Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: North-Eastern, PA
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Trying to salvage my TBR exhaust
I noticed the other day that my two brothers exhaust sounded a little funny so I felt around while it was running and sure enough there was a pretty good leak coming from the inlet end.
Now I've heard of these things falling apart on all sorts of twins but I was kinda hoping to be the exception... I love the sound of the TBR and the carbon fiber version is what happened to come up for sale used, so I took a shot knowing this day would probably come. Supposedly the cause of this is the packing material breaking down and not being replaced in a timely manner. (At least thats what two brothers says)
So I figured I should try to repair it before the muffler falls off as some have experienced. I bought a repack kit, but as I took it apart I saw that the CF at the inlet end was all breaking down and brittle about the last 1/2". This caused the rivets to all pull through on that end.
Here are the options that I've come up with:
1-Shorten the muffler about a half inch and wait for this to happen again.
2-Somehow reinforce the end so the stress isn't on the carbon fiber.
3-Replace the carbon fiber sleeve with another material (alu. or stainless, cutting a pipe section down to 10" and squishing it would be ideal)
Any experience out there?
What are the odds I could find a thin piece of pipe with a circumference of 13.5"?
Luck favors the prepared.