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GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:49 am



I visited the largest UK motorcycle show yesterday (The 21st Carole Nash Classic Motorcycle Mechanics Show) and eventually found the spot where The Gold Wing owners club was situated, the most interesting thing that we saw was what looked like a brand new exhaust system for a GL1000.
On talking to one of the guys on the stall it turns out that one of the clubs members is now manufacturing the complete exhaust system for the GL1000 exactly as the original including the Chrome side protectors, if anyone would like the contact details of this person please let me know and I will get them. they had no cards but gave me the name of a GWOCGB member details to contact.



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Re: GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby dingdong » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:11 am

It would be very interesting to me. Probably every one else also. Please see if you can get more info. Thanks.
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Re: GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Sun Oct 19, 2014 7:36 am

Hi, the show is still on today so I will E-mail the guy and as soon as I have more info I will post it here.

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Re: GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:23 am

The contact name of The person to speak to is Peter Fisher and he can be contacted through http://www.gwocgb.co.uk/ his E-mail is on the contact page of this website.
I have seen the system and it is exactly as the original.
Must say I hope they do well with it as there must have been a lot of work to reproduce it!

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Re: GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby redial » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:40 pm

My brother has a "barn" GL1000, that he had a bad "off" on, and is sitting in his shed awaiting resurrection. I have copied his comments about the exhaust system on the GL1000:
the original exhaust had a cross-over linking the two sides of the 4-into-2 system -
it looked like a "H" shape.

In the ordinary course of events, the cross-over retained a lot of moisture.
The system itself was made of a very mild steel, and the only surface treatment was a thin coat of black paint.

The heat and moisture were a cruel combination, and the cross-over was the first part to rust out.
That could be accelerated by the fact that the cross-over was the lowest part of the whole bike, so if you rode over anything solid, you could easily cave-in the cross-over, or with a bit of rust, rip it open.

I would say that the exhaust is the weakest feature of the GL.1000.

So, my first query would be, is the new system a bit tougher, or does it have better rust protection ?


He is worried about the moisture because he lives in Darwin, (= tropical = lots of humidity for six months of the year!), so he is worried about rust. Things go rusty there more or less overnight unless they are protected.

Perhaps I will contact the UK contact as well, and ask him some questions. Thanks for your posting about the matter.
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Re: GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby GL1000-1976-SCX-593P » Tue Oct 21, 2014 1:37 am

On my original GL1000 in 1976 I used to take off the exhaust every winter and repaint it and generally check it over, but I do agree that it is the Achilles heel on this beautiful bike however they just dont look the same with any other system in my opinion.
Feel free to contact peter Fisher Im sure he will be glad to discuss the new system with you.
Rgds John

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Re: GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby NHCPanels » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:18 pm

We are the manufacturer of the system John saw, if anyone has any questions feel free to contact me directly and I will give you all the info you need. Direct link to our site is www.nhcpanels.co.uk/goldwing_exhaust.php

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Re: GL1000 Complete Exhaust system

Postby NHCPanels » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:21 pm

In reply to redial, our exhausts are pressed CR1 steel and powder coated rather than painted which alleviates the rust issue




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