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I just want a second opinion. I would rather not send it off to pacific crest pipe repair if I don't have to. Do you guys know what kind of fmf pipe I have, is it a fatty?

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I don't think you are going to see a performance gain if you fix it. And a gallon of water and a freezer will fix that no problem so why send it out and pay to have it fixed.

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The performance difference between it and a new pipe would be so small(if at all) that I don't think you could feel it. Just my .02:thumbsup:

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Thanks guys, thats what I was hoping! Now do you know if this is a fmf fatty pipe, all it says is fmf socal on it.

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you can zoom up if you go here http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/vv122/rsickmond/cr%20125/bikepose.jpg i've got 3 major dents in the pipe.

I race this bike and my pro circuit pipe is all sorts of dented up... The only thing I noticed about the dents is when the punch of the powerband kicked in. Each large dent that added to the expansion chamber caused the powerband to become more violent. I still race this bike, and it still beats the newer bikes that are in excellent shape.

don't worry about your little dents. Not even worth replacing the pipe for that.

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that little dent is going to take at least 2 possibly 3 horsepower off your top end.

seriously though, learn to resize your pics brah. 4,000px × 2,248px is a little overkill...

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Looks like a REVVVVVVVVV pipe !!!!!!!!!!!

Thats what you gotta do, just revvvvvvvvvv.

Rev it, you just gotta rev that sucka !!!!!!!!

Ride over the triple.

Oh yeah, throw your pipe in the freezer like meyermetal said, then send him the bill for a new pipe cos yours will be split !!!!!!!!!!

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i don't really think it will affect it that much, unless you race seriously in huge events, i have a small hole and a few dents in my pipe, don't really notice a thing

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Who let Elvis in here? Why can't Doug do the triple??

The dent is fine, lol. The only ones to really worry about are right up by the header.

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that little dent is going to take at least 2 possibly 3 horsepower off your top end.

seriously though, learn to resize your pics brah. 4,000px × 2,248px is a little overkill...

I doubt it takes any hp off the top end and maybe you need to upgrade your dial up internet to load my pics faster

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Yep, Factory Fatty pipe, used to run those on my CR85s and 125, good pipes. Very fragile though, the metal is thinner than the regular fatty. Those small dents won't make a noticeable difference though.

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My stock pipe is heavily dented. The last major dent took out a good 1/3 of the expansion area which caused less top end power available. Less than a Gnarly actually. 👍

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Oh yeah, throw your pipe in the freezer like meyermetal said, then send him the bill for a new pipe cos yours will be split !!!!!!!!!!

I agree.. 2 stroke + water in freezer = not a good idea..

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pipes fine leave it alone what ever you do dont try to pop the dent out with air pressure and a torch it just weakens the metal even more. after owning one I don't recommend an unplated pipe.

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I don't think you are going to see a performance gain if you fix it. And a gallon of water and a freezer will fix that no problem so why send it out and pay to have it fixed.

Thats is good and bad advice. A dent that small probably wont gain enough performance to be noticed by the average rider. The bad advice is to use water on that. Common knowledge will tell you that water to repair 2 stroke pipes commonly leads to them exploding. There's other ways with air and a blow torch

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Thats is good and bad advice. A dent that small probably wont gain enough performance to be noticed by the average rider. The bad advice is to use water on that. Common knowledge will tell you that water to repair 2 stroke pipes commonly leads to them exploding. There's other ways with air and a blow torch

Or just run a FMF Gnarly

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