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Offline Ardel

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2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
on: February 07, 2020, 08:40:39 AM
I want to remove the baffle from the Arrow exhaust that came on my bike from the factory. Has anybody in here done this? If so, how did you get the baffle/DB Killer out?
Thanks in advance for the help!

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #1 on: February 07, 2020, 11:32:56 AM
Hi, I've not done it, but this video should explain all.

Good luck, i'd be interested to hear how you get on.


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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #2 on: February 07, 2020, 12:48:24 PM
I would look and see if you have a baffle.  I was going to do this and looked down the muffler and I couldn't see anything inside other than the other end of the muffler.  The honeycomb was from one end to the other and no smaller tube inside.  I don't know if I have an oddball machine or if for the US they didn't come with baffles.


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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #3 on: February 07, 2020, 04:02:56 PM
I ordered a OE Triumph Arrow exhaust for my ‘15 TEx from World of Triumph in the UK. No baffles.
So ya, check.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #4 on: February 07, 2020, 05:20:48 PM
*Originally Posted by vsteel [+]
I would look and see if you have a baffle.  I was going to do this and looked down the muffler and I couldn't see anything inside other than the other end of the muffler.  The honeycomb was from one end to the other and no smaller tube inside.  I don't know if I have an oddball machine or if for the US they didn't come with baffles.
Mine is the same.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 02:47:48 PM
Here's guy removing the baffle from the Arrow exhaust. 


There's also a discussion concerning the process, beginning here: https://advrider.com/f/threads/the-1200-tiger-explorer-mega-thread.731205/page-397

I considered it.  But it doesn't really add much to the volume or tone of the bike, so I left it alone.  Not worth the trouble.  You can hear the Arrow on the Explorer with baffle removed on the thread. 

In fact, the guy who posted the video, and who did the surgery, said, "Deeper tone not much louder at all. I thought it would sound like the one in this video but it does NOT."

Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 03:07:41 PM by 13volunteer

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #6 on: September 18, 2021, 10:04:23 PM
Resurrecting this old thread.  New member and one of the first things I was considering was removing the baffle and/or DB killer from the Arrow exhaust on my '18 XCA.  Curious if anyone else has actually tried this based upon the videos above and what the outcome was.  I would really love to get my Tiger to sound better than a singer sewing machine.

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #7 on: September 19, 2021, 12:16:18 AM
*Originally Posted by ViperNC [+]
Resurrecting this old thread.  New member and one of the first things I was considering was removing the baffle and/or DB killer from the Arrow exhaust on my '18 XCA.  Curious if anyone else has actually tried this based upon the videos above and what the outcome was.  I would really love to get my Tiger to sound better than a singer sewing machine.
For the newer bikes, people find that gutting the exhaust is really a waste of time because the catalytic converter is what is limiting the noise on the Euro4 compliant bikes. There are topics on here about gutting the cat.
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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #8 on: September 19, 2021, 02:34:15 PM
Re gutting the cat.  I found a couple of threads on that dated 2013 and the consensus seems to be it really doesn't add anything to the tone or volume of the triple. 

The flip side is that removing the cat messes with the onboard computer's ability to auto correct fuel flow, etc.

I think anyone desirous of adding volume/tone to the bike should get a 2014 Triumph Scrambler with Arrow pipe.  That baffle can definitely be removed and it definitely sounds old school race track loud. 

But the triple is an entirely different configuration than the 900cc twin.  I don't think one can get the triple to sound old school. 

Or, a Harley cruiser with short shots? 
Last Edit: September 19, 2021, 03:20:03 PM by 13volunteer

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Re: 2018 Tiger 1200 Arrow exhaust
Reply #9 on: September 19, 2021, 07:53:02 PM
*Originally Posted by 13volunteer [+]
Re gutting the cat.  I found a couple of threads on that dated 2013 and the consensus seems to be it really doesn't add anything to the tone or volume of the triple. 

The flip side is that removing the cat messes with the onboard computer's ability to auto correct fuel flow, etc.

I think anyone desirous of adding volume/tone to the bike should get a 2014 Triumph Scrambler with Arrow pipe.  That baffle can definitely be removed and it definitely sounds old school race track loud. 

But the triple is an entirely different configuration than the 900cc twin.  I don't think one can get the triple to sound old school. 

Or, a Harley cruiser with short shots?
:0461:. Some people like the Scorpion cans. My Arrow is loud enough for me.
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