GL 1500/a exhaust


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GL 1500/a exhaust

Postby bobz3927 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:55 pm



Thinking about removing the exhaust chamber (not a converter) on my '95 1500 aspencade and going straight from the header pipe to the muffler assembly. What problems will this create?



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Re: GL 1500/a exhaust

Postby Sidcar » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:24 am

Might make it more noisy, how well do you get on with your neighbours!

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Re: GL 1500/a exhaust

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:01 pm

You might lose a bit of torque and a bit of mileage, and as mentioned, it could be a bit more noisy. The opposite cylinder bank pulses are used to help evacuate the exhaust, and the pulse in that chamber is what does that. So without the chamber, the piston itself is the only thing pushing the exhaust out, without the vacuum pulse, which means you lose a bit of power and mileage.

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Re: GL 1500/a exhaust

Postby bobz3927 » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:37 am

Thanks. I guess the "Torq Monster" which claims better torque and more power has enough bends in it to maintain the back pressure needed, opposing straight pipes which dramatically reduce back pressure.




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