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Old 02-06-2012, 08:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey my friends just found a nice size crack on the y section of my exhaust about 3 to 4 inches away from my head,can that cause a major problem on my ride,should I be concerned,I have an 07 electragliide standard with 45000 miles.cocern or not,Thanks brothers for your help....
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A welder can fix anything but a broken heart and the crack of dawn.
Get it re chromed afterwards if you want.
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Old 02-07-2012, 07:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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hey my friends just found a nice size crack on the y section of my exhaust about 3 to 4 inches away from my head,can that cause a major problem on my ride,should I be concerned,I have an 07 electragliide standard with 45000 miles.cocern or not,Thanks brothers for your help....
Concerned ? Yes . The cold air getting sucked in thru the crack from reversion can burn the exhaust valve .
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Concerned ? Yes . The cold air getting sucked in thru the crack from reversion can burn the exhaust valve .
is there any possibity of warping the valve as well?
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Old 02-07-2012, 10:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Get it fixed. Now. You'll be sick until you do.
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is there any possibity of warping the valve as well?
I'm not sure if the valve would warp or not .
As a side note : When the factory test runs newly assembled engines they run them with no exhaust , straight off the port but for a short period of time only .
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Cheap and easy fix is to go to a welding shop and have a welder TIG weld the pipes while they are still bolted on.
Prevents warping of the pipe when it gets welded and then cools.
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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#2 on the welding.
Heat sheild will probably cover it.
Make sure you disconnect the battery, if welding that while on the bike.
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Agree with battery disconnect when welding , both cables . Also unplug the ECM and regulator .
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Old 02-09-2012, 07:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I keep my crack in my underwear. Not in my exhaust...........
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