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The problem is with the exhaust in the area with four pipes before converting into the two in the back. I'm talking about the part of the exhaust right behind the front wheel. They seem to slowly be discolouring due to oxidization or something, not sure. Is it because of the octane level in the gas? They are turning from the original bronze colour to spots of brown. Is there a way to avoid this?? I am using 91 Octane gas right now, anyone go all out and use 94? thats what the dealer told me to use.

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no rain rides, won't let her out of the shed if it was. Does anyone else have this problem? And is there a way to make these pipes silver? Would match much better with the bike
 

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thank you sir, i'm dreading the "never ending battle" against blueing
 

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no rain rides, won't let her out of the shed if it was. Does anyone else have this problem? And is there a way to make these pipes silver? Would match much better with the bike

No rain rides? You limit your riding time doing that!


As to the hpcoating, here is a link to a bike that has silver pipes using their process:

http://web.newsguy.com/steve-makohin/Bike/PhotoGallery.html
 

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no rain rides- doh!

by deliberately avoiding riding in the rain you are missing out on an opportunity to broaden the suite of riding skills needed to be a competent and safe rider in whatever conditions are thrown your way.

The GP riders don't stay in the shed when the track is wet and neither should you, albeit they do have special wet tyres.

I can promise you that there will be those times when you are a hundred miles out from your destination when it starts to piss down and that's no time to find out the hard way about

a) how long it needs to rain before all the accumulated oil and crap is washed away

b) the funky connection between low tyre pressures and aquaplaning :eek:

c) why you should have cleaned the visor before you set out

etc etc etc

as a consequence of where I live and work, half of all my trips to and from work are in the wet- sure its a drag and you can't "have as much of a go" on a wet strip, but there are all those other wet ride challenges to make the ride interesting and dare I say fun.

good wet weather gear is fairly cheap- although its a challenge to find boots that keep the H2O out altogether- but I am talking tropical monsoonal rain here :|

if you keep the stainless steel pipes fairly clean of dirt and crud, rust shouldn't be too much of an issue-

go on go out get wet and just pray for dry roads again tomorrow

cheers ...kimbo
 

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ya my dad is always saying I should ride no matter the conditions. He rode his bike all winter when he was a kid. I will broaden my horizons, and I do need all the riding experience the rain provides being 16 and all. I checked out the HPC Performance that is axactly the look I want, but I am sure it would come at a hefty price :( Hoping there would just be something i could buy at Canadian Tire>>> ah well Thanks for the help

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