Hi all, new here. I own 2 wings now 1981 gl1100 & 1983 gl1100. I bought the 81 in 2004 and got to ride it for a few years then parked it till recently. I now find the dilemma of finding affordable replacement exhaust. I was fortunate to locate a used set (which weren't pretty, patched and rusty) but affordable at $50. Much quieter than what came off. I also acquired an 83 thinking for parts, hadn't ran in a couple of years but I got it running, exhaust was just as bad and tires and rims were different size. So now I have two. I once again am having g difficulty locating suitable and affordable exhaust. Since my first experience I'm thinking of utilizing original headers cut off where muffler joins, and fabricating a pipe which will curve from header to just past where the original muffler bracket bolts up then utilize a 10-12" chrome shorty which should bring me close to where the original end of muffler ended, if not add a chrome tip from car exhaust. Any suggestions for eliminating OEM crossover, any adverse affects?
Was originally thinking of using a piece of flex pipe as an intermediate pipe connect header to muffler, might still try that, something to mold fabricated pipe from anyway?
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- Location: sweetwater, Tennessee
- Motorcycle: previously owned 83 GL1100A aspencade traded for a motorhome, 1981 honda GL500i silverwing interstate, 1974 yamaha xs400, 1974 Honda cb450 twin cam, 1983 honda vt30, 1982 honda 700 shadow, 1972 cb750four, and my first bike, a brand new 1982 honda CM400e. now own-1986 GL1200 aspencade SEi
Hi oldie, welcome to our ever growing winger website. you'll find a lot of friendly people here that are very helpful with our Goldwings. the "how-to" articles are also very good. here's one that you might want to look at pertaining to your exhaust system.....viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4874 this should help you out a lot since your wanting to make your own pipes and attach new mufflers to them. keep us posted on your progress and we love pics. here's a complete exhaust system i found on eBay for ya.......http://www.ebay.com/itm/Exhaust-system- ... b6&vxp=mtr and im sure if you ask in here, there might be someone that has a system laying around that they might consider selling to ya at a "reasonable" price.
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