Re: "My Green Connector Melted" rebuild
Comments on the new exhaust.....
It was a mess. My carbon fiber Delkevik was severely cracked from gong down and I didnt notice until the carbon fiber started melting. I had to shorten the whole thing, so I cut off 12 inches and it looks mean. Repacked it, shortened the caged tube inside, and only thing left to do is re-rivet the one end back on and reconfigure the exhaust ONE more time (BTW, if anyone knows where to get a new stainless steel band let me know)
The ebay GP pipe came and it was as expected....CRAP.....I oprdered a black one, but it looked like some fool just took one of the chrome ones and sprayed it black, so obviously the paint was chipping and the chrome was showing, so i repainted everything with high tem p paint.
I took it for a spin and liked the way it sounded. Loud, mean, and oh so obnoxious. ABout a mile from home, the exhaust burps, and its the sweet sound of straight pipe. Iget home and notcie the baffle is missing. I ride back down, find it, and bring it home. Took the pipe off and repacked it with some fiberglass I had laying around. I packed it too tight at first because I took the bike out and on full throttle it basically made noise and barely hit 40....not good....so after a couple of repacks I found the perfect solution, and she pulls like bat out of hell whiile screaming like the meanest SOB around. It was a pain, but it was cheap for the time being so after some work the above pictures are what I have.
More to come later. Hopefully I can get the sprockets installed this weekend and tow the bike to have the chain installed.
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