GL1200 GOLDWINGS

Full Version: NEW PIPES AND MUFFLERS
You're currently viewing a stripped down version of our content. View the full version with proper formatting.
Pages: 1 2 3

Guest

I'm thinking of checking with one of the local shops to see if they will bend a new set of pipes for me and use some car mufflers. I can get stainless muffs and I'm pretty sure they can bend the pipes from stainless as well.

Has anybody done this and, if so, how did it work out? If I'm the first I may be the tester. :roll: If so, I'll post pics. I'm thinking of slight change in the route the pipes would take to the muffs. Perhaps I'll do a little work to see how it might look.

:roll:
sundance Wrote:I'm thinking of checking with one of the local shops to see if they will bend a new set of pipes for me and use some car mufflers. I can get stainless muffs and I'm pretty sure they can bend the pipes from stainless as well.

Has anybody done this and, if so, how did it work out? If I'm the first I may be the tester. :roll: If so, I'll post pics. I'm thinking of slight change in the route the pipes would take to the muffs. Perhaps I'll do a little work to see how it might look.

:roll:

Just make em quiet, I may need a set one day, and I need to hear my radio

Guest

No kidding. I really would like to have mine as quiet as a 1500 if I can pull it off. I'll let you know if I get there.
Just a idea for mufflers....... Have you ever heard a Suzuki Hayabusa with factory mufflers? Pretty quiet AND they are stainless. They have a 3 bolt flange at the entrance. This would make for easy install(Just make a flange to slide over/weld to the Wings pipes) & removal if needed (like easier rear tire removal etc). I bought a used pair on Ebay for $10 and used one on my VW Dune Buggy header. MUCH cheaper than a stainless VW muffler. Big Grin Rough measurements are 4-1/2 inch tall, 21 inces long (flange to tip), HUGE 2-3/8 inch entrance and 1-3/8 inch outlet. They are NOT straight flow through mufflers but DO seem to flow good (ONE works fine for a 1600cc VW). Stop by your local Suzuki dealer. Take a good look at the mufflers and see if they will fire the bike so you can hear . Then if you like them.....Happy hunting on Ebay! The Hayabusa guys usually change out the exhaust for their first mod. :wink:
  • [Image: 2cdvmth.jpg][/list:u]
    • [Image: 4h4ay9.jpg][/list:u]
      • [Image: dg00g5.jpg][/list:u]

Guest

Thanks, Mike.
Those look like the ticket. I'll check them out and see if i can find a pair.

Happy New Year.
great tip on hayabusa exhausts, i was thinking about making my bike louder by making stainless direct pipes directly from the header connector. that would clamped like stock so i would go back to stock anytime. but the sound is pretty good sounds powerful and loud enough at city, on highway you cant hear it, it wonder why because i have heard other wings with stock mufflers that sound lounder and different than mine. those i've checked have the baffles intact. and i've heard others without baffles and sounds pretty different ( i dont like it ). any idea why my wing sounds different than others? (1200s)

Guest

I think the new system would look like this if I can pull it off.

Guest

I think this will be better. Here's a before and after.[attachment=1]

After (I think)[attachment=0]

Guest

How did it turn out?

Guest

Hi Flash. Like so many things in my life :lol: it's still in the planning stages. Just when I'm ready to start a project like this something gets in the way so I don't have it done yet. I'll let you know when I get started and hopefully I can get pics. :roll:
Sundance, did you ever get around to trying this? I'd like to do something to make mine a little quieter. I've been riding with a buddy on his 1800 and it's whisper quiet.

Guest

Sorry to report that I continue to get sidetracked and haven't done it yet. I plan to visit a local exhaust shop where I sort of know the guys and see if they will bend the headers for me from stainless. If so I may get it done eventually. I'll post if I get around to it.

Guest

sundance Wrote:Sorry to report that I continue to get sidetracked and haven't done it yet. I plan to visit a local exhaust shop where I sort of know the guys and see if they will bend the headers for me from stainless. If so I may get it done eventually. I'll post if I get around to it.

Well at least visit the guy and get an idea what a custom set runs. Maybe we can group order, my 1200 pipes starting to sound like vw beetle, ughhhhhhh

Guest

I've been out to NM to do some work on my house there and I expect to just get the water pump back in tomorrow. After that's done I can check with the shops to see about getting the exhaust done. I'll let you know how it works out.
My favorite custom muffler shop has tried and tried to bend stainless pipe and constantly end up with poor results and cracks. They even tried filling the pipe with sand and then capping the ends shut to no avail. Filling the pipe with water and freezing the pipe also gave poor results and cracks. Stainless pipe just doesn't want to bend easily. If you happen to find a method to bend stainless pipe I'd sure like to hear about it. Maybe it all hinges on the type of stainless as I have seen bent stainless pipe in food processing plants.
Pages: 1 2 3