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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #10 on: August 30, 2021, 01:00:13 PM
 :467: Top job, the exhausts on mine weren't even that "silver" when it was brand new!

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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #11 on: September 11, 2021, 09:40:45 AM
I was thinking the same, mine came with a dull, brushed finish nowhere near as shiny as that.
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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #12 on: September 11, 2021, 10:00:07 AM
Those pipes look lovely, but I reckon life is too short to keep a bike looking that good.
My bike is still grubby from the last ride, short ride today, and I'll be on a club ride tomorrow, with rain forecast.  Pointless cleaning it.
(I'm in Icy's camp when it comes to cleaning my bike.)

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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #13 on: September 13, 2021, 10:47:11 AM
*Originally Posted by pauhig [+]
Here is a picture of the final job

Agreed with Autosol and that looks great  :047:
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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #14 on: September 13, 2021, 10:14:21 PM
I wouldn't worry about it. You can polish them but they're just going to discolour again. Seems a shame to waste time cleaning when you could be riding. You want to polish, rather than ride, you can always buy a Harley

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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #15 on: September 13, 2021, 11:48:46 PM
*Originally Posted by ijinak [+]
I wouldn't worry about it. You can polish them but they're just going to discolour again. Seems a shame to waste time cleaning when you could be riding. You want to polish, rather than ride, you can always buy a Harley
Or a Norton V4 RR   :038:
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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #16 on: September 14, 2021, 09:26:27 AM
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
Or a Norton V4 RR   :038:

As the new Norton company have identified 30+ safety issues with the V4 you should only polish it not ride it  :006:

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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #17 on: September 14, 2021, 12:05:14 PM
Or just get a bike with Chrome exhausts, you just have to give the odd bit of road crud and dust a wipe off.




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Re: Discoloured Downpipes
Reply #18 on: September 14, 2021, 05:52:17 PM
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
Or just get a bike with Chrome exhausts, you just have to give the odd bit of road crud and dust a wipe off.


Oooh, shiny! Me like!!
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