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    Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust


    Advise needed.

    Cracks develop on the weld of the catalytic on my mid pipe. We attempt to weld ... and well ...



    Question is, can I throw a wrap and be ok until I source a new midpipe or get this to another welder?

    If you were me... what would you do? I'm trying to make the next round next weekend.

    Also... this is an akra system. That can only be sold through ktm dealers. And they won't sell the midpipe as a standalone unit. I have to buy the full system. 900$. Fuck.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Is that Ti?

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Titanium?

    Took a welding class at Artisan Asylum and the instructor welded TI bike frames for a living. He went by the name "Skunk." From the work he showed us, it seems like a really skilled welder might be able to repair it.

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    Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Don't think it's Ti. A description online says durable high strength steel. Maybe a blend?


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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Rada?

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

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    Rada?
    Ya already touched base with him but won't see him until end of month. Maybe.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    JB Weld

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Too much heat, too little patience.

    Jb weld should be good, but I'd wrap it as well.

    The thread title brought me back to my youth when a soup can and two worm clamps would fix and exhaust leak in my $300 cars.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Yale Muffler Cement. Works wonders... have some on my SV, held together during the wet races.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    A cut up VP Fuel can and a couple rivets got me through a race weekend once. That would be a tough place to patch it though.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    A cut up VP Fuel can and a couple rivets got me through a race weekend once. That would be a tough place to patch it though.
    Yea it's the location that I'm struggling to figure out how to patch.

    I think my solution for this coming weekend is to borrow a mid pipe and send this to Rada to patch up.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    Advice needed.
    Looks like it should be covered under warranty.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Looks like it should be covered under warranty.
    Time is of the essence.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Ifn you want me to weld it don't put any goop of any sort on it...

    Either run it or borrow until I can fix it.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Looks like it should be covered under warranty.
    I would say that warranty went out the window as soon as a welder hit the pipe, unfortunately.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by Rada View Post
    Ifn you want me to weld it don't put any goop of any sort on it...

    Either run it or borrow until I can fix it.
    I'm covered this weekend. Going to run Lea's mid pipe. (She just upgraded to an akra this year). Will be sending it to you via mail and I'll pick it up at the end of the month in Palmer. No goop.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Looks like it should be covered under warranty.
    Also, it was bought from a private seller who bought it in 2015. I'm sure the warranty had expired.

    Quote Originally Posted by Philkinson View Post
    I would say that warranty went out the window as soon as a welder hit the pipe, unfortunately.

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    Unfortunately I agree with you.

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    Adam will make that better than new.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by carsick View Post
    Looks like it should be covered under warranty.
    I think that went away with the botched attempt to weld it

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Product was at least 2 years old. Doubt the warranty was still active. And any welding good or bad would have voided it.

    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I think that went away with the botched attempt to weld it

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    I would see if silver solder/ brazing stuck if so make a pat ch from steel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stromper View Post
    I would see if silver solder/ brazing stuck if so make a pat ch from steel
    I'm through my crisis period here and have sourced an alternate exhaust to run this weekend. Rada will take it and make it pretty. Or at least functional. He can post up how he plans to do it.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    I found a few small pinholes in a V&H 4-into-1 that I was prepping for high temp powder. The first attempt to MIG weld them shut resulted in larger holes. I turned down the current and tried again with much better success. I'm sure yours can still be fixed.

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    Re: Need short term fix for crack/hole in exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Time is of the essence.
    Quote Originally Posted by Philkinson View Post
    I would say that warranty went out the window as soon as a welder hit the pipe, unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    Also, it was bought from a private seller who bought it in 2015. I'm sure the warranty had expired.



    Unfortunately I agree with you.
    Quote Originally Posted by RandyO View Post
    I think that went away with the botched attempt to weld it
    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    Product was at least 2 years old. Doubt the warranty was still active. And any welding good or bad would have voided it.
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