Have questions about non-stock exhaust


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DarthBaizer
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Have questions about non-stock exhaust

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My bike is a 1991 GL1500 SE that I bought used.

Last summer I found a hole in my exhaust pipes. After doing research, I found out that my pipes are not stock. In place of the collector, I have pipes that basically do a 360 then out to the mufflers. (I’ll try to attach a picture.)

I found a motorcycle mechanic who recognized the pipes and knew they came off a GL1500. He found a collector and mufflers to replace my current system for $250.

I’m trying to figure out if my pipes can be repaired or rebuilt for cheaper. Part of the problem is I don’t know where to get the proper size pipe.

What would be the advantages to replacing my current system with the stock collector / mufflers?

Thank you in advance.




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Depends on the condition of your pipes and the hole that needs repair. A muffler shop should be able to give you a quote.
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Those pipes look like Torque Loops, a desirable upgrade you should repair and keep in my opinion.
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Repair doesn't seem to be an option. I had someone try to repair the hole to no avail. The metal is in to bad of condition.
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You can get something similar. Torque Master X-Factor for $299.


http://www.torqmasterpipes.com/product- ... y/gl-1500/
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Thank you for the suggestion of the X-factor. I saw it a couple of times during my research. I will definitely take a closer look at it.
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Since the GL1500 collector box is no longer procurable new and the units that can be found used are most likely in less than perfect shape, the X-Factor is a pretty sound idea I think.
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Maybe Black Widow exhaust has what you are looking for ?.


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