What are the costs vs benefits of removing the baffles on the stock pipes as compared to just getting new pipes? I have a 2019 Fury.
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Drilling is the least expensive, fast, and the sound is "improved." I didn't do this based on member's advice.
Cobra Slip-ons have the lowest bass note, are fast, and inexpensive.
sent me his to avoid the drilling of stock pipes, I cleaned the bike and put micro-fiber towels over everything so nothing would get scratched, worked over a cardboard box so if anything dropped it would have a soft landing, and the sound was great. Some of the packing was then removed for a slightly louder sound--still quiet at idle and with a little throttle, loud with anything other than a soft wrist but never obnoxious. Great at 3AM and on long rides where too much sound wouldn't be good. Loud is "loud" but pretty consistent, once they get "loud" adding more fuel don't make them "louder."
Cobra Swept pipes are more expensive and the sound isn't as deep as Cobra slip-ons, but they're nice and "relatively quiet, but not really." Removing the baffles gives a pretty deep, mellow slightly-hollowish sound, and are always "loud." When you crack the throttle it's just below needing earplugs. At 3AM your neighbors will know you're idling about.
has a great video comparing Cobra to Screaming Eagle.
In my opinion, any shorter unbaffled
pipe is obnoxiously loud at all times--some people love that. With a wide diameter pipe it's a good sound, I'd say necessitating earplugs. 50% throttle or more on the freeway is ear-shattering within 50' if the pipes are really short
. Not saying this is "bad," just be ready for it.