As you know, one of my first reviews many moons ago was where I swapped the stock pipes for the TEC 2-1 pipes. This past weekend, I finally picked up a good pair of circlip pliers and got around to removing the baffle in the interest of hearing what it would sound like, and I likes. Much deeper, throatier, and definitely louder. It makes me feel manly.
In order to run best without the baffle, it’s necessary (many say) to remap. I’ve loaded up TuneECU on my work computer (why is there not a Mac version?) and ordered a dongle to interface with the bike. In the mean time, I’m looking through the .hex files for the proper tune (#20499, I think). Stay tuned, stayECUtuned (pardon the pun). More to come. Until then, take a listen to the following video and have a chuckle when the baffle pipe unexpectedly blows out of the pipe and clangs onto the sidewalk.