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Jcamper56
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Exhaust down pipes

Post by Jcamper56 on Wed 6 Mar 2019 - 21:58

Hi guys, can anyone help, I have the front section of my Honda CB500 1996 down pipes and there looks like there is a flat on the underside of the tubes, i don't think its from road wear as its too deep, can anyone tell me if the section has a flat on the pipes from manufacture.
thanks in advance.
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by wrighty on Thu 7 Mar 2019 - 7:29

Certainly nothing like that on mine. Must say it does look like road wear, the weld seam has also been ground flat.
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Post by Jcamper56 on Thu 7 Mar 2019 - 12:36

Hi cheers for that, that leaves me to believe a possible bump on the tubes and flattened off and whats best to do??
I could drill an exploratory hole to see how thick it is in the middle and then possibly cut out damage and weld a piece in or just weld up completely and grind back??

Anyone else have any ideas??
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by Jcamper56 on Thu 7 Mar 2019 - 12:44

I guess this answers my question, just found these for sale on ebay, cut and weld a piece in i think??
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by Beresford on Thu 7 Mar 2019 - 14:11

If the running of the engine doesn't seem to be affected, I'd just leave it and carry on riding. Twisted Evil
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by Jcamper56 on Thu 7 Mar 2019 - 16:54

I was going too but I’m selling the bike so prefers to get it like it was originally
Loads of work but for the good
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by Jameshambleton on Sat 9 Mar 2019 - 20:46

Hahaha someones being a hooligan with your bike!
They're the first part to ground out on the road after the pegs, I'd make a bet and say your bike doesn't have any crash protection either.
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by Jcamper56 on Sun 10 Mar 2019 - 6:46

No nothing, I’ve decided to cut and patch in now, work ongoing
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by muttley1 on Mon 11 Mar 2019 - 20:48

My '95 bike has a dent in the underside of one downpipe whic doesn't seem to affect the bike at all, if it ain't broke...
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Re: Exhaust down pipes

Post by Jcamper56 on Tue 12 Mar 2019 - 6:45

Thx, I know what you’re saying, I’ve cut out damage now and in the process of welding s patch in.
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