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glenwegener
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Mac mufflers

Postby glenwegener » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:25 pm



Warning!!! I bought a set of these and they are crap. Went to put them on and the neck would not fit on the exhaust box. Tweeked them a little and got them on. Next, stock gasket does not work on them. So, managed to modify that. (without the stock gasket the stock clamps don't work) So, tapped the back with hand to get them up tight and the chrome on top, about 2"x 2" came off!!! Inspected the inside under where it came of and looked bad. Don't buy'em boys, no instructions, no clamps, and bad chrome job. Called the company for warrantee and they said because I tweaked the ends (opposite end of where chrome fell off) the were now modified and not covered under warrantee. GRRRRRR. Asked him why there were no clamps or instructions to install and he said " You should have known that". Well so much for that. Just wanted to warn you all. Looks like I will paint them black and live with it. Anybody know the clamp size to attach these? I was treated so rudely by MAC company that no way would I call them back to find out!! Any help would be appreciated cause I can't find a d*#m thing about them on the internet.
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offcenter
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Location: Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 99 Gl-1500 SE
76 GL-1000
77 Honda Trail 90

Re: Mac mufflers

Postby offcenter » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:38 pm

My 76 had a set of those on it when I bought it.
They were painfully loud! My buddy with a stock
1500 didn't want to ride near me because of the
noise. My wife didn't want to ride on it either.
It gave her a headache. ME TOO!!
The bike now has a set of stock mufflers from
a 78 wing. MUCH better!!!
George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
76 Goldwing Gl-1000
77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

glenwegener
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Re: Mac mufflers

Postby glenwegener » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:54 pm

I had to deal with the MAC company today and wow, were they rude. All I want to know is what size clamp to get to fit my 1500 wing. I would love to have stock but I can't find them. So, we don't have much of a choice. My stock ones are rusted out.

glenwegener
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Re: Mac mufflers

Postby glenwegener » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:56 pm

This is what I need but don't know the size!
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MikeB
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Location: Tacoma, WA
Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade.
2003 - GL1800A

Re: Mac mufflers

Postby MikeB » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:41 am

You just can't beat stock parts. You could try Ebay. There are several stock mufflers and sets of mufflers there.
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glenwegener
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Re: Mac mufflers

Postby glenwegener » Sat Apr 09, 2016 7:11 am

I know, I was watching Ebay for quite awhile, but nothing stock came up that was decent.

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wingman12
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Motorcycle: 1999 gl1500 se

Re: Mac mufflers

Postby wingman12 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:16 am

Good morning Glen, I happened upon your thread and perhaps I have what you are looking for. I took the stock exhaust chamber and stock mufflers off my 99SE 2 summers after I bought it out of the crate. I don't like not hearing the bike running, stock is much too quiet. These mufflers have been up in my garage rafters for over 15 years. I also have a set a little louder been in the garage about 13 years. I'm not sure if there's any differnce between the 89 and 99. According to the Honda parts website, part # are almost exact. The prices are staggering to say the least.

I would part with any and all of these pcs provided the price is agreeable. If interested send me a pm. :D :D

glenwegener
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Re: Mac mufflers

Postby glenwegener » Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:11 pm

Thank you so much, I am still trying to work with MAC for a return. I will keep you in mind, problem is always shipping cost.

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wingman12
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Re: Mac mufflers

Postby wingman12 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 2:51 pm

Good luck with the return. :D :D

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ka4yqi
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Re: Mac mufflers

Postby ka4yqi » Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:30 pm

wingman12 you have a PM.




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