Everybody is going to have their own opinion. Here is mine for what it’s worth. The Cobra’s sound much better than the stock pipes, no question. I road this way for a month or so and decided to pull the baffles. In my opinion, it sounds a lot better. Some will tell you that any pipe with the baffles removed will sound like crap. If I had to do it all over again, I would pull the baffles. I don’t think you will have to worry about Mr. Officer. There are a lot louder bikes in my area than mine.