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i guess it's my turn ...
I thought I noticed the exhaust sounding a little louder, especially sitting in traffic next to another vehicle. Lately starting to resemble a VW with bad aftermarket headers, put her up on the lift and discovered the holes in the 27 year-old crossover. That might account for the stinging eyes when stopped as well.
Any decent looking used system on Ebay runs close to $300, not to mention the age factor, I guess I'd rather spend the money on new.
Not finding anything recent on here, I was looking for an update on what's available, what experience anyone has had with the aftermarket systems, since I gather OEM is no longer available, or at least cost-prohibitive.

Thanks in advance for your help guys!
#1 04-12-2012, 07:11 AM,
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Give this a look. I think it's a pretty decent price for a new system. Good luck.
#2 04-12-2012, 07:52 AM,
Stop by any good muffler/welding shop and see if they can't add a plate to seal it up!

Just be sure to disconnect the neg. from the battery before welding on the bike.

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"I never saw him" instead of "I never looked for him".
#3 04-12-2012, 08:03 AM,
That's good info, I was leaning toward the stainless until I saw the "golding". Thanks Bill.
#4 04-12-2012, 08:52 AM,
I put a set of the Mac exhaust on mine last year, they are just a bit louder then stock but it's very little.
#5 04-12-2012, 10:36 AM,
Thanks Johan, any significant discoloration? Did you use any extensions? Mine currently has the dual tips that extend out below the lightbar.
#6 04-12-2012, 10:41 AM,
there is some bluing just behind the headers and I don't have any extensions on it.
I used my factory headers as they were still in great shape and these will slip right on.
I can take a picture and post it here.
the turn down tips help to not have the exhaust smell in the wind turbulence.
#7 04-12-2012, 11:56 AM,
My headers seem OK, but the chrome is a little worse for wear, that's mostly why I'm considering the whole nine yards. The dual tips I have (2 each side) are turned down too,never had any exhaust smell while riding.
#8 04-12-2012, 12:07 PM,
When I had my LTD, I bought the complete MAC system due to the old one being rotted out and rusty. It was not easy to install. Had a real hard time getting everything to line up. And that was before I tightened everything up. Fit and finish quality was horrible. The crossover leaked. It was louder than stock. The head pipes turned color right away. I even ceramic coated the insides. The good thing is that they turned dark gold and stayed that way. It matched the bike color even! After a year, they started rusting. I then took it off, cleaned it up and sold it. :-L I found a real nice OEM system at Whitey's Classic Wings(wing bone yard). Maybe I just had a bum set from MAC, but I'll never get another MAC ever again. Maybe the slip-on's are better than the complete system? YMMV.....
'96 ST1100
Brewerton, NY
#9 04-12-2012, 02:44 PM,
Anyone know much about the Motad?

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#10 04-13-2012, 10:39 AM,
From what I hear, the Motads are great! A little pricey but you get what you pay for. If i had the cash i would get a set. For now I have a set of crappy Jardines which are blued and rusty. Im thinking of Cutting the mufflers off and replace them with a set of supertrap mufflers.
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#11 04-27-2012, 01:33 PM,
Yep, I put a complete new Motad Stainless Steel exhaust system on my '84 1200.
Then I sold a complete OEM exhaust system with brand new OEM mufflers to a member on this forum. I think the sound was great. A little bluing, but better than rust.
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