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GL1500 SE - Turndown Exhaust Help ???

I seem to be having trouble locating Turn down Tailpipes (Turn Down Tips) for a 1999 GL1500 SE. I am having my bike converted to a Trike. I am looking for Turn Down Tailpipe Tips to keep the exhaust off the trailer I plan to tow.

Any suggestions on who has such a product? It appears that all the brands I have found so far, only make them for 1988 to 1997 model years of GL1500. Has anyone found something to fit for 1998 to 2000 model years?

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My 1500 Gold Wing had the Jardine turn downs when I bought it. They look very nice as they are 3 little pipes curved down, except that they were loud. I made a insert that really made them nice and quiet. I thought they were nice looking and did the job. We also pull a camper or cargo trailer and seemed to work very well. I would search Wing Stuff, and several other venders and see what comes up. Lots of 1500 parts/accessories still out there. Good luck.
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Thanks limpy. Yeah, I have been that route with Wing Stuff and others. The pipes you mention are one option that would work for me. Seems they only offer them for 1988 to 1997 GL1500's

I'm hoping that someone has found something that worked as an option for 1998 to 2000 bikes.
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I havent seen aftermarket turndowns for the stock 99 - 00 muflers . If it was me i think i would fabricate some myself , f.eks. 3 pieces off 45 degree stainles pipes for each mufler ? , or some "flaps" on top off oem mufler tip ?

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I have a 98 1500SE and replaced the stock muffs with 2 off of a 1990 GL1500. had to slot the 2 mount bracket holes a bit, get 2 automotive 2" turn downs, have an insert fitted in each one to fit the exhaust end of each muff and bingo. It's a done deal. Sure sounds better, too. The stock muffs have a small single pipe coming out the back, but the muffs from the '90 GL1500 have a 2" o/d exhaust stub, so an auto parts 2" turn down will work.
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You could use '97 back mufflers?

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I seem to be having trouble locating Turn down Tailpipes (Turn Down Tips) for a 1999 GL1500 SE. I am having my bike converted to a Trike. I am looking for Turn Down Tailpipe Tips to keep the exhaust off the trailer I plan to tow.

Any suggestions on who has such a product? It appears that all the brands I have found so far, only make them for 1988 to 1997 model years of GL1500. Has anyone found something to fit for 1998 to 2000 model years?

Thanks, DJ
You could use '97 back mufflers?

I have a '97 .... the year before they put the rectangular tips on. The older GL1500 mufflers from '97 back work very well if the stock turn down is cut off, extensions added to 2" OD pipe and then you can slip on chrome or SS 2" ID turn downs or straight pencil tips past the rear bumper.

Mine has a X-tractor in place of middle chamber which makes it louder .... turn downs on mine drone so I use pencil tips. If using middle chamber, it won't matter noise wise.

With pencil tips however, pulling a trailer or using a hitch rack with cooler ... I have had "0" (zero) issues with exhaust affecting cargo / cooler / trailer.

I did try a set of '98 up mufflers, they exited way up under the trike and with X-tractor .... after one ride they went back on the shelf.

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I have a 98 1500SE and replaced the stock muffs with 2 off of a 1990 GL1500. had to slot the 2 mount bracket holes a bit, get 2 automotive 2" turn downs, have an insert fitted in each one to fit the exhaust end of each muff and bingo. It's a done deal. Sure sounds better, too. The stock muffs have a small single pipe coming out the back, but the muffs from the '90 GL1500 have a 2" o/d exhaust stub, so an auto parts 2" turn down will work.

Do you have a pic of that as I also just bought a 1998 and want too get rid of that muffler
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Do you have a pic of that as I also just bought a 1998 and want too get rid of that muffler
Are you talking about the chromed pair of mufflers ... or that single "middle chamber" ahead of them?

Far as I know, all GL1500 OEM mufflers up through 1997 have a 2" OD exit with factory turn down that gets cut off for aftermarket slip on extensions. The smaller pipe is inside the 2" chromed part.

1998 up had the rectangle shaped tips that fasten to the larger part of the muffler and they were lighter / louder as well. The 1997 and back mufflers should fit pretty much same as the 1998 up that you remove.

That middle chamber .... it helps to quieten as it is just a large mixing chamber that lets the 6 cylinders share both mufflers. Replacing with a X-tractor or separate pipes (like some have done using HD Mufflers) will change tone and volume levels. Even quiet stock mufflers will get loud with elimination of that "chamber".


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i'm referring to just the chromed mufflers. I don't have the X crossover modification. The 1990 muffs just slipped right onto the OEM exhaust collector box. Sorry, guys I don't have any pix to show, but with the exception of the aftermarket turn-downs being a little longer It gives the 1997 and previous years appearance. They were 18" long and I whacked 9" off before installation. A local muffler shop streatched the muffler-end a bit and inserted a sleeve / bushing thingamajig so they would fit tight. The turn downs but up to the back of the muffs, so you can't see the inserts in the stretched end I secured the turn downs with an aircraft rivet, so they aint gonna blow off. The loneranger is in the pattern. Y'all ride safe, ya hear!
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