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Old 06-10-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
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exhaust flanges

So I live in good ol' New England so rust is very abundant.. Needless to say my exhaust flanges for bolting the header pipes to the engine are so rusted they are starting to flake.. I would like to replace them but as we all know they are one piece flanges and need to be cut off therefore leaving me with a small predicament..

I work at a parts store part time and the only option I know of is to replace it with a multi part piece assuming I can find the right size (shouldnt be a problem). However I havent checked on the material of these (heading there in few minutes) and am looking for a semi permanent solution.

has anyone had to replace theirs? if so is this the only option available? I know I can paint them to prolong the life.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
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Old 06-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #2
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I know I found somewhere that had S.S 2 piece flanges that were available for just about every bike I've ever seen. It was 2 "c" shaped pieces that bolted together with dowel pins and a locking structure, it was like $100/collar.

Problem is that I don't have the site anymore! So I'll look for it on my old desktop, but if you do end up making something, it would be pretty easy.
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well I checked out the 2 piece flanges at the parts store but I dont think they go small enough... lucky for me I work at the parts store and can probably order some. the only problem is they arent stainless so theyre just gonna rust even if I paint them. Im sure I can find a reputable exhaust place with some but I also have to go to the local honda/suzuki dealer tomorrow to pick up some parts I ordered and ill see what they say..

$100/collar is about $90 over what I want to spend but if you can find the site though I will definitely check out what they have...

Id prefer buying them locally but if ordering them is what it takes then I guess I have to... but I still have a few parts places to check out.
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How about changing the complete front exhaust bit?
Plenty of those on ebay or with part-sellers?

Forget the flanges.
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HONDA VTR1000 VTR 1000 SUPERHAWK EXHAUST PIPE HEADER | eBay

Is this the part you are looking for?
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That's for the rear cylinder.

I'd be handy to have a two piece as I had to buy a new (second-hand) header because the front clamp had corroded

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2005 HONDA VTR1000F SUPERHAWK COMPLETE HEADER ASSEMBLY | eBay


Ok Ok! here's the complete set for ya. A little more spendy, make him an offer?
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well i cleaned and painted my header pipes last night, I was gonna coat the header wrap but it was damaged and I cant afford to rewrap them right now.. both flanges are usable for the time being but the front one was pretty corroded..

I would buy new header pipes if I had the cash to spend but I plan on having a custom true dual system made this winter..

either way i do know that someone somewhere has split flanges made out of stainless cuz I really dont want to have to buy all new header pipes when the ones I have are perfectly fine..
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Mine are corroding and starting to soften and bend a little bit. I'd also be interested in a two-piece flange, but a simple google search was fruitless. Anybody want to make me some??
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yea I work at autozone and we used to have split flanges just not the right size and they werent stainless.. advance auto had split flanges but they didnt look that trustworthy to me and again werent stainless... Im gonna check out CAP and carquest next
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Where were you 7 years ago?-)
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