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Muffler
Trying to locate a very good condition muffler for my 1200. I have two really good used header pipes, but my muffler is swiss cheese. Please PM if you have one to sell.
1997 Valkyrie Tourer, 1987 Burgandy Aspencade with poorboy installed, and a 2005 Red GL 1800.
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#1 02-02-2012, 07:32 AM,
Tried ebay, online etc? some there.. may not be pretty though..
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#2 02-02-2012, 08:30 AM,
Tried ebay, but most look like they're not in good shape!
1997 Valkyrie Tourer, 1987 Burgandy Aspencade with poorboy installed, and a 2005 Red GL 1800.
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#3 02-02-2012, 09:58 AM,
Try some salvage yards further south like Florida, Texas, Arizona and California. I'm guessing that most of the ones you'd find this far north would mostly be rust damaged. Try to get 1-800 toll free phone numbers for the wreckers so you can ask very specific questions about condition and see if they will send closeup pics of the damaged areas before you part with your cash.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#4 02-02-2012, 04:37 PM,
Mine is blowing from several holes, I got a set from a big import breaker in the UK ,it has several holes but they only charged me the postage (£15) I'm going to clean all the rust off and give it to an experienced welder do do his best on it, I'm hoping to end with a solid exhaust which will last a good few years for little money, the chrome is decent and you cant see where all the plating is to be done, don't know if anyone else goes this route, I can also get the one that comes off done and sell or keep as a spare.
Cheers...Charlie
The lady walking ahead of me sped up so I did too, she began running so I ran too, she screamed so I screamed as well. I never even saw what we were running from.
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#5 02-03-2012, 12:41 AM,
If you have a Harley dealer close check with them for new factory takeoffs. they are pretty quiet and can be had for almost nothing.
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#6 02-03-2012, 07:55 AM,
Good call bill, plus, they look really good on a Wing.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#7 02-03-2012, 12:21 PM,
I have a muffler unit from a 85 LTD but the chrome part of the tailpipe is split @ the seam by the muffler. Is it possible to braze or weld this and if it is I will give this to Bagelboy for shipping only. This was given to me by a member but I am not able to get at it so if it can be repaired Bagel boy is welcome to it. Cheers Angela :d :d :d :d :YMHUG:
Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#8 02-03-2012, 05:22 PM,
Don't know if brazing or welding will work, I'll leave that up to more experienced wrenchers on this forum. But I really appreciate the thought weather it can be fixed or not. Thanks, Angela!
1997 Valkyrie Tourer, 1987 Burgandy Aspencade with poorboy installed, and a 2005 Red GL 1800.
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#9 02-03-2012, 06:37 PM,
Yeh as far as I can tell, I think it is just the outer chome because when I move it aside slightly I see another pipe inside.
Angela(fysty-1) & Dani
Surrey, B.C., Canada
'85 Honda GL 1200 (fully dressed) I. (sold)
pres. 95 Virago 1100
"No matter how blue life may get always remember that there's a rainbow in the sky."
"Grab life by the handlbars an hang on."

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#10 02-03-2012, 06:56 PM,
Which Harley muffler is the exact muffler to fit our wing? I remember reading a Road King, but are there specific years, etc??
Mike                  
'84 Aspencade                                      
*Poorboy Conversion                              
* Bed-liner Black                                    

North Jersey Motorcycle Group
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#11 02-04-2012, 04:54 AM,
Just go to almost any Harley dealer and ask them to let you look at Harley muffler take offs. Typically they have shelves full of new mufflers taken from brand new Harleys where the Harley owner needed to have his/her bike make more noise so they can be noticed by the racket of their new replacement loud pipes. Find a pair that looks close to what you like then go to a muffler shop and have them make an adaptor for your new muffler, install clamps and ride off knowing that you have saved hundreds of dollars. No, your Wing will not sound like a Harley, but, you will have the peace of mind that you will have saved a beautiful pair of chrome mufflers from falling off a Harley as it rattles and shakes down the road.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#12 02-04-2012, 05:33 AM,
bagelboy Wrote:Trying to locate a very good condition muffler for my 1200. I have two really good used header pipes, but my muffler is swiss cheese. Please PM if you have one to sell.


I've got one - how far away from Niagara Falls are you?
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#13 02-04-2012, 01:25 PM,
i used these when mine went south,they aren't much louder than the originals and were definitely easier to mount,my luck was in buying them as takeoffs when someone on the forum didn't like them
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for the sei when they go bad i'll try the HD route
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#14 02-04-2012, 02:53 PM,
Looks pretty good Earl. How is the quality?
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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