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1995 goldwing 1500 exhaust mods

I am going to cut, undo spot welds modify and reassemble my exhaust for better sound. I am going to document and post my procedure, success or failure. I do know one thing is that my exhaust will be black, not chrome when finished. Eventually my bike will be entirely black on white with no or minimal chrome. If you want chrome exhaust, this mod will probably not work for you. I am 90% sure this will be a successful mod, but I also have a bridgeport and a tig welder at my disposal. It will probably be a couple weeks before I get the post in.

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So are you trying to make your Goldwing sound like a Harley. I love my quiet ride its another reason I like the Car tire it made the bike even quieter.

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"So are you trying to make your Goldwing sound like a Harley. I love my quiet ride its another reason I like the Car tire it made the bike even quieter. "
Why is it every time someone wants the make their Goldwing sound different, someone like you always has to go with the Harley comparison?? .IT IS IMPOSSIBLE! I had a Harley and don't want it to or expect it to sound like a Harley. I do want it to sound like a motorcycle. One that I like the sound of. If you are happy with the sound of your bike and have no intention of changing it, that is awesome. You are not alone. I would appreciate if you have no constructive input or comprehension of what others may want, stay out of it.

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are you thinking to reconfigure the baffles in the center muffler? custom make some new baffles for the pipes
or install rear pipes donated from a H-D = more flow, different sound, while still reasonable volume
Those are dirt cheap on CL, many brand new Harleys leave with the store with different exhaust, or get one soon after!
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I created a new post showing what I did. Pretty simple, but haven't tested yet
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Install cutouts, flip a switch to go from full exhaust to open side pipes.
I suggest that cause that is what i might do if i had the same idea.
I just bought an 86 Yamaha Venture Royale, guy had straight pipes on the 4 cyl v4 engine, i said put the stock pipes back on or no sale. I hate loud pipes.


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I hate loud pipes.

You and me both, if I can hear it, it is too loud.

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Todays cars have sound canceling sound systems, my Equinox has it, better sound insulation, better speakers, plus most drivers are zoned out on a cell phone or something as well, you can fly a jet over them before they know whats happening, loud bikers just get tuned out, dismissed.

I advocate visual clues like red and blue reflective tape, led lights on the sides and angles because being a bike in a lane we are not aligned always the same as a car, since most cars are using hid, led headlights just the smallest amount of reflective tape will glow, even in broad daylight, much like school busses and emergency equipment, i actually have black and blue tape on my bikes, the black matches the frame on my Vmax, it does actually glow under light.


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I would like my 1500 sound a little louder. Saw a 1500 a couple months ago. had aftermarket mufflers. It sounded good. He had no idea what brand they were. No markings I could tell on them.
I know they were smaller diameter than stock. Not turbo tubes. BUT was not too loud. I guess the difference would be stock muffler on car upgraded with turbo mufflers installed. Not glasspacks.
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