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I'm going from the sublime to the rediculous now.
I decide to remove the wheels this morning, and decided to concentrate on the rear.
First off, I couldn't get the pipe clamps undone. On the right hand one side the bolt snapped off and on the left hand side the clamp disintigrated altoghether when I tried to attach the socket.
OK, says I, two new clamps needed. Nothing too serious.
But because the clamps were in such a poor state, it was really obvious that the muffler ends would too, be a little suspect.
CORRECT !!
On the right hand side, the spigot on the muffler was about 95% missing (transformed itself into a rusty pile on the floor), and the left hand side wasn't too far behind it.
IT'S NOW MUFFLER TIME !!!!!!
Things are really looking good.
On searching around, I got a good price coming back on Motad mufflers. Anyone tried these? Any issues that may arise? They are about half the price of Hondas OEM's, and they are stainless.

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Patience Young Luke.... Use the Force... Stay at it... How's the exhaust connecting chamber that connects both pipes ???.. Rest Easy as once you get it done you'll feel a lot of self satisfaction. Haven't tried those exhausts as yet but someone will chime in I'm sure.

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** Patience Young Luke....*** Use the Force...*** Stay at it...* ** How's the exhaust connecting chamber that connects both pipes ???..* **** Rest Easy as once you get it done you'll feel a lot of self satisfaction.** Haven't tried those exhausts as yet but someone will chime in I'm sure.*

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The balance box spigots are spot on. A little surface rust, but nothing serious. I had to 'chop' the old gaskets off with an old screwdriver and a mallet, and they never budged
Just the muffler spigots had rotted off. Thank you, Mr Honda, for making every exhaust system with a weak spot.:P
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Hey chippy,what are you doing to that poor bike ??david silver spares in the UK do a complete front to back exhaust system for half the price of Honda ,I think you should change your name to Jonah .

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PS. Chippy..... The rear master is easy to get at right now with the pipes out of the way.... May as well pull it and rebuild that.. Don't ya love it.....

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Hey Chippy, got the full Motad stainless system on mine, and apart from the fact it is spookily silent, it's brilliant, no issues at all.

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I have a complete Motad stainless exhaust on my 1200. Fits great and looks the part.

The only down side is I don't think the tailpipes are long enough, they are about 13 inches short and finish about level with the rear axle, causing the underside of the saddlebags to get sooted up. I'm just having some extensions made up to give me a bit more clearance.

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Count yourself lucky Phil, the collector boxes usually fall apart at the muffler joint as well!

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Hey chippy,what are you doing to that poor bike ??*david silver spares in the UK do a complete front to back exhaust system for half the price of Honda ,I think you should change your name to Jonah .
Have no fear, Mr Silver will be given a call before the weekend.
We came to the decision this afternoon to wait until EVERYTHING has been stripped down ready to accept new parts before ordering up
I hope this little saga has brought a smile to your face
And to think that one frozen rear caliper has led to new pads and discs all round, and half of an exhaust system
And as Wingnut so rightly pointed out, we could have so easily have lost the balance box as well
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where are you getting the motad ? off the net ?


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