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Old 06-09-2015, 12:15 AM
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Exhaust Flappers

One of the many jobs on the Project '94 is to clean up/replace the exhaust flappers. I've searched the site pretty well and I can't seem to find any leads on sourcing 5" flaps. Lots of mid 90's MC's used this style. My local MC dealers don't have them this large. Aftermarket suppliers have no answers. What do people do when they finally crack apart, switch to a different style completely?

If anyone has a lead on these flappers I would really appreciate the source.

Taking another line, is there anyone that could suggest what type of rubber I should buy to cut my own?

The flaps are about 5 3/8" in diameter and 3/8" thick.
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:16 AM
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Yep, I was kinda thinking the same thing as you as far as making them yourself. They look like they're nylon belted? Maybe use the sidewall of a thin tire? Oh, and the only place I can think to look for a replacement is mcpartsdepot.com , surely someone has a replacement...
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Old 06-09-2015, 06:59 AM
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I think you could get reinforced rubber sheet at numerous places in small quantity (Grainger, McMaster, Midwest Rubber), or look up conveyor belting material. I think you can even buy used conveyor belting, but not sure if you could buy a small quantity.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:36 AM
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Hey, just thought of something... Find a hay farmer in your area or an agricultural equipment dealer. Use a piece of old round baler belt. Looks to be the same thickness and that is the free route! I
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Old 06-09-2015, 08:57 AM
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conveyor belt material is available at tractor supply.
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:26 PM
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You might need to call to get the correct diameter:
http://mcpartsdepot.com/collections/...t-exhaust/flap
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Old 06-09-2015, 05:26 PM
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You might need to call to get the correct diameter:
http://mcpartsdepot.com/collections/...t-exhaust/flap
I haven't found anyone who has 5" flappers online in the U.S. or by phone on my side of the border. Does anyone have 3.5" flappers on their '94? They must be a completely different style.
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Old 06-10-2015, 07:23 AM
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I haven't found anyone who has 5" flappers online in the U.S. or by phone on my side of the border. Does anyone have 3.5" flappers on their '94? They must be a completely different style.
Wonder if a previous owner changed them to a nautique, Malibu, supra, centurion? Maybe check those sources???
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:42 AM
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I took mine off 20 Years ago... Just back your boat in slow and tape them up for the Winter... Never understood the purpose of these things...
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:58 AM
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Wonder if a previous owner changed them to a nautique, Malibu, supra, centurion? Maybe check those sources???
Anything is possible I suppose. That being said, I doubt it. The previous owner wouldn't have cared enough. Does anyone else have the same style/size flappers on their 91-94?

Thanks to those who suggested Baler Conveyor Belt material. I'm going to check on that source this weekend. A question for those with the same exhaust... if I'm able to find similar material would anyone be interested in a new set if I have to purchase enough material to make a few sets?
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