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PostSubject: Headers get a face lift   Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:35 pm

Well I just couldn't stomach the exhaust on my GRiSO anymore. They had the sickly look of an old alcoholic in a detox center so I finally took the plunge and got them ceramic coated by Krystal at Ricochet Customs [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  When I pulled the pipes off I saw there were no header gaskets installed, hmmm...strange.  Pete was kind enough to send me some gaskets all the way from Australia but they are still held up in the mail and I just couldn't wait so I put these babies on over the weekend and went for a heck of a ride.  The gaskets will go on when they show up but for now it's running fine without 'em.

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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:29 pm

I think they look much better now. Ceramic is supposed to keep heat in as well. Is that a good thing? I've heard conflicting reports on it's virtues. Question
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:28 pm

Tractor Supply.......Love it Twisted Evil

The black seems to blends in with the fairing well too.

Good stuff!
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:17 pm

They look thicker in black Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:28 am

That's what she said...

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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 10:44 am

Your prose waxes so much more poetic in this forum than the other one. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:28 am

DungeonMaster wrote:
Your prose waxes so much more poetic in this forum than the other one.  Smile

I'm really enjoying the Ghetto. There seems to be an elevated sense of community amongst GRiSO riders and this forum in particular.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:40 pm

That does look sharp - looks an exact match for the frame color.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:57 pm

Are you confident that it's gonna age well?
If it stays like that you're golden. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:02 pm

1151 wrote:
Tractor Supply.......Love it  Twisted Evil

Ah thanks for getting the tongue in cheek pose!
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:06 pm

Grisonut wrote:
Are you confident that it's gonna age well?
If it stays like that you're golden. Smile

Still haven't figured out how to use the multi-quote function...

No, Grisonut, I have absolutely no idea if it'll age well or not Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:14 pm

The reason I'm asking is because I had this done to my shorty headers on my 70 Cougar.
They have rust spots on them now. Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:24 pm

Grisonut wrote:
The reason I'm asking is because I had this done to my shorty headers on my 70 Cougar.
They have rust spots on them now. Crying or Very sad

Argh, that stinks. I never really thought to ask about how they age. Tact, common sense and thinking ahead have never been my specialties. The gal who owns Ricochet Customs is pretty sharp and does a lot of this work for the local Ferrari dealership so I just assume it'll be fine. But again, if it doesn't I'll address it then.

You should check out the pics on her website, in addition to her talent she's quite a looker.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:20 am

Phang wrote:
They look thicker in black Thumbs Up

Steak wrote:
That's what she said... afro

LOL LOL LMBO LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Dec 16, 2014 4:56 pm

Laker wrote:
Grisonut wrote:
The reason I'm asking is because I had this done to my shorty headers on my 70 Cougar.
They have rust spots on them now. Crying or Very sad

Argh, that stinks.  I never really thought to ask about how they age.  Tact, common sense and thinking ahead have never been my specialties.  The gal who owns Ricochet Customs is pretty sharp and does a lot of this work for the local Ferrari dealership so I just assume it'll be fine.  But again, if it doesn't I'll address it then.

You should check out the pics on her website, in addition to her talent she's quite a looker.

LOL. Yeah a looker will keep the rust away, sure!
Your headers might hold just fine... after all, ceramic coating is about the best for high temp stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:45 am

Laker, your GRiSO gives me a chubby. You should powder coat the valve covers. Oh baby! I love you
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:56 am

Looks very good! Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:24 pm

beetle wrote:
Laker, your GRiSO gives me a chubby. You should powder coat the valve covers. Oh baby! I love you

They're next, actually Smile Since the PO dropped the bike on both sides I replaced the covers and I'm going to have Krystal coat the old ones along with a few other bits just for something different.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Jan 06, 2015 11:07 pm

Laker wrote:
Grisonut wrote:
Are you confident that it's gonna age well?
If it stays like that you're golden. Smile

Still haven't figured out how to use the multi-quote function...

No, Grisonut, I have absolutely no idea if it'll age well or not Very Happy

I think they look fantastic, especially with the dark Agostini pipe.

I'll wait keenly (with a few others I suspect) to see how they age as well.

Cheers Taz
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:28 pm

It looks really fantastic --congrats! The stock finish is fine during a couple of months only.

Thinking about paint mine's headers, but no ceramic coat by here. Another option will be heat wrap. Would it be a good idea? Having in mind the extra-heat they will have to deal with.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:28 pm

i wouldn't worry about the ceramic coating , i had my old Z1 headers done twenty years ago and they still look fine..
Laker your GRiSO looks great ..nice bike

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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Fri Jan 09, 2015 7:49 pm

Thanks a bunch folks, I'm real happy with the way they turned out Smile

Damoru I'm not sure about the wrap, I've heard it doesn't hold up well but suppose it could be wrapped again as time goes by. I've also wondered if the headers could be polished and a new map put on the bike that wouldn't cook them so much. Is there no ceramic coating available in Spain?
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:28 pm

Remapping will save the headers from going blue.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:44 am

Blue would be most welcome. It's the blotchy, nasty, interspersed spots that need help, heck if it were just even that would be better
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