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One of the first mods I did to my brand new VTX1300 was of course new pipes. I don't even remember the brand now but they look great and sounded just how I wanted. That was 10 years ago. Today I rode it without ear plugs for the first time and I have to admit I didn't care for the loud sound anymore. May be I am getting old or just outgrown it. What's the point? I now prefer something a purposeful purr. Did not like the stock pipes on looks alone so I am not going back to them. Do they make aftermarket quiet pipes?
 

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How sad , I too am getting too old for noisy pipes. Guess I will just have to pull the crochet rug up a bit higher, set the rocking chair to "slow mode" and spark up the corn cob pipe.
 

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Depending on the pipes, you may be able to buy Quiet Baffles.
 

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One of the first mods I did to my brand new VTX1300 was of course new pipes. I don't even remember the brand now but they look great and sounded just how I wanted. That was 10 years ago. Today I rode it without ear plugs for the first time and I have to admit I didn't care for the loud sound anymore. May be I am getting old or just outgrown it. What's the point? I now prefer something a purposeful purr. Did not like the stock pipes on looks alone so I am not going back to them. Do they make aftermarket quiet pipes?
Freedom Performance makes a good product for several Honda Models including the VTX's. I put on the 2 into 1 and really like them. They have 2 different interchangable choices for baffles. The purr "Quiet" and rumble 'Loud". I have both baffles, and like both. The "loud" baffle comes standard. They were too loud at first, so I ordered the quiet baffle. When I pulled the loud baffle, I found it was poorly packed, so I repacked it and the sound was reduced by 30% ?? approx.. I liked it. I also tried the quiet baffle and like it as well.
Here is a link.

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I had a Hard Krome full exhaust and jet kit put on when my bike was new. The pipes were awesome and made a Honda sound like a custom bike. For the first few years it was fun, I really enjoyed the extra sound. Then over time it started to hit me and I grew tired of the noise. In the later part of 2009 I decided to go back to the stock exhaust and jetting. As I got older I think I just wanted a quite bike when on motorcycle rides.
 

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Add a baffle. I added a lollipop device in my HK 2.5 Classic.
HK 2.5 have a welded in spiral flow disruption so had placed a short length of
thin wall pipe into spiral section to keep from breaking the one bolt on the tab.
Rpockey added a sink strainer and cross/washer on his HK3 pipes.
A two step sound reduction----and simple.
You may need two pieces of pipe to reduce the OD" if strainers too large.
Regular sink strainer or Bar sink strainer. You can stack a few it you want.
 

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Geez, we're all getting old and looking for more quiet? :)
I'm in that camp also though. I have the stock pipes on my 2008 and sticking with them. Just loud enough for me
 

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One of the first mods I did to my brand new VTX1300 was of course new pipes. I don't even remember the brand now but they look great and sounded just how I wanted. That was 10 years ago. Today I rode it without ear plugs for the first time and I have to admit I didn't care for the loud sound anymore. May be I am getting old or just outgrown it. What's the point? I now prefer something a purposeful purr. Did not like the stock pipes on looks alone so I am not going back to them. Do they make aftermarket quiet pipes?
or you could just keep using the ear plugs...😁
 
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I always ride with ear plugs, loud or quiet pipes. The wind noise alone is enough to keep plugs in my ears.

I do have a loud exhaust, and a loud stereo...
 

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The Freedom Performance "quiet" baffle is the only aftermarket option I've ever heard of the advertises as quiet. I had a bike with custom straight pipes I made that I quieted down some with a 'lolly-pop' baffle, so that might be a cheap option. I bought some Freedom Performance pipes for my Yamaha Raider and they are too damn loud. They sound great, but they also are beyond what is tolerable for long rides. I plan to try adding lolly-pop baffles to see if it quiets them, and if not no big cost loss as they are made out of cheap fastener hardware.
 

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Yeah, I think the 'loud' is something we all start to get over at some point. I have some kind of 'Bubs?' on my 18C. It's been so long since I bought them (5/05) I hardly remember, but they have some small baffles in them. Still damn loud though. I wear earplugs every ride. 50 years of working on machinery I have ear ringing. The plugs prevent making it worse.
 
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not me, looking for louder. I want the cage monkeys to hear me.. because they damn sure don't see me.
 
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Check out smartpartz quiet baffles. Just add to your pipes. Keep the look and makes them quite a bit quieter. Had some on my hardkrome big 3 inch straights, made them too quiet for my taste, but kept them in case I ever get to that point.
 

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Not to get off subject but does anyone know if BUBB still makes pipes and where can I get a set?
not sure, but my bubs chambermaids will be up for sale shortly, just received my new pipes today.. nothing wrong with mine, just changing up the look.
 

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not sure, but my bubs chambermaids will be up for sale shortly, just received my new pipes today.. nothing wrong with mine, just changing up the look.
Thanks/ got a set of Vance & Hines Longshots on My 1800N with the baffles out but the BUBBS sounded better in My opinion.
 

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Check out smartpartz quiet baffles. Just add to your pipes. Keep the look and makes them quite a bit quieter. Had some on my hardkrome big 3 inch straights, made them too quiet for my taste, but kept them in case I ever get to that point.
Is smartpartz still in business? I'm unable to find the site. I have 2 n 1 HK sideburners installed, has anybody purchased or made a suitable baffle for that pipe?
 

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Lots of Harleys have super-loud annoying pipes which they like to display decibels with. Happens too often, and is annoying. My Goldwing answers with the soft /purr of a flat 6 ,which usually leave them in the dust on any kind of road I choose.
 
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