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Don’t worry. I know it’s a mess.

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Hello from Nevada, I picked up an 80’ gl1100 about a year and a half ago, figured you guys might enjoy seeing the trash heap it’s become. But she’s a blast and only cost me $700 and a couple cans of spray paint and some other odds and ends to make some parts.
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Looks like miles of smiles. We love pictures.......and road reports :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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indeed... we are picture sluts... welcome aboard
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Welcome from Wisconsin. I've seen much messier bikes... at least it's in one piece, lol!
Enjoy the ride!
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Welcome to the best Goldwing site on the planet. Looks like a fun ride.
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Welcome to the 'Wingdom.

You’ll fit right in ...

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you know what they say, only thing better that straight pipes is no pipes... lolol lolol



Welcome, looks like your off to a great start. Yell if you can't find something..
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Anyone know where I actually can find some cheap pipes? I had some car exhaust tips on because the little turnouts looked better than no pipes, but the performance is so bad on this thing without proper pipes and I don’t have the know how to make her run well without anything. I lost the exhaust tips leaning a bit to far and they caught the road 😅
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Harley take offs are the value muffler choice for many ...

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Not a bad looking mess. I’d say.
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I run Emgo 26" dunstall replica mufflers on my '78, but I don't think they'd look right on your bike Sportster takeoffs are common; those or some shorties would match the looks of your bike pretty well and give you the back pressure you need to run well.
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Not too sure about the 1100, but many moons ago I owned a 1000 with the Sportster mufflers, and they sounded NICE. A nice throaty burble without being obnoxious. If you can get a set, that's what I'd go with.
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Lucien Harpress wrote: Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:15 pm Not too sure about the 1100, but many moons ago I owned a 1000 with the Sportster mufflers, and they sounded NICE. A nice throaty burble without being obnoxious. If you can get a set, that's what I'd go with.
That’s looking like the plan right now, but wow do people want a lot on eBay.
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That’s looking like the plan right now, but wow do people want a lot on eBay.
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I have bought a couple of pairs of sporty mufflers in the past couple of years off Ebay. Both pairs were 100bucks a set, but were like new as they were take offs when the owners decided on louder pipes for their Harleys. Maybe I paid a little too much but was very happy with their condition and sound. They often come up for less money. Takes a bit of fabrication to make mount adapters but if I can do it anyone can. Try to get pre 2003 sportster mufflers as they don't have a cross over pipe. Both my sets are 1997.
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