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Old 06-23-2011, 08:23 PM   #1
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Properly drilling stock exhaust on cruiser?

Anyone know if there is a proper way to drill my OEM exhaust to improve the rumble/sound in my V-Star 1300?



Or can I just YouTube it up?
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Old 06-23-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
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dont do it. It will sound like you drilled em and that sound equals doo-doo.
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:44 AM   #4
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LOL, thanks for the input fellas
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:33 AM   #5
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If you are determined to drill it - depending on how your baffles are set up - I had good luck with a shadow 750 - you need a long - as in 18" - drill bit and at least that much extension .

I started with a 1/2" hole - wanted a little more so went with a 3/8" and that did the trick. Same stock sound but with a little more volume. Nothing crazy.

So to sum up a single 3/8" hole thru all the baffles got me what i was looking for. If you take the baffles all the way out yes it will pop and backfire and sound like .

Either way good luck man. drilling is a stopgap solution. Eventulally you will want real pipes for the look if nothing else.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:33 AM   #6
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If you are determined to drill it - depending on how your baffles are set up - I had good luck with a shadow 750 - you need a long - as in 18" - drill bit and at least that much extension .

I started with a 1/2" hole - wanted a little more so went with a 3/8" and that did the trick. Same stock sound but with a little more volume. Nothing crazy.

So to sum up a single 3/8" hole thru all the baffles got me what i was looking for. If you take the baffles all the way out yes it will pop and backfire and sound like .

Either way good luck man. drilling is a stopgap solution. Eventulally you will want real pipes for the look if nothing else.
Let me see if I understand.
You drilled a 1/2" hole, wanted it bigger so you used a 3/8" drill?

Somehow that doesn't seem like the most effective way of enlarging a hole...
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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my bad i flipped that - trying to work and surf mh at the same time

started w 3/8 ended up w 1/2
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Old 06-24-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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also the type of baffles in the stock pipes determines if it will even work - that 750 was an ace with two seperate mufflers - each muffler had 2 or 3 stacked baffles that were basically a flat disc with slots around the edges to let the air pass - i looked at an aero 750 with a 2 into 1 setup and that one big muffler had a bunch of s shaped pieces welded inside - so instead of just perforating a couple flat discs it would have meant drilling thru many layers all the way to the collector.

Was just trying to offer an alternate solution - most people when they say drill the baffles they mean drilling out the spot welds that hold the baffles in and gutting the whole thing.
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