88 1500 baffle


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88 1500 baffle

Postby acman » Sun Mar 07, 2010 6:36 pm



I am wanting to make my gold wing louder (safty more then anything) but i was going to start with removing the baffles, i removed the pop rivets but they still won't come out any tips on this !
also what have some of y'all done to your gold wings to make them sound better or worse in some cases ??

thanks mike



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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Mar 08, 2010 4:49 pm

the only bike i ever got hit by a car on had a 4 into 1 pipe with no baffel so more noise for safety is very questionable to me
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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby acman » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:48 pm

well I agree look at how meany cars get hit buy trains!! but I think I will like a littil more sound from the big 1500

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby prodriver583 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:58 am

Hollywood pipes, Jardan exhaust. JC Whittney has another, Google GL1500 exhaust. I tried the same with mine, to remove my baffle, wouldnt work. I am a former Harley owner for years, and couldnt hear my wing's engine.

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby acman » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:57 pm

prodriver583 wrote:Hollywood pipes, Jardan exhaust. JC Whittney has another, Google GL1500 exhaust. I tried the same with mine, to remove my baffle, wouldnt work. I am a former Harley owner for years, and couldnt hear my wing's engine.


thanks I will give that a try
just trying to get some ideals

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:07 pm

prodriver583 wrote:Hollywood pipes, Jardan exhaust. JC Whittney has another, Google GL1500 exhaust. I tried the same with mine, to remove my baffle, wouldnt work. I am a former Harley owner for years, and couldnt hear my wing's engine.


I found it very odd not being able to hear my bike's engine at first, and a few times I found myself riding along, revving high in too low a gear, without realizing it.

That problem goes away - and I suspect I just feel the engine speed through the vibrations now, because it doesn't bother me not being able to hear the engine anymore.

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby prodriver583 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 7:30 pm

The big obstical is the price for either aftermarket exhaust or replacments for the ruined stock exhaust, after drilling out baffles or the welds that actually hold the baffle in the tube. I didnt get that far fortunatly

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby acman » Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:27 pm

prodriver583 wrote:The big obstical is the price for either aftermarket exhaust or replacments for the ruined stock exhaust, after drilling out baffles or the welds that actually hold the baffle in the tube. I didnt get that far fortunatly


that is where Iam at! I can weld any thang (mig,tig,and alum.)and have all the stuff to do it. I would just like some ideals of what will work and not look rigged? I know we are not the only one who have do this ??

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby prodriver583 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:42 pm

You are best off spending the extra bucks on a good aftermarket pipe than cobbling the original. Some places will want the original for a core.

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby acman » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:43 pm

when they are all ready rusted out I don't think you have to worry about cobbling or a core?and if I was made of money I would just go buy some ? but instend I guess I will just have to make some thing work . After I get done I will post some pics and will let you see my cobbling!!

I know I sound like a smart butt and for that I'am sorry, it just alway gets me going. when you start some thing that is out of the normal and people start thinking you are just rigging it . I know that does happen just to save a buck and I have done it before too .

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby prodriver583 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 9:27 pm

Actually, I had done this myself, figuring the same thing, saving money. I didnt grind the weld form the side of the pipe tho. I have a neighbor that went a different way, run a hose to the pipe, and drown the baffling matt.

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Re: 88 1500 baffle

Postby martinarial » Wed Aug 04, 2010 12:36 pm

At Americade in Lake George NY a few years back there was a kiosque that could install a 'chamber' with a lever to open or close the door of that chamber...it was on GL1200s but perhaps they make them for GL1500s ? Anyways, the chamber was located just behind the engine (lower rear) and was taking in all the (re-routed) exhaust from the manifolds, into the chamber, and then out to the pipes...when the door was open, the engine would just RRRRR-O-A-RRRRR! :D

Not my thing though, I really like the smooth sound of my GL1500...I like to go by 'icognito' ;)
As for safety, I added LIGHTS! That's what car drivers see and get their attention that you are there!




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