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This is a discussion on 81 gs550 headers within the Technical forums, part of the Caferacer.net Forums category; I want some 4 into 1 headers for my gs550 but all I can find is whole exhaust systems I don't mind getting a used ...

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    81 gs550 headers

    I want some 4 into 1 headers for my gs550 but all I can find is whole exhaust systems I don't mind getting a used one and wrapping them anybody can give me some advice?

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    On behalf of your neighbors and those that share a hobby with you: Please don't run an open 4-1 header on your bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeto67 View Post
    On behalf of your neighbors and those that share a hobby with you: Please don't run an open 4-1 header on your bike.
    LOL, I was assuming he already had a muffler that he wanted to use with it.

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    Is what you're actually looking for the four head pipes and a 4 to 1 collector?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldjeep View Post
    LOL, I was assuming he already had a muffler that he wanted to use with it.
    That is my hope as well, but experience has taught me otherwise - esp when header wrap is involved.


    maybe someone at https://www.thegsresources.com

    might be able to help.
    Last edited by Geeto67; 05-15-2019 at 12:52 PM.
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    I'm getting a dime city muffler and I want a 4 into 1 collector lol budget friendly! Honda cb550s have nice 200 buck headers but it's almost impossible to find Suzuki ones....these are universal bikes right? Can a honda cb550 fit on my gs550?

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    I think are there affordable ones for gs550s?

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    The 4 header pipes into a 1 collector I mean...

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    I rather a whole header tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjones89 View Post
    these are universal bikes right? Can a honda cb550 fit on my gs550?

    I know you are kidding but just in case someone is reading who doesn't: "With enough money time and talent" you can make anything fit - however, no out of the box they do not just bolt on.

    You are experiencing one of the first universal truths about old motorcycles - they are cheap for a reason, and the cheaper they are the harder it will be to find parts. CB550 hondas still have a relatively large aftermarket support and following and other bikes do not. Does it mean they are better bikes? nope, just more popular. Usually what you save in a cheap purchase price you end up paying in a premium for parts, and vice versa.

    ask over at the GS resources, someone is bound to have something. Otherwise wait till there is a big motorcycle swap meet and go check it out. Also if you have a motorcycle junkyard near you you can try to see if there is a pipe you can modify to fit if you have the right measurements.
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    You need to buy used, get it right off the same model bike.

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