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Header bender?

Discussion in 'Modifications and Projects' started by Eamonn, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Hi, my first post!
    Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get a couple of headers bent up, I have had this done before at a local auto shop, but I would prefer something with mandrel bends.
    Looking at either mild steel for chroming or bright stainless.
    It 's for a Suzuki GR650 ( don't laugh I have 2 of them ).
    I am in the Lilydale area, but I do not mind traveling a bit.
    Thanks in advance.

  2. ABC Mandrel Bending
    16 Ramage Street
    Bayswater VIC 3153
    (03) 9729 7000
  3. You may find someone around that still sand bends too..
    They fill the pipe with sand, pack it down then heat up the pipe and bend to shape.
  4. Thank you for the info, I'll check ABC out.
  5. uneek bending in Dandenong,
  6. The Mischief Makers in Brunswick, they build custom bike exhausts.
  7. How customs?

    Obviously in bending pipe there is a limit to how far you can go wihtout causing folds in the metal on the inside, meaning the airflow is not as smooth.

    (this may or may not be important to you).

    A mate has some custom pipes on his Thruxton that have been welded of a number of shorter bent sections - smooth as a baby's bum, with some of the best hand welds I've ever seen. They are so impressive he's keeping the pipes as is - not polishing and chroming.

    True art should be on show.
  8. Check out - http://www.the-mischief-makers.com/tagged/Exhaust

    The link should be working...
  9. nah link isn't working.
  10. Wasn't too sure about the link - if you want to talk to Craig @ Mischief Makers, PM me for his mobile number.