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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-02-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Vance and Hines Bigshots

I just bought some used V&H Bigshots that were on a 2006 S Retro, I own a 2006 C. My question is do I need to remove the heat shields and install per instructions or should I leave them bolted together like he took them off and expect them to bolt up correctly on my bike? I also understand that this model pipe came with the quiet baffles, is that correct? Thanks for the help, Tim
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 12:27 AM
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Tim, you should be able to just leave them as they are and mount them. I got some Bigshots that were used and mounted them up without taking off the heatshields.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 12:52 AM
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Should be able to leave heat shields on.

Don't know if the ones for the 1300R will fit over to the 1300C, I think the bracket are different but I might be wrong.

As far as baffles is concerned:

Quiet Baffles have a one closed end and about 12" long

Regular Baffles are open on both sides, straight through and also about 12" long

Take a flashlight and look down your pipes and if you see straight through, you got the regular ones.

Look at this thread as well

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I have the quiet baffles and like the sound unfortunately since I went down in March, my bottom shield got road rash so I am looking into buying just the shield or buying a whole different exhaust.

Hope this helps

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-03-2011, 09:47 AM
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I left my heat shields on as well.

Make sure you have all the parts.. I was missing the mounting bracket.. $42 from V&H.

they are a tricky pair of sons-a to get lined up, but well worth it.
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