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post #1 of 12 Old 06-10-2004, 12:26 AM
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UGLY head pipe!!!!

I hate the way the front headpipe looks on the V-Strom. Any body have a fix for that? I might try having it power coated this winter! To bad you couldn`t get a skin for it like on Harleys. I don`t really want it chrome but anything is better than the burnt look!!!
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-10-2004, 10:44 AM
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Try these guys - they do good work...

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post #3 of 12 Old 06-10-2004, 11:43 AM
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Hmmmm. I had the dealer install a mudflap on my front fender before the bike was even started, and my pipe looks great. It has all the nice pretty colors you woiuld expect of stainless steel, but no ugly mud stains or anything.
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post #4 of 12 Old 06-11-2004, 10:35 AM
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Its not the dirt or road grime that I don`t like, its the color. I took it off last night and took a green Scott brite pad to if. I now looks like it did new. I!ll know after this weekend if it goes back to the ugly color again. I put a Power Comander on it and richened it up so maybe it will stay uncolored.
post #5 of 12 Old 09-17-2005, 09:31 PM
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I use a metal polish, very fine, like mothers or eagle one after each wash. The pipe has stayed pretty much as it was when new.

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post #6 of 12 Old 09-26-2005, 08:52 PM
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I've seen several post from 'our US cousins' complaining about their pipes 'blueing' etc. I've had mine since Spring this year - so far, no discolouration - looks like new. Is this a US thing? Maybe a good poll topic?

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post #7 of 12 Old 09-26-2005, 11:13 PM
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It's a stainless steel exhaust pipe. Exhaust pipes get very hot and discolor. That's the way it's.[/waltercronkite]



I just put a fresh polish on my system. It's fairly easy for me cuz I have polishing wheels etc at work.

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-07-2005, 04:34 PM
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I haven't even washed miy bike for a least two months. Just ride it! :cry:
post #9 of 12 Old 10-19-2005, 09:35 PM
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I've seen several post from 'our US cousins' complaining about their pipes 'blueing' etc. I've had mine since Spring this year - so far, no discolouration - looks like new. Is this a US thing? Maybe a good poll topic?

Al
US bikes typically are set with a fairly lean idle mixture to pass EPA tests. This can cause some excess discoloration.

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post #10 of 12 Old 10-24-2005, 06:55 PM
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I put the Motech crash bars and skid plate on my bike. The skid plate covers the head pipe.
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