I didn't remove the baffles, so I don't know how it'll sound, but I took a look at them before the heat shields went on when the tech was installing them for me (was a free install since I bought the bike there). It looked to me like each baffle is secured with two screws; did *not* appear to also be welded in place so it looked like they'd come out pretty easy. But since I didn't try to remove them all I can tell you is how they *appeared* to me. The pipes themselves went on pretty easy, but the heatshields took some .. ah .. tlc and jostling around to get seated properly, and you'll wanna be *very* careful on the back pipe especially since there's not a lot of clearance between the heat shield and the rear cylinder; it would be very easy to put a couple nasty scratches on that plastic chrome. If I ever take the heat shields off to remove the baffles I think I'd put something like Snider's paint guard on that chrome piece for peace of mind. Snider's Paint Guard - Paint Savers & Tank Protectors - Maintenance & Repairs - Prevent or Repair :: Aerostich/RiderWearHouse Motorcycle Jackets, Suits, Clothing, & GearHas anyone removed the baffles yet? If so how did it sound and run? How does it run without a fuel controller and intake. Mine should ship today so any advice about installation is welcome as well.
Also, be careful when you're putting the clamps on; apparently they're slightly different sizes for the front and back pipe. The tech got the back heat shield on first, all secure and looking good, then had to go back and take it all off and reinstall because he'd put one of the clamps for the front heat shield (apparently they're longer) on the back. All told took him a little over an hour, but was the first set they'd installed; looked like it would go a lot easier the second time around. As for how it runs without a fuel controller: runs decent; I've had no backfiring whatsoever; get more sort of burbling on deceleration, but maybe that was there before and I just couldn't hear it with those quiet stock pipes. Where it does suffer without a fuel controller is at cold start and even after the motor is warmed up, until it's really pretty hot, it's very easy to cold-start-stall. The motor's like that anyway, imo, even with stock pipes, but I think now even moreso with the new pipes. A fuel controller is very high-priority for me now with the new pipes, as soon as one becomes available - I wanna wait for cobra's but not sure I have the patience for them to finally get them out there.
Anyways, that's about all I can think to tell you about it; lemme know if you install without the baffles and post a soundclip if you can; love to hear it myself. Hope it helps