Exhaust pipe envy
Posted April 14, 2002 - 09:05 PM
Posted April 16, 2002 - 03:50 PM
If the pipe you have is THE pipe for you, I would seriously consider having it ceramic coated. Big Gun supposedly sells their's this way. Protection, looks, AND performance. Not to mention it seriously reduces external pipe temps. if applied inside and out. JET HOT is a big name in this area and I think they can also take out the dents.
Otherwise, you might try high-temp header paint for cars (available in several colors. I recommend black, but you may prefer aluminum or some other color) or check with your local powder-coating company for their suggestions. I've never tried it on a bike, but had fair results (till winter) on cars/pickups. Hope this helps.
Posted April 17, 2002 - 08:15 AM
Posted April 17, 2002 - 09:33 PM
You might consider header pipe wrap if you are concerned about the external temperature. I've got some that I'm planning to apply real soon. A friend did the header on his XR650R a few weeks ago and he's very happy with it. The kit he bought had enough for two bikes so he gave me what he had leftover. I don't think it was very expensive (~$35 for the kit).
Posted April 17, 2002 - 10:51 AM