Exhaust mod ideas

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Exhaust mod ideas

Postby Goldenroad66 » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:04 pm

I am in love with my stock 79 but there's one thing that I would like to modify...the exhaust. I don't want to be seen (or heard of course) as the guy running big ol jets and straight pipes flying down a quiet neighborhood street. I simply want a nicer tone to my exhaust that won't break the bank and won't require re-jetting the carbs. I'm not sure how this idea floats around with my fellow Goldwing riders but has anyone cut the tips off the stock GL1000 mufflers? Does it require rejetting (i'm assuming no :? ) Is there anything else that can be done for under the 3 figure mark? As always I appreciate any input on the matter.

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Re: Exhaust mod ideas

Postby Placerville » Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:38 am

Lots of folks go with Harley slip-on's. They have a nice tone and aren't obnoxious.
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Re: Exhaust mod ideas

Postby offcenter » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:25 pm

I found a pair of Harley FLH mufflers on Ebay, brand new, for $50 shipped!
They fit and look great. Much quieter than the aftermarket junk that was on the bike
when I bought it. They were the bargain of the century.
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Re: Exhaust mod ideas

Postby sfruechte » Sun Dec 01, 2013 12:24 pm

I wouldn't cut or damage the stock pipes in any way. They sell for a lot on ebay and are getting harder and harder to find. It is very hard to do better than factory tuned exhaust tuned by factory engineers. It is very easy to find a lot of amateurs who think they can do better though.

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Re: Exhaust mod ideas

Postby Nickel1 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:57 pm

I didn't really do any research on my 78, just went with straight 2 1/2 inch exhaust and chrome tips. We don't have a noise ordinance here where I live! LOL

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