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The factory intake and exhaust are highly tuned on this bike, even so much that putting in a K&N airfilter element is enough to upset the balance such that you have to rejet leaner and changing the pipes ........
 

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Here is a picture of what Marshall is talking about.







That's what you're looking at with the stock system. A lot of folks have swapped the two mufflers for Harley Sportster or Dyna mufflers, because they will connect to the H-Box.
 

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Ive got stock Sportster pipes if you go that route ($25 plus shipping) but some claim lower gas mileage. I can't verify either way. I do know they seem to slip right on my MAC system and have been told the same for stock H box.
 

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I think the ones for the 885 are the closest in size and just a tiny bit louder.
 

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I would not mind having factory stock ones but i cant find a good one for a good price any ideas?


1st thing to do is find a collector box for your model.



Easy to find over here but I don't know the US suppliers.It's real pity that Motad don't have a US supplier as their 2 into 1 systems,although seemingly expensive,are superb and no re-jetting required,



http://www.wemoto.com/bikes/Honda/CX_500_A/79-80/picture/Motad_Complete_System/







They are very quiet and have a deeper sound.
 
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