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Exhuast headers
on: June 13, 2012, 06:06:11 pm
June 13, 2012, 06:06:11 pm
has anybody else had a problems with there exhaust headers turning to rust. I thought my MotoGuzzi was bad for this but with some wire wool and metal polish you could bring them back to a good shine. The CR pipes are pitted with what looks like rust and no amount of scrubbing will get rid of it. I have only done 3.5k miles on unsalted roads

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    Re: Exhuast headers
    Reply #1 on: June 14, 2012, 07:52:40 pm
    June 14, 2012, 07:52:40 pm
    Mine (8.5K) are very brown and have masses of blemishes on them. They are low down and even the fenda extenda doesn't give them that much protection I suspect. Unfortunately I think Honda are same as many manufacturers now and use low grade metal for headers. Am going to have a good look at mine shortly - see if some elbow grease will imrpove them - but I doubt it will.

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    Re: Exhuast headers
    Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012, 12:00:06 am
    June 15, 2012, 12:00:06 am
    a product called bar keepers friend is apparently the dogs for getting headers shiny.
    a lot of the guys over a streettriple.co.uk use it cause the triumph headers discolour badly

    paul

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    Re: Exhuast headers
    Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012, 03:04:59 pm
    June 15, 2012, 03:04:59 pm

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    Re: Exhuast headers
    Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012, 04:17:57 pm
    June 15, 2012, 04:17:57 pm
    From tesco website:
    Keep away from food, drink and animal feedingstuffs. Keep locked up and out of reach of children.

    Is it wise to advertise this stuff to us children on here  :002:

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    Re: Exhuast headers
    Reply #5 on: June 15, 2012, 04:21:07 pm
    June 15, 2012, 04:21:07 pm
    http://www.hein-gericke.co.uk/technical/bike-care-cleaner/cleaning/hein-gericke-optiglanz-edelstahlreiniger-250-ml.html

    A lot of people recommend this stuff, much more expensive than barkeepers friend.

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    Re: Exhuast headers
    Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 05:00:37 pm
    June 15, 2012, 05:00:37 pm
    Try painting 'Wonderwheels' on all stainless bits, it really works, but wash off well with a cold hose, especially the bits around the exhaust which might have gotten splashed.
    Tel; 02 33 35 85 84 for TLC if in trouble or even in the area.
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