Baffle-out

Hey guys, I had my bro haul my beast out to the boonies (near where he lives), and i took the baffle out of the stock muffler on my targa LX. I didn't really notice a diff in the beginning, but when i finally got a good downhill, i noticed a BIG difference. My max before was about 35 on a good day with a rear wind. I hit 43 f'ing mph without that baffle. The only thing was, when i hit flat land again, it went right back to 32 mph. But, that's still plenty enuff reassurance for me to get a bi-turbo exhaust.

I'm still keeping abreast of the ignition timing debate, and I admit I'm afraid to be the forefront of that expedition only because my bike is new and it's my only means of transportation. But, there is a good possibility that this weekend I may get drunk enuff and have time enuff to dry tinkering with it. Shit, I've blown thousands of bucks on my vette engine, surely I can spend hundreds on my main ride...hee hee. But, the vette lays one heck of a black mark...anybody with license (and reasonable sense) is welcome to burn some rubber... hee hee.

Anyways, I'll let ya's know if I experiment and win or lose...

Swarm and f'ing smother, then destroy without prejudice,

Lane

PS, notice the longer i ride a ped the more bitter i become?

Re: Baffle-out

Reeperette /

Check your mixture after pulling the baffle - not that it changes much, but just in case.

I never run a stock muffler with that baffle in it, I favor the more agressive exhaust note as much if not more than the extra juice.

-Ree

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Ataristyle /

Sup Lane. Today I just pulled out half of the material that is used to quite down the BiTurbo muffler. It sounds a little louder when Idleing but when you take off, man do you hear it! I hope I dont get a ticket for doing this. Has anyone here got one after they pulled out that packing in a BiTurbo? Reason I'm doing this is because I want people to actually hear me first when I come instead of seeing me at the last minute. This will keep me resulting in road rage if someone can hear me first instead of running me off the road. The tuffest thing was putting that damn retainer clip back in place. It took a long time to put the black bowl shaped disc that the retainer clip holds in place back on. I turned it around and it fit fine. I dont know remember how I took it off. I put it back with the edges of the bowl shaped disc facing towards the front of the bike. Is this how its supposed to be?

Swarm and Destroy!

Re: Baffle-out

If u really want people to hear you, buy copper tubuing and a lawnmoer replacemtn muffler and run the tubing from the exaust port to the muffler. Believe me they here on the other side of the neighborhood, at least its not as bad as the stright pipe i had on it.

Ross R.

99 kinetic

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Reeperette /

>>Reason I'm doing this is because I want people to actually hear me first when I come instead of seeing me at the last minute. This will keep me resulting in road rage if someone can hear me first instead of running me off the road.<<

Doesn't help a damn bit, I'm afraid...the one I was on when it was hit had a lever&cable exhaust cutout I had built...basically ported the exhuast and used a lever&cable gizmo from a busted lawnmower, and just before I made that near-fatal left turn I had indeed yanked it for more power.

Also, the frankenbike, built outta pieces after that, HAD no muffler at all, blasting straight from the cylinder bottom, and it made not one whit of difference to most of the clueless dweebs who drive cars.

-Ree

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Vanilladog /

You will warp the hell out of your piston or cylinder if you run with open pipes in cold weather tho. It is best to stuff a small amount of fiberglass pipe insulation into the pipe, and then run a long bolt straight thru the pipe from top to bottom to keep it from being pushed out. Now you have a "glass pack" muffler, like thopse thrushes that people put on muscle cars... higher performance than stock, but not as loud or detrimental as open pipe.

'Nilla

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