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post #1 of 3 Old 02-15-2005, 08:51 AM
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Has anyone actually opened up their mufflers useing a hole saw? I saw this idea promoted on a web site but I can't recall where.

The directions on the site said to use an appropriate size hole saw and an electricians extension to just cut the baffle out.
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-15-2005, 10:47 AM
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I believe this is the site:

Scroll down past the info on slip-ons and the info on cutting the stock muffler is there.

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post #3 of 3 Old 02-21-2005, 07:26 AM
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I used a 3/8" extended drill bit (for metal material) from Home Depot on my '05 DL650. I drilled one hole at a time and started up the bike to listen to the difference. I stopped with two eyes and a nose (holes are connected - looks like Micky Mouse) from the top of the baffle end. It does sound better. I have not heard good performance or mpg results for cutting out the entire end. Your bike needs a certain amount of back pressure. I was surprised at how quikly the bike revved with the stock super quiet exhaust. Try one or two 3/8" holes first and see how you like it, or buy a 1/2" drill bit and drill one hole - that will give it a more mellow tone.

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