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 Post subject: x1 header cracks
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:53 pm 
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Current ride: firebolt xb9r/x1
Location: portsmouth
Hi,took the xb9 for a run sunday and yesterday,almost got the tyres hot,sunshine and blue skies,even avoided the car owners virus! very near perfection.
anyway started to prep the X1 ready to tax for april,while giving the headers a bit of shine I found stress cracks on both pipes coming from the bracing gusset on the right just below the air filter, bollocks the TIG welder is with my Son 25 miles away and now were all in lockdown.has anyone else managed to repair similar cracks? can I seam weld over them ,or should I sleeve them to spread the load,any advice welcome,no rush I don't think that we are going far for a while!


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 Post subject: Re: x1 header cracks
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:13 pm 
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Current ride: X1 2001 White Riot
Location: southampton
are you sure the front engine mount is good ?

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 Post subject: Re: x1 header cracks
PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:32 pm 
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I once had the same problem and got a pal to tig them and mine were also near the gusset, worked fine , thanks 😊


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