GL1000 Exhaust Silencer Repair


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GL1000 Exhaust Silencer Repair

Post by GL1000K1dan » Fri May 22, 2020 1:21 pm



Anyone had their silencer opened up for an inside repair then had it re welded ?
When my silencer was removed from the bike, I rotated it and could hear some rattling going on inside. Obviously, something has come adrift inside and needs re attaching but how ?



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Re: GL1000 Exhaust Silencer Repair

Post by WingAdmin » Fri May 22, 2020 2:15 pm

GL1000K1dan wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Anyone had their silencer opened up for an inside repair then had it re welded ?
When my silencer was removed from the bike, I rotated it and could hear some rattling going on inside. Obviously, something has come adrift inside and needs re attaching but how ?
That normally means the baffles inside (the parts that make it quiet) have corroded from years of exhaust moisture, and have rusted away. The rattling is the bits that have broken away due to corrosion. This isn't the kind of thing that you can just fix.

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Re: GL1000 Exhaust Silencer Repair

Post by GL1000K1dan » Sun May 24, 2020 2:01 pm

It doesn't sound like flakes of rust rattling around but more like just a single part that's come lose and, as you say, may have come lose from rusting.
I dare say that if I lived in India there would be a bunch of highly resourceful and skillful individuals who could do this. Unfortunately, India is a long way off Blighty.
I shall keep looking and, if push comes to shove, I will open it up myself with a diamond cutting disc and take a look inside.

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