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By removing the baffles you have reduced the amount of restriction and backpressure. This has the effect of making the engine run lean. If you get the carbs tuned so that it's running properly, it should run as well as it did before you performed the baffle-ectamy. With a free-er flowing exhaust it may even run better. But that's only if the original ...
This sounds like an air leak to me. Do a leak test, by spraying carb cleaner or starting fluid on the intake, carb and around the head, while the bike is idling. If it starts revving when you spray fluid, it's leaking air. Replace the gasket/tighten up nearest where the rev-producing spray occurs.
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