Cracked Y piece

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Cracked Y piece

Post by Brooksy » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:42 pm

while cleaning today I noticed the Y piece has a crack in it and wondered if any one had attempted to weld an exhaust piece ?
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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by Marki » Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:34 pm

Should weld OK. Personally I would reinforce with an extra strip over the top.

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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by kevxtx » Sun Jun 21, 2015 9:41 am

+1

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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by Yoozy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:39 am

Take it Fudweld mate.
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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by roblund6 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:01 am

Personally, I think a design/material problem is the cause, possibly the grade of stainless they use, or the way it's mounting brackets are designed.

When mine were replaced with Akro's, there were several cracks found around the mounting brackets of the original manifolds, but I would not have seen them without removing them! The bike had only done about 1,800 miles from new, so perhaps it's something that needs a closer inspection for anyone with a 2010 model. Maybe earlier, or later models did not have this problem?

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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by bambadoo » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:28 am

Mine a couple of years ago.
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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by roblund6 » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:32 am

Just a thought, is it due to the vibration being a big twin, and are other big twins prone to this I wonder?

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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by Yoozy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 11:43 am

Not really. I've had loads of 1ltr v2 and never had any cracks anywhere. Brooksys might have been dropped, knocked, a piece overtightened somewhere causing a bit of stress. Might be a bit of vibes through the subframe onto the fixing part of the zorst there? Dunno, fair play for thorough checking though MrB.
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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by Brooksy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:31 pm

cheers for the feedback peeps :D
the cracked piece is off to the fudmeister for welding Yoozy :) but I may have one off flea bay by the end of the week ;)

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Re: Cracked Y piece

Post by Yoozy » Sun Jun 21, 2015 1:01 pm

Big bore 8-)
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