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Broken joint on Cobra slip on exhaust. - SOLVED

PostAuthor: corkscrew » Thu May 10, 2018 9:08 pm

Just noticed that I've got a broken weld on my Cobra slip on tubes. Broke at the upper tube where the tab connects the two tubes.

Does anyone know what sort of stainless Cobra uses? I have a miller 215 but only have 75/25 gas mix. I don't have the tig setup for it yet either.

Going to call my LWS tomorrow to see about stainless mig wire and renting a bottle of tri mix...just wanted to pick everyone's brains first.
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Re: Broken joint on Cobra slip on exhaust.

PostAuthor: mark75 » Thu May 10, 2018 11:52 pm

might give their Customer Service a call --

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Re: Broken joint on Cobra slip on exhaust.

PostAuthor: corkscrew » Fri May 11, 2018 12:29 am

mark75 wrote:might give their Customer Service a call --

COBRA ENGINEERING
23801 E. La Palma Avenue
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
Phone: (714) 692-8180
Fax:(714)692-5019


some companies do amazing things for their customers


I'll give that a try tomorrow. Would be really surprised though, the pipes came with the bike...I'm not the original purchaser. Also need a solution by Monday...supposed to be leaving on a solo trip.
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Re: Broken joint on Cobra slip on exhaust.

PostAuthor: Jake » Fri May 11, 2018 1:02 am

corkscrew wrote:Does anyone know what sort of stainless Cobra uses?


My Cobras were chrome plated steel, not stainless.
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Re: Broken joint on Cobra slip on exhaust.

PostAuthor: corkscrew » Fri May 11, 2018 9:01 am

Jake wrote:
My Cobras were chrome plated steel, not stainless.


That is promising actually. I'll take a closer look tonight and if so, weld it back up.
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Re: Broken joint on Cobra slip on exhaust.

PostAuthor: corkscrew » Fri May 11, 2018 5:59 pm

Sure enough. Wire wheeled the area to bare metal, and welded it right back up and shot the new weld with some high temp paint. At least it is hidden. :)
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