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Old 12-13-2007, 09:38 AM   #1
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Anyone know who/where I can take this to get reattached for relatively cheap, maybe even free. I figure most muffler shops should be able to do the job. I think it can be brazed on.

I would prefer someone near or between Westheimer and Beltway 8 to the Heights area along I-10. I'd like to get it done today or tomorrow, since I plan on using it for an enduro race on Sunday.

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Old 12-13-2007, 09:42 AM   #2
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I'd take it to your nearest muffler place.
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Thanks Patrick.

Patrick, can you explain the purpose behind the baffle and reasoning behind repacking the muffler? When I pulled the muffler off it had no packing material in it, should I repack it or not?
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I'm not 1/2 as knowledgeable as patrick, but i believe you need the packing in the silencer to help retain backpressure, in turn that helps your torque curve. You might not have had any packing in the muffler b/c it was all "blown out". I would repack. Just my 2 cents of course, I'm sure Patrick will post the correct answer soon!!!
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I plan to repack it. I have some of the packing at my house, but i wasn't sure why someone would rip it out (added power gains or anything?). This muffler looks like it was taken apart by the previous owner because the baffle looks like it had broke before and had been repaired.

Also, how tight do they need to be repacked?
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Jetcycles is correct.
I typically wrap the packing pretty tightly and then hold it in place with a little masking tape, the 1/2" wide variety.

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Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Hopefully this doesn't cause jetting issues or something when I get it all done!
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Thanks guys. I appreciate it. Hopefully this doesn't cause jetting issues or something when I get it all done!
If it does, we'll just help you re-jet too I'm not an expert, but I've properly(IMO) rejetted more bikes than i wish i had. IMO, properly rejetting the thing is an art, and painfully annoying if you're OCD about "flat spots" and tiny stumbles. When you get it repacked, you'll probably notice a slight change in low end power.
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Keep an eye out for a "Looking for jetter." thread then.
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look in the yellow pages for a radiator repair place if you need it braized if it can be welded any muffler shop should knock it out for you for probably $10 or less
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Well, I struck out during lunch time. I had several places tell me that they wouldn't do it. The moment I said "motorcycle" they told me to take it to a motorcycle shop.
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Old 12-16-2007, 10:51 PM   #14
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they have a muffler shop on murphy off 59. i have had quite a bit of work done there for very low prices.

place is called brake works.

address: 12319 murphy rd., 77477
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the guy that helped me last time is named tony (i think he is boss man of that place).
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thanks LS, I ended up getting it done that same day on my way home from work at a muffler shop. I will keep you in mind for other welding needs that may arise in the future.

the pipe is all repacked, but I haven't had the chance to fire it up.

Thanks all for your help.
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thanks LS, I ended up getting it done that same day on my way home from work at a muffler shop. I will keep you in mind for other welding needs that may arise in the future.

the pipe is all repacked, but I haven't had the chance to fire it up.

Thanks all for your help.
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LS, where's a good place to get material to make a hitch hauler (hitch mounted dirtbike carrier) with? I am trying to do a budget build of one, and it shouldn't be complicated. I almost want to buy a welder to learn trying.
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yes sir, my ***** TOM knows where its at, Triple S Steel, off of jensen drive near down town, if u wanna learn i can teach you, demon seed can vouch for my skills with metal..................................
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