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Old 06-13-2011, 10:25 PM
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Conduit works fine for exhaust piping. A little annoying to weld, but it does the job.

Heater hose is easier though
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:28 PM
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It's actually called flexpipe what you're talking about, don't use actual conduit (though flexpipe looks like it, conduit is a spiral of metal, flexpipe is one solid tube).
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:02 PM
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I believe he meant emt conduit. Not flex.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:03 PM
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It's actually called flexpipe what you're talking about, don't use actual conduit (though flexpipe looks like it, conduit is a spiral of metal, flexpipe is one solid tube).
Difference is the the flex exhaust pipe is flat inside & out rather than being bulged outward at each flex joint like the flewable conduit is.

The pic below if of exhaust flex pipe.
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:27 AM
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Thanks for the well wishes guys, and ya, I'm OK.

Just the shop, which is just a big enclosed patio, is a mess.



You can read about it here KC's Kruisers - Motorized Bike Forum - KC's House Burns if you want, but here is what happened to 2 of the 3 burnt up bikes.



They were outside the shop door where the fire was.
My prized bikes where inside the shop and not hurt too bad.





I think Elvira kept them safe, she hot on me you know ;-}
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Old 06-14-2011, 12:33 AM
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Ahh, kk. When I hear conduit I think of the loose spiral easy flex stuff used in home interior (which is all the electrical I've ever done - haven't gone further out than a breaker box), which would just make a mess.

I learned a lot from just wiki'ing Conduit.
Electrical conduit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




Oh wow, looks like extra projects and spare parts KC. >_<
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:37 AM
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KC, I am glad to hear that the unfortunate damage was minimal in comparison to what it could have been. Still though, I am sorry to hear of it happening at all.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:50 AM
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I finished my crank case splitting tools today, I have been working on these on and off for about a week. I am glad they are finished and I was able to use them on a old motor and they work well! I separated the clutch side first then pushed the crank out from the magneto side since the magneto cover only has 4mm bolts then I pushed the clutch shaft out last. Check out the pictures except for my crappy welding they actually look really good!

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Old 06-14-2011, 02:53 AM
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I finished my crank case splitting tools today, I have been working on these on and off for about a week. I am glad they are finished and I was able to use them on a old motor and they work well! I separated the clutch side first then pushed the crank out from the magneto side since the magneto cover only has 4mm bolts then I pushed the clutch shaft out last. Check out the pictures except for my crappy welding they actually look really good!

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Old 06-14-2011, 03:18 AM
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Difference is the the flex exhaust pipe is flat inside & out rather than being bulged outward at each flex joint like the flewable conduit is.

The pic below if of exhaust flex pipe.
I think I can use that...
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