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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-12-2016, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bafflectomy for 98 TBS??

I've searched the forum high and low. I've found many fantastic clinics on baffleectomy for many pipes on many bikes, but not for the original stacked 3 into 2 pipes that come with the 98 TBS. I would like a bit more bass out of the existing pipes. Any suggestions/links?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-15-2016, 10:39 PM
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I'd like to animate this topic--bump.
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Loose, I'm not sure what you mean...please explain.
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He just posted nonsense to get the thread back to the top of the list.

As far as I know, there is no difference between the system with both mufflers on the right and that with one on each side. Just drill through the center baffle. I have both a drilled set and a set of TOR's. I can't tell much difference between the two.

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Yes, I was just trying see a little more on the topic.

I've read 7/8" is the consensus for the hole size. Is that correct?
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I recall that's what I did. I can check; I used a step drill and put it all the way through.

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I drilled out both exhausts on my Thunderbird and it sounded much better. The larger diameter the hole, the deeper the tone. Here's a video of what it sounds like. It was recorder with a cell phone so if you're listening on computer speakers or a cell phone, the sound quality is going to suck.
Video link: https://youtu.be/2guoxiQroqI

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I realise that most of those interested have done this a loooong time ago. Searching for information on bafflectomy now itís difficult to find any clear photos and the link referenced a couple of times on different threads as being full instructions no longer works. Iím trying to work out if the standard silencers (not TOR) on my 1997 Thunderbird are in stock condition. Without having anything to compare them them to, is it possible to tell wether or not they have been messed with? Have taken pictures of the insides from both front and back but itís hard to see in there. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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I don't know for sure about the Thunderbird silencers, but you cannot see straight through an unmodified TBS silencer.

If the hole is 7/8" that's about as big as you can go (at least in the TBS).
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