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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by scooteraug02, Jul 17, 2007.
Borrowed from TT
That's gotta be the slickest way to fix a dented pipe. EVER!
WOW! I wouldn't have thought it would work THAT well. I wonder if the titanium helped?
He said he didn't have to cap it or fill it up to the max. I thought it would just expand at the path of least resistance.
Can't wait to try it.
Just dented the header on my GS last week.
I just need to go and buy a big enough freezer.
That's so cool it's hot (groan).
Damn nice tip. Thanks for sharing
<BR>Ok I seen some cool things, but this is right up there with driving over the Severe Tire Damage 'optical barrier'.
Nice tip, I will try that for the right side head pipe on the airhead project.
I saw this attempted one time on a KTM expansion chamber. When it came out of the freezer it was so bent out of shape that it would not fit back on the bike and had to be replaced with a new pipe. I also have a friend who tried the same method with a gas tank dent and ruined his gas tank.
We all know that water expands as it freezes and doesn't it expand uniformly? If so then how does the expanding water push the dent out of the pipe and not stretch/straighten the rest of the pipe?
Wow, that is right up their with using a toilet plunger to remove dents!
We used to do this all the time to fix our bashed-in vulnerable 2 stroke pipes.
There are limitations though as we found out with a KX125 pipe with a near flattened belly. On the third round of refilling and refreezing to try and expand to near stock spec the welded seam split leaving a 9 inch gash.