WR450 DENTED HEADPIPE?


5 replies to this topic
  • mntmayfly

Posted July 26, 2004 - 03:16 PM

#1

i dented my headpipe over the weekend, can i expect any ill effects? its dented at the bend about 1/2 the pipe or less? :thumbsup:

  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 26, 2004 - 03:41 PM

#2

Repair it and it will collapse again real soon. Replace it with any SS aftermarket header and avoid the Ti stuff that does not hold up! :thumbsup:

  • mntmayfly

Posted July 27, 2004 - 07:02 AM

#3

my real question is can i rid eit like this until get a new one? :thumbsup:

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  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 27, 2004 - 07:20 AM

#4

Yes you can ride it for now without to much issues.

  • PBDBLUE

Posted July 27, 2004 - 07:54 AM

#5

I just repaired a crinked 450 pipe recently. It was mashed up pretty bad and I was able to "re-expand" it by capping the ends and applying compressed air inside (it only needed about 5 - 10 psi) while heating it slowly with an acetylene torch. It didn't come out perfect but certainly very servicable. Yours doesn't sound half as bad. If you have access to a gas welder you might give it a try.

  • mntmayfly

Posted July 27, 2004 - 10:37 AM

#6

i dont have access to any flames or explosives, that would be scary, ahh.. what i could do with a torch! i might give the old water in the pipe and freeze it trick a try?
thanks guys! :thumbsup:




 
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