Replacing exhaust on '82


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tubamanz
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Replacing exhaust on '82

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All, been away far too long. Bike has mostly sat for over 2 years...but motivation is now high. Fired it up last night, let it run and smooth out so all is well there. I do need to replace the exhaust (original) as it has rotted and I dislike sitting in the fumes at traffic lights. 2 questions:

1. Any suggestions on reliable/reputable sources/models for the exhaust? I've looked at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-GL1100-G ... Sw4bhcFdqb and https://www.ebay.com/itm/Delkevic-4into ... SwstJZWrWk as starters. The price doesn't scare me and while I don't need original look I don't want way out either. In my case quieter is better as well.

2. Anyone who has done this surgery....hints and tips would be appreciated.

Thanks!



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Re: Replacing exhaust on '82

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Of the 2 you posted get the Delkevic as the Mac are louder and the chrome is junk which will rust fast.

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Re: Replacing exhaust on '82

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Lots of us have gone the Harley take offs route. Cheap and sometimes free. viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4874

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Maz
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Re: Replacing exhaust on '82

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tubamanz wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:10 pm
All, been away far too long. Bike has mostly sat for over 2 years...but motivation is now high. Fired it up last night, let it run and smooth out so all is well there. I do need to replace the exhaust (original) as it has rotted and I dislike sitting in the fumes at traffic lights. 2 questions:

1. Any suggestions on reliable/reputable sources/models for the exhaust? I've looked at https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-GL1100-G ... Sw4bhcFdqb and https://www.ebay.com/itm/Delkevic-4into ... SwstJZWrWk as starters. The price doesn't scare me and while I don't need original look I don't want way out either. In my case quieter is better as well.

2. Anyone who has done this surgery....hints and tips would be appreciated.

Thanks!
The Delkevic system is stainless steel. I have one of their systems on my GS500E and love it. Nice deep sound, removable baffles (DB killers) and no rusting to worry about. Perfect fit too.
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Re: Replacing exhaust on '82

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Tubamanz, did you end up getting the Delkevic exhaust, and if yes, how well does the centerstand use integrate with the new exhaust system?
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tubamanz
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Re: Replacing exhaust on '82

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Replacement delayed. Planning now as a winter project.



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