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    Post Exhaust headers 2013 r1200 RT Anniversity

    What material are the exhaust headers made from 2013 r1200rt annivrtsity?
    Are they stainless or chrome pipe.?
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    If they are blue they are chromed.
    If they are brown they are stainless steel.

    If they are shiny silver, you need to ride more and polish less.
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    Headers

    Believe me Worst shade of Blue ever seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 05biggray View Post
    Believe me Worst shade of Blue ever seen.
    Chrome - single wall pipe
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Chrome - single wall pipe
    Thank all, I, am beginning to lose faith in BMW. My first was a 65 or 66 R500 Menister fairing and panniers earl suspension once you got up to 70 was a dream. Now I, pay 24K and get crap Pipeís. My old Triumph never looked this bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05biggray View Post
    Thank all, I, am beginning to lose faith in BMW. My first was a 65 or 66 R500 Menister fairing and panniers earl suspension once you got up to 70 was a dream. Now I, pay 24K and get crap Pipeís. My old Triumph never looked this bad.
    Happy a Thanksgiving to All
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    Well, all of the Airhead bikes starting with the/5 series in 1969 had single wall chrome pipes that eventually turned blue, so it is not a new thing at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 05biggray View Post
    Thank all, I, am beginning to lose faith in BMW. My first was a 65 or 66 R500 Menister fairing and panniers earl suspension once you got up to 70 was a dream. Now I, pay 24K and get crap Pipeís. My old Triumph never looked this bad.
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    If it really bothers you then I suggest you have the pipes ceramic coated. They will blue faster than you can polish it off. Blued pipes have been a part of BMW ownership since I owned my first R80.
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    Pretty much all exhaust pipes turn blue. Those that "don't" have chrome covers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    Pretty much all exhaust pipes turn blue. Those that "don't" have chrome covers.
    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.
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    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.
    OM
    Did the plastic turn blue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Did the plastic turn blue?
    Just before black.
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    Chrome pipes look nice but I don't pose with my bike, I ride it. I hose it off every now and then and apply wax a couple of times a year, but otherwise, I ride my motorcycles and don't waste time obsessively looking at it.
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    You do more than me! Wax?!

    When I traded in a Harley I had put on 80,000 miles, the salesman ran his hand over the front fender and commented that there were stone dents in it. I said of course there is, I bought it to ride it, not to look at.

    I have maybe 7,000 miles on my RT and the head pipes look like crap. Maybe I will get busy and try clean them up over winter, but probably not. They will just get full of burned on bugs and crap next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoorUB View Post
    You do more than me! Wax?!
    Yeah, that's right. I'm a...a...WAXER and DAMNED PROUD OF IT!!!!

    OK. So I wash it maybe three times a year and wax it once, maybe twice a year. I can't stand the idea of a show bike which is 90% of why I dislike Harley's and other cruisers. I'll clean mine every now and then to keep it from getting too out of hand but I could care less what the headers look like.

    For reference: I bought it April '18 with only 6,200 miles on it. 1st owner, three years and 1,700 miles. 2nd owner, 2 years and 4,500 miles. Me? 19 months and 13,000 miles (and i was off for 4 months due to shoulder surgery). Now that I have heated gear I expect to ride even more and I think it's happier to be spending less time sitting in the garage.
    '13 R1200RT 90th Anniversary Edition

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    I have this nasty job where they expect to work 5 days a week, plus three motorcycles to ride. This last year was my worst for miles, only about 9,000. I have done over 20,000 in one season. Not bad considering our weather.

    As for washing the bike, i was 'em fairly often, but I am not very particular about it. Wash off the big chunks, about a 15 minute job start to finish, including putting away the jug of suds and winding up the hose. I might do a quick wax once a year, maybe.
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