trashing the collector box, run straight pipes


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Kerry n Cali
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trashing the collector box, run straight pipes

Post by Kerry n Cali » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:49 pm



my collector box is trashed, i know their around $100 if you can find one. My question is, can i run straight pipes from the headers to exhaust?



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RoadRogue
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Re: trashing the collector box, run straight pipes

Post by RoadRogue » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:27 pm

You could but it's going to be LOUD and performance will likely suffer 8-)
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Re: trashing the collector box, run straight pipes

Post by 702scottc » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:18 pm

Might hurt your low end power, would run better on top. Probably cost as much to have pipes bent up than just get one on eBay. Would definitely give it a throaty sound.

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Re: trashing the collector box, run straight pipes

Post by CrystalPistol » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:13 pm

Kerry,
I sent a link to a thread on another place with pics of how to put HD Mufflers on a GL1500 and there's even a video url in the thread.



Wasn't so sure about posting a link to the "details" here in the open? :geek:
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Re: trashing the collector box, run straight pipes

Post by offcenter » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:46 pm

I had a set of FLH mufflers on my '76 Wing.
Too loud for me. My wife complained about getting
a headache from the noise after an hour or so.
I found a stock Wing muffler setup to use. Much better.
For me, the quietness of a stock Wing is worth whatever
it costs to replace the system with another stock system.


George in Jersey.
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