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I recommend you check the exhaust chamber connections, two in front for exhaust pipe and two in rear for muffler. Check for a crack on the metal connectors or a bad chamber gasket, and repair or replace while the exhaust covers are removed.

I have just completed these checks and repairs, and re-painted exhaust covers (r176c), refreshed heat shields. If you need any information on these issues I may share my experiences.
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Don't forget all my rebuild posts and videos from the last two years, and feel free to email me directly If I can advise/help. I also have two full harnesses sitting in a box if you need replacement connectors, etc.

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TNRick,

Don't forget all my rebuild posts and videos from the last two years, and feel free to email me directly If I can advise/help. I also have two full harnesses sitting in a box if you need replacement connectors, etc.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/...gl1500-se.html



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I had read through your entire rebuild when I was doing research on different things. Funny thing. I looked up a bunch of different items and your posts always came up. Did you get an honorary "Honda Certified Mechanic" out of your rebuild? Thanks for the info on the parts. A parts source is always good.

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I recommend you check the exhaust chamber connections, two in front for exhaust pipe and two in rear for muffler. Check for a crack on the metal connectors or a bad chamber gasket, and repair or replace while the exhaust covers are removed.

I have just completed these checks and repairs, and re-painted exhaust covers (r176c), refreshed heat shields. If you need any information on these issues I may share my experiences.


I have pulled both mufflers off and one of the headers (Shifter Side). They appear to be ok so far. I am considering pulling the other side just to check. I wanted to check them too. I saw some pictures of other collectors that just broke off when trying to get the pipes removed.


I have a question that you or others may be able to answer. Is there any advantage to painting the headers and the collector box to stall and prevent corrosion? Will it last or would it be a waste of time? Any suggestions for paint if deemed a good idea?
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I am still working through the operation of the website. I had to edit.


I am going to look for the product later this week. I think it will come in hand for a few items. The one good thing about doing things at home is getting new tools. I already have new air sockets, pliers... why not get a tub washer. We have a new harbor freight in town now. I will check them out.

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When rebuilding my bike I did not paint the headers how ever I did paint the collector box with high heat paint.

It has not burn off and there are no rust spots on it. I did several coats with brush on Tremclad brand paint designed for wood stoves.

It dried for about 2 months before it ever got heated up. That was 4 years ago and looks like I put it on last month.

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I had not thought about wood stove paint. That might do the trick. I know the collector boxes are no longer available and viable ones are hard to find if you want to use the stock items. The one on my bike is in decent shape (I haven't pulled it off completely yet), but it is at the age that I need to do something that help prevent the corrosion. I think will plan on getting that painted. One more item on the "to do" list.

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I sand blasted mine with glass medium and gave it a good inspection. It was in great condition. I was very thankful.

I wish there was a Harbour Freight in Maine. It would be worth a drive there to just look around!

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As I sit here watching Cold Water Cowboys and reading through this site, I noticed in the flyer pack that came today, a Princess Auto flyer and in it is the parts washer on sale for $60.

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I have pulled both mufflers off and one of the headers (Shifter Side). They appear to be ok so far. I am considering pulling the other side just to check. I wanted to check them too. I saw some pictures of other collectors that just broke off when trying to get the pipes removed.

I have a question that you or others may be able to answer. Is there any advantage to painting the headers and the collector box to stall and prevent corrosion? Will it last or would it be a waste of time? Any suggestions for paint if deemed a good idea?
The reason for the cracks on the collector is, probably the difficulty of removing mufflers or pipes from the chamber due to bad gaskets welded to the parts after some time. Then you will have to move the mufflers or pipes a lot to loosen and remove.

I have painted both the header pipes and the collector with a heat resistant (690 C or 1270 F) black spray paint. I removed the dirt and rust on the parts with a 150 grit sand paper first, then applied the paint directly, not using primer.

Here I want to note that, after painting, the parts should be exposed to heat (160-200 C or 300-400 F) for 1 hour to harden the lacquer coat, according to the instructions on the paint can.
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