New Flexible Exhaust Baffles

You know about “no baffle” tickets! But you could not find curved baffles to fit inside your bended and twisted pipes. Powerbraidz is an exciting new flexible exhaust baffle that fits into curved or radius pipes like Grumpys, Martin Bros, Samson and a lot of other exhaust manufacturers.  Not only do they quiet a bike 10 to 15 db, but they also increase horsepower and torque. They provide just enough backpressure to fine tune your engine. Great also for one-off fabricated exhaust systems. Manufactured out of 304 stainless they are one-screw installation, are removable, will bend to180 degrees and not collapse. They fit 1 ¾” and 2 ¼ ” pipes and come with a five-year warranty on materials and workmanship. MSRP: $109.99. Call them on my behalf at: Powerbraidz 804-901-8468

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34 Responses to “New Flexible Exhaust Baffles”


  1. 1 Dave B. Oct 16th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Ingenius. I wish I had thought of it.

  2. 2 Pitbull Oct 16th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    A band aid for crappy designer pipes.

  3. 3 RedNeck Oct 17th, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    So… you have to drill your $1000 West Coast Chopper bend pipe to install those? You’d better know what you are doing with the drilling cuz that’s asking for huge customer service issues if it’s not drilled correctly and the chrome peels off. It’s a good idea on paper though.

  4. 4 Nitrous Phil Oct 17th, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    MSRP: $109.99 on top of the overpriced pipes – no thanks.

  5. 5 Paul Oct 17th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Great to see some innovation start to flow through in this important area. Exhaust noise will continue to become more and more of an issue with both law enforcement and the general public – and therefore our industry – to say nothing of what straight-through pipes do to your motor. Big City Thunder are doing “quiet” baffles now as well. So now you you can have exhaust form, function, and less noise tickets. Outstanding!

  6. 6 Rodent Oct 17th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    Will they work as fork tube gaters?

  7. 7 Lee Wimmer Oct 17th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    Phil
    maybe you think the no baffle ticket is cheaper??

  8. 8 J Oct 19th, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Very cool product- nice to see some advanced ideas in baffle design.

    LOL to the ticket comment- so true! These look like a pretty cheap alternative to new tix

  9. 9 a 1 cycles Oct 20th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    got my first daytona ticket after 10 years…no baffle open shorty pipes, is what it says! 91 dollars..north ormand beach. dont know any cops in ormand si i have to pay the man! but at least my license plate was on right..they were writing 1000 dollar tickets all day long! uniformed revenue collectors

  10. 10 Gar Oct 20th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    Someone remind me again — why do I need baffles?

    Gar Out

  11. 11 Bafflebraid aka Powerbraid Oct 20th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    I am currently working on a mounting system that will eliminate drilling into pipes to install these baffles. I am always looking to inprove on this product. The name change did’nt make this blog.You can reach me at bafflebraid@sc.rr.com, or 804-901-8468.

  12. 12 Conrad Nicklus Oct 24th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Gar,

    When it comes to Desperado and Jeff Nicklus Customs you dont need baffles. Just sit back and enjoy the sound of the REAL engine that we put in our bikes. LOL

  13. 13 vanishin'point Oct 25th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    conrad, Some of us don’t get our knees dirty with the popo. these baffles kick ass!! I have a 124″ s&s thyat will make your shit look like a moped with these baffles installed……..bring MONEY.

  14. 14 Bafflebraid aka Powerbraid Oct 25th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    D.O.T. WILL BE ENFORCING BAFFLE/EMMISSIONS LATE ’09. AN ENGINE IS NOT HOW LOUD IT IS, BUT HOW CONSISTANT IT IS UNDER PRESSURE, IF YOU WANT TO BE LOUD, IT’S YOUR CHOICE FOR NOW. IF YOU WANT TO BE RUN CONSISTANT TIMES, YOU NEED BACKPRESSURE FOR ANY V-TWIN TO BE MOST EFFICANT AND HAVE ANY PIPE YOU WANT……YOU’LL BE ABLE TO FINE TUNE YOUR RIDE FOR LONGER RUNS PER TANK FULL.. AND HAVE A BETTER RESPONCE TIME PER TWIST OF THE TROT. THE LEANEST YOU CAN RUN YOUR MOTOR THE BETTER. ITS A RULE OF THUMB LEANER (COLDER SPARK PLUGS) THE BETTER. THEY MAY LOSE 2 HP BUT GAINS OF TORQUE MAKE IT WORTH THE WHILE. DID I FORGET THE $140.00 NO BAFFLE TICS HERE IN MYRTLE BEACH SC, ITS HERE NOW …..AND HEADING YOUR WAY IF YOU LIVE IN USA. DO WHAT YOU WANT, BUT I LIKE STICKIN IT TO THE MAN BY BEING HUSH QUICK. VANISHIN POINT IS ON THE RIGHT TRACK IN THIS WAY OF THINKING. LET ME KNOW HOW IT TURNS OUT IF YOU GUYS HOOK UP AND RUN!!

