Re: Rusted thru off road silencers
- I would imagine that if you park your bike outside, moisture could
condense inside the silencers and cause rust. I don't think that
they're chromed on the inside. I've seen people use rubber labratory
flask stoppers in the silencer tips to prevent this, but I've never
done it myself. I know me, and I would forget to remove them or put
them in on humid days.
Well, I don't know what needs to be done to fit them yet, but I plan
to get a set of the Supertrapp slip on megaphones. Here's the company
website for them:
On my bike, one of the mounting bolts fell out and was lost. When I
removed the silencer to clean it and put in a new bolt, I found that
the brass insert that was supposed to hold it had come loose and was
rattling around inside (so THAT'S what that noise was...). I got some
carrige bolts and cut the heads with a dremel into a "T" shape, cut a
notch in the silencer to get the insert out and used the t-bolts
turned sideways in the notch to re-mount the silencer. Temporary fix
at best. I hope that the Supertrapp silencers fit okay. I'll probably
get them sometime in March when I come back from deployment, and I'll
post the results then. In the meantime, Ebay auction number 4578309800
is for a set of stock (non-off-road) silencers for a 2004 TBS. They
won't fit on my '98. Current price is $150.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mtnrunjohn"
> I have 2000 TBS with appr 20,000 miles, I just notcied that the
> silencers are rusting thru from the inside. Is this normal or I
> have not done something to prevent this. So what are my replacement
> options and how soon do I need to make them. One small crack and
> some lumps are showing only on one silencer the other shows no signs
> of rust except the monting bracket.
> John Simpson