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Overholt13
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:12 am

great idea, looks awesome and it makes the bike look more menacing!!!!!! love it
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beetle
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:22 pm

Ah, the dreaded black gunga! Only thing that will fix that is steel wool and hard labour. Suspect
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damoru
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:55 pm

Laker wrote:
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?

Didn't found a place who make that.

My previous bikes (Sportster and a V7 already got) have been wrapped. As time goes by, the color becames gray. Don't mind the original color: White, black, copper... It always tends to grey Wink
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The Saint
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:25 pm

I've used VHT exhaust paint before with good results. Good preparation and primer is important. Sounds cheap but lasts for years. I'm thinking to do something as my pipes started to look diseased from day 2.
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Tolle09
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Wed Jan 14, 2015 12:52 pm

It's only my opinion, but wrapped pipes look shite, unless its to keep frost off your plumbing
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Grisonut
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:45 pm

beetle wrote:
Ah, the dreaded black gunga! Only thing that will fix that is steel wool and hard labour. Suspect

I use 800 grit wet sand paper over those black dots... then go over the whole pipe with 1000. Done.
Takes about 15 minutes...
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b3177h
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:24 pm

so.... how has the ceramic held up?
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waterbottle
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:28 pm

Don't need to polish mine anymore, Ti pipes are the go cheers
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MalG
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Tue Jan 26, 2016 10:36 pm

The matt black exhaust system on the Carberry has lasted pretty well, 50,000 km & completely unaffected by the fire - some mild stains - looks like ingrained dirt, so a more thorough cleaning in order. Got used to just wiping them over every now & again. Much lower maintenance than chrome or stainless. And they cool to the touch a great deal faster. If you can wear the cost, I recommend it.
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Conor W
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:48 am

Sooo Laker. Your pipes get rust spots and you have to go back and see the lady at Ricochet again..and what exactly is your problem.... ?

The pipes looks fantastic.
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