1986 GL 1200 aspencade exhaust trouble


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jamie f
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade, 1982 GS 850L,,wife's bike, 1981 GS1100E,sold,,Latest addition 1994 GL 1500 Aspencade.

1986 GL 1200 aspencade exhaust trouble

Postby jamie f » Sun Jun 07, 2015 8:51 pm



I just purchased a 86 gl 1200,It had a exhaust leak down by where muffler connects to header pipes.I took it apart only to find that the gaskets weren't leaking,both header pipes had 3 or 4 little 1/4" holes in them.I took them and worked some welding magic(can't afford new exhaust)Ordered slip gaskets,but on "dry fit" of headers to muffler,doesnt appear it has enough clamp to tighten down.Muffler input holes look a little rough with rust peeling on inside.Already had to wait 2 weeks for these gaskets,don't want to ruin them.Has anyone else ran into this and what did you do to cure it?Thanks everyone!



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jamie f
Posts: 80
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:29 pm
Location: lodi wi
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade, 1982 GS 850L,,wife's bike, 1981 GS1100E,sold,,Latest addition 1994 GL 1500 Aspencade.

Re: 1986 GL 1200 aspencade exhaust trouble

Postby jamie f » Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:02 pm

well i got it back together.purchased new band clamps and now its as quiet as can be.i do have a slight hiccup on light accel but i'll go to the fuel/carb link for that.thanks


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