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2t4me

Two Stroke Pipe Repairs

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After 4.5 years and 238 hours on a bike being ridden by someone who is shite at crossing logs etc but loves the trails where you tend to find them my poor expansion chamber was looking a little worse for where!

 

Since new the bike has had a pickles cage and a carbon guard fitted but the cage had gradually been pushed right up to the point where the bottom of the pipe was getting pushed up (see photo below - I didn't realise just how much till I got it off!), It was touching the radiator and had also been pushed around and was touching the starter motor cover.... As well as having a few other debts in various places!

 

The bike is going down to TSP next week for some loving so I figured something need to be done with the pipe.

 

A new genuine pipe is about $600 and an FMF Gnarly is about $400... Neither were that appealing with everything else that going on (bike, home renos, school fees etc) so I asked Dave at TSP if he does repairs... He doesn't but he gave me the name of the bloke he uses...

 

I looked him up, had a chat via FB Messenger and chucked it in the post last week (wrapped in bubble wrap, cost be $13 - Nunawading to Doreen). It's been finished today and will be back by the weekend.. cleaned/polished up, repaired, reshaped and new O Rings... $180 plus $10 for the O rings (charged a bit extra due to how long it took him to clean it up which is fair enough) plus $18 return post (he sends it back in a box)

 

So - for any 2t riders that don't want to tackle a pipe repair themselves, look him up on facebook - his page is TWO STROKE PIPE REPAIRS....

The communication and service has been fantastic and I reckon the price is pretty impressive as well....

 

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In this next photo you can see where the cage had started pushing up to underside of the pipe!

 

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For the record - I've never met Adrian, I didn't mention the forum at all in our chats and I didn't receive any sort of discount for putting this thread up...

 

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Adrian is a good dude. Hes done 3 pipes for me.....one was a squashed spaghetti that was given to me as a spare. Came out fantastic and lined up perfectly.

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I got my pipe repaired not long ago, cost me $160.00 + $10.00 for upgraded O rings and not to mention the pipe was twisted.
He tells you how to fitt the pipe and it went together like a glove.
I had a chat to him, top bloke and you can drop it off and pick it up after hours which was great.
I have him number if anyone needs a repairff4a75de12c31232deae35cb81fe9897.jpg31424c7d35868583af4405abbd8c94b6.jpg

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so will the pipe fit back into the pickle guard? or does that need to be panel beated? 

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Everything fits on 100% on my bike it did anyway.

I was having dramas fitting the force bash plate/pipe gaurd before getting it straightened but afterwards, it fit perfect

 

 

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My pickles guard is going to heaven....

I'm getting a force bash plate pipe gaurd combo

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Usually the shape and fit doesn't get affected much but If the pipes been badly tweaked as opposed to dinted I find it can lose it's fit a fraction but it usually only needs a slight adjustment of the angle at the port end and the length from it to the tailpipe end.

Fwiw it's not to hard to make your own tools and DIY. I made my set from a couple of tailpipe clamps off my HK holden some scrap steel an old inner tube and radiator hose. 90 psi, a blow torch and panel beating hammers have done wonders on my pipes over the years.

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12 hours ago, 2t4me said:
After 4.5 years and 238 hours on a bike being ridden by someone who is shite at crossing logs etc but loves the trails where you tend to find them my poor expansion chamber was looking a little worse for where!
 
Since new the bike has had a pickles cage and a carbon guard fitted but the cage had gradually been pushed right up to the point where the bottom of the pipe was getting pushed up (see photo below - I didn't realise just how much till I got it off!), It was touching the radiator and had also been pushed around and was touching the starter motor cover.... As well as having a few other debts in various places!
 
The bike is going down to TSP next week for some loving so I figured something need to be done with the pipe.
 
A new genuine pipe is about $600 and an FMF Gnarly is about $400... Neither were that appealing with everything else that going on (bike, home renos, school fees etc) so I asked Dave at TSP if he does repairs... He doesn't but he gave me the name of the bloke he uses...
 
I looked him up, had a chat via FB Messenger and chucked it in the post last week (wrapped in bubble wrap, cost be $13 - Nunawading to Doreen). It's been finished today and will be back by the weekend.. cleaned/polished up, repaired, reshaped and new O Rings... $180 plus $10 for the O rings (charged a bit extra due to how long it took him to clean it up which is fair enough) plus $18 return post (he sends it back in a box)
 
So - for any 2t riders that don't want to tackle a pipe repair themselves, look him up on facebook - his page is TWO STROKE PIPE REPAIRS....
The communication and service has been fantastic and I reckon the price is pretty impressive as well....
 

 

 
In this next photo you can see where the cage had started pushing up to underside of the pipe!
 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 
For the record - I've never met Adrian, I didn't mention the forum at all in our chats and I didn't receive any sort of discount for putting this thread up...
 


I met Adrian when I joined the wtmcc and he is a good down to earth bloke. I haven’t used his services but I’ve heard good things about what he does.
Dude can steer a bike too.

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Nice result there Dusty.  Adrian is in our club and does alot of repairs for members,he does great work.

For those that are not mechanically minded or switched on, i wouldn't recommend attempting your own pipe repairs using high pressure and heat or just high pressure. It can be extremely dangerous if you don't do it correctly so be very careful if you want to give it a go. 

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