Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers


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jc55
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Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

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Hey guys, just wanted to share a mod I'm trying out. I repainted my bike and it was glaringly obvious that the previous owner's glaspacks had to go. I was looking for a specific look while regaining back pressure. What do you think?

The baffles were $9/pair shipped, the tubing was $7 and the stainless tips were $12 each. I TIG welded the tubing to the header after cutting off the header at the ring. (One side needs to be longer since the headers are offset) The tips slip over and two bolts clamp itself on.
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The throttle response seems quite a bit better and it cleans the bike up a bit more. The main stand(not the kick stand) does interfere on one side when swinging down from the tip only. Unbolting the stainless tip temporarily solves that.
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Maz
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Looks pretty cool, but I REALLY want to know what it sounds like!! :o

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Maz wrote:Looks pretty cool, but I REALLY want to know what it sounds like!! :o

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She's cold with the choke out. Sounds like a model T at idle but better at revs and great on the road imo. I was going more for looks because here in Harley country, there's no love for real bikes ;)
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Nice sound more car than bike.
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Reminds me of the tuned VW Beetles that turn up at drag meets. I bet it sounds awesome at higher revs on the road. Nice!

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Re: Gl1000 custom shorty mufflers

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Thanks for the comments. I may experiment with longer baffles since they are cheap.


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