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Offline SXHighwayman

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Hi all,

Apart from noise - though I've never heard another Crossrunner - is there a way to tell?

My exhaust - will post a pic later - has obviously been removed from its retainers at some point as there are some marks near the bands. This could just be to have changed a tire though.

I wanted to check the baffle state.

Mine is a 16 Model Red (Red being fastest of course).

Any thoughts?

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*Originally Posted by SXHighwayman [+]
Hi all,

Apart from noise - though I've never heard another Crossrunner - is there a way to tell?

My exhaust - will post a pic later - has obviously been removed from its retainers at some point as there are some marks near the bands. This could just be to have changed a tire though.

I wanted to check the baffle state.

Mine is a 16 Model Red (Red being fastest of course).

Any thoughts?

Wish you's asked a month ago, I'd go and look at my Akra but the new bike has a horrible, soon to be gone OEM can on it.  :138: :173: :012:
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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The baffle, or dB-killer as we call it in Hollandshire, is clearly visible on the loud end of the can. Small circular opening of about 25mm if inserted, or way bigger and oval-ish if not.
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'Hollandshire' lol, its that small county just to the East of Essex!

See attached photo of my bike when I picked it up a couple of weeks ago. I assume the Circular bit is what you are talking about - hence I have a baffle :)






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That looks like a baffle to me.
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Yep, you're baffled  :047:
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*Originally Posted by SXHighwayman [+]
'Hollandshire' lol, its that small county just to the East of Essex!

See attached photo of my bike when I picked it up a couple of weeks ago. I assume the Circular bit is what you are talking about - hence I have a baffle :)


You most certainly do and it needs removing immediately if not sooner  :152:
FYI, I found after removing the bolt inserting a broom handle or such like and a wiggle loosened it up nicely.

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You most certainly do and it needs removing immediately if not sooner  :152:

I think the bike fuels better, especially at lower revs, with a less restrictive can. My 1200 is better with the DAM end can, my old Cr with the Akra with the spud removed was better than my new Cr with an OEM can.

Another good reason to swap my current OEM for another DAM!
98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles (sold)
08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles (sold)
14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (sold)
18 VFR800X - 9,000 miles

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Skids do you mean you got better fuel economy? I'm averaging 50-55mpg at the moment which seems reasonable. Mostly because all the filtering I'm doing is keeping it out of the V-Tec Zone!

I've read the baffles may well be welded in now. If you have removed a baffle is it possible to reinsert for MOT etc? Or is it a permanent removal?

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Mine's a 2017 with an Akro can and baffle wasn't welded and it can be refitted but it's not req'd/needed for an MOT. In or out make stuff all difference to fuel consumption or power, it just sounds way nicer  :028: