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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-10-2012, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Dropped the baffle screw down the pipes!

Bugger, can I leve it in the pipes or will I have to take all the link pipe off?
What a dick, but it's easily done, it's on a 2012 with arrow cans
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Magnetize a nut tie on piece of string and drop it down the pipe & fish it out


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Won,t that just stick to the inside of the pipe?
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Clearly the answer is to wheelie everywhere until it comes out

Non-comedy option - try rigging up a vacuum cleaner to some Tygon hose small enough to snake down in there. Test this out before routing it down the pipe to make sure it won't collapse the hose.
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Cheers for that! Actually my wife has a fair suck on her, I,ll let her have a go!
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Aren't the pipes on the newer bikes stainless and at best only weakly magnetic?
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Start it up in the shed, rev the **** off it, then if you're lucky find the bit of metal pinging around the shed.

On a serious not just take the pipes off it doesn't take long
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A telescoping magnetic pickup tool like the one pictured below would work. Even if it did stick to the inside of the pipe, you could still drag the nut up and out.


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How about a strong magnet on the outside of the pipe and just drag it out ?
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