removing baffle need input...

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by scribbles, Jun 5, 2009.

  1. scribbles

    scribbles Member

    I had a hole in my muffler gasket the other day and it gave me the same power if i removed the baffle and now i am addicted to that improvement. I think i have a newer pipe with the cat and the baffle welded inside, because the end cap is welded on and does not simply screw off.. how do you properly remove the baffle on a pipe like this ... and will removing my baffle kill my engine sooner or is it a safe mod to do... thank you

  2. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    well patrick
    my cousins happy time muffler fell apart a while back
    he said that it had so much more power
    around 35 miles later he was complaining that he had a major loss of power

    did he make toast out of it because of not enough back pressure ??

  3. BSA

    BSA Guest

    You need a fair bit of backpressure, however th stock pipe is a bit restrictive. I reckon you'd be better off drilling a few small holes. Thats what I did.

  4. scribbles

    scribbles Member

    Since my pipe is the kind that is welded were do i drill the holes... in the cap or side?
  5. angrysamoan

    angrysamoan New Member

    Hello there Scribbles, I would disreccomend takin out your baffle. You can get same performance just drilling three {3} 1/8" holes around perimeter at end of pipe. It won't be crazy loud like baffle removal, and baffle will still give you back pressure- which you need. Mountain man is right on ruining motor down the road. good luck
  6. scribbles

    scribbles Member

    ok i think that is what i am going to do since it is safe, easy and quiet.. any one have pictures of their pipes after they drilled them... also i am just drilling the surface metal and not through and thing in side..
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    IMPORTANT NOTE scribbles

    start with ((just one)) very small hole -- test and ride

    once you have drilled out too much -- as you know -- you can't go back

  8. scribbles

    scribbles Member

    how can you tell if you drilled to much...???
  9. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    well -- chances are -- if you notice that the THING is just darn right loud

    you have probably went to far -- with the drilling

    note BSA's post -- good sound thinking

    drill a little -- maybe one 3/16 hole -- see what you got -- maybe another drilled ??

    the key would be -- don't go too far -- always stay to the safe side

    easy for me to say -- but -- have I always kept THINGS to the safe side ?? no !!

  10. scribbles

    scribbles Member

    i did 3 little 1/8inch holes and i can barley hear a difference but it does have some more pick up....
  11. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    after market -- dyno tuned and all those good THINGS

    that's a lot more hot air being let out of that THING

    recommend -- ride it just like that for a while

    remember if over drilled -- you may end up with toast for piston

    this is why for true performance -- after market mufflers are great

    dyno tuned and all those good THINGS

  12. Mike Hunt

    Mike Hunt Member

    ive had my baffle out since late july and it runs flawlessly, more top speed, more torque, sounds badass.
  13. MAFirst4

    MAFirst4 Member

    Can an you show a picture or explain exactly where you drill the holes. Sounds like something I would love to try just don't want to drill in wrong place....

    thank you!
  14. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    and he was most likely complaining about serious hearing loss, of which he can never regain the previous level of hearing he used to have, not to mention giving the neighbours in the street the complete sh!ts when a massively noisy and highly irritating motorized bicycle rips around the neighbourhood.
  15. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    Most likely it just sounds "bad' and plain annoying to everyone else in the street.