I decided to take out the top slip-on baffle also. Surprise, it came out easily and whole in one piece. Started the engine and immediately noticed the sound was louder, had a tinny sound to it, and eventually did become obnoxious. Rode to McD's and around the college. Sounded loud and good at higher RPM's and faster speeds, and when shifting to a higher gear. But overall, I like the baffles in. I hope I can put them back in. That bottom slip-on is going to be difficult. Otherwise, I must ride with at least 1 earplug; whereas before I did not.
kuryakyn velociraptor intake (wire mesh left off)
cobra 3" slips (baffles in, learned obnoxious if out, have 2" clear piping)
stock ECM only, definitely NOT running lean, ~110 miles gas LED turns on