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Definitely feeling a bit "moist" after that lot Martyn cry

Distinct lack of motivation at this end no

Brian

PS I had some "spare" guards made up at the same time and am selling them on Totally TTRs - see here.

 



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I am working on another refurb where the exhaust is perfectly sound but the stainless steel guard (decoration!) has been badly marked. 

The guards are held in with four rivets and are easily removed to allow the exhaust to be properly cleaned and painted.

I took the old stainless steel guard along to my fabrication firm and asked them to match it in shape and thickness. The only slight difference is that I had two of the holes slightly slotted to ease fitting.

This is the old guard alongside its replacement. I am not very good at photographing shiny stuff so apologies in advance for some duff pics disbeliefNew_v_old_guard.jpg

 

I cleaned up the exhaust and painted it.

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After a false start when I tried fitting the guard and bending it around in situ, I took out the two rivets and bent it in a circle before fitting.

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The first two rivets are easy to fit.

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The second two rivets use the slotted holes and are a bit trickier. I helped matters along by locating a screwdriver in one hole whilst rivetting the other.

Fitting_last_two_rivets.jpg

 

The edges were still a bit raised so I fixed that by covering them with a bit of cloth and tapping them down with a hide hammer.

Rivets_in_and_edges_planished_flat.jpg

 

Job done!

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I am very pleased with the result and will take another pic when the exhaust is back on the TTR.

The new guards are available for sale here

Brian



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I could say that it looks to be exhausting work for you, Brian - especially in the presently scorching weather, but I'll refrain.

Looking good. wink

Martyn



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It looks 100% better than before biggrin

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How did you go about tarting up the rest of it?
Looks like it could be a good preventative measure.

Andy


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Dullthud wrote:

How did you go about tarting up the rest of it?
Looks like it could be a good preventative measure.

Andy


Hi Andy

It was already in very good order (apart from the scratched up guard) so just needed a wire brush and a paint! 

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May give it a go, everything else keeps its looks pretty well but the exhaust just gets tattier and once it's started it won't come back.

Andy


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Nice job Brian as ever !
We all like shiny stuff !

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What year TTR did this exhaust come off ??

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CMATT wrote:

What year TTR did this exhaust come off ??

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 Why ? arent they all the same ?



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AFAIK all the TTR exhaust are the same except for those on the blue US models which have a different type of steel guard and a chrome end cap - maybe a spark arrestor?

There is a slight difference in that the exit hole on early TTRs is in the middle and its offset on later ones - presumably moved after Mr Yamaha realised the original design was melting UK-sized number plates wink

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Apologies for the earlier loss of photos in this thread - now fixed wink

I have now stopped linking to a third party photo host and upload photos to the forum direct so that they don't get lost in the future!

Brian

PS The trim is available from Steve's eShop here



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