Replacing Exhaust Pipes


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Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Post by aholloway17 » Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:38 pm



Hi All,

Around the New York area we are sneaking up on Spring...slowly! And you know that means, getting the Wing ready for action. I had new sneakers put on this past weekend it became clear, its time to replace the rusting old exhaust pipes. What is on the bike now are stock and they are whisper quiet. Are there pipes other than stock that are of good quality, less expensive, and as quiet? Recommendations?

Thanks,

Allen


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Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Post by aholloway17 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:31 pm

Nothing to suggest???
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Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Post by Happytrails » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:08 pm

Choices are limited. I think maybe Cobra makes replacement pipes but I dont think they are as quiet. some people try to buy used pipes off fleabay or the forums. And some others buy used harley touring pipes and did a custom install. They are supposed to have a low rumble to them. If you buy OEM late model pipes they are much cheaper than the ones that came with your bike. The tips are different if you dont mind it.
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Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Post by Uncle Fester » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:14 am

There are a number of videos on YouTube where owners of the GL-1500 have used stock H-D dresser pipes with very little mod needed. You can usually pick them up cheap or even free from a local Harley dealer as they tend to toss them away when a owner upgrades his pipes to Stage 1 or 2 pipes.
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Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Post by offcenter » Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:28 pm

Allen, I have a pair of almost new Harley FLH mufflers that you could have for $30, which is what I paid
for them. I bought them to put on my '76 GL-1000 but never used them.
I'm not far from you, near Lake Hopatcong NJ.
George in Jersey.
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Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Post by aholloway17 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:09 pm

Hi George,

Thanks for the offer. I must say I've listened to a number of videos with HD Mufflers and while they sound pretty good, I do love the whisper quiet stock pipes.

Happy Spring!
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Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Post by offcenter » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:24 pm

No problem, Allen.
Good luck in your search.


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