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Old 11-10-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Cracked Rear Header

Bike sounded kind of loud today, looked underneath and saw what I thought was a small crack along the seam where the pipe is joined. After getting it out things look considerably worse.

Is this possible to be repaired via welding or is it a total loss?
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:43 PM   #2
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It should TIG weld fine.

I'd just look for a welding shop....

Should be less than 40 bucks.

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Old 11-11-2012, 12:56 AM   #3
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Yep..... A mig will blow through it. They are very thin.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:16 AM   #4
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It's Weldable

That is weldable the trick is using the correct filler material and TIG welding of course.
I have done several pipes in similar to even worse condition succesfully using "Silicon Bronze" filler it tends to be a bit softer and tends to deter further cracking. If you don't know a good welder close by I would be happy to help out. I am out in North Scottsdale.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:46 AM   #5
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might also be covered by warranty , ?
if not caused by damage
probably easier to just weld it like they said
I torch weld 2 stroke pipes all the time and they are pretty thin too
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:04 PM   #6
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like said above, tig with silicon bronze the bronze filler will flex and not re crack that's the way too go. Where you at I would weld that up for you, I will be on the tig for the next few days at the shop.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:58 PM   #7
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Mig Tig gas or even stick (if you know a good boilermaker with an inverter) no worries.
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