HOW TO FIX PIPE DENTS
Back in the dark ages (1960s and ?70s) most exhaust pipes ran along the lower portion of the bike: a rare feat of engineering brilliance that put your pipe closer to the ground and destructive boulders than anything other than the rubber. For those of you who remember those days, you?ll probably remember experiencing some level of pipe damage nearly every time you went riding.
Thanks to the many engineers finally awaking from their post-WWII slumber, pipes now run in a more sensible place on the bike, reducing their proximity to the ground, and hopefully reducing the number of pipe replacements you face every year. Unfortunately though, dents still happen. And until George Jetson designs an internal combustion engine that eliminates the need for exhaust emissions, dents always will happen.
The point of this brief history lesson is that there?s an alternative to running to your nearest dealer and shelling out hundreds of dollars to replace that worn pipe. It?s the ancient art of pipe repair, and here?s how to do it?or who to call if you?re not Bob Villa.
WHO TO CALL