Barracuda® 304 Stainless Steel complete exhaust system to fit the GL1100 that comes with all necessary hardware plus four (4) exhaust pipe gaskets. Our system is styled closely to the original OEM design and incorporates the same internal muffler chamber resonance design. Customers who bought this system have verified the sound is not louder than OEM but is "more throaty" which may be due to the difference been chrome steel and stainless steel mufflers.
This system uses the same mounting points as the OEM systems and also fits up with our 93-573 chrome extensions.
The exhaust system is mirror-polished stainless steel that can be maintained over the years with standard stainless steel polishing compounds. Stainless steel about 300 grade does not degrade when scratched like chrome-plate does when the chrome veneer wears out on 925 grade nickel-plated carbon steel used in most aftermarket pipes. Most stainless steel above 300 grades is 18 to 20% elemental chromium in content and 304 being the standard used for most motorcycle and auto aftermarket exhaust systems.
The most obvious indication that
your Honda Gold Wing's exhaust system is failing is a deteriorating
appearance and increasing engine and exhaust noise. What is not so
obvious is that your engine cannot maintain a proper state of tune which
will lead to a serious power loss. Many times this power loss is
aggravated by attempting to readjust the carburetion which will never
resolve the performance issue.
Re-jetting of the carburetion is very risky and can damage your
engine in the long run. So, if you have an aftermarket exhaust system
that has not been built to stock specs, your bike simply will never run
correctly and can never achieve optimum performance.