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muffler

Postby fuzzydog » Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:09 pm



My 1500 backfired and blew my muffler out .I don't want loud after market pipes dose any one make a good replacement.



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Re: muffler

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:07 pm

I know people have put Harley Ultra Classic mufflers on a GL1500, but they are considerably louder.

The only muffler you're really going to find that is quiet as an OEM muffler is...an OEM muffler. The thing is, most aftermarket manufacturers make GL1500 mufflers for people who want their bikes to be louder, so that's what's available.

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Re: muffler

Postby wallyos » Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:21 pm

I purchased a set of Motad stainless steel mufflers for my 96 GL1500 SE from David Silver Spares (link below) last summer and couldn't be happier. They are as quiet or quieter than stock at all rpm.. Will not rust out and install was less than 1 hour. Paid 483.00 usd and 17.00 shipping! Delivered to my door in Canada where I paid GST and no duty. Got a quote from Motad factory in UK, but price was higher and overseas shipping was estimated at $150. So I went with David Silver Spares. They have a warehouse in the US.

http://www.davidsilverspares.com/motad/part_193331/

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Re: muffler

Postby Mh434 » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:26 pm

Those look nice! Any chance of pics of them installed on your bike? As a plus, they look to be cheaper than USED ones (OEM) on Ebay!

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Re: muffler

Postby wallyos » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:05 pm

Sorry for the delay. It is -20C in my garage, so moving my bikes around is not an option. The GW backed against a wall and is flanked by a Triumph and a snowblower. These pics are the best I could do for now. Good luck with your project.
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Re: muffler

Postby Mh434 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:15 pm

Those look GREAT!!! Thanks!

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Re: muffler

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 3:18 pm

fuzzydog wrote:My 1500 backfired and blew my muffler out .I don't want loud after market pipes dose any one make a good replacement.


wingadmin is right, the only proper muffler for your bike is an OEM. you best bet...eBay, but don't buy the first one you look at. check multiple listings, do the research on them, look closely at them and try to find one at the lowest price possible. sometimes you can find one with "free shipping", or a "buy it now" price.

stuart.




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