First time building

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  1. MOTORBIKEDREAMS

    MOTORBIKEDREAMS New Member

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    Hey MotorBike Dreams here and im a first time builder and its all I can think about.I just bought a poo poo pipe for my 2 stroke(dont know what type of engine prob chinese)but the poo poo pipe looks like it was made by a 2 year old it doesnt fit on the motor flush and the bends are all wrong.So it sticks out from where it attaches to the engine about 1/8 inch i already put two gaskets to make up for the bigger gap that was already there.My question is should I put more gaskets to fill the gap?dance1.trk.trk.trk
     
  2. 2door

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    Welcome to the fourm. You've found the source for help with any aspect of building your bike.
    If you're handy with metal working you could consider making a new, thicker gasket from aluminum or better yet, copper. Copper gaskets are available from a couple of the vendors here but they are only about 1/8" thick.
    Filing the exhaust flange surface flat would also help assure you have a good sealing surface to work with.
    Hope these suggestions help but you'll probably get more from other members.
    Tom
     
  3. Elixys

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    hello, welcome to the forum.....i'd have to say your best bet is to become friends with someone who owns an oxy/acetaline torch, and have them bend the tube to match the bike dimensions.....i had to do that with my bike and the "long" expansion chamber i got from gasbike.net.....ended up still not right and i just scrapped the project due to issues with the motor.....and a hammer......and some bushes.....and a brick.....long story short, get some heat on that puppy and make a couple bends till it fits right.
     

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