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Old 01-31-2016, 01:06 PM
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If it were single wall pipe, you could use a fabricated mandrel to remove most of the dent, but with double wall you'll never get it all out. If you're determined to fix it, the best way would be to find a donor exhaust, cut the dented one off the collector, then weld the new one on. This could be done without destroying the chrome if you're careful. Yamaha plated the original parts separately then welded the system together.
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