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post #1 of 12 Old 03-11-2012, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Any way to stop the pipe from turning blue?

Is there anyway to stop the header pipe from turning blue?
Most Japanese bikes usually ran a pipe within a pipe so that the chrome did not discolor.

Any suggestions on how to stop this from the get go?

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post #2 of 12 Old 03-11-2012, 09:19 AM
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Keep running the engine until it turns straw colored and eventually brown. The color change is a property of the material's reaction to heat. There isn't anything practical to do about it except get a different exhaust and that with have its characteristic color pattern. There is no double wall exhaust available. The surface can be polished back to its original color by removing the microscopic colored layer using the mild abrasive in the polish. Heat the metal again and the process will happen again though.

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Paint them black. They'll still turn blue, but you'll never know it.

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1---Nickel plate the pipe (tough to do right on stainless; takes a very good plating shop)
2---Just ride and let muddy water bake onto the pipe (my solution).

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2---Just ride and let muddy water bake onto the pipe (my solution).
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The fiist and only day I rode my adv.bike, I rode it 550 miles. The blue exhaust pipe looked like it was on a motor that had 50 thousand miles on it. We were amazed hot the pipe turned blue. When I ride my bike to the dealer on Tues. for my 600 mile check, it will be noted about my concern. Later next week I will put another 2500 miles on it going to and from Phoenix. HB
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Don't be concerned. As has been said, it's normal for single wall pipes.

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The only single wall pipes I ever saw that didn't turn blue was on my '71 Honda with the original head pipes. But, talk about "thick" pipes...:beatnik:

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If you must have clean pipe, Bar Keepers Friend, a stainless cleaning powder does a good job.
another way was to spray a heat retardant paint down the inside of the pipe. I did that with my Kerkers back in the 70's.
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Jet Hot and similar ceramic coatings have a polished-look 1300F coating available:


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