Loud pipes save lives!
Loud pipes save lives!
Look, I get it. You don’t have to say it a third time.
To be honest, I love sexy, loud motorcycle noises just as much as the next guy. But I also love not going deaf sooner than I have to.
There is a point where loud pipes NO LONGER sound wicked and just become obnoxious.
Motorcycles exhaust baffles are GREAT pieces of noise-damping-performance-boosting-metal chambers, filled with all kinds of holes and layers, on your motorcycle.
You’ll NEVER reach that obnoxious point with exhaust baffles. Period!
Motorcycle Exhaust Performance — With and Without Baffles
Do I really have to point out how motorcycles perform without baffles?
I mean, it’s STUPID! Of course motorcycle exhaust baffles affect the performance. It’s going to be sluggish and poor.
My Editor: “ Yes, John, you have to! Remember, there are many beginner riders out there that have an illusion that loud pipes save lives. We have to prove them wrong and save them from Fix-It police tickets”
Fine, fine. I’ll do it! (**Writing this segment while being deaf in my right ear. Don’t ask me why, though.**)
Motorcycle exhaust performance with baffles: where do I start?
Motorcycle exhaust performance without baffles?
Motorcycle Baffles Secrets — Stuff They Don’t Tell You
Now, I have deliberately talked you away from removing your moto exhaust baffles.
Excellent! (**Said in Mr. Burns style**)
It’s time to bore you to death with moto exhaust baffles. Buahahahah – huhhugh- hughghu
(**Evil laughter turns into fight-for-breath caught**)
Just kidding. I’m not gonna bore you to death. But this info is HANDY to know about baffles. It’ll make you a wiser rider.
Plus, some noob out there can’t tell you gibberish about exhaust baffles when you know these facts!
So, why are baffles engineered that way?
Why so many shapes and sizes?
Why not have a universal motorcycle exhaust baffle and be done with it?
Why do some have a glass wool wrapped around them, some funny-looking, perforated holes, and some are tiny, simple cylinders?
Did you know?
So, you get why there is no universal motorcycle exhaust baffle?
Each of those three are specific for their purpose, damping abilities and back pressures. They affect motorcycle engines differently, in their own mysterious ways.
Fitting one instead of the other would only make a Frankenstein of your motorcycle exhaust. An abomination you and ONLY you would dare to ride!
EDIT: I have a little Frankenstein plush toy riding a plushy motorcycle. It’s custom made, super cute and I love him so much. #Weirdo
Motorcycle Baffles — Summary
Don’t remove them unless you want one of these three wishes:
- You really want to piss off your neighbors
- You have an excess amount of money you want to spend on a Noise ticket.
There are better ways of spending money instead of paying for tickets.
You could donate it to me.
That way I could afford a REAL motorcycle baffle, rather than having a Fanta can attached to my exhaust pipe.
- You want to experiment with your engine sound and beat the life out of it.