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Well after a few weeks of waiting for the V&H Longshots to come off backorder they finally arrived last week for my 1500 classic. Spent friday evening taking off the old ones and installing the new ones. Ran into a liittle difficulty in that the bracket holes did not want to allign with the bolts but after some gentle persuasion and audible grunting we did get the bolts through. I removed the stock baffles and installed the quiet baffles that are designed for the bigshots. The technical help at V&H (Wendy was her name) swore up and down that the baffles would not fit the longshots. She was wrong, as the 2.25" pipe openenings house the new baffles perfectly. I was tempted to "start her up" but wanted to rejet first. We did that today and although it was time consuming getting the carb out and then back in it was worth it. The bike fired up and runs flawlessly. Even though it was only 35 degrees here in upstate NY today I took it for a little spin and the pipes sound truly awsome. Absolutely no roughness or popping upon decceleration of any kindso I may not have to perform the marbelling trick at all. Also, since installing the progressive springs two weeks ago the handling and shock absorption has improved exponentially. I recommend them highly to anyone that has tired of that soft front end!!! Now its time to the baby to bed till spring!
 

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Congrats!!! you should post some pics, let us see the new pipes
 

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Cool, I just installed longshots on my 1500 classic FI last sunday. I fine tuned the TFI today. The pipes make it sound awesome, and it has more get up and go. I don't want to brag but, I get to ride all year out here in AZ.
 

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I've got the Bigshots on my Meanie and was thinking of getting the quiet baffles.
Are they much quieter without spoiling the sound?
 

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I put quiet baffles in my Longshots (and packed them), and I was pleased with the result. It took the edge off the noise so that I didn't have to wear ear plugs and didn't get a headache, but the sound was still great.

Of course, now I have a different bike with the stock exhaust. I have to start all over again. I never thought I'd complain that my pipes were too *quiet*! :D
 

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The quiet baffles, according to the existing literature brings down the amplitude by a total of 4db or 2db per pipe. Not really much, but enough to take out any harshness. My neighbor who has the bigshots stopped over and after hearing it idle and after listening to me pull out and crank it up a bit up the block he was so impressed that he was going to go home, get online and order a pair. Because the quiet baffles are designed to create some backpressure, your performance will also increase across the lower gear range spectrum vs only top end performance that you get with wide open, no restriction pipes. I also put the K&N filter in when we did this. Here are a couple of places that I've found that sell them. I will take a couple of pics of the pipes on the bike and see if I can figure out how to upload them to this site.

http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/search.cfm

http://www.cyclespot.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=V21869&Category_Code=
 

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congrats dickwol, I know the satisfaction of a job well done. I noticed when I installed my V&H's I had to use two sets of instructions, the ones that came and a set downloaded from the net. Between the two, I was able to get the installation done.
 

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apparently, I can't type your name.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Jukie, I thought you had the Straightshots for your 800. Don't think they make Longshots for it, or I probably would have went with those.
 
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