2 stroke pipe repair

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2 stroke pipe repair

Post by Marylander » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:43 am

I've got three kx250 expansion chambers that I've smushed up, twisted, and generally abused. I'm all out of spares so it's time to get them fixed up. Anyone have a place you would recommend? I've had Fusion One bookmarked for years but have never used them (or anyone else). One of these pipes is a Gnarly that I rendered unusable the very first time I had it on the bike (brand new pipe). ;)

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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by juddspaintballs » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:17 am

I've never used them either, but I've heard good things about Fusion One as well.
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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by J&J » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:56 pm

I knocked some dents out of a cr85 pipe by drilling a hole on the backside & using a dowel & hammer, then welded the hole up.
Didn't know you could send em out :shrug:

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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by juddspaintballs » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:36 pm

If you want to DIY, you can weld washers to the dents and slide hammer them out, but that only works for simple dings. Send them away and I hear they come back almost like new.
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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by Bucho » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:42 pm

You fill it with water and plug each end. Put it in the freezer.
Ive heard it done. Never tried it personally.
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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by anotherguy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:00 pm

Pacific Crest Pipe Repair. $60 and shipping with a money back guarantee. Been using them off and on for decades.


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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by Marylander » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:50 pm

The gnarly cannot be home repaired. I hit what I'll call a small boulder and the pipe stopped while the bike and I kept going forward a bit so it is really misaligned. I'll check out pacific crest. Thanks!

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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by anotherguy » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:09 pm

Crushing an FMF Gnarly is.........well............gnarly. Those things are strong. Pacific Crest can handle it.

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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by jgreene » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:56 pm

Another vote for Pacific Crest. They have resurrected some very crushed and twisted pipes for me. Usually a quick turn around also.
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Re: 2 stroke pipe repair

Post by Marylander » Wed Sep 02, 2015 6:43 am

anotherguy wrote:Crushing an FMF Gnarly is.........well............gnarly. Those things are strong. Pacific Crest can handle it.
The important thing is that I kept the bike and myself upright. ;) It was also good to have someone like Chris Alls on the ride as he made the bike rideable for the rest of the day. He was also surprised at how bent up the gnarly was with as tough as they are. I don't think I even used that thing for 10 miles before boogering it up.

I'll be sending the pipes to pacific crest for sure. Just gotta find/make a box. Thanks all!

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