Muffler End Cap Fix

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  1. California

    California New Member

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    I tried a lot of different muffler end cap fixes, and in the end they all kept falling off one way or another.

    I jb welded a soda can to the end and then put a screw threw that, and the screw loosened and it eventually fell off,

    then i went to using a washer with some drilled holes in it like some people had done, this worked for a while but eventually the screw loosened and the washer fell off.

    i couldn't figure out what was happening, after trying a few different screws in the existing hole i realized that the threading had worn thin.

    so i was like F**K screws,

    1.Bought one metal pipe fitting from my local auto parts store, they have it with all the other muffler stuff. $2-$4

    2.used some QUIKsteel i had at the house.

    3.sanded and fit them together.

    4. used vice grip to bend to desired width (tried a few)

    the pipe used to not be closed and had a cat food can with holes inside (this would work if you used a washer), but that melted away, so i closed off the end. its very secure and runs great,

    slightly louder than stock end cap, but i need the little extra boost for going up hills (200 pound rider)
    cvlt1
     

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  2. Ruby478

    Ruby478 Member

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    im really glad i found this , cause my end cap just went to crap
     
  3. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    I know not everyone has access to a welder... but throwing a couple of small tack welds on it will keep that end cap on forever! ;)
     
  4. dragray

    dragray New Member

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    or simpler yet...ever hear of pop rivits?
    drill a hole, put the rivit in with a rivit gun...done.
     

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