After more research went and did it. I went ahead and drilled six holes in first baffle only and what a difference it made in sound very happy with decision so far. Going to let it stay like that for awhile and then maybe drill into the other baffle.
if you are in Triad area (Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Jamestown) shout me an email/pm and you can meet me somewhere to hear my pipes with clayton root mod (deep).
THey sound great, I like them.
They are not loud, but much deeper als stock.
Did use 12" long 1/2" bit and drilled trough second baffle at those marked with red, also make few holes with 1/2" bit on the front, take a look at picture.
Has anyone in the lowcountry drilled holes in there exhaust
I just drilled my exhaust and not only was it less than a 10 minute job; it makes the bike sound INCREDIBLE. I realize sound is very individual, but I like the throaty sound of pipes, but not too loud to drive the neighbors crazy.
Here's what I did...
I started out with 1/4" bit and drilled holes at 12,3,6, and 9 o'clock (that is if you are looking directly inside the exhaust, you'll see a single black pipe coming out of the middle of the baffle, start your first hole about 1/2 inch above the black pipe; that will be your 12 o'clock hole). I then drilled 1/4" holes between 12 and 3 o'clock, 3 and 6 o'clock, 6 and 9 o'clock, and finally 9 and 12 o'clock for a total of 8 holes. I then took a 10MM bit and redrilled all the holes to make them bigger. I then repeated the same steps on the bottom pipe. You won't believe the difference in sound! In fact, I pulled up at my buddies house today and he ran outside to see the new pipes I had installed, man was he surprised to see the stock pipes still mounted.
Good luck brother and please let me know how everything sounds when you're done. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]dstream.net, or call me at 803-309-2317.