  15. 15 Gar Oct 27th, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Vanishing Point,

    I will back Conrad’s play any time any where. A standard Desperado 124 will spank the shit out of that S&S of yours with or without baffles.

    Powerband,

    There are other ways to keep back pressure in an engine without the need for baffles. Also, lean is good to a point ….. that point is just before the piston melts to top out.

    Gar Out

  16. 16 Larry Feb 6th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I have a 99 VT1100C2 honda shadow ace. I love this bike and just bought a set of Samson 2 into 2 over and under stright pipes. They do not come with baffles………. I havn’t installed them yet but was wondering…………….do I need baffles? I am no mechanic…..nor am I quallified to get into the dicussions above. I just love to ride and would like any info available from someone who knows what they are talking about.

    Thanks!

  17. 17 db Apr 25th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I don’t know if these work as claimed or not but they look interesting. What I *do* know is the guy running the busness is a rude jerk. I sent him the following inquiry:

    “Do you happen to have sound clips (youtube perhaps) on these? Or alternatively, do you have wave (or SPL meter) stuff like before and after?

    If you don’t.. it might be a good thing to collect. Any dealers on these yet or you just going direct?

    thanks in advance”

    He replied : “Don’t tell me how to run my bussiness! Either you want them, or you don’t. Look elsewhere for your baffles”

    Bearing in mind these things cost $120.00 by the time he ships…I don’t think my question was out of line. The claim is 10 to 15db in sound reduction. The way we hear (psycho acoustical perception) a 10 db increase (or decrease) in sound is percieved as being twice as loud.. or conversely half as loud. So a 15 db change is SERIOUS reduction in sound. It isn’t that darned hard to do a before and after recording and put up a pic of the sound wave…. or to do a test with an SPL (sound pressure level) meter and post the actual results.

    Of course in the next email I got from this guy.. (the one in response to me telling him I tink he’s a jerk.. he informs me he doesn’t need my business and hopes I get noise tics.

    So much for the brotherhood. I dont know if they work or not… but I’m not going to line up to kiss anybodies rear for the priveledge of spending my money with them.

    just one bikers opinion.

  18. 18 Carlton May 19th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    db was way out of line forcing his opinions of what he thinks people should do. I’m old school I made them and tested on several bikes. 10 to 15 db range is from stock to high compression engines. I would never say exact range because there are to many varibles, compression cam stroke all play a factor. Are you a real biker db, or are you just using a bunch of blog names to cry your story. I invite you to MB SC anytime to back your statement. Its funny that you left out the email where you cussed me out, do you kiss your momma with that mouth I will not kiss tail to you to sell a baffle… If anybody would like to know more just email me about the product eccycles@sc.rr.com

  19. 19 Gwill Jul 30th, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Carlton. I am looking for a way to silence and improve low end power on my cbr 900rr. It is a semi custom bike with manufactured short pipes sticking out the sides. The solution you offer seems to be ideal my question is: do you ship to Europe and whether you have recommendations or precautions I should be aware off. What do I need to pay attention to before purchasing and installing on my bike. Exmp. How long does the pipe need to be?
    Thanks ahead. It would be great to reduce noise, i feel that the people in my neighborhood are losing their nerves!
    Best regards,
    Gerard

  20. 20 Billy Aug 22nd, 2009 at 6:42 am

    Just got these for my pipes, couldn’t pass inspection in NY, and, they fit like garbage. The isntructions say they are just a bit smaller so the will slide into the pipe without any trouble. Yeah right!!! piece of s^%$!!! i checked and they are a little BIGGER! A morning of sanding these down to get them to go in for me. He did ship fast, I ordered on Tuesday and got them Friday.

  21. 21 Carlton Sep 1st, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Billy, I’m sorry that they did not fit right. I make three different sizes and fit pipes as follows; 2-1/8″ fits 2-1/4″ INSIDE DIAMETER PIPES, 1-7/8″ FITS 2″ INSIDE DIAMETER PIPES, 1-5/8″ FITS 1-3/4″ PIPES. Thats why I ask for a inside diameter demension when you ordered. You should have contacted me about the fit and I would have corrected the problem. Thanks for giving me a complaint and not calling me to resolve the problem!

  22. 22 POOR BUSINESS PRACTICES Dec 4th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Was not given a full refund after immediately notifying Carlton that his baffles will not fit my pipes. Very poor business practice…..BUYER BEWARE!

  23. 23 Alex Ford Dec 17th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    The mess or weave of stainless steel appears to have the ability with the increase of surface area to absorb and lower the sound of pipes better than the cheese grater or power pieces (quater-size blanks) that are added to the center of the pipes. They appear to be an effort to permanently install a sort of sound absorbing packing that never has to be repacked. Hard enough to allow the gases to continue a degree or harmonics yet soft enough to absorb the objectionable sound.

    Is it possible that an occassional hole along the run of this baffle, even a small hole, might have a salutary effect upon the system?

