May Need a Stock Header - How much??
Posted April 15, 2002 - 05:22 AM
Layed it down, (right side) in forth yesterday, smooth dirt road, 30 degree right hand turn, a little lean into the turn, whooaahhh, there goes the front end, just pushing and not grabbing (crappy 739's, when am I going to learn !!).
At any rate, once my bike stopped, I noticed that I no longer have any clearance problems getting to my oil filter, bent my header up about 2 1/2 to 3 inches, CRAPPPPP! A little boot presure and managed to bend it back down about 1/2 the way. Now, no leak where the header seats up against the head, and no cracks on the header, did a full inspection, and I was able to ride all the way home with no problems. So, anyone see any long term problems with running with a slightly "modified" header?? It really isn't that distorted, but it's not perfect. I'm a little short on cash at this point, so won't be able to replace it for a couple months. Let me know, I plan on riding her as is !
Thanks as usual;
Posted April 15, 2002 - 06:29 AM
Sorry to hear your getoff I was ridin' with rookies this weekend so I didnt lay it down, but, watched my 350 suzy get dumped about three times. I now have lots of new custom work on that ride.
IMHO a bend in the head pipe my make some difference in the bikes performance if it drastically changes the shape , but, If you already rode it, and, there are no crakes or holes, there shouldn't be any issues in its present condition.
But I'm not an expert.
Posted April 15, 2002 - 07:25 AM
Posted April 15, 2002 - 03:05 PM
The only possible dangers are: Being bent too close to something. Cracking your exhaust port. Snapping off the exhaust bolts. Restricted flow if smashed. None of these things happened?
Enjoy your easier oil changes!!