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I'd like to know more about Wild Pig Pipes' baffles. I e-mailed "the company", but no reply.

So, what is the real difference between an original 1 3/4 inch baffle, and 2'', 2 1/4'', 2 1/2'' baffles (sound, quality....) ?

Does anyone know retail prices of these 2'', 2 1/4'', 2 1/2'' baffles?

Thank you very much for your inputs.
 

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I've heard the 2" and 2.5" baffles in the Wild Pigs and the 2.5" is fairly loud. The 1 3/4" are still deep sounding and not excessive at freeway speeds. My preference is the 2" size for all around use.

If you do buy a set of WP's (they are the best value in pipes) in 2" or 2.5", I have a hardly used set of 1 3/4" baffles and packing for sale if you ever want a "quieter" sound.
 

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Thank you billgran very much for your reply. I have just ordered brand new Wild Pig Pipes, side by side with my already destroyed Screamin' Eagle Performance Mufflers, so I have been thinking about an additional set of louder baffles, maybe 2", just to "switch" from one to another one from time to time. So, the question is if I am supposed to purchase 2" baffles or 2 1/4" or 2 1/5"? I can stand the loudness and here in Bosnia we have no problem with the police (not yet). Since I have not received the pipes, I am not quite sure, but I think that I shall get 1 3/4" baffles.
 

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OK, I will answer myself, since I have found the answer in the meantime in this forum's and another one forum's amazing ARCHIVES and as well as on the Miller's Custom Parts web site http://www.commercemarketplace.com/pages/millers/home.html: 2" baffles are recommended for EFI models, and usually come as standard part of the Wild Pig Pipes. If you would like to have 1 3/4" or 2 1/4'', 2 1/2'', you have to emphasize your wish, but the baffles 2 1/4'', 2 1/2'' are both recommended for larger cubic inch carbureted only models. The average price of an additional set of baffles is about US$ 50.00 - US$ 60.00, more or less. Wild Pig Pipes with 2" baffles are QUITE loud and everybody likes them.
 

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I have wild pigs 2 1/4 on my 05 RKC FI, I also have 2" baffles as a spare, what is going to happen with the 2 1/4 on my bike, thanks!
 

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I just put on wild pigs, 1 3/4 baffles. Is it normal for the packing material to end up all over my rear fender and around the mufflers? Looks like I ran over a dog that's shedding everytime I get back to the house.

I've only ridden a few times, maybe 50 miles total - is this part of the "burn in" period. How long does it last and should I worry about that material that came with the pigs getting up in my engine.
 

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zeusrock1 said:
I just put on wild pigs, 1 3/4 baffles. Is it normal for the packing material to end up all over my rear fender and around the mufflers? Looks like I ran over a dog that's shedding everytime I get back to the house.

Sounds like you packing is not installed properly, Ive seen Pigs where the packing only covers about half of the baffle, the exaust gets above it and blows the fibres out, no the condition you discribe is not normal but it wont harm your engine.
 

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C'mon, now I have Wild Pig Pipes with two pair of baffles (1 3/4" and 2") and the both pairs work excellent. There must be something wrong with zeusrock1's fiberglass installation. So, first you need to put the fiberglass "around" the baffle(s), this is easy thing to do, and after that you need to "twist" baffle(s) while putting 'em into the muffler's boddy (easy thing to do, too). And, that is all. And finally, you can run your mufflers without baffles if you like the sound. No problem about that.

So, good luck and trust me, I know what I am doing.....

emirharley
"Sarajevo Bikers Club" MC
www.sarajevobikersclub.ba
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2001 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic FLHRCI HDI EFI
Screamin' Eagle Stage One Kit
RevTech DFO Stealth Performance System
Screamin' Eagle Performance Mufflers
(Set two: Wild Pig Pipes, 2" baffles)
Ape Hanger
Back Rest
Kuryakyn Spider Light
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et cetera
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I took some pictures of the inside of the muffler and what the packing looks like when I took the baffle out. It looks like the condition Ron B described.

The first pic is of the packing coming through the baffle slots, 2nd pic is how I pulled the baffle out (packing didn't cover the top of baffle), and the 3rd pic is the other side of the baffle.

Is this just wild pig quality? I ordered them new, what you see is only about 50 miles on them. Is there a packing material brand/website anyone suggests?
 

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Unfortunately, I can not "open" these photos, since I am not subscribed. But, you can send the photos to my e-mail address [email protected] and I shall send you my comments.

All I want to say is that you do not need to be dissapointed, there is small mistake somewhere, we shall find what is going on and everything is going to be perfect. Wild Pigs are very good mufflers, so you will have a lot of you riding time with the smile on your face, listening to WPM.

As of figerglass, the wrapping/fiberglas does not cover the whole baffle-body, but only that part of the baffle body that has holes on it.

