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PostSubject: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:46 pm

I personally like the shape and sound of the original muffler.
In silver though it's too "in your face" for my liking.
On looking through mods that others have done I spotted the muffler in satin black and decided that was the way to go.

I painted the muffler in high temp black and shimmed it inboard 19mm, looked good to me.
The headers were pretty shabby, I sanded and polished them, they looked fine but as soon as I ran the bike they went manky

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My solution was to get the headers coated with a high temp satin black zircon coating

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I'm happy with the black exhaust system, it suits the bike

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Cost of the coating was NZ$160 so with the paint all up NZ$200 about US$100
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:13 pm

Very nice indeed!
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:13 pm


Looks great. Can we get a side-on view of the muffler?






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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:32 pm

Before the black headers and pipe to the muffler painted high temp black

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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:11 pm

That looks fantastic. I approve!

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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:04 pm

Nice! Great job!

I have the same problem with the headers getting that mottled stain on them. It’s a bitch to polish out, looks great for 3 minutes, then they turn all crappy again. Cold/damp air makes it worse.
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:36 pm

Simple answer. Go Ti.
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:17 am

Looks great in all black instead of half and half.
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:26 pm

Buono!  Back in the 1100 days, I ceramic coated my system in a titanium color.  Coating the exhaust is a nice alternative to the raw stainless.

Performance Coatings in Auburn, WA (on the way to Saturday Guzzi Breakfast!)

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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:20 pm

That DOES look good!  Thumbs Up
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:09 pm

I'm pleased with how well the zircon coating matches the high temp paint
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:29 pm

Kinda like the dark knight with dark red highlights. Looks good Evans.
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:42 am

I like the look of the all-black exhaust but the deep red paint caught my attention. I'm a sucker for a nice maroon paint job.
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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Wed Oct 21, 2020 9:00 pm

I like what you did with your side stand too, Evans. That little stock meat hook always struck me as potentially prone to failure, though I've never actually had a problem with it on either one of my Grisos.

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PostSubject: Re: Standard exhaust in black   Standard exhaust in black Icon_minitime1Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:54 am

Yes the bent coathanger look of the sidestand lever didn't do a lot for me.
The bit I made is easy enough to kick down, which was the only thing that I was unsure of.

It's stainless steel, it wasn't until I came to fit it I realized that the stand is aluminium not steel.
mine is drilled and tapped through the side stand and bedded in high strength epoxy.

Knowing now that the stand is aluminium I would have fabricated the part in aluminium and welded it to the stand.
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