thanks for the info.I ran my Sport with the Termi 2-1 for about 3000 miles with the baffle in. At the time, I thought I was the only guy on the planet keeping it corked.
Well, I finally had the bike re-tuned w/ the baffle out. In my opinion the bike runs MUCH better now than baffle-in. It makes me want to rev it out harder. It's a bit louder this way, but it's just glorious in the way it sounds and runs! I'm never going back.
I would check with the service department. They could tell you more about the tuning. The pipe kit comes with a new airbox lid and ECU. They normally re-tune the bike when they install the pipe and the package airbox cover and ECU. There's a strong likelihood that they have already tuned it with the baffle out.so i have to have the ecu tuned with it out?
You likely just have to pull a bit harder on it. Sometimes it is wedged in there pretty tight. If you have removed the allen screw then there should be nothing else holding it.I have the Termi 2-1 and am curious to hear the unbaffled note. This thread seems to indicate that a weld needs to be removed in addition to the bolt. On
my pipe the bolt screws into a nut tacked onto the outer flange of the baffle. When the bolt is removed I can pull the baffle flush with the end cap but then it is wedged. Is there really a weld to remove and if so where exactly is it and how does one refit the baffle if so desired (ensuring the baffle does part company with its parent) ?
Go ahead and remove the baffle to make sure that it is what you want and then have them tune it. If you have it tuned with it removed and then decide to replace it, you should have it tuned again.This exhaust was fitted from new, should the dealer have tuned the ecu with the baffle fitted or not or should it not make a difference ?
You can always have it professionally polished. Phil at Pakbikes had his headers polished and used Scothbrite pads on the can and it looked fantastic.What are your opinions of the joint welding particularly on the non coated systems, mine is terrible and wonder how they can get away with this poor
quality finishing on such a high price component ?
It is easy if done proper… i know a company in Munich where they do a lot of polishing for the industry as well as for car restoration.Thanks for the answers,
Its out ! But as I suspected that nut is welded to the baffle so I did not understand how removing it from the baffle aids removal of the baffle.
Anyway I removed no weld and just jiggled it in and out.
That link to polished OEMs is a gem, I would be interested to know whether the quality of the steel lends itself to a highly (professionally)
polished finish and how that stands up to real usage.