2 inches. Good quality steel.
I got a 2014 Bolt with Vance & Hines Twin Slash Staggered Exhaust, is those quiet baffles will fit?
A shopper on Aug 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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
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