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Muffler/Tailpipe Welding

PostAuthor: MFMauceri » Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:42 am

1982 XV-750

My right tailpipe has separated from the muffler. I have removed a lot of the rust and it is clean on the seam all the way around. My pipes are clean and un-dented and I would prefer to NOT replace the exhaust system. Any thoughts on having it spot welded? Would it (the muffler and twin stock pipes assembly) have to come off the bike to do so?... I believe it was previously cracked as I was getting sputtering backfire when decelerating.

Anyone have any experience or thoughts on this?
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Re: Muffler/Tailpipe Welding

PostAuthor: bstig60 » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:20 pm

If the metal is substantial enough to hold a weld, then it could be welded. Pic of what you have would help. Personally, I don't like connecting high voltage equipment up to any bike due to the chance of blowing an electronic component, i.e. TCI or R/R, ect. I would suggest marking where the muffler needs to set to allow the mounts to hook up properly and remove the whole exhaust system and take it to a competent welder and see if it can be done. BTW, there are many exhaust systems available on eBay or you can check a cycle salvage yard near you.
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Re: Muffler/Tailpipe Welding

PostAuthor: MFMauceri » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:00 pm

I think we have a short term and long-term solution.

Short Term: Muffler "weld' putty and then wrap tape that melts into place.
Medium Term: Remove assembly for proper weld (although getting it off will be a *****).
Long Term: Replace system assembly (although getting off will be a *****).

The casing was rust covered (at the break) but it came clean with naval jelly and wire brushes to prep it for repair attempt, so there's enough metal there to hold a weld.

Let's see?

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