Every now and then someone will ask about putting straight pipes on their 1500. Well, you may not like the sound it makes. The OEM muffler on the right rusted clean out and taking the path of the least resistance goes the flow. It sounds more like a cheap car than a Goldwing. So instead of dismantling a perfectly good exhaust system to make your bike sound funny, I can provide you with the sound you desire with a rusted out muffler. I purchased a foil type muffler repair tape to try to tone it down, I still would have perfected a tomato sauce can and large hose clamps.