GL1000 exhaust crossover


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GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby zimco » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:55 am



Can anyone tell me if the exhaust crossover is needed to relieve back flow or can it be eliminated?

If it can't be eliminated can it be placed anywhere in the system.

I want to replace a badly rusted muffler system, using smaller more straight through exhaust.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 30, 2011 10:34 am

The factory exhaust system is engineered for minimum noise and correct backflow pressure.BUT,I dropped my rusted out exhaust at the header and mounted (free to me harley takeoff) 2 harley exhausts to them.No crossover used.A little more throaty but nice.The restriction is the same.
Whatever exhaust you use , it should be designed to run on the same size motor.eg..1 harley cylinder = 2 honda cylinders.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:31 pm

The cross over just reduces the flow through one muffler, but is not essential and GL1000's are not sensitive to back pressure. I too switched to Harley take offs and they work great. At less than $10 each, they are a great replacement.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby landisr » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:48 am

Great idea about the Harley mufflers. When new they are, indeed, quiet, which to me is good.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby 78AzWing » Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:19 pm

I have gone with just straight pipes on mine. No cross-over, no baffles. Guaranteed to make that cage back off of the rear wheel!
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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby sfruechte » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:18 pm

There are problems with straight pipes (poser pipes).
1) They cause people to resent motorcycles which adversely impacts all our safety.
2) You have no right to impose your noise into the lives of others.
3) You cannot hear traffic over your own noise.
4) You can permanently damage your own hearing, the little bones in your inner ear are fragile.
5) Loud pipes do not save lives, they make you look like a poser.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby 78AzWing » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:59 pm

Spoken like a man that has not been around the Harleys that run a round. Most, if not all, of them are louder than my straight pipes.
I like the sound they make.
My neighbors don't complain, and I have asked them if the pipes are too loud, especially the ones with kids. No complaints.

And how many of you riding Dressers have stereos and cb's? You have to run those loud enough to be able to hear them, which means you cannot hear the traffic around you.
I don't listen for traffic.
I LOOK for traffic. In the mirrors, out in front, turn my head from side to side. If you wear a helmet, it cuts down on your hearing ability greatly.

Poser, your self. Try stuff before you knock it.
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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby sfruechte » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:43 pm

Sorry it is such a touchy subject but there are always a few people who think they have the right to blast THEIR noise into the lives of others. Have at it, but know you are special and are taking liberties that fortunately, most folks do not.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby 78AzWing » Fri Jul 01, 2011 4:53 pm

Bubba, you need to get out into the world more.

Look around, Pay attention. That is exactly what most people are doing. Imposing their will, their thoughts, their sounds into each others lives. You seem to be the touchy one.
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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby zimco » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:01 pm

A wise man once said

"Never try to teach a pig to sing, It wastes your time and it annoys the pig"

But then I like it a little loud.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby FADM Stern GNSF » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:40 pm

Being very new to the forum (just got a gl1000 I havent even tried to start yet) I was wondering around looking for tips and found this post. I also have a CX500 which uses a H-box, which is very important to the proper operation of the engine, and was just wondering if it was less important on the wing. I have learned a lot about the CX, but Im a GW vergin here, just waiting to suck up as much info as I can :)
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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby 78AzWing » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:03 am

Some say you need it, some say you don't. I don't run one on my personal bike and have not noticed any kind of adverse conditions because of not having one.
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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby Fred Camper » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:28 pm

You get the choice on a wing, not very sensitive at all. But get her running first for sure.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby TheArtist » Fri Jul 29, 2011 8:01 am

I just got a couple of new sportster mufflers that had a crossover. I welded in a couple of washers to close off the crossover. Hope to get her running this weekend. Paid $100 for the mufflers, I thoughgt it was cheap compared to new.

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby portugeezer » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:47 am

Loud pipes vs. quieter pipes is a bit of a touchy subject. I will say this. The volume a lot of Harleys run at will give you a ticket if you are driving a car with exhaust that loud. I'm not a biker. What I mean is I'm a guy who rides bikes. I don't wear biker clothes etc. I know a lot of diffent types of ppl. Most think Harleys are obnoxiously loud and annoying. So it is true that being very loud gives motorcyclists a bad image. On the other hand I do not picture a Goldwing with its boxer engine being that loud because it has straight pipes on it!

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Re: GL1000 exhaust crossover

Postby TheArtist » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:17 am

The mufflers I put on were stock mufflers, very quiet. I was able to use the stock brackets, had to bend them alittle and made an adaptor to bolt to the muffler and to the brackets. Used the tubes from the muffler to extend out and up. Had to cut about 4'' to use as a header extension. Very solid and quiet.




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