Baffle removal

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  1. 2k13streettriple

    2k13streettriple New Member

    Aug 6, 2014
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    As the title says ; I just recently purchased a 2015 Speed triple and I have installed the arrow 3-1 full system(low boy) exhaust on the bike , the thing that I find annoying is that the exhaust comes with an internal baffle and I just don't know how to remove it and hence I was hoping that someone on this forum with same exhaust has removed the baffle from it?
     
  2. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Well the baffles are usually held in by any one of the following : circlips; bolts or rivets.
     
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  3. Richard H

    Richard H Noble Member

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    The baffle in the Arrow exhaust that you can see as my avatar pic to the left had a small torques head screw in holding the baffle in, this screw had a tiny spot weld on as to be road legal the baffle needs to be fitted.

    I used a tiny sharp chisel to crack the spot weld and then got a good fitting torque's bit in a big screwdriver and the screw came out. I then inserted the wooden handle of a hammer into the baffle end and wriggled up and down gently pulling back... slowly the baffle worked its way out.

    Please note this is for the Arrow exhaust on Tiger 800 so yours could be different.

    By the way when my baffle was out the noise was just tooo loud!
     
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  4. 2k13streettriple

    2k13streettriple New Member

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    the thing is i have a full system and i have actually taken a look inside the exhaust and i can see nothing apart from some extremely small holes and and the baffle end stuck to the rest of the pipe
     
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  5. 2k13streettriple

    2k13streettriple New Member

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    well, in my case its none of that.
     
  6. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Could you post some pics from various angles of the exhaust can, then perhaps we could help more?
     
  7. Speedy Stripler

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    Thought the full system was 'not for road use' and therefore had no baffle?
     
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  8. 2k13streettriple

    2k13streettriple New Member

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    here are some pics, tried to get a pic of the inside if the canister IMAG0019.jpg IMAG0020.jpg IMAG0021.jpg
     
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  10. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Well if I were in your shoes and wanted to make the bike exhaust sound more fruity (I'm assuming that is your desire?) then I would do the following:

    1. Remove the exhaust can from the bike;

    2. Drill out the rivets on the front and rear ends, this will allow you to take the can apart;

    3. Once you've got the outer sheath off the can you will be able to see the guts of the thing - I don't know what will be inside but usually it's a combination of perforated pipe and sound absorbing wrap. When I did mine (Bonneville T100) I removed all the the wrap and the pipes, what a change in tone !!!!

    4. Once you have removed the guts, re-assemble using new rivets and the job is done.

    It's not as scary as it sounds, honestly.


    Dave
     
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  11. 2k13streettriple

    2k13streettriple New Member

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    thx man, will try this :)
     
  12. thebiglad

    thebiglad Old fart, still riding !

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    Just take your time, do it on a day when you have no other commitments. Assemble your tools and shit and take it step by step.

    Dave
     
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  13. Kev

    Kev Member

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    is there not a rubber bung on the outside of the can? it'll prob be at the swing arm side. my akrapovic had this, take out the bung, there was a screw there, take out screw and baffle pulls out.... could be wrong with that one though
     
  14. GB1989

    GB1989 New Member

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    Has anyone taken the baffle out of a standard twin pipe scrambler.
    I’ve got a 2013. Just want to know how people have got on with it and if it’s worth it. Thanks
     
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  15. Shepster

    Shepster New Member

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    See this thread. https://www.thetriumphforum.com/threads/low-boy-baffle-removal.6597/
    I used it as a guide to remove my baffles on my Arrows. Basically, this is what I did.
    1. Remove end can from bike.
    2. put protective tape around rivet heads and drill off the heads of the four black rivets holding the carbon end cover on. be careful not to damage the carbon. the rivet heads are soft so won't take much.
    3. Remove carbon cap. put aside.
    3a. if you wish to put baffle back in and secure it, now is the time to drill a hole in the edge of exhaust flange in a position where you want to put a small bolt.
    4. use a grinder or file (i used a file for more control) and file down weld (around the edge of exhaust flange), about 1 or 2mm until you see a fine black line around the exhaust. its hard to see but it will appear when you have removed enough material. use a broom handle down the exhaust to wiggle baffle to help break the weld during your filing.
    5. once happy you have removed enough metal put a broom handle up the other end of the exhaust can so it's against the end of the baffle. now bash the end of the broomstick with a hammer or use a hard surface like the floor to bash out the baffle. mine took a real thrashing to get out but once it starts to move it won't take much more.
    6. tidy up exhaust hole with file to remove sharp edges.
    7. at this stage I metal glued a nut into position which holds the new bolt to secure baffle when replaced.
    8. replace carbon end cap and re-rivet onto exhaust can.
    9. fit to bike and enjoy.
    I didn't take many photos but here are a few also check youtube as there are a couple of vids on there too.

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  16. Dozers Dad

    Dozers Dad Bushmills Chief Quality Controller
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    Now that is my idea of a comprehensive "How to" Shepster. Thanks for sharing it.
    This is a very old thread but I'm sure your guide will still be very useful mate.
     
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  17. Shepster

    Shepster New Member

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    Ha ha, didn't even look at the date.
     
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  18. markm3006

    markm3006 New Member

    Always handy to see how it's done :heart_eyes:
     
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  19. joten

    joten Member

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    Golden How-to!! :) Ive just bought a 2018 Speed triple RS. Has anyone done this to the new RS yet? Not sure if its doable on the new RS...
     
  20. chuk

    chuk Senior Member
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    Thats what my arrow has printed on it but its sitting in a box unfitted.
     
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