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Offline mellow yellow

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connecting cross pipe
« on: June 16, 2014, 11:03:43 pm »
Hello all, on the bottom of the bike there is a pipe that connects one exhaust pipe to the other side. this is the second time that it has rusted out. the first time. I replaced it with another one purchased on ebay. this was several years ago. now this one has done the same. I repaired it with some muffler tape but it only lasted a year. is there a reason for this connection? can you purchase two sets of pipes without the connection? thanks
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Re: connecting cross pipe
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2014, 12:30:37 am »
My (somewhat limited and overly simplified) understanding of cross pipes is that they improve low-end torque. I'm not sure how they do it, maybe it improves exhaust scavenging at lower rpm's.

If I had to replace mine and didn't have a ready source for a new or used one, I would go to my local exhaust shop and have them weld in a section of pipe as a replacement.


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Re: connecting cross pipe
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2014, 12:06:10 pm »
Buy and fit Motad stainless steel headers and collectors/link pipe and forget about it.
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Re: connecting cross pipe
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2014, 01:28:12 pm »
Stainless steel is the way to go for exhaust. I still have the original SS exhaust on my 1998 Buick with over 250K miles on it.
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