GL1500 pipes


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GL1500 pipes

Postby bjatwood » Mon May 20, 2013 12:52 pm



OK guys, who makes the best sounding pipes for our beloved 1500's? I want to be able to hear this baby run! I saw that Cobra makes them for the 1800 and they sound fairley decent, but the don't make em for the 1500...HELP



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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby themainviking » Mon May 20, 2013 2:35 pm

Torqmaster makes the Daytona Power Muffler. You can hear it here:

http://wingstuff.com/products/1386-gl15 ... ers-gl1500
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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby cbx4evr » Mon May 20, 2013 3:13 pm

bjatwood wrote:OK guys, who makes the best sounding pipes for our beloved 1500's?



Honda
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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby RoadRogue » Tue May 21, 2013 12:48 am

cbx4evr wrote:
bjatwood wrote:OK guys, who makes the best sounding pipes for our beloved 1500's?



Honda


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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby bjatwood » Tue May 21, 2013 7:11 am

Loud pipes save lives!

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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby Doug B. » Wed May 22, 2013 5:26 am

I enjoy the fact my wife and I can carry on a conversation running the slab on my GW at 60 mph pretty easily.
I had an opportunity to ride in a group of about 150 bikes in a "Ride For The Fallen" a couple weekends ago. About 95% of the bikes were Hardly Davidsons. There was a constant drone of racket the entire day. Honestly.....at the end of the day, I was soooooo happy to ride with no bikes around me. Once away from the group, I realized just how much I appreciated my nice quiet pipes, pipes that don't wake babies.
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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby bjatwood » Wed May 22, 2013 7:26 am

Well, I have always enjoyed the sound of my motor in whatever vehicle, bike,boat, plane you name it. When you have a finely tuned motor running at it's limits it just gives me goose bumps. I had a 701/2 Z/28 back in my 20's that I regularly ran down the highway at 7,500RPM's and it sounded just like a Nascar...LOL
I started my Wing when I was working on the final drive and had the pipes off it at the collector to hear it running, and it sounded very nice to me. This is the driver to prompt my desire. And, getting to the wife part....while it's nice to hear her talk to me, sometimes I jsut want to ride with here and NOT hear her... ;)

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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby bjatwood » Mon May 27, 2013 6:38 pm

Pulled the baffles out of my pipes this weekend, definitely sounds a lot nicer to my ear than not hearing it..
And never really relized it before with the quiet baffles in place, but the throttle response is instant on my GL1500. I like it!

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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue May 28, 2013 8:33 pm

Are we talking stock Z28?
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Re: GL1500 pipes

Postby bjatwood » Thu May 30, 2013 7:10 am

Fatwing Chris wrote:Are we talking stock Z28?

It was 80% stock. Had a "bit" of motor work on it... 8-) 8-)




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