please help me pick an exhaust


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please help me pick an exhaust

Postby jab2of3 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:48 am



Hi,

I need an exhaust on my interstate and am looking for help / recommendations. I see the following:

Jardine Turndown ($550)
Mac turndown ($460)
Mega Slash Back ($475)

Are there any others? Any recommendations? I kind of think the slash back style would be a nice look that is different.

THANKS!


thanks,
jeff

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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:21 pm

Look on eBay and get a OEM set for under $200 maybe even $150

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Honda-Gold ... es&vxp=mtr

these are a little rough but wait a few days good ones will appear.
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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby D2D » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:14 pm

Check around in cities near you on craigslist. I found a set for my 77 GL1000 for $35 in much better shape than what's in that link above on eBay.

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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby dingdong » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:11 am

You can also go with Harley take-offs. Many have done it. Cost is almost nothing compared to those custom made for your bike. Like $20 to $50 for a set of new. I have a set on my 76. Looks and sounds great. There are threads on some of the other sites with tutorials on how to do it.
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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:25 am

My brother had an aftermarket exhaust with turndowns on his 1100 a couple of years ago, they were louder than stock by a fair bit. The turn downs just made the sound worse by reflecting the sound back up off the pavement, the droning just about drove him batty. I cut the turndown off for him and let that droning sound escape out the back and away. He was much happier,still louder than stock but better. I would stay away from turn downs for that reason alone. To each their own.

One post I read on the Harley muffler conversion said to use two front or two rear cyl harley mufflers for balanced exhaust flow, apparently there is a difference between the front and rear muffler construction on the same bike. I dont see how or why but that is what a couple of posts have stated. It was either on this site or on the Steve saunders site. Use the search function on the forums to look for it.
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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby jab2of3 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:56 am

I am a little worried about the Harley conversion. This bike is in great shape except for the exhaust and it is a small investment for years of riding it. I also don't want a used exhaust because they are messed up. It already have the turn down but they have been painted also and leak.

I was just wondering if one brand outlasted the other. The slash back would be something I have not seen before but I never heard of the bramd.
thanks,
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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby dingdong » Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:43 am

If longevity is important and price isn't try the Motad stainless.
http://www.motad.co.uk/product.php?prod ... ete+System
I know a couple of guys that have them and they look good.
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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:16 pm

dingdong wrote:If longevity is important and price isn't try the Motad stainless.
http://www.motad.co.uk/product.php?prod ... ete+System
I know a couple of guys that have them and they look good.

That would be my choice, if of course money wasn't an issue...Still it's in your price range...I paid $250.00 for my used oem one's with the extensions... I got lucky..I will go on a hunt for you or with you rather and if I find something I will post it here... :D

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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:43 pm

well if money is not a issue these may work.... :lol: :lol: just kidding...http://www.ebay.com/itm/goldwing-exhaus ... es&vxp=mtr Hey you could always get a bit creative, watch this master at work... :lol:





I honestly would get the Jardines if you don't get the one's Ding Dong suggested that guy knows of what he speaks and I trust him 100 percent.. :D Here's a really sweet shot of the oem's with extensions on my bike...
If you click on the photo it will get all big and such.. :D :lol:

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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby jab2of3 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:21 pm

Motad is looking like the best. I went to the site. Looks to me like I may need to go with a dealer. any idea how much??
thanks,
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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 20, 2012 12:37 pm

When you get the new exhaust mounted can you please post a photo, thank's...

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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby dingdong » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:15 am

I can put you in touch with someone who recently put the Motads on his 1100. He is a truck driver so it may be a day or two before he can respond. Let me know.

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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby jab2of3 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:13 pm

Dingdong,

I'd like to hear if he is happy and what he paid. I am getting an estimate from the site referenced above for a complete system.
thanks,
jeff

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Re: please help me pick an exhaust

Postby jab2of3 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:14 pm

Are Motad systems only made and sold in the UK?


thanks,
jeff


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