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Post #1 by dbritt » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:00 am

Got my exhausts on the 81 tonight, ( Yea, I'm slow). Went with triumph reproduction mufflers with adapters, headers are from a 79.
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Post #2 by dbritt » Sun Feb 15, 2009 2:05 am

Oh yea, hell of a way to spend Valentines Day! I couple of brews, some good music and the smell of metal.

(some might say I'm strange).

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Post #3 by luv2ride » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:56 am

I really like your exhaust, where did you get the mufflers? and the extensions from the headers?
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Post #4 by Whiskerfish » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:56 am

From a distance those could pass as stock. Same basic shape and length. Looks good!!
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Post #5 by Track T 2411 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:42 am

Hey! Looking very sweeeeet! Like the 83 wheels, too. Did you swap in the 83 swingarm and 83 front forks? Curious 'cause I'm thinking about this swap down the road...

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Re: exhaust mods

Post #6 by dbritt » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:51 am

luv2ride wrote:I really like your exhaust, where did you get the mufflers? and the extensions from the headers?

Thanks,
Got the mufflers and adapters on Ebay, they were not very expensive so we will see how they hold up. I had to put a small reducer on the ends of the header to get it from 1 3/4 to 1 5/8. Got those at Pep Boys for a couple bucks.

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Post #7 by dbritt » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:57 am

Track T 2411 wrote:Hey! Looking very sweeeeet! Like the 83 wheels, too. Did you swap in the 83 swingarm and 83 front forks? Curious 'cause I'm thinking about this swap down the road...
Todd

Yes, I swapped with an 83 swingarm and diveshaft. You have to use the 83 axle also for correct alignment. The front wheel is a direct bolt up to the 81 front end. I think I had to use the speedo drive from the 83.

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Post #8 by FirstYearDeek » Sun Feb 15, 2009 10:57 am

Those look great! I never saw the resemblance to the Triumph mufflers before; very nice.

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Post #9 by sodbuster » Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:03 am

dbritt -

Hey, could I get you to include a little more info on where you purchased the components, what modifications were necessary, what steps were taken to make it all fit, total cost, etc., etc. along with more of those excellent photos ??

What you've done looks really good on that 'ol Wing and sounds like a practical solution to replacing those tired mufflers. If you come back with some good input this, it might be a good candidate to include in our ShopTalk !!
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Post #10 by ElPiloto » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:15 pm

...a good candidate to include in our ShopTalk...


I agree. Goldwing exhaust systems are a real pain because by the time you buy one, The exhaust is rotted away. It's fairly easy to find, or make, the head pipes, but the muffler and adapter can cause real headaches.

Please put those photos and sources for the other stuff, on "How To 4-Wings" or "Shop Talk".

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Post #11 by sunnbobb » Sun Feb 15, 2009 1:40 pm

Can you post a few pics showing the mount to the frame? Those look real nice!
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Post #12 by dbritt » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:27 pm

Thanks for all of the positive comments. I was going to go the Harley muffler route but I like the look of the Triumph mufflers and like WF said when mounted they look similar to stock.

Here are a few more pics and some comments on each.

Everything came from Ebay stores.
Mufflers available here: Bonneville Mufflers
1. I used 79 headpipes that I got for 40 bucks, Cleaned and painted them. You could use 78, 79 or aftermarket headers. I wanted the ones with turned up ends The early pipes are straiter at the exit. I tried 84, 1200 pipes but the angle was wrong at the rear although they do bolt up to the 1100 heads.
2. The Mufflers are Triumph T-120 replicas, they are all over ebay, different prices and lenghths. I think these are Emgo brand. Again not sure how they will hold up but they were in my budget at $110 for the pair. Overall they look decent.
3. Adapters were $40 total, clamps another $32
Adapters available here:
Total cost not including paint was about $225.

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Reducer purchased at Pep Boys but you could get them at any auto parts supply. I cut slots in the end to slip tight over the end of the header. these were needed to reduce diameter of pipe to fit adapter. Painted black and clamped with 1 3/4 clamp.
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Angled adapter made to adapt old style Triumph Mufflers to newer bikes (these were on Ebay but you can also get them at other supply houses that carry British bike parts.
Exhaust Extensions on eBay

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Couple of pics of the rear mount. I used 2 pieces I had in the shop but I am going to change it to a 1 piece mount on each side for better rigidity. Mounting brakets are slotted so you can adjust the whole setup. I assembled everything loose to get aligned then tightened front to rear.
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One other thing and this my be a deal braker for many. I removed the centerstand on my bike to clean up the look. Not sure if these would interfere but it looks like they might.

Hope that helps, I'll let you know how they sound and hold up when I get her running.

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Post #13 by sodbuster » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:21 pm

dbritt wrote:Image
Reducer purchased at Pep Boys. I cut slots in the end to slip tight over the end of the header. these were needed to reduce diameter of pipe to fit adapter. Painted black and clamped with 1 3/4 clamp.

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Angled adapter made to adapt old style Triumph Mufflers to newer bikes (these were on Ebay but you can also get them at other supply houses that carry British bike parts)


dbritt -
Can I get you to supply me with a website for the Reducer ,the Angled Adapter, & the Mufflers ?? That way someone reviewing this post will know exactly what they're looking for should they go the Ebay route and make it easier for those not familiar with those parts.

Again, VERY nice execution on your part .... tumb2

That exhaust system really flows with the lines of the rest of the bike
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Post #14 by dbritt » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:47 pm

added some links to the post.

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Post #15 by sodbuster » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:51 pm

Awesome ...... I'm going to suggest linking this post in ShopTalk
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