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Question Screamin Eagle II baffle removal

I just changed over to the Screaming Eagle II exhaust. I don't really like the sound as much as I did my old exhaust, (Screaming Eagle I's). The change was a necessity due to a lost slip on in the hills of W. Virginia. Anyways, the SE II's are just too quiet! We've looked them over, and notice there are three screws inside near the outer edge of the exhaust. It looks like it would be possible to remove them. But, the dealer tells us that it isn't removable. We're wondering if the dealer just doesn't want to encourage us to remove them. Has anyone dealt with this? I ride an 01 883 Sporty. Stage I exhaust. Thanks.
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The Sceamin Eagle 2 are the older and the new ones that are EPA approved are just called Sceamin Eagles. Most poeple I talked to like the SC 2 but not the newer SC.
If you have the newer ones you can take out the insulation and they sound alot better. I did that and wished I would have drilled a 1/2 in hole in the baffles. But I sold them for $200 and bought some Cycle Shacks which was louder but not as deep as the SC.
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I have no personal experience with removing SEII baffles but here is a quote from Big City Thunder's website.

quote: "Turn your Screamin’ Eagle II mufflers into a completely new exhaust system in minutes and have a deeper, throatier tone to the exhaust note with our easy to install Thunder Monster replacement baffles. Slide out the old, slide in the new, no cutting, welding drilling or hassles. It’s that easy."

Even though it's a sales pitch, it must be "relatively" simple. No cutting or drilling to get them out.

Link to their site: www.bigcitythunder.com
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See the following thread for the easiest method I have found to remove SEII baffles. Are you sure they are SE II's? Mine only had two bolts on each pipe--one on the inside edge (towards the bike) and one on the bottom.

http://www.xlforum.net/vbportal/foru...748#post983748

The Company's official position has now been politically corrected to be anti-decent sounding and pro EPA, so the dealers are probably required to advise us that the baffles are not to be tampered with.
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My SEII slip ons have 2 bolts.
One facing almost straight down and one about horizontal on the inside.

I think the SEII has a nice sound. Louder than stock but not too loud.
The SEII with the Thunder Monster is LOUD!
It sounds good, at first I thought it was too metallic with the TM but it has grown on me.

No baffle has been reported to cause reversion issues and power loss.
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+1 on the Thunder Monsters!
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I think I might try taking out my baffles tonight. I was about ready to go out and buy a whole new exhaust system...this gives me a chance to try out some things before I go spend all that money...
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I got the big city thunder baffles. easy install & you will be totally happy.. great sound + increase in HP & torque
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Are you sure you have SE 11s?
Mine like others have mentioned here have only 2 bolts holding the baffles in.
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I took out my baffles tonight, went out for a ride. I didn't notice any power difference or pops when i decelerated. I am going to modify my SEII baffles and put them back in, but I just had to go for a little ride to see how they sounded without anything there. They were loud when I got on the gas, but surprisingly not that loud just cruising around easily on the gas...
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