I took a dremel and cut around the end of the muffler cutting all the welds and pulled the baffel right out... sounds great, and not too loud (until you get on it) but at an idle it is not obnoxious. just my two cents-2$en#e-
I drilled mine, i put a 3/8 then went to 1/2 inch hole through the flat disc thats around 12 inches inside the pipe,its so thin it drills in a few secs,no problems,plugs look fine and it runs fine too,definately not slower in my opinion. I have a FLSTFiA,if you simply feel you want a bit more sound at no cost i thinks its just fine. 1/2 inch hole no more.
Then if you want to go get a superduper exhaust and filter/remap later great,i had screamin eagles on my sporty and my dyna,and just wanted a quieter ride this time...actually im not being honest,i wanted to save money !
Give it a try? Regards Dave,England.
1/2" black pipe in about a 5 ft length that you are not concerned about using on anything again... get the mufflers off and bang that middle disk out of there until its flat. Worked on my 06 FXDi- stock mufflers with baffles banged in still suck, but sounds better until you can get pipes or slip on's or whatever...
Sharpen up a spike (crowbar. prybar ,whatever) hold it on the center of the baffle and hit it with a 3 pound hammer just enough so you get a 1/2 hole. You can do 2 in each pipe or 1 in each. but you can start small and keep starting the bike and of you want it louder make hole bigger. That worked on my 06 Softail while my pipes were on backorder(about 1 week). I could not stand the sound of the stock motor. Me :thumbsup: now
Much as the dremmel post, get a hole saw ( a sharp, new one) the exact size of the weld joint, inside diameter where the baffle assembly is welded fast at the end of the pipe. For a '06 FXDI, this is 2 inches. Lubricate while cutting. You can do this with everything on the bike. I used an 18VDC portable drill, plenty of power.
The whole damn thing comes right out.
I have seen this on 2 1200c's (carb) and 2, 06 FXDI 's Only loud if you;re hammering the throttle; actually "sounds" better than alot of exhaust junk out there. None of the 4 bikes involved seemed to report any dire need for rejetting or mapping for FI
Seems logical Torque performance may be degraded low rpm, but you said you want sound. This will do it at next to no cost and a little time.
I did this to my '06 FXDI and do not regret it. I see or feel no evidence that the bike is running excessively lean. If I lost torque, I can't really tell.
There are very few exhaust systems available for '06 Superglides, I guess due to the o2 sensors, even though 07's are just about here. Doesn't make sense to me, but in any case, there isn't much to choose from if you want to change the whole pipe, which I would to lose that ugly factory crossover rig.