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Overholt13
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:12 am

great idea, looks awesome and it makes the bike look more menacing!!!!!! love it
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sat 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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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sun 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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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Mon 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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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed 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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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed 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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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Tue Jan 26, 2016 5:24 pm

so.... how has the ceramic held up?
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:28 pm

Don't need to polish mine anymore, Ti pipes are the go cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Tue 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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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu 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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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:25 pm

Great Idea, I have found a specialist painter in Sydney who is going to ceramic coat mine also, were the headers easy to get off?

Cheers Pete
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:12 am

The ceramic coating looks fantastic. Definitely an option for the future. I've read the coating is quite vulnerable to damage though (from small stones etc.) is that true?

Seafrontpete wrote:
Great Idea, I have found a specialist painter in Sydney who is going to ceramic coat mine also, were the headers easy to get off?

Cheers Pete

That's very much dependent on many things, for example if they ever have come off before. Theoretically it shouldn't take much effort, 4 header studs, 1 bolt near the right footstep, 2 bolts where the silencer mounts the frame. Imho best to take the headers and the silencer off individually and not as one big part.

In my case 3 header studs went out fine, the fourth one had seized and took me 2 days of work. I had to cut it with a small angle grinder to get the header pipe off, then drill out the remainder of the stud.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:35 pm

The ones on the Carberry were done by HPC in Leongatha on new/unused steel pipes & they didn't chip at all - very hard wearing, matt black. As I understand it, proper ceramic coating goes in a bath before the oven, then high temperature baking. I'd like a clear ceramic coat on the stainless headers, I suspect the clear won't be as hard, but as I can't afford it at present, I haven't chased it up further. Yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:26 pm

Hey Mal, weren't your carberry pipes "double baked"?
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:04 am

Boom, tish!
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:06 am


So, how are the OP's looking after 4 years?

Krystal, too? Wink

Actually, the Ricochet website seems dead, but other vendors do that nearer here and I am considering it.

"Ugly" pipes have never been much of a concern to me, but the ceramic ones I've seen do look nice.

Bill
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:17 pm

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Had the Bub's done as they were looking kind of tacky. Have had several sets done by the same guys. They also do a polished silver that looks great for some applications. They do excellent work and the cost for these was $250.00. They are in Omaha.
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PostSubject: Re: Headers get a face lift   Headers get a face lift - Page 2 Icon_minitime1Thu Aug 06, 2020 5:27 am

I used Autosol Blue Remove on my headers, got the chrome finish right back! some elbow grease but all good. Do use gloves as it is toxic stuff...

/Pata Negra, a 2006 black GRiSO....
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