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As I've recently mentioned on another thread, the chrome silencers Armours currently supply are not straight through. They have a baffle plate inserted. See picture.I have been using Armous chrome silencers on several Vincents over the last 25 years and they work fine. The oldest one is still good chrome after 25 years of abuse. They appear so be some sort of baffle absorption type which may have rockwool in them but its difficult to see exactly. Hold them up to daylight and you can see straight through but not the full diameter of the ex pipe. Loud on a single but on a twin remarkably quite. In saying that when I fitted one to a Comet it helped with performance as it wasn't restrictive at all.
If your silencer is stainless it will be an absorption type with sound-deadening material. If it's chrome it will be as per my picture above and will not contain any absorption material.I bought from armours an additional silencer for my rapide because with the spiral baffle silencer it is to loud. Has anybody tried this before? Erik
Just looked at the Armours silencer on my Shadow and your right it has the same baffle plate which the older ones didn't. I put an enderscope down the tail pipe and the baffle plate is actually in the larger diameter area by approx 3/4" and not across the tail pipe section. Also the baffle plate is at an angle and only tacked on at one side so gasses can go round it. So its not as restrictive as it initially appears. My Shadow goes very well with a bit of a crackle to the exhaust but not overly loud and it certainly doesn't strangle the bike.As I've recently mentioned on another thread, the chrome silencers Armours currently supply are not straight through. They have a baffle plate inserted. See picture.