Overview of Vance & Hines Baffle for Straightshots Original Exhaust System - 21269
Cross reference number(s):V21269
Specs for Vance & Hines Baffle for Straightshots Original Exhaust System - 21269
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Part H25229 fits the following machines
I purchased a 2003 XL1200 with the V&H Straightshots installed, but it was missing the baffles. The bike was loud and ran like doo-doo under 2000 RPM. 3 things were at fault for this poor running engine. stock Air Cleaner / intake, stock tunned CV CARB and the high-flowing Straightshots with-out baffles.
As soon as I installed the baffles, the engine ran better, sounded better and scavenging issues were solved. It really didn't make the bike sound more quiet, but it did gave it a better sound and rumble.
Installation was a snap. Once I had the tools I needed (hex wrench, socket wrench, adjustable wrench and 2 different sockets), it took me exactly 15 minutes from start to finish. The rear muffler was easy, just slide it in and bolt it down. The front one required removal of the muffler support bracket, (this is what you need the socket set & adjustable wrench for) to be able to slide the baffle in.
Note: make sure you slide the bolt through the second hole on the collector, as the one towards the end is for the installation of exhaust tips (available through Dennis Kirk) from V&H.
Now that this issue is taken care of, I am clear to move on and install my new Hi-Flowing Air Cleaner and Tune the CARB. It will be running better than new.
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Inside diameter and is 18 3/8" long. The baffle is not as long as the tail section it slips into. I think the baffle is about 12"-13" long and sits 2 1/8" deep into the tail pipe. You'll need at least 16" or more of straight exhaust pipe with an I.D. of 2 1/8". Hope this helps