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Picked up a new bike a few weeks ago. Plan was just to have something that I could get on and ride without having to worry about breaking or fixing. That lasted a good week or so. I thought that was a pretty big step for me, leaving something alone for almost a whole week! My truck only lasted about 18 hours.


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Nice! I've blacked out most of my Fatbob, chromes too hard to keep clean lol.
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Could have bought a 10 year old Gold Wing for probably about the same price! Would have gone a couple of years before needing anything!!!
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Sweet ride!
My CX will be road worthy for sure this year as I finish up the last of the repairs needed to make it so after it's many years of neglect prior to my rescuing it.
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Could have bought a 10 year old Gold Wing for probably about the same price! Would have gone a couple of years before needing anything!!!
I wanted something newer, cheapish and Fuel Injected. So that's how I ended up with this one as my commuter scooter. Rides really nice around town, and still a small enough bike that easy easy to throw around but big enough that it should be comfortable on the open road.
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Did a little more plasti-dip, painted the control extensions, installed FI2000R, removed secondary throttle plates. Going to hold off on messing with the exhaust because I found a set of stock black pipes that I'm going to try to pick up this week for cheap.

Forward control extensions are awesome. Only put about 40mi on today, but it made quite a difference. Pushing the controls out 1.25" did make me lose a little cornering clearance, but I think I can live with that.
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Nice ride.
Should be good fun.

A week without modifying does beat my record. Ever.
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Going to hold off on messing with the exhaust because I found a set of stock black pipes that I'm going to try to pick up this week for cheap.
I almost hate to comment, especially because I'm totally against the "smart & practical" theme lol. But, if all you want is your pipes to be black, you do realize there is high temp black paint? I highly doubt any stock exhaust you can find will be cheaper than a can of paint?
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^^^^^^^^^^^^
Except that the pipes he has now are not stock and are louder than hell!
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The pipes I have are stock, and that's part of the problem. So I figure for $100 I'll have a set of black pipes that I can debaffle, and if I over do it I can revert back to stock pipes. This gives me some options, and I don't think I'd have a problem getting my $100 back out of the pipes if needed.

I also noticed something kind of funny this weekend. While having the controls 2" farther forward feels good for reach, it makes me lean back farther and sit more on my tailbone. Which is a pain in the ass, literally. So I borrowed an Air Hawk seat cushion from a buddy of mine which helped my ass but the extra height makes it seem like I'm now reaching for the controls. So I think the controls will go back to stock, because on long rides I'm going to need the Air Hawk.

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Except that the pipes he has now are not stock and are louder than hell!
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Made the exhaust 1 louder tonight, four 3/8" hole in each baffle. Gonna wait and see how it sounds on the road, but I'm thinking tomorrow it might get some more holes
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Remove the baffle, cut 10% of it off the middle and weld it back together. I've done that for a lot of guys. Sounds pretty good without being too loud.
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Ya I don't think these baffles come out in one piece...

Pretty sure it's getting a few more holes tonight though, but the tone is definitely improved.
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I thought all baffles come out? There should either be screws or pop rivets at the very tail end of the pipe which are all that hold the baffles in, remove those. If the baffles have never been out before they can hold on tight. Grab the outlet of the baffle(peashooter) with a pair of vise-grips, smack the vise-grips backwards with a rubber mallet and it'll come right out.
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I dunno. Everything I've seen shows that drilling the plates seems to be the recommended practice for Vulcans. There are no rivets near the end of the pipes. In order to completely remove the baffles guys have been using hole saws.



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Might be spot welded in? Drilling holes will make it louder if that's all your after. You could soak it in monster and bake it lol?
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Might be spot welded in? Drilling holes will make it louder if that's all your after. You could soak it in monster and bake it lol?
These pipes wont fit in the oven

8 holes in each baffle, plus the center diverter screen knocked out. It's a little louder, definitely sounds better than stock. I'm goign to ride it liek this for a while and see how I like it. May end up completely pulling the baffles eventually.
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Errrr.. that would make it sound like shit lol. Loud would be achieved though lol.
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That's why I haven't completely removed them yet lol

Either they'd get removed and put some sort of aftermarket baffle in or just get new pipes. Probably just get new pipes.
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I've never seen a baffle that couldn't be taken out, or put back in. If you don't want to lose any performance then modify your stock baffle. Drill holes in it and performance will be left behind. Guess it all depends if your on a budget. If you have the money, I'm an huge advocate for pipes and everyone knows that lmao. Performance and sound!! I've modified baffles with great results too though.
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This is what you need;
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I'm probably just going to leave them now as the pipes haven't cost me anything yet. If I start messing with them more and buying baffles....I could just put that money towards a set of pipes.
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