Could someone help a brother out

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  • BlueDragon

Posted August 05, 2003 - 12:20 PM


Last weekend while riding my 02 WR426, I hit a tree root wrong and headed for a straight collision with a nearby tree. After impact, I stood up picked up my bike and noticed nothing was wrong :) Then after and hour of riding I sat down for a break and noticed my header wasn't in as good as shape as I thought :D I guess there was a broken stub of a branch that hit it and almost caved in the whole diameter. :D So my question to you all is Has anyone saved their stock header pipe that I can take off their hands? Please let me know.


Posted August 05, 2003 - 12:34 PM


Here is a killer deal on Ebay :)

If not I do have 1 thats a little dinged up put still works,
I want nothing for it, just pay for shipping. PM if you decide that way.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted August 05, 2003 - 03:31 PM


Get it repaired for about 50 bucks. Jonesy920 is doing this to his Ti header as we speak on his WR450. :)

  • John_Lorenz

Posted August 06, 2003 - 03:33 AM


Go to

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Garrett has a write up on how to fix this..

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  • MOmilkman

Posted August 06, 2003 - 03:44 AM


Then after and hour of riding I sat down for a break and noticed my header wasn't in as good as shape as I thought

How in the world was the whole diameter (as you described) of your pipe caved in and you didnt notice? You said you rode for a hour before you noticed...

I would think you would have noticed right away. With the total loss of power and all.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted August 06, 2003 - 03:56 AM


MoMilk he hit a tree

I figure he was a little dingy for a bit :)

  • BlueDragon

Posted August 06, 2003 - 05:16 AM


Thanks E.G.O, dingy is a good word
MOmilkman, It was one of those situations where everyone is waiting ahead and I didn't want to do a full check-up.Just grab the bike and go. The power wasn't that bad although closed to 1/2 throttle was sluggish which got me to do a better check at my first break.
Thanks for the help,

  • MOmilkman

Posted August 06, 2003 - 07:29 AM




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