Correct... 1-4, then start at 12 to remove the ICS... but really, try it with them connected first and see if you can tolerate their racket.If I'm reading this correctly, if I'm not doing the resistor mod, I can skip steps #5-#12?
I'm deaf in my right ear and they didn't bother me much when I had the V&H Bigshots, but when I put in the Quiet Baffles, they became louder in comparison to the rest of the bike, and my wife started riding with me and complaining about the knocking noise.
They are worst when the bike is cold, but mine always seemed to activate even when the bike was warm any time I dropped to zero throttle.
Removing them makes cold starts a bit more of a pain, as you MUST use the high idle knob, and I tried the "fix" on Gadget's page putting a piece of vaccuum line over the idle stop pin and it resulted in the engine trying to idle in excess of 2,000 rpm so I ripped it back out.
Now, if temps are above 70, the high idle knob is enough (coupled with a normal idle speed of 1,000rpm), but when it gets below 60-65, I have to use my throttle lock in addition to the high idle knob to keep it running for the first few minutes. I'll leave the high idle knob pulled for the first couple of miles.