Muffler repair question


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HillVR
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Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade

Muffler repair question

Postby HillVR » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:30 pm



While putting my bike back together after a laundry list of repairs my RH muffler broke where it comes out of the collector. I can't afford a new collector and I know the muffler can be saved. Is there a temporary fix I can make until my wife releases more funding. If I run this way can I burn a valve, as a riding buddy has said, or can I run it without the RH muffler for a while. Vern



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keithg64
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Re: Muffler repair question

Postby keithg64 » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:37 pm

It maybe cheaper and better if you can have this one fixed. A good weld shop should be adle to do rather easily.
It's not what you buy, it's what you build.

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heidebill
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Re: Muffler repair question

Postby heidebill » Mon Jul 11, 2011 1:00 am

My Brother in-law has a 98 1500, his bike is much louder than mine, Much louder, Are there removable baffles on a wing muffler or are they just rusted out, is there a repair, or go buy new ones??
Bill

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HillVR
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Re: Muffler repair question

Postby HillVR » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:01 pm

I was able to get her fixed today, I found a 1 3/8 to 1 1/2 " adapter that fit nicely into the collector. I was able to get the broken section of pipe out of the muffler. I cleaned the entire area with a wire wheel and got it very clean. I inserted the adapter into the collector and put a couple of wraps of Permatex 1000 degree muffler tape around it, then I put the compression ring on the adapter and got it hot to seal the pipe. I then put the muffler on and clamped it and...it worked. She sounds like a Goldwing again. Gonna miss the wicked growl, though.

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Re: Muffler repair question

Postby keithg64 » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:46 pm

heidebill wrote:My Brother in-law has a 98 1500, his bike is much louder than mine, Much louder, Are there removable baffles on a wing muffler or are they just rusted out, is there a repair, or go buy new ones??
Bill


Probably rusted out.


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