Muffler


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toanogreen
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Muffler

Postby toanogreen » Sun May 01, 2011 4:38 pm



I purchased a 99 SE. The mufflers have a low "throaty" sound as opposed to the "quiet" sound I had in my other Wing. The service man says they were ok. Is this the normal sound for this model. or are these the pipes that I should have? Are there others and how can I tell?



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Re: Muffler

Postby dan1951 » Mon May 02, 2011 12:12 am

Check to see if it still has the stock exhaust collector box underneath, Your side stand rests on it when it,s up. Alot of people replaced them with torq-monster headers if the box rusted out, Or if they wanted that deep exhaust tone and reportedly a few more horsepower. It will look like a curl of pipes instead of a box. It gives the bike true dual exhaust by getting rid of the two into one box back into two at the rear of the box. The mufflers should be rounded at back with stock turndown, If there slash cut or megaphone ends there probally aftermarket. Safe riding to Ya.

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Re: Muffler

Postby ka4yqi » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:47 pm

The 98,99 and the 2000 have a different that the earlier wing. Makes a little more noise, bother me to start with but have come to stand it.

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Re: Muffler

Postby toanogreen » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:32 am

I did replace my original pipes and found that there was a good bit of rust in one pipe and in the collector. After installing another set of OEM pipes and collector the sound was much better (softer), but still a little more pronounced than older Goldwings. I can tell the difference and I am satisfied with my decision.

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Re: Muffler

Postby landisr » Thu Aug 04, 2011 10:44 am

This is what your mufflers looked like new. So if they look different, or you find the collector different as explained above, unless someone 'punched out' the insides, your bike is most likely stock. The 98-2000s have a slightly throatier sounds, but are just about as quiet at cruising speed as the earlier models. Enjoy your ride!

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toanogreen
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Re: Muffler

Postby toanogreen » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:04 pm

You are right about the sound. I wish I had known that they were different. It would have saved me $$$. But I am still more satisfied with the new ones. They are much cleaner and do sound better than the others. The others were rusting, out so I'm glad I made the change.




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