Uneven Exhaust Pipes


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Uneven Exhaust Pipes

Post by Solina Dave » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:01 am



Can someone who has a '78, or I'd suppose a '79, GL1000, preferably a factory correct original/restoration, give me the measurement for the location indicated in the photo?
My pipes, when viewed from behind, are uneven by about 1", one being lower, or higher, than the other. I'd like to know the correct measurement.

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Re: Uneven Exhaust Pipes

Post by gipsy42 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:27 pm

Hi Dave:
I just measured my exahust pipe's bike and really never noticed it, they're not even.
So with the bike on its center stand the rear wheel is about 1" off the ground, and left pipe is at 13.6" while the right one is at 13", now I don´t know whether this is helping you somehow or adding even more confusion to the issue. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Uneven Exhaust Pipes

Post by Solina Dave » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:02 pm

gipsy42 wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:27 pm
Hi Dave:
I just measured my exahust pipe's bike and really never noticed it, they're not even.
So with the bike on its center stand the rear wheel is about 1" off the ground, and left pipe is at 13.6" while the right one is at 13", now I don´t know whether this is helping you somehow or adding even more confusion to the issue. :lol: :lol:
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Thanks Mario. That's very interesting. When I initially posted, I believed that one was 1"(+/-) lower than the other. A couple of days ago I made an accurate measurement and they're only 1/2" apart. The right pipe is 13.75" and the left pipe is 13.25". It doesn't sound like much, but that half inch difference, from a visual standpoint, is quite obvious. I just don't like it, and I have to fix it.
But thanks for taking the time to measure your pipes. I think since your measurements are so close to mine, I'm just going to pick one, and even them both up. I mainly wanted to know which side was wrong, and then I could work on that particular side. But yours are also a half inch out, so maybe it is just the nature of the beast. Although I can't really see Honda leaving them that way.

Cheers........Dave :D......PS....It looks like you've got 3 beautiful riding days starting tomorrow, but then some serious rain for a few days after that. It looks to be a lot nicer there, than it is here. :lol:
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Re: Uneven Exhaust Pipes

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:50 am

Mine are never even. It is dependent on the exact angle they are rotated on the collector box, and the exact amount of distance between them and the hangers on the frame when they are bolted in place...I've tried over the years to get them exactly the same, but I basically have given up and use the "ehhh...close enough" method of lining them up.



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