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emirharley
"Sarajevo Bikers Club" MC
www.sarajevobikersclub.ba
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2001 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic FLHRCI HDI EFI
Screamin' Eagle Stage One Kit
RevTech DFO Stealth Performance System
Screamin' Eagle Performance Mufflers
(Set two: Wild Pig Pipes, 2" baffles)
Ape Hanger
Back Rest
Kuryakyn Spider Light
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et cetera
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wyodude said:
Famous last words :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:


Yeah, and do you know/remember what Hammer finally found: an atomic bomb! That was last episode, many years ago, unfortunately......



emirharley
"Sarajevo Bikers Club" MC
www.sarajevobikersclub.ba
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2001 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic FLHRCI HDI EFI
Screamin' Eagle Stage One Kit
RevTech DFO Stealth Performance System
Screamin' Eagle Performance Mufflers
(Set two: Wild Pig Pipes, 2" baffles)
Ape Hanger
Back Rest
Kuryakyn Spider Light
...
et cetera
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Emir, Whats the difference w/1 3/4 and the 2" baffles, Louder w/the 2" ??? How about performance is the 1 3/4 or the 2" better. Btw 99 Rkc 88ci,screamin eagle ac, revtech dfo. Thanks, Dennis
 

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the 2" are alittle bit louder, go with the 2", you will be alot happier. I have the 2" and the 2 1/4, but i like it loud.

How do you like the dfo?? I'm thinking about getting this.
 

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Well, I shall give you contradictory answer: you already know that I have both sets of baffles (1 3/4" and 2"). So, even though I run 2" baffles in my mufflers, I think the 1 3/4" baffles produce better quality sound, having at the same time deep loud sound as well as certain middle-range-frequency sound, which I like very much. I do not think that 2" baffles are much louder, maybe just a littttttle bit. But, my impression is that the 2" baffles distribute only deep loud sound, without that component of "middle-range-frequency" sound.

So, why do I run 2" baffles - do not ask me, since I do not know an answer. Maybe because 2" baffles are just a little bit louder and a little bit deeper. Who knows....

All the best and enjoy your mufflers, whichever you have, and go out to ride....life's so short......


emirharley
"Sarajevo Bikers Club" MC
www.sarajevobikersclub.ba
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2001 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic FLHRCI HDI EFI
Screamin' Eagle Stage One Kit
RevTech DFO Stealth Performance System
Screamin' Eagle Performance Mufflers
(Set two: Wild Pig Pipes, 2" baffles)
Ape Hanger
Back Rest
Kuryakyn Spider Light
...
et cetera
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stevek3101 said:
the 2" are alittle bit louder, go with the 2", you will be alot happier. I have the 2" and the 2 1/4, but i like it loud.

How do you like the dfo?? I'm thinking about getting this.

It is very wise decision to go with a DFO! If you have changed only mufflers, you do not need to install a DFO (but it is wise to do so), but if you purchased more open performance air cleaner, you MUST inastall a DFO (or other recalibration "machine")!

After reading the number of posts and asking the number of questions, I found out that it is better idea to buy a DFO, than Power Commander, since DFO is easy thing to use, you can set the machine yourself, and you do not need to dyno the bike. AND EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SUPPORT VIA E-MAIL/INTERNET. We already know that the SERT is designed first of all for serious upgrades.

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"Sarajevo Bikers Club" MC
www.sarajevobikersclub.ba
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2001 Harley-Davidson Road King Classic FLHRCI HDI EFI
Screamin' Eagle Stage One Kit
RevTech DFO Stealth Performance System
Screamin' Eagle Performance Mufflers
(Set two: Wild Pig Pipes, 2" baffles)
Ape Hanger
Back Rest
Kuryakyn Spider Light
...
et cetera
..
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I changed the air filter and put aftermarket pipes on my Rkc, And the bike ran like CRAP,Poping,stalling u name it.Bought the dfo set it to recomened settings for my setup. Its like night and day,better throttle response,no decel poping,I think it even sounds better.:Banadance Hope that helps Steve. Dennis
 

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zeusrock1 said:
I took some pictures of the inside of the muffler and what the packing looks like when I took the baffle out. It looks like the condition Ron B described.

The first pic is of the packing coming through the baffle slots, 2nd pic is how I pulled the baffle out (packing didn't cover the top of baffle), and the 3rd pic is the other side of the baffle.

Is this just wild pig quality? I ordered them new, what you see is only about 50 miles on them. Is there a packing material brand/website anyone suggests?
I pulled the original packing out and re-packed with a diffrent material. I can't give you a specific brand, but it looks like loose fibers, sort of like a cable knit sweater that blew up. You can find it at most bike shops that carry stuff for dirt bikes. One big bag of it did both mufflers. You dont need to wrap them tight (or tie the stuff onto the baffle), just wind the stuff on evenly. When you're done each baffle will look sort of like a big Q-tip in the middle. It will compress some as you slide it back into the muffler (you will prob want/need to twist it into the muffler). This type of packing give a little mellower/deeper tone IMO. It may blow a little of the "strings" out of the back initially but will stop fairly quickly as the packing seats. I like this stuff MUCH better than the fiberglass sheet style stuff.

Allen
 
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