exhaust problem


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exhaust problem

Postby deerhunter80 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:05 am



my 1978 Gl1000 has a rusted out spot on the right side muffler. the mufflers have a crossover, i guess for back preassure. i was looking online all night for a replacement muffler, new and used, but i only have $100 to budget with. i was wondering if i took out the crossover and used cherrybomb straight mufflers would i have performace problems? can this even be done? im at my wits end on looking so someone can you please help me?



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Re: exhaust problem

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 21, 2010 7:16 pm

I'm going to say that you have just about a zero percent chance of finding a replacement set of OEM mufflers for $100. They are rare, and expensive.

Lots of people have welded cheap Harley pipes onto the exhausts, and while not quite as quiet, they perform just fine.

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Re: exhaust problem

Postby deerhunter80 » Sun Feb 21, 2010 9:21 pm

i found some "12 chrome shortys at jcwhitney.com for $71 for a set. i think (hope) they work

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Re: exhaust problem

Postby acman » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:42 pm

deer hunter let me know if they work i was looking at them for my 1500

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Re: exhaust problem

Postby deerhunter80 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:00 pm

got them on today and they sound great. but i do advise putting some tips on them (either straight, but prefer turndowns). they run about as far as the dolly stand so i added some turndowns and used mufflerweld to apply them

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Re: exhaust problem

Postby acman » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:26 pm

thanks could you post a link to them and may be some pics. please thanks

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Re: exhaust problem

Postby deerhunter80 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:29 pm

just go to JCwhitney.com and do the search for ur bike. they will have several full exhuast and mufflers to choose from.




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