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Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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mikemcd
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I picked my trike yesterday from having the rear tire replaced with a new Taxi Tire, its quite a job with a trike kit. past my skill level. He casually mentioned this to me. he's referring to an exhaust part I think while removing the muffler.

"It's the flange coming out of your catalytic converter. I believe you'd have to replace the converter. I don't know Honda's. I'm a Harley guy."

Can someone please tell me what the part is that connects the exhaust pipe to the engine when installing the pipes? and any other advice that you would care o share with me.

Thanks in advance
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Catalytic converter???
There is no catalytic converter on a 1500.
George in Jersey.
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The reason I posted is I do not have any idea what the machinic was talking about, something the exhaust pipes connect to. all help appreciated
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You have header pipes from the cylinder heads that go to a collector that looks a little like a catalytic converter and then the mufflers connect to that. Sounds like he is talking about the collector. You might want to see if yours can be repaired since they can be rather pricey. I am sure a used unit could be found though if needed.
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Try to learn from the mistakes of others..... you won't live long enough to make them all yourself!
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Re: HELP

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Thanks for the tip, I can see that there is something missing from the right muffler at the place where the clamp tightens to the collector. it may be this part as shown on this diagram, Honda GASKET, RR. MUFFLER Part # 18392-MJ4-670 seems to be missing. thanks again for your help.
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Re: HELP

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The simplest thing to do would be to ask the mechanic that worked on your bike to explain to you what it is that needs to be repaired or replaced.
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There is a part called a 'band' for both the left and right exhaust that is used to connect the left and right muffler to a part called the exhaust chamber.

You can go to almost any Honda motorcycle dealership website and they will have a link to a parts finder for any Honda model going back many years. It will show every stock part on your motorcycle. In the past they put this information on a microfiche card and you had to go to the dealership and have a parts person use a special machine to view it. Now it's available to anyone on the internet.
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Re: HELP

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BadJack wrote: Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:36 am There is a part called a 'band' for both the left and right exhaust that is used to connect the left and right muffler to a part called the exhaust chamber.

You can go to almost any Honda motorcycle dealership website and they will have a link to a parts finder for any Honda model going back many years. It will show every stock part on your motorcycle. In the past they put this information on a microfiche card and you had to go to the dealership and have a parts person use a special machine to view it. Now it's available to anyone on the internet.
Yes, but first the individual must know what the item is that they want. The original poster does not know what the item is that he thinks needs to be replaced.


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