Straight pipes


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cornfused
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Straight pipes

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I bought a 1981 goldwing interstate the guy I got it from put straight pipes on it I was told when you do that you have to re jet the carbs if that is true how do I know what size jets to get. Any ideas would be appreciated thnx


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rejet will cover up the problem he created by removing a perfectly tuned exhaust and replacing with a couple handicap rails. he killed torque, horsepoer, mpg, reliability and longevity.
just install the largest jets you can find, then install the next size down, then the next, yada yada. and when you realize all jet numbers do not equal the same hole size, yo ucan waste another pile if money. not to mention the damge you have done by then.
never go near the person that did that and told you that, again and put it back stock, hoping it hasnt been damaged to badly.

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I've been riding the bike with the straight pipes for 10 yrs and it runs fine i haven't had any mechanical problems at all .the only thing it seems to affect is the top end ( it's not as fast as other 1100s but that'sOK with me )
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there are people that have injected drugs for 10 years, and havnt noticed any problems at all. except for the problems they chose to ignore.
1. you say no problems at all.
2. you say you lost a remarkable amount of power.

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I d
idn't say I lost a lot power ,
Just some power at the top end meaning it's just not as fast as my other 1100s I'm OK with that I'm not into speed or drugs . But I do love the rumble the pipes put out and apparently a lot of other people do too by the comments I get


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