Trying to be a bit more sociable I made up a small baffle for the Bullet, it's a piece of tube the same O/D as the I/D of the tailpipe held in place by one bolt.
It is about 3 1/3 inches long and the baffle was made by cutting half way through the pipe, leaving a gap of about half an inch and then repeating.
Each half inch section is then collapsed into the pipe - hope you can picture it, if not then I'll post up a photo. Restriction on gas flow is minimal.
Anyway I have been riding the bike with this baffle in it for a good few miles, it just takes the harshness out of the exhaust note making it a bit more sociably acceptable.
This afternoon I did a little seat of the pants dyno test, riding up a fairly steep and long hill.
I did 4 runs, 2 with and 2 without the baffle making sure that I waited untill the hill was clear of traffic so that I could give the bike a good thrashing up the hill without being hindered.
No suprise no baffle won.
The bike feels much more lively without it, it really does come alive.
With no baffle I found myself having to brake for a couple of bends in the hill - I was carrying more speed.
Appreciate this is not scientific but the old backside dyno tells me that it runs much better without the baffle.
Sod the noise, baffle stays out.
Goldie silencer by the way, and it twitters without the baffle.
Just amazed that something with such a minimalist impact on has flow has such an effect on performance.