Overview of Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869
2-3 dB quieter
Fits Vance & Hines Big Shots Staggered & Big Shots Longs with Power Chamber, and Python Staggered Duals
For replacement quiet wrap use 44-4303
NOTE: Not for Yamaha XV1600/1700 Roadstar 99-10 (all except Warrior)- replacement baffle not available from Dennis Kirk
O.D. on Front: 2.00 in.
O.D. on Back: 2.00 in.
I.D. of Center Baffle: 1 5/8 in.
Length: 10 1/2 in.
Can Baffle Be Used with Wrap: Yes
Wrap Included: Yes
Mounting Bolts Included: No
Threaded Insert for Mounting: Yes
Mounting Bolt on End or Side: Side
Specs for Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869
Specs for Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869
Fitment for Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869
I have listened to all kinds of exhausts for harleys and I made the choice for the v+h straightshot slip- ons. while very pleased with that sound it was not until I installed the quiet baffle that changed the bike completely.It has the most awesome tone I have heard from a straight pipe style exhaust. A very rich low tone at idle and (gently) through the gears...but when you crank it on they are no longer quiet and in my opinion add a little more pull with the extra back pressure.also when getting off throttle it has a good note there...I have found the perfect pipes now!
Ordered the Quiet Baffles on Thursday, received them on Monday. Excellent turnaround. Installed Monday evening and the Quiet Baffles still has that low tone rumble, but much quieter until I get in to it a bit.
It was somewhat a pain to install with the pipes on, but I managed to do it in 30 minutes.
If someone decides to do this, here are my suggestions: Remove the forwards bolt/nut from the rear slip on mount and make certain the exhaust clamp for the rear slip on is pushed back out of the way, I had to loosen mine and spin it a bit. This allowed me to remove the chrome shield and baffle from the front slip on without having to pull everything back off. Getting the screw out of and back into the front slip on baffle was the worst part and requires a lot of patience, was only able to get about a 1/2 thread per turn with and allen wrench. The rear was easy to do, plenty of room there. Slid the chrome shield back on the front slip on tightened everything up that I took off or loosened and slid the rear chrome shield on and tighten it up. Cleaned the shields up to make certain I didn't leave any marks on the chrome and fired it up.
V&H slip ons with the stock stright through louvered baffles are LOUD. Uncomfortably so (for street use) IMO. The quiet baffles should be inlcuded out of the box, not a $50+ after the fact option. Heck, make the straight thru's the option and give the quiet baffles with the initial purchase. In this sense, they are a poor value. They quiet the sound slightly and take off the harshness which gives the 96-ci motor a pleasant marvelous HD rumble that is still plenty loud. Can be installed with mufflers on bike: loosen things up, remove the old baffle from the back, slide in the quiets, tighten everything up and off you go.
Thought I would throw a little tid-bit out there about these baffles. .
A friend of mine with a Road King recommended these baffles, but noted that his did not fit just right. Very tight he said, and would not go all the way in.
Well, when I installed these, I happened to notice that the V&H Big Shots all ready have a steel baffle installed. Once this steel baffle was removed, the quiet baffles fit very snuggly, but great. Be sure to put some clear packing tape around the front of the baffle, the middle and rear to secure the packing a little better. It goes in a lot easier, and does not bunch-up so bad! The extra tape will burn away within about a mile of riding.
Any suggestions on how not to embarass my friend when I tell him he needs to remove the steel baffle first, and then put in the Quiet Baffle?
I put the quiet baffles in my Big Shot Duals. You need a little back pressure and and little noise baffling. Your pipes will still be loud but sound better. You actually might see less horsepower without them.
I ordered these as I needed something a little quieter. These are only "quiet" when idling or just putting. Any substantial throttle and the pipes are loud. I ran the pipes with both the standard baffles and these quiet ones and didn't notice any performance change. Definitely need to wrap the packing with wire, don't bother trying if you don't have wire\tape. I drilled holes in the heat shields before installing to gain access to the baffle screws.
Make Big shot duals sound the way they should. Was hoping for easy installation which wasn't the case. Pipes had to be completely removed to get to the set screws hidden by the heat shields. In the end it was worth it to get a good not to quiet, not to loud sound!
I purchased these baffles after the initial installation of my Big Shot Duals. The pipes were a bit louder than I had planned and these baffles made a world of difference. I would suggest to anyone purchasing this exhaust system to start with the quiet baffles. If you change after installation you do have to completely remove the left side of the system to get the heat shield off for access to the screw that holds the baffle in.
