Mufflers: can you fit 1998-2000 mufflers on a 1992?


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Mufflers: can you fit 1998-2000 mufflers on a 1992?

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I have a 1992 GL1500 Aspencade, and I'm suiting it up to go from coast-to-coast in Canada!

I've been doing a bunch of work to make it happen, and recently rebuilt all of the hydraulics on it (clutch, brakes, etc).

One thing I noticed when dropping the mufflers is that the baffles are rotting out pretty badly. Chunks of rust were falling out when I was taking them off and putting them back on. Looks pretty gnarly.

The 1988-1997 mufflers have the part numbers:
  • 18310-MW5-000
  • 18410-MW5-000
However, these aren't in stock anywhere anymore. All that remains in stock are the 1998-2000 mufflers, which are:
  • 18310-MAM-A80
  • 18410-MAM-A80
Is there any chance these new muffler part numbers would fit onto a 1992 GL1500? Have any of you attempted this?

Thanks!


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Re: Mufflers: can you fit 1998-2000 mufflers on a 1992?

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AliceD wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 10:47 pm I have a 1992 GL1500 Aspencade, and I'm suiting it up to go from coast-to-coast in Canada!

I've been doing a bunch of work to make it happen, and recently rebuilt all of the hydraulics on it (clutch, brakes, etc).

One thing I noticed when dropping the mufflers is that the baffles are rotting out pretty badly. Chunks of rust were falling out when I was taking them off and putting them back on. Looks pretty gnarly.

The 1988-1997 mufflers have the part numbers:
  • 18310-MW5-000
  • 18410-MW5-000
However, these aren't in stock anywhere anymore. All that remains in stock are the 1998-2000 mufflers, which are:
  • 18310-MAM-A80
  • 18410-MAM-A80
Is there any chance these new muffler part numbers would fit onto a 1992 GL1500? Have any of you attempted this?

Thanks!
Yes. The will fit.
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Re: Mufflers: can you fit 1998-2000 mufflers on a 1992?

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MikeB wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:40 pm Yes. The will fit.
Great, thank you!
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