Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

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Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Woodsy » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:35 pm

Just come to fit the exhausts in time for the 1000 Bikes track sessions next weekend (6/7th of July) only to find there’s a 5mm rust hole in the header FFS 🙄. Does anyone have a spare they’re willing to part with and ideally in the North West London area? I’m happy to pick up and pay cash on collection 👍.
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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Woodsy » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:36 pm

And it’s for a KR1S...

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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by JanBros » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:28 pm

have a plate welded over it.
You know it's cold outside when you trip over dog shit instead of standing in it.

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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Woodsy » Sat Jun 30, 2018 10:55 pm

Cheers for the pragmatic approach! I’ve not got access to anyone who’s able to touch it unfortunately...
Unless anyone knows a competent welder local to Eastcote?

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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Binetta Steve » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:44 am

I would google Metal fabricators close to where you live. Then pop the pipe in the car van bike, and pop around. It wont be long before you meet a sensible engineer or someone who can point you towards one.
I did this for the cast iron fin repair on my vintage ped. Ended up at an Forge Ironworks. Guy that met me said yep do the repair, £25 collect later in wekk. Only when I picked it up did I find he was the owner director and he personally did the welding!

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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Garry » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:46 pm

Once headers get holes in they are really on borrowed time so probably not economical to fix

For a temporary fix perhaps look on halfords website to see if there is something to repair it long enough to last for the time you will need it. I have tried a lot of exhaust repair products but most are not very successful (on headers anyway)

Only other thing i can suggest is perhaps to carefully put a short screw in and perhaps try to seal around it with silicone or a metal repair resin/putty.

At least you can try the above with the exhaust still on the bike

Good luck anyway
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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by mellorp » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:50 pm

Cut an old soup can in half. Wrap it round the pipe and put a couple of jubilee clips on. Fixed in under 10 mins

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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Garry » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:04 pm

Only problem is headers have a seam
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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Woodsy » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:14 pm

Guys, thanks so much for the thoughts and advice. I contacted a friend who runs a car restoration business (initially thought it might be a bit low brow for him!) and he’s going to get to n wig his chaps to patch and (perhaps) braze rather than weld. The temperature should be ok, even for a header. I’ll let you know how it goes...

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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by Woodsy » Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:07 pm

So... the hole in question was welded up, and I was a happy camper! Until when I got home I spotted the hole diametrically opposite that neither of us had spotted...
It’s bodgit time now, so I’ve patched it with an exhaust bandage. I should get a few laps in before it starts to blow...

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Re: Urgent - RH exhaust / spannie needed for 1000 Bikes

Post by mellorp » Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:52 pm

Woodsy wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:07 pm
So... the hole in question was welded up, and I was a happy camper! Until when I got home I spotted the hole diametrically opposite that neither of us had spotted...
It’s bodgit time now, so I’ve patched it with an exhaust bandage. I should get a few laps in before it starts to blow...
Time for the soup can and jubilee clips over the bandage

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