Exhaust Removal


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sportsfreaked
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1985 Honda Goldwing Limited Edition gl1200

Exhaust Removal

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Can you remove just the pipes and baffle from where it connects with the 4 bolts (2 each side). I want to drop the swing arm and exhaust needs to come off. Can I just loosen the 4 bolts then remove from the header? I'm chasing this wobble thing and figured I would just start from scratch. I rebuilt the front yesterday and now doing the rear. I just need advise on getting the exhaust off. I can wiggle it up and down. I'm just tired and hurting and frustrated at this point and I don;t want to bust anything so a deep breath and a few curse words and throw some tools and I'll be ok :D . Thanks as always!! Ed


Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

sportsfreaked
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Re: Exhaust Removal

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Problem solved! Got her off
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

JarBal
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Re: Exhaust Removal

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hi,
so what was the trick with removing it ?
I have same problem

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sportsfreaked
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Re: Exhaust Removal

Post by sportsfreaked »

I just kept wiggling it and pulling on it and it finally came off. To put it back on you will need too loosen a header. I loosened the right header when i put it back on. You will need the 2 copper round washers for the header and then the 2 round things for b the exhaust where they go into the headers.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

JarBal
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Re: Exhaust Removal

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Thanks for info, I'll try remove it today.

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Re: Exhaust Removal

Post by Rednaxs60 »

I've had my exhaust apart as well. Had the exhaust pipe nipple where the back part slides on replaced (these were paper thin and had some small holes in them) at a local welding shop. If you replace the exhaust pipe nipples, the shop must take into account the install angle as it is different for each side.

The muffler gasket is P/N 18392-MJ4-670, the right side muffler clamp is P/N 18376-MB4-003, the left side muffler clamp is P/N 18377-MB4-003. These muffler clamps are apparently available from Honda; however, when I ordered a pair they must be coming from another universe because I did not get them even after waiting 6 months.

Have ordered up a set of 1800 muffler clamps because the ones I have are severely corroded and are on their last legs. Will let the collective know how these new ones fit.

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