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Old 06-06-2007, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Big City Thunder Baffles... How good are they???

Has anyone tried these baffles?

http://bigcitythunder.com/

They claim to make more h.p. and torque while giving you a deeper throatier sound.

Also if you do have these on a bagger, did you leave in your existing baffles, if so how did the sound change?

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Has anyone tried these baffles?

http://bigcitythunder.com/

They claim to make more h.p. and torque while giving you a deeper throatier sound.

Also if you do have these on a bagger, did you leave in your existing baffles, if so how did the sound change?

Thanks,
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I had 'em on my '04 Softail in SE 16ga. pipes with stage I. Sound was WAY LOUD. Not better sound, just LOUD. Performance? Maybe lost a little on the bottom end. Couldn't get past the noise...sold 'em on eBay. Put in V&H quiet baffles.

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Old 06-06-2007, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess it depends on whether or not you like Loud deep sounding pipes. I do. So these worked well for me. had them in two different pipes. Never noticed any performance loss down low. Noticed some power pickup in mid to high range over the Cycle Shack Baffles and Hooker Baffles I was using. I definitely love these baffles if not looking to go 2-1. Improves sound and dont lose much or any power at all down low. I dont believe you gain too much either but they do make your pipes sound real nice for us loud pipe people. They dont cost much. So give em a try.
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Old 06-06-2007, 10:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have them on an 02' Ultra with Vance and Hines true duals. They are in a set of Samson 2 1/4" silver bullet slip-ons. I love them. I can't tell any difference in the power verses any other slip-on. I would give them a try. But I warn you they are loud. There will be others on here that hate them. So, listen to everyones opinion and then decide.

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I liked them a lot, although I had them on a Yamaha Warrior 102ci motor with V&H Big shots, they sounded awesome and didn't loose any power when tuned properly. You should feel an increase in the midrange for sure.
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Old 06-08-2007, 04:05 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Did you leave your original baffles in on your Samsons or remove them. I was told by Jim from Big City thunder that I could leave my baffles in if I wanted to and they wouldn't really affect the tone that these produce, they just wouldn't be quite as loud. I have V&H true duals with turndowns and they are pretty darn loud already. I don't want any louder just a deeper tone and if it gets me more power, that's even better. I started to think about these because I have a friggin problem with excessive decel popping and nobody, and I mean nobody can get rid of it. Believe me I've tried everything from the V&H fuel pack, power commander, now have SERT, 3 different tuners, one being Doctor Dyno, and I still have 4th of July fireworks goin off behind me when I decel. The Big City Thunders help reduce reversion so I was hoping this might reduce my decel popping. So, my main objection is to try and reduce the popping and then if I get a lower rumble and more power, that's a plus.
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The Samson's that I have came with no baffels. I think they are just the 28" straight pipes. I ran this setup before I got the stage 1 download and used the powercommander with the map for the Vance and Hines longshots. I placed a value of 20 in the zero throttle column from 2000 rpm up to 6500 rpm and had no decel popping. I am running fine now with the stage one download but now the temp here in NC is over 90 degrees now. I have the powercommander in the saddle bag with the the map for the same setup but with the stage one. I had the easy clutch kit put in and a Barnett cable installed. I pick up the bike tomorrow. I can't wait to see how this clutch kit is going to be. It is going to be hot again tomorrow so if the bike seems hot I am going to plug in the PC and see if it cools things down.

Jim at Big City Thunder is a great guy and his product gave me what I was looking for. I have an Ultra but I don't listen to the radio that much because I love the sound of those pipes. They really sound good at idle. Nice and deep and loud.

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Old 06-09-2007, 10:30 PM   #8 (permalink)
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BBFXST,
Those are some great numbers for stage one 88. Did the increase you have shown come from the Thunder Monstor baffles? Did you remove the stock baffles and put TM's in? Or did you put the TM's in along with the stock baffles?
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They were way to loud for me, like someone also said, had a sorta hollow sound to it. Lost my bottom end compared to cycle shack slipons with their baffles.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, the temp got to 90 around here and at constant speeds of say 45 mph the bike had what some mihgt call a lean surge. I put the powercommander on with the canned map and the surge went away. The bike did start popping a little coming to a stop on a downhill grade. I added a 10 to the 0 throttle column and this seemd to have fixed the popping. I am going to ride today so I will see how it does.

I tell you one thing. If you don't have the easy clutch you need to get it. I got the kit and a new cable installed and man what a difference. The first time I pulled the clutch lever I thought the cable was broke.

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Which easy pull clutch did you install??
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I thought they totally sucked.
Killed my low end and like the others said, just LOUD and hollow.
I sold them for $25.00 and felt I ripped the guy off. He later told me he also sold them because he thought they sucked too.
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Old 06-10-2007, 08:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It was the Harley easy clutch and a new Barnett cable.

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Thanks for the nice compliment..

They are a perfect solution for someone who has a wide open drag pipe, and wants to reclaim some lost power, But, they are no equivilent for a tuned pipe/baffle combo from V&H or Samson. They are also for a person who just needs to make a lot of noise and go nowhere fast.


For now, I run the Big Radius, and they are not a performance pipe, but with the cam that I run, they do a good enough job for what they are. The TM baffles just made the bike fall on it's face all over the powerband.
Maybe with longer pipes and a stock cam, they may trick a person into believing that there is more power because of the noise, but again, I just don't see this baffle doing what the company promises on every motorcycle..
At least for me, they didn't...

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For those who say they are LOUD, do you mean compared to stock baffle's or loud compared to straight pipes with no baffles? Has anyone tried them in V&H Big shots?
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