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    Registered User lkchris's Avatar
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    Albuquerque, NM
    Accentuate the positive ...

    those pipes aren't running down your leg from a cylinder head in your crotch
    Kent Christensen
    '12 R1200RT, '02 R1100S, '84 R80G/S

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    My chrome pipes are rusting nicely inside and I've debated on whether to touch the rust with a little hydra acid, (hydrochloric) to take the little rust off of just let it go since the rust is going so slow I'm thinking let it go. I've done this before on my other bikes and friends, the bikes weren't beemers, rice burners and American many years ago. I didn't know any company put stainless pipes on. My headers look dark brown, I'm the second owner of a 09 1200rt and I couldn't care less what they look like as long as the bike runs great and it does, I ride every chance I get, no long rides yet and I really doubt I will be able to do one as I have a really messed up back, three bad car accidents, was on disability for a long time, now retired and riding doesn't bother my back much, just have to be careful. I don't think about my back when riding, just ride and enjoy the freedom and cooler weather we have now in south TX.

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    Had my exhaust system ceramic coated

    Iíve been very happy with the ceramic coating done by JetHot. They have a large pallet of colors but I went with their original Classic Polish. Very tough and no more discolored pipes. Reasonably priced too.
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    Highlands Ranch, CO
    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Man View Post
    Thatís been my experience.
    I did run over a large plastic bag with my Honda CB450, never really got the melted plastic off the headers.
    I got a polyester diaper wipe stuck on my front exhaust pipe riding down I25 in NM. It melted on in a glob and I couldn't get it off with cleaner. I finally figured out how to clean it by running the bike until it heated up again (and melted again) then used some plain steel wool to rub it off while hot. That plus a whole lot of brillo after it cooled down and it came out better. Still had a stain though.

    If there was anything else in the diaper wipe it was incinerated, thank God. Or maybe that's what made the stain. Ugh.
    Bill in Highlands Ranch, CO
    2012 R1200RT, 2017 R1200RT
    1974 Yamaha DT360A
    2007 Eton Beemer Scooter

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