Head pipe??

8 replies to this topic
  • yz4fun

Posted March 10, 2008 - 06:18 AM


I have a dent in my head pipe of my YZ 450.Will it burn a hole where the dent is??I was told it would.:thumbsup:


Posted March 10, 2008 - 06:24 AM


NO.... Take it off and fill it half way with water and put it in the freezer for about 6 hrs.. Walla new pipe..:thumbsup: Whoever told you that must believe in vampires or werewolves too!!:eek:

  • grayracer513

Posted March 10, 2008 - 08:20 AM



"Voilà", actually.

In the case of larger or sharper dents, it may take two trips through the freezer, but it will do a remarkable job of pushing the dent out.

> Be sure the dent has 2-3 inches of water on either side of it as it stands in the freezer.

> Don't plug the ends.

  • yz4fun

Posted March 10, 2008 - 04:40 PM


thanks a million for the quick reply s. cool i don't have to by a new head pipe.:thumbsup:

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  • yz4fun

Posted March 13, 2008 - 04:01 PM


well the water trick hasn't worked for me. so as long as i wont burn a hole in my head pipe i guess it doesn't matter.any other tricks???

  • Speedracer747-400

Posted March 13, 2008 - 05:18 PM


Pacific Crest Pipe Repair

  • dforbes67

Posted March 14, 2008 - 12:04 PM


sealed the ends and put some air presure with a little heat and fixed mine , no problem

  • 02YZ426

Posted March 14, 2008 - 03:15 PM


What did you use to seal the ends?

  • dforbes67

Posted March 15, 2008 - 02:57 AM


1 end I used a eng block plug , the other I used a air fitting in a make shift chunk of aluminum, a radiator hose and hose clamps , heated with torch till red and applied small amount of air and popped right out ,Did not take much air once it was glowing red.

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