Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers


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jc55
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Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

Postby jc55 » Wed May 04, 2016 11:44 pm



Hey guys, just wanted to share a mod I'm trying out. I repainted my bike and it was glaringly obvious that the previous owner's glaspacks had to go. I was looking for a specific look while regaining back pressure. What do you think?

The baffles were $9/pair shipped, the tubing was $7 and the stainless tips were $12 each. I TIG welded the tubing to the header after cutting off the header at the ring. (One side needs to be longer since the headers are offset) The tips slip over and two bolts clamp itself on.
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The throttle response seems quite a bit better and it cleans the bike up a bit more. The main stand(not the kick stand) does interfere on one side when swinging down from the tip only. Unbolting the stainless tip temporarily solves that.
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Maz
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Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000K1
1976 CB500T
1979 CB750L
1990 Yamaha FJ1200

Re: Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

Postby Maz » Thu May 05, 2016 2:01 am

Looks pretty cool, but I REALLY want to know what it sounds like!! :o

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SnoBrdr
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Re: Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

Postby SnoBrdr » Thu May 05, 2016 9:34 am

Maz wrote:Looks pretty cool, but I REALLY want to know what it sounds like!! :o

Maz


YouTube video needed.

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Re: Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

Postby jc55 » Thu May 05, 2016 3:59 pm







She's cold with the choke out. Sounds like a model T at idle but better at revs and great on the road imo. I was going more for looks because here in Harley country, there's no love for real bikes ;)

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Re: Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

Postby SnoBrdr » Thu May 05, 2016 4:14 pm

Nice sound more car than bike.

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Re: Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

Postby Maz » Fri May 06, 2016 2:05 am

Reminds me of the tuned VW Beetles that turn up at drag meets. I bet it sounds awesome at higher revs on the road. Nice!

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Re: Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

Postby jc55 » Tue May 10, 2016 1:10 am

Thanks for the comments. I may experiment with longer baffles since they are cheap.




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