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Old 06-14-2007, 07:06 PM   #31
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Wow, this has been a big help. Spider webs? Cow dung? Why didn't I think of that?



But seriously folks, here's the deal. At the collector / muffler joint, I did successfully use a combination of fiberglass and 2-part Epoxsteel, similar to JB Weld. No, I can't find JB weld itself. But I can't do the same at the rear header pipe, because there just physically isn't enough space to get in there and do the work. There's a big frame member in the way, clearance is tight.



I've now got some hi-temp RTV silicone gasket material, rated to 685 F. I've also got some muffler tape today. The whole system has been taken apart. Joints will be cleaned and prepped, and wrapped with tape as a "shim" material. The outer surface of the tape will be covered in a thin layer of RTV (to protect against exhaust gasses), slipped back together, and tightened with hose clamps. Think it should work.



No, I can't weld it. No clearance, and even if there was, it has to be removable in the future should there be any engine work required later.



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Old 06-14-2007, 08:51 PM   #32
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Try getting some "American-sized" clothing in China. The average US Citizen is like Shaq..........



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Old 06-14-2007, 11:14 PM   #33
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Get the hell out of there



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Old 06-15-2007, 07:09 AM   #34
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..and cut-up aluminum beer cans. Works every time.



This combo has held most of the exhaust systems on ALL my bikes together for years...fun to replace too (burp).
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:49 AM   #35
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On my first bike ('71 CL100 at age 11), I used a doubled-over Schlitz can, some pop-rivets, and a bit of clear silicone-sealant to fix the holes. If it's still running and in one piece (F'N THIEVES!), I'd say the rest of the muffler has probably rotted-away leaving the Schlitz can behind...............
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Old 06-15-2007, 08:28 AM   #36
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ahh, the mighty Honda 100, I had a '70 CB100 (white w/black stripes) when I was in the Navy, use to park it in my room.



It also doubled as a submarine in the flooded strip mines that surrounded the base in Oceana Va. Could drive it up to the handlebars in deep water, it wouldn't miss a beat.



Also rode it on the expressway a lot from Oceana to pier 9 in Norfolk. Full throttle all the way.



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