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Old 04-19-2010, 08:57 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, 06:05 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, 07:13 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, 09:59 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, 10:12 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, 02:22 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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Old 05-21-2010, 08:17 AM   #7
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Still looking

Bump.

Anyone install a JC Whitney? I am still unable to ride my sl350 due to holes in the left exhaust. At this point I would settle for something chrome and even something louder.

Thanks
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Old 05-21-2010, 12:13 PM   #8
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Get a couple sportster mufflers at your Harley Shop. There cheap, if not free. Put a bend up pipe in front. Paint black. They will look and sound good.
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Get a couple sportster mufflers at your Harley Shop. There cheap, if not free. Put a bend up pipe in front. Paint black. They will look and sound good.
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Yep.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:24 PM   #10
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Get a couple sportster mufflers at your Harley Shop. There cheap, if not free. Put a bend up pipe in front. Paint black. They will look and sound good.
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I looked at some on ePay and it looks like they have no support bracket like my sl does.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:31 PM   #11
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Get a couple sportster mufflers at your Harley Shop. There cheap, if not free. Put a bend up pipe in front. Paint black. They will look and sound good.
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Sure, why not, I'd pay Harley prices for mufflers equivalent to what you can get at a small engine shop.......


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Old 05-21-2010, 02:47 PM   #12
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Sure, why not, I'd pay Harley prices for mufflers equivalent to what you can get at a small engine shop.......


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They are dirt cheap on ePay. New ones for $30 + shipping. Some much cheaper than that. Must be that these get tossed EVERY time they sell a new Harley. If that is the case, I will be more than happy to recycle and use the snot outta them.
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Old 05-22-2010, 07:25 AM   #13
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I've got something similar to these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=230470019413

on my SL350. They look good and sound good. No chrome flaking after several years of ownership either.

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:33 PM   #14
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Inspection? What is this 'inspection' thing you speak of? Must be Californy.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:38 PM   #15
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Inspection? What is this 'inspection' thing you speak of? Must be Californy.
Nope. Never heard of it here. Back east maybe?
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