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Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869

  • Part #: 431326
  • Manufacturer Part #: 21869
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Overview of Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869

  • Pre-wrapped
  • 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
  • Sold each

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

Type Baffle
Units Each
Weight 0.87 lbs

Specs for Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869

Type Baffle
Units Each
Weight 0.87 lbs

Fitment for Vance & Hines Quiet Baffle for Staggered Duals Exhaust System - 21869

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Part 431326 fits the following machines

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the perfect sound
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!
March 20, 2010
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Great product
I purchased these baffles to take a little of the bit out of the Vance & Hines pipes on my VTX 1800 and they fit great and took the sound to a nice level and tone.
Would buy them again.
October 1, 2009
Fit
5 / 5
Quality
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Quiet Baffles
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.
July 20, 2010
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2 / 5
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3 / 5
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Did the job!
Purchased to attenuate the volume of the Big Shots. These are the baffles that should be stock!
Dennis Kirk shipped quickly and they arrived in perfect condition!
December 20, 2010
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3 / 5
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
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1 / 5
Should be stock equipment, not an option
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.
August 4, 2010
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5 / 5
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Quiet Baffle,
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?

Alaska Dan
April 10, 2011
Fit
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
strightshots
i bought strightshots did not sound as good as i wanted, put these baffles in, now i love the sound.
March 8, 2010
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Worth the extra few bucks
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.
October 19, 2009
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
quite baff
I installed a set of these baffles in my Vance & Hines true duals exhaust. This just what i wanted, not to loud and not to quite, just right. The bike realy sounds great.
March 5, 2010
Fit
5 / 5
Quality
5 / 5
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5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Definately need these on Big Shot Duals
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.
October 13, 2010
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What's a replacement baffle that's quiet for the big shot staggered exhaust?
Matt K on Sep 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought the quiet baffles for my V & H Big Shot true duals on my FLHT but found them not to quieten it down much (if any) at all. They said they would only be good for a few db's. Can't recommend them. I love their looks but couldn't find anything to quieten those V&H's. I tried everything I could find and eventually went back to stock manifolds and Rush slip-ons with baffles akin to the ones Fuel Moto used to make for Rush mufflers using different sized reducer cones on each side's inlet for back pressure, wrapped in fiberglass & stainless steel wool. It's now quieter w/low rumble but not as quiet as stock - tolerable. Hope this helped.

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