Rogue Stick Meets Hot Header = Bad Dent


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  • rideawn

Posted March 26, 2007 - 11:19 AM

#1

You know those times when you have a great day except for one thing ... I was woods riding yesterday and at some point I must of kicked up a stick or an ankle bite root reached out and put a nice dent in the forward facing bend of my nice Ti '07 header. :bonk: Any suggestions for repair? Any '07 stock takeoffs for sale (PM me please). Thanks.

  • mkporn

Posted March 26, 2007 - 11:21 AM

#2

You know those times when you have a great day except for one thing ... I was woods riding yesterday and at some point I must of kicked up a stick or an ankle bite root reached out and put a nice dent in the forward facing bend of my nice Ti '07 header. :bonk: Any suggestions for repair? Any '07 stock takeoffs for sale (PM me please). Thanks.


Water + Freeze = dent gone..... Or plug both ends, heat and expand with air....:naughty:

  • ARin

Posted March 26, 2007 - 03:17 PM

#3

the yamaha 450 quads have stainless steel headpipes, and you can usually find CHEAP take offs on ebay. You will have to do the research however and see if any of them fit the 07 bikes.

I know that the 03-04's were interchangable.....i know, because i have one on my bike, and they are tough as nails.

  • cardoc

Posted March 26, 2007 - 03:36 PM

#4

I have removed lots of dents from pipes with a repair kit a friend of mine bought off ebay. Plug both ends of the pipe, pressurize to 60 psi, heat affected area with generous amounts of heat from your torch set. Go slow - be careful and wallah, dent comes out.

  • GCannon

Posted March 26, 2007 - 03:47 PM

#5

I have removed lots of dents from pipes with a repair kit a friend of mine bought off ebay. Plug both ends of the pipe, pressurize to 60 psi, heat affected area with generous amounts of heat from your torch set. Go slow - be careful and wallah, dent comes out.


WOW you got some Balls! 60 psi what does the pressure go up to when you start heating the pipe with that torch?

DO NOT stand in the way of those end plugs if one gets loose someone could get hurt.

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  • yz_for_me

Posted March 26, 2007 - 04:19 PM

#6

WOW you got some Balls! 60 psi what does the pressure go up to when you start heating the pipe with that torch?

DO NOT stand in the way of those end plugs if one gets loose someone could get hurt.


That doesn't seem too bad to me. You are going to need some fairly substantial pressure in the pipe anyway for it to push the dent out. The more pressure you have to begin with, the less heat you have to apply to remove the dent.

You are right though, probably shouldn't stand in the way of the plugs.

  • 1BLUEsky

Posted March 26, 2007 - 06:27 PM

#7

Search this. there were tips on/ from Motoman393 's site.

  • TexN343

Posted March 26, 2007 - 09:31 PM

#8

Personally used the freeze technique on a 2stroke pipe and it did wonders just took so many times I lost count.

  • rideawn

Posted March 27, 2007 - 07:39 AM

#9

Thanks for the good suggestions.

-I'll look on ebay for the kit.

?For the freeze technique, how did you cap the ends of the pipe so that water didn't just leak out when it started to expand?

?Anyone know anymore for sure details on the YFZ quad head pipe? Which years will work, etc.?

?Anyone know if a Dr. D head pipe, FMF Power/Mega Bomb, or other aftermarket will connect to stock mid pipe?

Thanks again.

  • grayracer513

Posted March 27, 2007 - 08:52 AM

#10

?For the freeze technique, how did you cap the ends of the pipe so that water didn't just leak out when it started to expand?

If you can fill the pipe to the dent is covered with about 3 inches of water in both directions, you don't have to plug it. Just stand it up like a U.

If you have to plug it, you should be able to find big rubber "corks" at most hardware stores.





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