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Collector Box

Postby liquineer » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:14 pm



There has been some online discussion in the UK Goldwing owners forum about the collector box being declard obsolete for the GL1500 very recently, which means new ones are now unavailable from Honda- has this happened in the United States or Canada?


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Re: Collector Box

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:09 pm

liquineer wrote:There has been some online discussion in the UK Goldwing owners forum about the collector box being declard obsolete for the GL1500 very recently, which means new ones are now unavailable from Honda- has this happened in the United States or Canada?


I hadn't heard this, but I just went and checked a Honda parts site, for a few different years of GL1500 - and it shows it as unavailable for all of them. So yes, it would appear that they no longer have replacements. This is a BAD thing - the collector box is a high frequency replacement item, very susceptible to rust and breakage.
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Re: Collector Box

Postby ct1500 » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:59 pm

I recently installed a TorqMonster? I think it was called on a bike and they too are obsolete, perhaps it would be in their best interest to start producing again. It was the one with the individual looping pipes and a small crossover chamber in the middle.

There was not much difference in noise until you jumped on the throttle, it could be heard going away 3 houses down the street, Vrroomm.

The fit was perfect until it came time to attach OEM mufflers, left tailpipe kicked out slightly more than right, even with their own after market muffler to saddlebag frame brackets. What'ya gonna do, all in all it was acceptable.

EDIT: I found a picture of it and now think it was called an X Tractor. Can be seen at lower left. Notice also the bike had the dual air shocks. :D
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Re: Collector Box

Postby liquineer » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:41 am

Thanks for looking Wingadmin, It IS a bad thing- wish I had known in advance and I would have bought a spare. We can get an aftermarket one by Motad here.

I wonder how many other parts for the GL1500 will suddenly become obsolete?
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Re: Collector Box

Postby brettchallenger » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:40 am

Yep, looks like Motad do a full system still in stainless steel, though it is whopping £730. However, when I looked for just the collector box they say it is not available to buy online and to contact them. I wonder if this means that Motad will soon cease to manufacture exhausts for GL1500s?
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Re: Collector Box

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:30 am

Partzilla shows it as being available at $873!!!, but "you save $450".

At that price I won't be stocking a spare.
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Re: Collector Box

Postby ct1500 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 1:56 pm

The poor mans alternative fix would be to cut off inlet and outlet pipes of rotted box and use flex-tube to connect header to tailpipe and make mounting fasteners for front of tailpipe to secure to frame.
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Re: Collector Box

Postby cbx4evr » Sun Dec 15, 2013 4:10 pm

ct1500 wrote:The poor mans alternative fix would be to cut off inlet and outlet pipes of rotted box and use flex-tube to connect header to tailpipe and make mounting fasteners for front of tailpipe to secure to frame.



Not poor man but smart man.

I'd certainly be trying something else or doing some patching before dropping those kind of dollars. I just can't afford it.
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Re: Collector Box

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Dec 15, 2013 5:38 pm

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ct1500 wrote:The poor mans alternative fix would be to cut off inlet and outlet pipes of rotted box and use flex-tube to connect header to tailpipe and make mounting fasteners for front of tailpipe to secure to frame.



Not poor man but smart man.

I'd certainly be trying something else or doing some patching before dropping those kind of dollars. I just can't afford it.


Me too, I'd be fabricating some kind of welded box to replicate it, I think.
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Re: Collector Box

Postby peppilepew » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:10 pm

I just sold a perfect one on ebay. Any welder with some stainless pipe and a TIG welder can fix you up. Getting the correct size pipe, that's another problem. Its the outlets that are the problem. Mine broke off when installing a hitch. I managed to braze it back on. I did order one for a spare. Bike will be sold so it was no longer needed. West coast bikes have nice clean metal. I would look to Cali for a good replacement.
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Re: Collector Box

Postby Huntersbane » Fri Jan 24, 2014 5:47 am

Needed to replace my collector box on my GL1500 91 plate. And yes They are obsolete. As far as Honda say. PURCHASED A MOTAD S/S collector box. Just about to put it on her so will report back when finished. It was £190 from David Silver parts.
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Re: Collector Box

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:27 pm

This would be a fantastic item for someone to start producing as an aftermarket part. The collectors do rust out, and it's only a matter of time before they fail. The stock of used parts will dwindle, and there will be a market for them as a result. Some stamped steel, a bit of welding, and presto, a new product with a built-in market.


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