    A. Ford,
    Simi Valley, Ca.

  24. 24 Alex Ford Dec 30th, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Having actually installed the Powerbraidz baffles in my Cobra Speedster Slashdowns, I can absolutely say the following: These are the best baffles I’ve ever put in any of my pipes. Riding since 1975, 34 years. Many motorcycles: Harley, Triumph, BMW, Honda, Yamaha and Kawasaki. With the Cobra pipes and a Powerbraidz, my V-Star 1100 has been turned into a rocket. The sound is low, the lowest I’ve achieved; almost automotive-like. There’s no question that this fine design will allow you and your neighbors to hear yourselves think. The HOA has no objections. Neither do the police. Blip the throttle at a stop and you can hear all you or the driver next to you will want. Most of all, under enthusiastic acceleration, which these baffles encourage, my pipes roar and very loud and healthy sound. Music to my ears. Loud enough to save your life, but just quiet enough to keep the police at bay. You gotta get these baffles. Oh yeah. My engine just hauls–power all the way across the band with gobs of torque. I did the work to fit them myself and placed them in the end of the pipes using the custom hole. I drilled the retention hole in the Powerbraidz myself with a #3 drill available at almost any hardware store including True Value.

    A. Ford,
    Simi Valley, Ca.

  25. 25 POWERBRIADZ Dec 30th, 2009 at 11:02 am

    This is for douglas dragotta,aka “poor busuness practices”
    I refunded your money minus shipping and handling, my company policy is that once I pay USPS for your shipping label, you don’t get shipping charges back. You had to have them shipped right away so I processed your order as soon as you paid. I don’t understand why you are still crying about it, paypal gave you your “full refund”. Maybe next time you should have your mommy order for you since you can’t grasp the concept of “company policy”. I do everything I can do to make my customers happy.Sellers beware of this customer,

  26. 26 sam May 28th, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    just spoke to him.. very knowledgeable and pleasurable guy.
    i’ll be doing business with him for the custom exhausts i build for triumph rocket 3’s.. you know those bikes that make you harley guys look so slow.

  27. 27 Ron Figiel Sep 8th, 2010 at 7:35 pm

    It think the bafle are great. I will measure the I.D. of my Titan Sidewider . I think they are13/4. If so I will order a set. Did you if you ever sold any for a Titan. Thank tiy

  28. 28 Clem from Maryland Sep 17th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Just talk to Carlton a few minutes ago and when I get home I plan to measure my pipes and order a set of Powerbraids. I’m trying to get my Samson ground pounders (96 FLSTF) to pass Maryland state inspection. I update on the results.
    Great idea and by the way, the way I found out about this product was by calling Samson themselves and asking what baffle I could use for their pipes. They gave me the info on Powerbraids.

  29. 29 M. May 7th, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    Carlton, Thanks for the great customer service and advice. With a little customization I was able to make the Power braids fit very nicely, without having to drill holes or rivets. The sound performance is nothing short of “mind boggling”. My pipes are shorty headers attached to a big block S & S. They were deafening and even at their leanest tune still had a backfire like a 8 gauge shotgun. Now, they sound beefy without the backfire or excessive noise. I was very amazed and would reco these as a great solution to those hotrodders running outrageously loud, twisted, shorty pipes. Show them the pics of my pipes and they will not believe I am now legit on the strip.

    A+ for design, A+ for performance claim achieved, A+ for value.

    Thanks so much!

    M.

  30. 30 carlton Jul 28th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    from one of my hot rod customers

    Hi Carlton,

    Just a note to let you know that the six baffles have been installed on the ’31 Ford sedan, and have worked out just fine. The exhaust now has a relatively quiet throaty quality. Most important, it is now pleasant to drive.

    The following was done:

    After you sent me the material for six baffles, I shaped them smaller in the middle, and wider at the ends. Rich Oakley welded rings for me on one side only so that the baffles would make the bend in the 1 1/2″ exhaust pipes. I tested the baffles this way – much quieter. I then decided to wrap the outside of the baffles with some fiberglass obtained from a local motorcycle shop. I had to use half the thickness of the fiberglass so that it would fit into the exhaust pipe. Then drilled the bottom of the exhaust pipe and put in self tapping screws to hold them. The ’37 flathead seems to run smoother and starts more easily with the baffles in – compared to the open pipes.

    Thanks for all your help.

    Best regards,
    Howard

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  31. 31 carlton Jul 28th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Hi Carlton, received the baffles yesterday and installed them today. They are excellent my friend. The noise is just right. Normal when idle but angry when you hammer the bike. A really good job… thanks for everything

    _______________

    Thanks & Regards
    Mario & Carol Caruana

  32. 32 Neil Ingram Jan 11th, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Hey are these Powerbraidz still around – I need a set for my Loki Big Twin Exhaust and cannot find a supplier here is Australia – I am willing to pay freight.

    Cheers
    Neil
    Darwin

  33. 33 Carlton Jan 18th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    hi neil, still making them. If you need a set, call me at 804-901-8468.

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