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How to make Stock exhaust sound a lil louder?
Hadn't thought about the packing and getting it back together again.
Spose I might wanna discuss my idea with a muffler man.


There's some wisdom in what you say about not wanting the noise. Personally, I'm not after loud so much as improving the quality of the bikes sound. Though I do have to admit I like listening to the stereo when I ride.
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#16 02-05-2008, 12:09 AM,
I have found on my gl500 drilling four 0.50" holes in the baffles and end plate concentric of each other has improved the sound dramatically. Not much louder but has a very nice throaty sound. I intend to do the same with my gl1200, if you try this I would recommend starting with two and progressing from there, it has also improved throttle response and hill pulling. The benefits may not be as noticeable on a larger engine but I think it would be worth it.
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#17 05-02-2008, 09:38 AM,
So, you actually pulled the baffles out and drilled holes in them?
Or did you drill the end plate into the baffles?
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#18 05-02-2008, 12:31 PM,
something like this:

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i would like to hear a goldwing with that mod (a 1200)

my bike has extensions welded so i haven't had a chanse to drop them to remove the baffles and hear how it sounds.

i also wanna mod my exhaust because the left side looks more open than the right :\\
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#19 05-02-2008, 12:38 PM,
I left the baffles installed and drilled through the end plate and all, one wont work without the other. I know several others that have done the same thing and everyone is happy with the results. And yes William just like that although I didnt drill so many I only used four but eight maybe better I havent done it to my wing yet.
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#20 05-04-2008, 08:31 PM,
The "tuned pipes" on the small cars you hear mostly only use a bee can on the very end of the tail pipe. (resonator) What you get is the sound of a bigger bee.

A coworker has a HD with new custom exhaust. Trust me, that's NOT what I'm hopping to accomplish. If I had his bike and that exhaust, the neighbors would all gang up and have me shot, and then they would hang me while they wait for the poison to take effect.

Speaking for myself, I just want to let a little of that 1200cc oomp out. My stock exhaust may well be limited in what it can do. The muffler is quite large, while the exhaust out the muffler is quite small. About 1/3 the size of the muffler section. I will try drilling some holes. But in the end I may well wind up buying a set of slip on, turn down muffler pipes. The whole pipe is the same size through the muffler to the very end.

However, that's about $350, so it's down on the list.
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#21 05-05-2008, 12:22 PM,
I email this guy about his 1500 exhaust & what he did but never got a reply back <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUktBL1rV4M&feature=related">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUktBL1r ... re=related</a><!-- m -->
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#22 05-05-2008, 05:22 PM,
The guy in the video has cutouts.That cable opens up a flap on the back of both header pipes.Basically giving you strait pipes.That's a trick from back in the sixties muscle cars.A piece of pipe with a cable operated valve in it was installed usually right at the back of each header.Open for racing and closed for driving by the cops.
The other thing you could try(don't know how much they are) are Supertrap Mufflers.They are tunable by adding or removing plates at the back of the muffler and then there is an end cap that bolts on.A buddy of mine has them on a V-Max.
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#23 05-05-2008, 06:12 PM,
confish86 Wrote:I email this guy about his 1500 exhaust & what he did but never got a reply back <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUktBL1rV4M&feature=related">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUktBL1r ... re=related</a><!-- m -->



If that's the sound of the unpiped exhaust using cutouts, that ain't shabby!

I may have to give this option some thought!
Quiet in the carport, so the neighbors continue to like me, then VROOOM, when I wanna be testosterone impressive!
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#24 05-05-2008, 07:01 PM,
I got reply back from the guy that made the video.
He sez.....

Quote:Re: The Goldwing cut out pipes May 05, 2008
Hi, Peacemaker exhaust makes the pipes, not specificly for the gold wing though, so they need a bit of fabrication, Iv'e chatted with them about making a set but they would have to have deposits on quite a few before they made them.

http://www.peacemakersexhausts.com/video/video_mpg.html


Chop the URL down for the main page where you'll find that these hummers aren't cheap!



Edit to add....

Doesn't mention a price on the main page.
I did a Google search and found they range from $650 to almost $900 a set.
And since they aren't made for a wing, though they are made for metrics, they'll need some fabrication. Looks like a good winter project?

Google search "Peacemaker Exhaust"
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#25 05-06-2008, 07:23 AM,
If you want to know what it will sound like, get a sound clip of a 60"s VW beetle.
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#26 11-30-2008, 06:59 AM,
anyone with drilled baffles around with a camera? please record a piece of video with sound of it idling and reving. im curious :p
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#27 12-28-2008, 04:41 PM,
I went out of my way to get rid of my rusty exhaust and install a new quite used system, loud,......... bin there done that.

I do have a set of mufflers with no baffles
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#28 03-09-2009, 06:38 AM,
I could be wrong here - and I am sure someone will correct me if I am , but far as I know you may want to rejet the carbs if you pull the baffles :?: :?: :roll: ------WngDng------
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#29 03-09-2009, 05:55 PM,
I like my exhaust just the way it is, nice and quiet. I can feel the power when I twist the throttle, this way I get the best of both worlds.
Ride safe have fun and enjoy. Lane
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#30 03-10-2009, 03:12 PM,


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