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joseph*blue
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Exhaust

Postby joseph*blue » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:08 pm



What are the pros and cons of TorqueMaster exhaust for a Gl1500 :?:



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MikeB
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Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade.
2003 - GL1800A

Re: Exhaust

Postby MikeB » Mon Jun 13, 2016 10:27 am

I do not know of any PRO's. I do know that the CON is it lightens your wallet significantly.
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joeincalif
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Motorcycle: 1997 Gold Wing SE

Re: Exhaust

Postby joeincalif » Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:58 am

Probably somewhat louder. Don't know if you would have to re jet the carbs. On my Nomad and ither cruisers you have to change the jets when you change the exhaust.
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Bobsiler
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Location: Morgan Hill CA
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 A

Re: Exhaust

Postby Bobsiler » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:24 am

I installed Torq masters Daytona shorts last year and love them. A little more sound without being obnoxious. I found mine on EBay new for about $340 shipped. Below is a link to the thread. No rejetting on mine. Bike runs great, i just got back Sunday from a 2700 mile ride and had zero problems.

viewtopic.php?f=18&t=29966

CrystalPistol
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Location: Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200A
1997 GL1500SE Lehman Trike

Re: Exhaust

Postby CrystalPistol » Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:57 pm

Don't know about a "Torque Master" ..... but I have a "X-tractor" on the Trike that was installed by the original owner back in 2001 or so, it's stainless steel, looks like two snakes inter twined and totally replaces the "middle chamber" that Honda put between the head pipes and mufflers. I came across a Honda stock middle chamber in a box of stuff given tome and thought I would slip it on in place to see what changes it made. I could tell a drop in mid range torque, the motor just wasn't as happy to pick up speed or move the Trike as quick. Call it imagination .... but it was enough that I put the X-tractor back on after a trip to the WVa Rally. The X-tractor does increase noise, it's louder .... but the Trike seems to like it.
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Bobsiler
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Re: Exhaust

Postby Bobsiler » Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:26 am

Torqmaster makes the "X factor" Id like to add that next.

http://www.torqmasterpipes.com/product/x-factor/

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MikeB
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Re: Exhaust

Postby MikeB » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:32 pm

You must have money to burn 'cuz that is all it will do for you. You will not realize $319 worth of performance. It is your call but I think you would be further ahead to spend it on lighting, suspension and fuel. You'll get more bang for the buck that way.

The only way to know it if it is going to do any good is to do a Dynamometer test prior to changing it out and after changing it out. Maybe you can find some reliable specs online, as long as they are not from the manufacturer.
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Bobsiler
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Re: Exhaust

Postby Bobsiler » Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:53 pm

More of a wish list item. I don't want to blast eardrums but i do want to be heard. I love my wing but stock is to quiet for me.
Ive lit up everything that was a reflector and changed out bulbs to brighter LED'S in some places.
Progressive suspension on the rear and a set of progressive springs ready for the front.

CrystalPistol
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1997 GL1500SE Lehman Trike

Re: Exhaust

Postby CrystalPistol » Thu Jun 23, 2016 1:35 pm

Like said above, I didn't buy the X-tractor that was on my trike when purchased and I'd have found it difficult to justify the $$$ but this is a dyno sheet for the X-tractor, Torque Monster, & Stock.
The original owner of our '97 became a Lehmana dealer and in 1998 built the trike I have as his first and for several years, it was their personal trike .... as he sold others. He liked the tone and he thought it helped a little. Chart doesn't show a huge increase, but my experience using a stock middle chamber tells me that she does seem to like it in low and mid range response.





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