1990 Aspencade mufflers


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1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:28 pm



The mufflers on my 1990 Aspencade are rusting out at the ends and are beginning to leak. I obviously need to replace them so are there any suggestions on replacements? Aftermarket or oem? I have found some aftermarket replacements that should sound a little better on ebay but would appreciate any advice before dropping 4 big ones.



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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby robb » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:33 pm

I have a Daytona exhaust on the 89 and it sounds cool but not too loud when on bike. Take a listen.

http://s45.photobucket.com/user/vstar10 ... sort=3&o=0

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Jun 29, 2014 10:50 pm

Check this video out, guy used Harley Ultra Classic mufflers on his GL-1500



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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:28 pm

Those Daytona pipes sound awesome! Where did you get them and how much? Do they just fit in place of the oem ?

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby robb » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:39 am


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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby SmartBiker » Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:07 pm

i went with new oem mufflers for a 1998 gl1500. they are half the cost of the earlier mufflers. they come in two pieces, the muffler and the tailpiece.

from service honda:
muffler...165.00 each
tailpiece..114.00 each

you will need the right and left of each

the early model oem from honda are 600+ bux each

its a direct fit and much quieter

dont forget the bolts and washers for the tailpiece. three of each

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:05 am

Update: I picked up a set of Jardine slash cut mufflers on ebay and installed them, definitely a wicked sound. Going to have to trim the lower valence below the saddle bags a bit or they will wind up melting. Wish the pipes where a bit longer but hey, for $289 shipped new I can modify it a bit .

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby artgrantz » Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:02 am

I have been told that the factory mufflers from some Harleys are a good fit for the 1500. Many Harley dealers have lots of stock pipes that were removed from bikes whose owners wanted louder pipes installed and they sell them at low cost. Might be a good place to look.

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:21 am

Yes, you are correct. There are a lot of take offs available. I already bought and installed these. I like the sound of these better, sounds like a Ferrari. Just have to trim the lower panel to clear the exhaust stream.

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:22 pm

702scottc wrote:Yes, you are correct. There are a lot of take offs available. I already bought and installed these. I like the sound of these better, sounds like a Ferrari. Just have to trim the lower panel to clear the exhaust stream.



Could you post a few pics of your mufflers installed please. . . . Also, did you keep the collector box or delete it ?
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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:55 pm

]Direct fit replacements for the stock pipes. Uses the collector box.
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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sun Jul 13, 2014 3:02 pm

Went on a late ride last nite to see how it performs with new pipes. Rode 250 miles thru northern Arizona and down thru Laughlin, Nv and back home. Ran great and fuel mileage increased from 30 to 32 mpg running 75 and 80 mph. Beautiful nite for riding, that super moon really lit up the desert! It was still 100 degrees at 10:30 pm when i left Vegas but that's pretty much normal for here.. A few long road trips and these pipes will pay for themselves in fuel savings. If anyone is considering an exhaust upgrade, go for it. Pipes like these aren't obscenely loud and look pretty cool..

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:09 pm

What do "take offs" cost out there in Lost Wages ?
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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:21 pm

I have seen them for around $20. You'll have to have some adapter pipes made or better yet, just follow the lead of the YouTube post you put up and have pipes made to eliminate the collector. Ebay has a number of Harley bagger take offs listed for around 20 to 30 dollars. Don't forget shipping.. They look sharp but it's a hassle to find someone to make pipes, or a shop willing to do it. Maybe in Oklahoma you can find someone, I bet you can. Farm folk are pretty creative..

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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby Uncle Fester » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:26 pm

702scottc wrote: Maybe in Oklahoma you can find someone, I bet you can. Farm folk are pretty creative..


Just what are you saying here ? Lol

Just kidding, we ( Okies ) do tend to be. . . . . . resourceful.
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Re: 1990 Aspencade mufflers

Postby 702scottc » Sun Jul 13, 2014 10:02 pm

Ya you Okies are ok.. Lol. My folks are from there, I've ridden thru the state a number of times. The southwestern part they are from is so flat you can see the curvature of the earth..lol. I know around Oklahoma City there are a number of custom fab shops that could fix you up, out here is a bit of a challenge. Everyone wants to sell you a new system. Forget about the dealers, you show up with a request like that they will think you're from Mars..lol.
Harley take offs are definitely a great budget minded option, if I didn't pay what I did for my setup, I was looking at that option.




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