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There, I fixed it!
« on: October 24, 2011, 12:42:46 am »
94,xxx miles and the exhaust leaks??  ::)

Not anymore, Monty!
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 12:56:29 am »
But where's that oil coming from  :rotflmao:
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 01:06:35 am »
But where's that oil coming from  :rotflmao:
The engine.  8)
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 05:48:58 am »
I just love the "custom" shift lever rubber and that well oiled and preserved shift linkage with the "custom faux rust".   Very....chic!   :(
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 07:50:14 am »
It looks like there's some kind of animal nest in there!   :))

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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 09:55:03 am »
GOOD JOB!!!!!   I'd like to see what the rest of the bike looks like.....?????
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 04:02:37 pm »
I just love the "custom" shift lever rubber and that well oiled and preserved shift linkage with the "custom faux rust".   Very....chic!   :(
faux, faux, faux ... ??
Faux rust my arse, that's real Jersey rust pal, courtesy of Kawasaki's advanced metal plating facility.  ::)  :P
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 05:10:17 pm »
I just love the "custom" shift lever rubber and that well oiled and preserved shift linkage with the "custom faux rust".   Very....chic!   :(
faux, faux, faux ... ??
Faux rust my arse, that's real Jersey rust pal, courtesy of Kawasaki's advanced metal plating facility.  ::)  :P

Yes it is my friend.  I recognize it as it is identical to the type of corrosion on Snookies bra hooks only with less mileage. :P
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 08:06:00 pm »
Fiberglass or asbestos tape/wrap, hose clamps and a cut up tin can saved my salmon season once when the stack cracked. Used the same materials on a Suz GS1100 crossover repair mid-trip once. Good job there Mr Z!

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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #9 on: October 24, 2011, 08:53:12 pm »
I've seen 30 year old barnacle encrusted submarine hulls that look better than that exhaust cross-pipe.

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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #10 on: October 24, 2011, 11:59:51 pm »
I thought it was an old farm tractor dipped in salt water and then left outside for 50 years.
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2011, 01:07:45 am »
Good job there Mr Z!
Thanks, I thought so too, no noxious fumes wafting into my helmet at stop lights today.  :beerchug:
The other guys are just jealous that it's a permanent fix.  :nananana:

So Wess,
how'd you get that insider information on Snookie?
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2012, 08:12:27 pm »
Revision 2  8)
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 12:49:23 am »
Rev 3

I don't remember her so quiet, my crossover pipe is like swiss cheese.
Git R Done!  :motonoises:
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 12:55:48 am »
This is your 2003 Connie?
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 12:57:00 am »
Yepper.
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2013, 01:34:42 am »
Was this header wrap or just the exhaust repair stuff from the parts store? My crossover is also at the swiss cheese stage and I have no more high temp epoxy. I'm thinking this would be more permanent and a whole lot more vibration resistant.

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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #17 on: December 05, 2013, 05:31:04 am »
1) Is there something on your roads that would make the underside of your bikes rust?  Don't have anything like that here in SOCAL.  :rotflmao:
2) Anyhoo, Miss Swail was nice enough to lightly coat the full underside due to the wasting oil system I now have on 'er.  Too much time parked in the garage next to a Harley, he taught her bad tricks!
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2013, 01:34:24 pm »
Nicely done, Z, a first-rate job.  Couldn't have been easy with all that room to work under there.  Like many, I'm suddenly thankful I don't live in the "salty" NE. 
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2013, 02:24:47 pm »
Back in the last millennium when I owned a ZG1000 with a holey exhaust  O:-) my solution was to get the balance pipe refabricated in stainless steel.

1.  Remove the silencers.
2.  Hack the mild steel 4-into-2 off the stainless downpipes using an angle grinder.
3.  Fabricate a pair of 4-into-2 in stainless, of such a diameter that they just slide on to the existing downpipes.
4.  Fabricate a cross-pipe. (Apparently leaving this out causes a loss of mid-range power).
5.  Slide this new H-shaped assembly on to the downpipes.
6.  Refit the silencers. Having got to downstream diameter right, the existing gaskets  can be re-used.

Sorry, I have no pics of this, but it was totally successful for several years, at which point I sold the bike.
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #20 on: December 07, 2013, 06:27:12 am »
Was this header wrap or just the exhaust repair stuff from the parts store? My crossover is also at the swiss cheese stage and I have no more high temp epoxy. I'm thinking this would be more permanent and a whole lot more vibration resistant.
Neither, I used hi-temp fiberglass tape & some aluminum foil tape under the aluminum pipe segments.

This tape would probably work well too, a bit spendy though!
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #21 on: December 07, 2013, 01:08:45 pm »
That is what I am talking about, Zorlac the most frugal person I know. :beerchug:  I though you had left town, good to see you up and about. Are you still running the fuel solenoid valve?
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #22 on: December 07, 2013, 03:32:08 pm »
1) Is there something on your roads that would make the underside of your bikes rust?  Don't have anything like that here in SOCAL.  :rotflmao:
2) Anyhoo, Miss Swail was nice enough to lightly coat the full underside due to the wasting oil system I now have on 'er.  Too much time parked in the garage next to a Harley, he taught her bad tricks!
 

For the most part jersey is just toxic enough to rot exhausts.   ;)
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 01:59:17 pm »
up and about. Are you still running the fuel solenoid valve?
Yeah it's down in the bowels covered with dust & dirt.  :D
And my "You can't do that" horror fright batree is still starting her too!  :motonoises:
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Re: There, I fixed it!
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2013, 05:22:43 pm »
up and about. Are you still running the fuel solenoid valve?
Yeah it's down in bowels covered with dust & dirt.  :D
And my "You can't do that" horror fright batree is still starting her too!  :motonoises:
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