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header pipes
Are the header pipes on the 1200 interchangable on all years.
1997 Valkyrie Tourer, 1987 Burgandy Aspencade with poorboy installed, and a 2005 Red GL 1800.
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#1 01-04-2012, 07:52 AM,
Now don't quote me here, but I think there are different shaped gaskets/header pipes at the headers, the earlier ones were rounder, and the later years more oblong?
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#2 01-04-2012, 08:13 AM,
There is a possibility they might.

here are the micro's


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#3 01-04-2012, 08:23 AM,
pretty much think they'll work biggest thing i see is all the little attachment pieces for the shrouding around the pipes are somewhat different between some years
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1986 SEI 93K
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#4 01-04-2012, 09:26 AM,
From my experience the only differences are how the header pipes dump into the collector, 86-87 have a more streamlined flow into the collector to improve scavenging. Either front pipes will interchange on all years and both use the same muffler
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#5 01-04-2012, 03:29 PM,
OK, thanks guys. I happen to see a nice pair on ebay, but they were listed for an 84-85 GL1200. So that got me to thinking. I always assumed that the headers fit all 4 years!
1997 Valkyrie Tourer, 1987 Burgandy Aspencade with poorboy installed, and a 2005 Red GL 1800.
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#6 01-04-2012, 05:28 PM,
I just looked up the header gaskets online and they show the same part # for all years.
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#7 01-04-2012, 05:36 PM,
I have a cross reference program that shows the following

Part # = 18350-MG9-901
Part Description = BODY, MUFFLER - (replaces 18350-MG9-003)
Model Count = 6
GL1200A-E 1984 1200 GL1200A Goldwing Aspencade Touring
GL1200A-F 1985 1200 GL1200A Goldwing Aspencade Touring
GL1200-E 1984 1200 GL1200 Goldwing Standard Street
GL1200I-E 1984 1200 GL1200I Goldwing Interstate Touring
GL1200I-F 1985 1200 GL1200I Goldwing Interstate Touring
GL1200L-F 1985 1200 GL1200LTD Goldwing LTD Touring


If you want me to check out a specific year let me know


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