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Old 19-09-2018, 03:32 PM   #1
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Exhaust Repair

Does anyone know where I can get this repaired? Preferably North London somewhere. Or is it even worth repairing??



(A single replacement end can is over 400 euros!!!)
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Old 19-09-2018, 05:06 PM   #2
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You can buy the metal strip on eBay easily enough.

If the carbon tube can be rotated (most likely it can) then you drill out the rivets, get the new metal strip and having rotated the carbon damage to the inside where it won't be seen, you rivet the thing back together.

Might as well repack the muffler whilst you have it all apart.
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Old 19-09-2018, 05:38 PM   #3
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Does it have strap fixings, or a plate bolted to the rear face to fix it to the frame?
If a plate that may limit options for rotating it as you don’t want any spare holes left over!
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Old 19-09-2018, 05:48 PM   #4
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Does it have strap fixings, or a plate bolted to the rear face to fix it to the frame?
If a plate that may limit options for rotating it as you donít want any spare holes left over!
Very true! Still with the metal replaced and some high temp clear spray, most of the damage will not be noticeable, even without rotating - whilst he saves up £300 for a new CF piece.
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Old 19-09-2018, 06:01 PM   #5
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Does anyone know where I can get this repaired? Preferably North London somewhere. Or is it even worth repairing??



(A single replacement end can is over 400 euros!!!)

YES it can be, I'm in the middle of the same thing. The damage to the carbon always looks worse than it is.

Rivets £4 off Ebay

The strap I don't know about.

Take some 1000 grade Abralon or wet and dry in the sink with some Fairy liquid to it and you'll be shocked.

Then it's re lacqureing. @damien666 is doing mine but he's in Leeds.

Don't despair.
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Old 19-09-2018, 06:04 PM   #6
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You can buy the metal strip on eBay easily enough.

If the carbon tube can be rotated (most likely it can) then you drill out the rivets, get the new metal strip and having rotated the carbon damage to the inside where it won't be seen, you rivet the thing back together.

Might as well repack the muffler whilst you have it all apart.

Got mine today.

http://www.textiletechnologies.co.uk...boa-720-c.html
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Old 19-09-2018, 06:51 PM   #7
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New exhaust straps can be bought here along with new rivets (make sure these are actually the correct 'blind rivets' suitable for gas tight applications before you use them) to fit them with:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BSAU-Plai...4AAOSwPhdU408c

You will need to drill out the old rivets first of course and I used a 10mm drill bit to take the head off and then knocked them through with a punch (be careful not to go too mad with that on carbon cans though)

Then you will need a Pop Rivet gun to fit the new rivets, they are fairly cheap to buy if you haven't already got one:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DRAPER-TO...0AAOSwbsta9BoD

As for re-packing, when I did mine I used AcoustaFil wrap rather than the 'Boa' as it is a lot easier to wrap around the inner core of the can and then slide the sleeve over- it is also supplied in the correct lengths to suit motorcycle cans.

https://www.demon-tweeks.com/uk/acou...&gclsrc=aw.ds/

For a bit more of a visual on what to expect and what is involved here is a link to my thread from earlier in the year- note that I had to do mine as a press-fit seam had given way on my stainless steel cans and so had to be welded but you'll get the idea I'm sure:

http://www.ukmonster.co.uk/monster/s...ght=euro+jaunt
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Old 19-09-2018, 07:46 PM   #8
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Awesome thanks for the help guys (extra thumbs up for Flip with all the links!)

Not fussed about the CF, just the strap
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Old 19-09-2018, 08:28 PM   #9
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Awesome thanks for the help guys (extra thumbs up for Flip with all the links!)

Not fussed about the CF, just the strap
Looks like this matches the strap you currently have?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-B...1bd3%7Ciid%3A1
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Looks like this matches the strap you currently have?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-B...1bd3%7Ciid%3A1
Yes they do look better- I linked to the wrong type. Here's some better ones complete with rivets:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Plain-Sta...gAAOSwgmJXxoLk
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Old 19-09-2018, 08:58 PM   #11
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Thanks guys

Do you think it actually needs doing, as in is the strength/safety affected? (Yes I'm being a bit lazy lol)
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Old 20-09-2018, 08:25 AM   #12
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Tip - if you're repacking the can, cover the wrapped matting with aluminium tape.

It makes inserting it back into the tube much easier as it slides in without snagging, you can 'shape' the packaging to suit the can (especially useful for oval cans) plus it adds an extra layer of heat protection to the carbon for when/if the packaging blows apart in the future.
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Old 20-09-2018, 07:43 PM   #13
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Thanks guys

Do you think it actually needs doing, as in is the strength/safety affected? (Yes I'm being a bit lazy lol)
It might leak a little, but I wouldn't think its a safety issue. For me cheap to do jobs like this (that make a difference in how your bike looks) are fun to help pass the long winter. My bike had a very similar scuffed exhaust strap when I bought it, and it was one of the first things I fixed on a cold January day...
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Old 20-09-2018, 07:55 PM   #14
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I may just keep it as one of my winter jobs, hopefully we still have a few decent riding days left!
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