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Old 04-19-2010, 09:57 PM   #1
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SL350 muffler options

NOS mufflers for old SL350s are extremely rare and when they finally sell on eBay, I have seen them over $1200. Can't do that.

My K1 can't pass inspection this year cause of a hole. Last year I had a muffler shop weld it. That lasted about long enough for last years inspection.

Any ideas? I can't seem to find any aftermarkets that are black and have the upswept angles. Most are short, loud and chrome.
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Old 04-20-2010, 07:05 AM   #2
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You could try this guy: http://www.marblesmotors.com/. There are some reproductions, also very expensive. I bought a used set from him for a KO. There is not a lot of options. You could always refinish some chrome aftermarket mufflers in black.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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You could try this guy: http://www.marblesmotors.com/. There are some reproductions, also very expensive. I bought a used set from him for a KO. There is not a lot of options. You could always refinish some chrome aftermarket mufflers in black.
That link says they are no longer selling the repros. When they did, it was $1000 - really out of my league for a daily rider.

I am thinking about some kind of tin can/JB weld patch. What I really want is an inspection sticker.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:59 AM   #4
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That link says they are no longer selling the repros. When they did, it was $1000 - really out of my league for a daily rider.

I am thinking about some kind of tin can/JB weld patch. What I really want is an inspection sticker.
That may be your best bet. When I still had my SL (sans original mufflers), I searched high and low for options. Decent original mufflers are scarce, and often command high $$$ for what they are.
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:12 AM   #5
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First time post here :O. Anywho I have my Grandpa's 1973 sl350 and the mufflers were in terrible shape. We kept trying to fiberglass patch them, muffler patch, anything you can think of .

Anyways I ended up having my cousin braze the small holes, and put pieces of tin over the bigger holes and braze the tin on. I have a few hundred miles on it since then. It is still holding so maybe if you could find a good weld/brazer you could get them fixed.

I had the same trouble as you though...couldn't afford and or find replacement mufflers. So I was running straight headers for a while and cracked the header from the vibration since nothing holds it other than the muffler. Well sorry I couldn't be much more help than that but good luck
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Old 04-25-2010, 03:22 PM   #6
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My K2

I just went out and looked to see if there were any useful markings on my SL 350 K2. Sorry to say that I didn't find anything. A previous owner appears to have taken some short reverse cones and had a piece of tubing bent and welded to the inlets to closely match the original configuration. They are louder than I would prefer but not awful, were originally chromed but painted black. If I was sure they were "keepers" (just found the bike before snow, haven't done anything or even ridden yet), I would probably have them stripped and powder coated.

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I remember those rusting out when the bikes were still current.. Let's see some images of the cancer. A talented sheet metal guy can fabricate some patches for the entire underside and weld them on with fairly decent looking results.
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I remember those rusting out when the bikes were still current.. Let's see some images of the cancer. A talented sheet metal guy can fabricate some patches for the entire underside and weld them on with fairly decent looking results.
See post 27.
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I got mine from here:
http://www.dropbears.com/o/overlander/exhausts.htm

They fit nice and look very original.
YES they are pricey!
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