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Old 07-16-2008, 08:11 AM   #11
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..yes, but turning the headpipe cherry red? Man, I knew those old Gold Wings were tough..but that's much too much.

Maybe a bird or small rodent got sucked in the airbox? A gypsy curse? The heartbreak of psoriasus?
....that awful itching and burning of hemoroidal tissues?.....
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:41 AM   #12
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:42 PM   #13
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My vote is for one or more carbs running really rich.

And as far as modifying the pipes, there was an article in some magazine years back where they tested a 'Wing with a bunch of 'performance' exhausts against the OEM system on a dyno.

There was almost no gain in grunt with any of the systems. Apparently, those six jugs can breathe just fine with the stock pipes.

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:53 PM   #14
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My vote is for one or more carbs running really rich.

And as far as modifying the pipes, there was an article in some magazine years back where they tested a 'Wing with a bunch of 'performance' exhausts against the OEM system on a dyno.

There was almost no gain in grunt with any of the systems. Apparently, those six jugs can breathe just fine with the stock pipes.

Good luck!
On a 1200 Wing what would the other two pipes be connected to?
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:39 PM   #15
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My vote is for one or more carbs running really rich.

And as far as modifying the pipes, there was an article in some magazine years back where they tested a 'Wing with a bunch of 'performance' exhausts against the OEM system on a dyno.

There was almost no gain in grunt with any of the systems. Apparently, those six jugs can breathe just fine with the stock pipes.

Good luck!
...the ads all say their pipe will give a 10% increase!
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:54 PM   #16
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On a 1200 Wing what would the other two pipes be connected to?

DOH! I knew that!



Fresh air injection, maybe?

Actually, the article I referred to was for the later 'Wings (GL1500 ->). So they did have a half-dozen cylinders, which renders my pithy comment rather moot, don't it?
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:17 PM   #17
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I think he's seeing the glow of his turbo.
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Old 07-16-2008, 03:27 PM   #18
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...the ads all say their pipe will give a 10% increase!
That's just the minimum noise-increase.
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I was wondering if anyone had a spare trunk laying around for a 1200 GL If you do i would appreciate if you shot me an email R.Oestricher@yahoo.com
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