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post #1 of 4 Old Jun 20th, 2006, 11:07 pm Thread Starter
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Exhaust header

I have a broken exhaust header. #1 cylinder broken and took about a 1/2 inch of metal out of two of the others. Right where they all meet. What to do??

1. Buy new one?
2. Buy another type?
3. Weld the old one by using 1/4 inch flat steel and wrapping it around the header and welding it right before the converter. Then shaping the metal around the individual headers on the front end.

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If purchasing is an option I would recommend replacing the stock system with a Remus one. It delivers all the advantages you would expect from an aftermarket exhaust, is high quality, and makes the LT sound much more like the awesome motorcycle it is!

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I have a broken exhaust header. #1 cylinder broken and took about a 1/2 inch of metal out of two of the others. Right where they all meet. What to do??

1. Buy new one?
2. Buy another type?
3. Weld the old one by using 1/4 inch flat steel and wrapping it around the header and welding it right before the converter. Then shaping the metal around the individual headers on the front end.

Appreciate your comments.
The system is stainless steel, Just be sure to use the proper material with you repair . The # 1 and #2 header's are the most prone to failure due to the lack of bend in the header.

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My header cracked on the inner surface between two ports.
Getting at it to weld was impossible. Add to that the material is not very heavy gauge.......so rather than replace it with OEM that might crack again,
I did go with a Remus system with the "street" silencer
Way too much noise for Karen.........and me.
A thread on this site gave a remedy to reduce 50% of the new sound and I went for it. Consisted of adding a SS tube into the end of the silencer.
Worked very well. Because I have a trike, I was able to add additional inches of tubing and cover the resultant undersized looking tube with a chrome exhaust tip. I am back to a tad more than stock sound and a very free breathing engine.
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