Mufflers


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Mufflers

Postby lnash » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:54 pm



I was wondering if anyone has put a set of late model mufflers(80-87) on a 75 GL1000. The origional mufflers stopped up at about 75K and at that time another set was about $350 back in the 80's. Looking for a set of quiet mufflers for it if anyone has any suggestions.



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Re: Mufflers

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Sep 10, 2010 7:25 am

the cross over pipe will hit the rear wheel
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Re: Mufflers

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Sep 10, 2010 10:11 am

And leave our 1100-1200 muffler supply alone! They're hard enough to find as it is! :) :)

Lots of people have put a set of cheap Harley (Sportster, if I recall?) mufflers on. You could either ignore the crosspipe, or fashion one and weld it in place on the Harleys. If they're too loud for your liking, you can stuff the pipes with stainless steel wool, which will work as baffles and soften the noise considerably.

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Re: Mufflers

Postby detdrbuzzard » Fri Sep 10, 2010 1:27 pm

stock road king pipes will work to and not be too loud but you'll have to head to a muffler shop to have some piping done to connect the rk mufflers to the honda header so the pipes will be streight
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Re: Mufflers

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:02 pm

My old 76 gl1000 exhaust rusted through.I got free a set from a harley takeoff.clamp and bolt on to headers.sounded fine ,ran great.Also One Cyl Sounded like Piston Slap.Turned out The inner thermal inner liner was swollen and restricting exhaust flow.

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Re: Mufflers

Postby 78AzWing » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:16 pm

I run straight pipes on my '78. :lol:
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Re: Mufflers

Postby sfruechte » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:32 pm

I think it was goldwingfacts.com that had a user that put some Triumph Bonneville replacement mufflers on. They were all chrome but there is a style resemblence to the chrome tips and trim on the stock black muffler. The picture looked pretty sharp.

I've heard a lot of Harley dealers scrap their stock mufflers because they replace so many with the loud poser pipes. You might get a set of those for free.




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