sooo i had a thought. just not real in the know about exhausts. i have some idea of how they affect performance but by no means an expert anyway i had an idea of chopping the mid pipe in a slash cut kinda way.....
and the throwing some of these ebay baffles.....
in the mid pipe after the htev system
was wondering if you all that know about such things think it would work to create enough back pressure with those baffles in the mid pipe like that to keep the low n mid range torque curve somewhat close to where its at and would those things quieten it up enough to be bearable? i like a loud pipe but ive heard it with out the oem muffler on there and it was too loud. and i drove it with the pipe off around the block and it killed the low end torque enough to be noticeable.
so wasnt sure of a few things...
would the baffles be ok to put up there or do they hafta go in the very end of the pipe to work?
would the baffles create enough back pressure to not completely ruin the engine performance and or cause any damage to the valves like running just a straight pipe would? i should mention that i was thinking one 8" baffle for each of the 4 pipes behind the htev valve.
and would it quieten it with baffles like that enough to be ok? i know those things are typically for v twin engines but they are similar to aftermarket bolt on decibel killers. like i said i like a loud pipe but just the straight pipe withput the oem muffler was too much. with the oem muffler its just about the quietest bike around n thats no good for me.
im looking for a pipe after rashing mine up from my recent get-off but money is tight n this modification would run about 40$. lol the thing is if it didnt work id hafta buy a new mid pipe which is around 60-70$ on ebay and still hafta buy a new pipe.
honestly i havent really considered doing this mostly because i have no idea if it would even be worth the time which is why im asking. i think with a nice slash cut tho n some flat black paint on it it wouldnt look all that bad. im very much a form follows function kinda guy tho so i care more about how it works than how it looks. so id love to hear some feedback mostly on if it would function and what i could expect in those terms more than its aesthetics.
thanks for the info everyone and the opinions on the concept!