Re-rivetting end can?

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Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:11 pm

Got a Protti exhaust on my engine - advert at CASA does say that the carbon silencer won't last as long as a aluminium end can - more suited to race rather than road use. Anyhoo, I have noticed that the silencer is starting to come loose at the rivets already. What is the best way to repair these? Just re-rivet? Or is there a better way to make it last a bit longer?

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Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:53 pm

If the can is not to old can they not exchange it?

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Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:17 am

Instead of standard rivets (aluminium), I always use stainless rivets, but gas tight:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/8-x-Gas-Tigh ... SwPhdVEYhA

They should last much longer.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 am

Scooterdude wrote:If the can is not to old can they not exchange it?
As it warns on the advert that they aren’t best for Road they probably won’t - I’d rather sort it then it’s done.


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Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 am

alanscottj wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:27 am
Scooterdude wrote:If the can is not to old can they not exchange it?
As it warns on the advert that they aren’t best for Road they probably won’t - I’d rather sort it then it’s done.


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fair enough then, and like the other guy said use stainless rivets.

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Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am

Put in 4 extra top and bottom

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Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:06 pm

garry inglis wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:53 am
Put in 4 extra top and bottom
Great idea :D Nice one
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Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:06 pm

Norrie Bodge wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:13 am
Use stainless Rivets m8

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1773318598
Ordered :D Many thanks!
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