How to Take the Baffle Out of a 220 Bayou

Updated February 21, 2017

Racing through the countryside or back woods on your Kawasaki 220 Bayou is a great way to see the scenery and burn some rubber. Although the four wheeler comes with just about everything you need, the rough and tumble world of driving over unpaved roads is going to take its toll on the vehicle, eventually causing you to replace some of the equipment, including the baffles of the rear exhaust. The baffles hold the exhaust together, so removing them is your gateway towards installing a new exhaust.

Run the Kawasaki Bayou 220 for a few minutes to heat the exhaust system. This is going to expand the metal and allow for an easier time removing the baffles.

Turn off the vehicle before proceeding but make sure you have work gloves on as the exhaust pipe is going to be warm.

Grab hold of the first baffle with a pair of pliers and pull on it until it partially frees itself from the exhaust. Slide your flat head screwdriver behind the baffle to prevent it from retracting back into the exhaust.

Pull the baffle out completely and set it to the side. Repeat the process with the rest of the baffles of your Kawasaki 220 Bayou.

Things You'll Need

  • Pliers
  • Screwdriver
  • Works gloves
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