Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Post by kicker29 »

Hi guys. It has been quit awhile since I have been on here. I have been quite busy and have not had a lot of trouble with my 1987 Interstate, until now. I have been doing all my maintenance every spring and fall and have seen quit a few videos but now I have a question. The problem is last year about halfway through the summer I started hearing an exhaust leak. I could not quit pinpoint it. When I went to start my spring clean up and maintenance I could hear the exhaust leak a little louder. Turns out that the exhaust completely rotted out at the joint where the header pipes go into the muffler. When I tried to tighten I snapped one the clamp bolts. well long story short. I ended up removing the whole exhaust. I went searching for one and apparently they are no longer manufactured by Honda. I looked at after market and not a lot of choices there. Nothing I felt comfortable with. So I went to E-Bay and found a complete system at a surprisingly affordable price. Anyway I received the parts a couple days ago and they are in great shape. I shouldn't have too much trouble putting it all back together. My question is has any of you fellow wingers ever installed a complete exhaust and are there any tips or tricks I should know about before I get started. I will be ordering all the new gaskets and I need to get 4 bolts for the clamps. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: Exhaust

Post by julimike54 »

Apply anti-seize to the exhaust nuts and bolts.
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Re: Exhaust

Post by CrystalPistol »

On those clamp bolts, some I had just drilled and used a bolt & nut.
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