I have a MBRP can on my sled (came with it, I didn't buy it) and it's been brought to my attention that it's pretty loud. I decided to make a removable baffle insert for it as I don't have the couple hundred bucks necessary to buy a stock exhaust or quieter silencer. I know that putting something in the exhaust to limit the sound will also limit exhaust flow and increase backpressure which is a potential issue especially for 2 stroke sleds, but I'm willing to sacrifice a little power for the benefit of decreased weight if it is about the same loudness. The baffle only weighs about a pound so you're still saving 10+lbs in some cases over the stock exhaust.
My question is, other than a decrease in power due to the increase in exhaust backpressure, am I putting the engine at risk at all by using this baffle? I'd hate to burn the sled down or something along those lines trying to appease the anti-can crowd. For reference, this is essentially what I'm duplicating:
Thanks in advance for your input.