The Vance & Hines Quiet Baffles not only quiet things down a bit, they also boost mid-range torque by providing more back pressure than open pipes. I installed a pair in my Straightshots (true duels). Best of all, they give my bike that old-skool glasspack sound that we olders guys remember from our hot rod days.
I did bought the extra quiet baffle and it tone the sound little bit but still had a good sound. But I think the original baffle came with the V&H slip on sound much better. If you like it little bit louder.
These baffles are a great product. Improved the sound by eliminating the higher frequencies. Once I removed the heat shields, they were an easy install. Be sure to put some transparent tape at the leading edge of the glass wrapping and then the baffle will twist in without any problems.
I bought a set of straight shots and they were way to loud and left a ring in my ears after 15 - 20 minutes on the bike. I was worried about the neighors in the AM while heading to work so I ordered the Quite Baffles. Man what a difference. Nice a quiet @ idle or steady RPM, but they can get loud if you want them to. Probably the best purchase I've made for the bike since getting it.
Satisfaction from DK was awesome as well, had them in just a couple of days.
The quiet baffle was a great addition to the Vance and Hines Straight Shot Slip-Ons. They seem to take the high pitched harshness out of the sound and emphasize the low pitched rumble. They stay quiet at cruise and get loud when you hit the throttle.
Purchased 2007 Softail Custom with Bigshot staggered pipes, a little too loud so I ordered the quite baffles. Fast ship recieved in a couple of days.Good tolerances on fit .Easy install. A definite sound change. Saved me from buying new exhuast.
Fast shipping....easy to install. First place a couple of wraps of stainless steel wire on the front and back over the fiberglass-makes it easy to go in and helps secure the wrap. It just slides right in-line up bolt hole and secure. These baffles give a deeper tone than stock, plus should give some much needed back pressure to help with the low end torque. Highly recommend!!!
Was told this would quiet the loud Hog down. It worked, but left the Harley rumble that we all want to hear. Thank you. Easy installed with a 1/4 inch bolt threw Hines predrilled factory hole. No drilling required.
Excellent customer service, the items were shipped on time with tracking provided. No instructions provided as to installation however reading the other reviews on this website provided valuable insight as to installation which took about 50 minutes from start to finish. Highly recommend using clear packing tape to secure fiberglass matting before installation. Installed the baffles on a 2011 fat boy equipped with Vance and Hines staggered exhaust system-extremely happy with the sound of the bike; the sound is deeper and quieter. Installation was not difficult, the only tools required for my application were Allen wrenches to remove the tips and the screws that secure the baffles-I used a small hand-held mirror to align the mounting holes in the baffle.
i bought these baffles for my recent install of the vance and hines big shots on my dyna super glide custom. great purchase all around (price, quick shipping, fit and install, sound.) I love doing business with Dennis Kirk. I am confident in the merchandise will be exactly what it was advertised to be and the price will be the best available and that the shipping will be the fastest out to your shipping choice made. thanks, jbofsc
my bike is now complete. placed this on my supetrapp drag pipes n it really made a difference. its like i just bought a new exhaust. i was ready to give up n return to my stock pipes (w/ gronk mod) coz i dont want loud anymore but thought to try this out as a last resort n it worked, found my happy medium. bcoz of the design this also gave me the back-pressure that i needed. not sure how long the fiberglass wrap will last tho, looks a little thin, might have to wrap it again next yr. the fit is perfect on my pipes not too tight n not too loose. does not come w/ the 1/4" screw. dennis kirk has some awesome delivery, this guys are top notch. if only my tax returns comes this fast.
Install was fairly easy with tips from previous reviews about wrapping the batting with tape or wire. Have been riding with stock baffles for one year and the quiet baffles lowered the sound considerably. Sounds good but will take me some time to adjust, however my neighbors are delighted. As usual Dennis Kirk delivered with a low price and fast shipping
these baffles are great they give the bike enough back pressure to run smoother than the standard baffles . only problem was the tape they use to hold the packing on . get some thin wire and wrap the the packing on tight this way it won't bunch up and the baffle will slide in easy .
I installed these baffles in a set of V&H Big Shots on a '97 EVO. They definitely took out the harshness and gave the pipes more of a throaty and, I'd say, a better quality sound. Installation was a piece of cake. I wrapped welding wire around the front end of the glass packing to make sure it was going to stay in place during the install. No noticeable change in lower or mid range engine performance. The sound is everything I expected it to be.