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The Silvers K1 exhaust pipes do not have the front mounting brackets fitted which the K0 models had.So this is what I've tried so far.
From a scrap KO pipe I drilled out all the spot welds front & rear and then rewelded the bracket to a K1 silvers pipe. I wasn't that impressed,marked chrome and found it slightly off correct position.I've seen quite a few of these brackets with the top mtg hole drilled larger so it will fit.Maybe Silencer indentations on rear of pipe are slightly off.So second try removed another bracket from a scrap KO by cutting the whole bracket from the pipe and then grinding all excess metal off from the rear.This then leaves no drilled out spot weld holes to reweld.Then fitted bracket to frame and then silencer in correct position & just spot welded in at rear of bracket.This works and looks OK but still looking for better way.
Now the other day at our local nut and bolt place they had a demo type bolt fitted into a brick with just some sort of resin.Machinary which just vibrates can be bolted down to the floor using these type of fixings.So after a lot of rambling my question is has anybody found anything to bond chrome to chrome & would it just peel the chrome?Theres no real weight at this point but quite a bit of vibration. Regards Chris.
 

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....And a decent amount of heat.... Chances are a "resin" (epoxy) bond would fail......
I'm thinking a "touch-type" autobody spotwelder would be the way to go.... These touch the applied metal externally at two points and when the "trigger" is pulled, enough current surges through and along both points to weld both spots (about 1/4" to 3/8 " circular spots)....Several applications would create a decent looking job that could be "touched-up" with a bit of Silver paint ala Honda SOP..... You would need to remove the chrome between where the parts touch(down to steel) in the intended weld area.... (grind chrome off a slightly smaller area than the bracket covers, and the back of the bracket that actually touches the pipe)....Re-doing all the original spot welds would be the way to go........ Steve
 

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Thanks Steve.These are 2 tried so far first one welded-spoilt chrome on new pipe second pic bracket removed from inside of old pipe but is just sat on top of new pipe.I think the best I could get is to weld as you say at rear of pipe(unseen) and just leave front sat on with old spot welds still there and showing unless we can find some welding type metal glue :D Thanks again Chris.
 

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and more important, can anyone make the front brackets for the K0 pipes? If you can there has to be a huge market out there. I haven't found any replica K0 mufflers but there are K1 out there, some in the UK (silvers) some in Italy and some in France as well as the original K1 ones already fitted to K0 bikes. If a bracket could be made and fitted to these K0 bikes there would be a lot more better finished restorations out there. What is the main item all BB restorers are looking for?
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