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My exhaust is rusting out on my 1990, GL-1500.

I have 2 holes about the size of a quarter.

Any ideas for a cheap temporary fix until I can find and afford some replacement pipes? I really don't want to replace them any time real soon as I just got the triple tips tack welded on.

I was thinking about cutting up a tin can and securing it with some big hose clamps? Maybe put some of that exhaust wrap in between? Where do I buy that stuff? Auto parts store?

Thx,
 

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I've tried MANY ways of trying to stop leaks on cars exhausts including all kinds of pastes but I've never found any work for more than a couple days. Take them off and get them welded. Well worth your time and effort, doing it right the first time.
 

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JB Weld will work to hold a patch if you prep around the hole properly. Temp. range up to 600*. All of the products made for muffler patching I have used get brittle in a few days.
 

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Welding a "patch" is the only way to fix the stock muffler on the GL1000 I have done it and it lasts a long time. At least YOU can buy new still.
 

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Yeah good idea guys. I think I'll just remove the mufflers (which I've done before) and take them to a shop that can cut some sheet metal strips and weld to the bottoms. That should last quite awhile I would think. It won't be pretty but I'm all for function over form. Thx.
 
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