Header Dent Removal?

11 replies to this topic
  • gratefuldawg

Posted July 06, 2004 - 07:23 AM


Has anyone had success with removal of a pretty big header ding?

  • rekless

Posted July 06, 2004 - 07:26 AM


Sent mine to Pacific Crest Pipe Repair and had great success. I have been told that you can heat them up and put air pressure in them, but I think PC only charged me 40-50 sheckels. Fast turn around and awesome work!!rekless :thumbsup:

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 06, 2004 - 07:44 AM


Check you post in the General Forum Answer there :thumbsup:

  • JVP

Posted July 07, 2004 - 11:31 AM


Go to your local shop and talk to the service guys. Many times they put aftermarket pipes on bikes and they have a stock pipes laying around. I did this for a friend and slipped the guy a twenty and we were both happy. :thumbsup: By the way. The stock pipe to a YZF Quad fits a WR.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 07, 2004 - 07:10 PM


I do not recommend repairing the Titanium headers on the 03's or 04's. The SS headers on earlier models can be repaired. I went thru 4 Ti headers due to heat cycle fatigue. :thumbsup:

  • jackofall

Posted July 08, 2004 - 06:40 AM


Gotta agree. Pacic Coat did a great job on my pipe as well. Can't even tell it was dented and it cost less than $50.

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  • ddialogue

Posted July 08, 2004 - 09:22 AM


I went thru 4 Ti headers due to heat cycle fatigue.


So, what happened to them after they were fatigued from heat-cycling? Did they crack or break? :thumbsup:

  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 08, 2004 - 12:03 PM


They collapse and have no strength at all. It is like you can throw a small rock up at it and it buckles with the smallest insignificant ping. After spending over $1000. on headers in the last year, I have determined to switch to the SS 426 header even though it is slightly thicker wall the O.D. is the same. I have the SS header ready to go when this one collapses. I am surprised no one else has picked up on this. I do ride quite a bit so I get to see the results cycle more often. I am not the only rider I have seen this happen to a few 03's already that I was with and they were shocked at my spare parts inventory. I carry just about everything. :thumbsup:

  • ddialogue

Posted July 08, 2004 - 06:13 PM


Good to know, Indy. My header actually has about five, fairly good-sized dings in it. Maybe I'll keep my eyes open for a 426 SS. :thumbsup: :devil:

  • sabin

Posted July 08, 2004 - 09:27 PM


I now understand why some companyes offer SS for enduro :thumbsup:

Good info fellas!

  • mtrablue

Posted July 09, 2004 - 06:25 PM


the gytr catalog has a SS header for our 450'S. it looks like a white bros. and the heat shield bolts on. one ti header was enough for me. a little over a hundred bucks.

  • BEAN329

Posted July 09, 2004 - 08:38 PM


purchased a FMF power bomb (SS) for me. the fit is great. and the exhaust is little bit quieter. plus the header is a little bit farther away from the oil filter cover and the water pump housing. Oh yeah, my Ti header was dinged in about a third of the way.


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