it's all wobbely! my pipe that is, help for fix?

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  1. PatMcLJr

    PatMcLJr New Member

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    I was out my 2nd test ride, a little longer.
    Seemed like everything was humming along. The she started sounding lose up and vibrating. I limped back and found the chain tensioner, kinda expected that, but the I saw my pipe danging and wobbling. I let it cool of and took the pipe parts out of it. It looks like the welds broke inside that hold the header pipe to the muffler part.

    Help! I don't weld or know a welder. Can it be soldered? Braised with some kind of propane torch? A special, cheap, clamp? Any ideas other then welding?

    Thanks,
    Pat Jr.

    Would this work?
    - J B Weld Stick

    Maybe some good old JB Weld?

    J-B Weld Company - J-B WELD Product Information
     

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  2. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    JB won't work. Do you have a picture of the pipe? Stock?
     
  3. Cabinfever1977

    Cabinfever1977 New Member

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    order another muffler for $20,unless its new then call who you got it from for a replacement.
     
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  4. Bikeguy Joe

    Bikeguy Joe Godfather of Motorized Bicycles

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    JB wont hold up under that kind of heat....but yeah a new muffler is cheap.
     
  5. PatMcLJr

    PatMcLJr New Member

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    Hello Bikeguy Joe and Cabinfeaver1977,
    Thanks for the replies. OK it wont hold up. I think I'll try the wire and JB Weld until I can get a pipe for it.

    Thanks Again,
    Pat Jr.
     
  6. HoughMade

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    I've held my tongue long enough....sorry if I offend.

    JB Weld is a cheap, cheesy fix if it is a fix at all. It will not work for this application, as Bikeguy said, and unless it is just used as a filler, it is, at best, a temporary band aid.

    Brazing will work, but use MAPP gas, not propane. However, if it is a chrome part, enough heat to braze will discolor the chrome quite a bit.
     
  7. PatMcLJr

    PatMcLJr New Member

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    Thanks for the tips!
    Hey HoughMade, don't hold your tongue, let'r go! I need all the tips I can get, but on the cheap side please! Where can I get a stick of the brazing rod?

    Thanks,
    Pat Jr.
     
  8. HoughMade

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    I have gotten good brazing rod at Home Depot.
     
  9. Forbisher

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    2nd test ride?
    How old is your kit?
    Where / who did you buy it from?

    Sounds like your broken pipe should be covered by the sellers warranty
    Did you get a warranty?

    Is there a stub on the muffler left?
    Chrome?
    black?
    Catalytic?
    Posting a pic would be helpful for a temporary fix

    Where on earth are you? :D

    Good luck on getting back up and running ....
     
  10. PatMcLJr

    PatMcLJr New Member

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    right now I'm in Louisville, KY

    I got some Brazing rods at HomeDepot and I used some map gas, the yellow bottle.

    I heat, and I heat, and I heat, and I heat, and I heat, and I heat, it wont melt and the pipe wont turn red. I must be doing something wrong.

    Is this the right rod to use?

    It's just the regular black pipe. The tack weld or sweding:confused: came loose inside where the header pipe goes into the muffler part.

    Thanks tons guys,
    Pat Jr.
     

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    Hey Pat Jr.,

    Sorry to hear about your muffler. I have learned that when dealing with these kits … expect the unexpected.

    If I were in your situation I would probably just order a new part instead of using up time, money and effort for only for a “temporary” fix. It would be cheaper in the long run.

    Good luck, :)
     
  12. leftywoody

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    i agree with mr. Ocean
     
  13. PatMcLJr

    PatMcLJr New Member

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    Hummmm OK you guys give good sound advise, best I listen and take it.

    Hello, Dax ...

    Pat Jr.

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    Yea!
    my neighbor siad he could weld it, he put a couple of tack weld on the outer edge and it seems like it's pretty sturdy now.
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