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  • Offline RickyV   gb

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    Rusty exhaust
    on: April 14, 2019, 02:26:26 pm
    April 14, 2019, 02:26:26 pm
    Hi All

    I have a feeling that this topic has been discussed before but I have noticed that the Multi does seem to suffer from a problem with rusty headers and exhaust boxes.
    In have seen a number of second hand 950 machines around and they all seem to suffer. In my view it really spoils the look of the bike and I am wondering what options there may be out there.
    I have seen somewhere a guy who had his whole system ceramic coated which seems like a great idea but would this invalidate any warranty.
    As it happens there is a company locally to me that offer this service and whilst it might be 250.00 - 300.00 quid it might be worth it?
    Like i say, this may have been covered before but I would be interested to hear any views / opinions.

    Many thanks



     

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #1 on: April 14, 2019, 05:23:19 pm
    April 14, 2019, 05:23:19 pm
    Harpic X10 bleach every few months works wonders. Quick and easy, but it is a pain that it rusts up at all on what is a premium bike.

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #2 on: April 14, 2019, 05:45:05 pm
    April 14, 2019, 05:45:05 pm
    Fine wet and dry will shift it

    That's what I do comes up a treat
    Red or dead

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #3 on: April 14, 2019, 08:17:58 pm
    April 14, 2019, 08:17:58 pm
    Ok ta.

    Will see how it goes over first few months.
    I am a bit sad when it comes to cleaning bikes, cars etc.

    I agree that it seems odd given the otherwise superb fit and finish of the bike.


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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #4 on: April 26, 2019, 11:27:25 am
    April 26, 2019, 11:27:25 am
    Scotchbrite and autosol works for me

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #5 on: April 26, 2019, 11:30:33 am
    April 26, 2019, 11:30:33 am
    Ta.

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #6 on: April 26, 2019, 02:19:19 pm
    April 26, 2019, 02:19:19 pm
    Does anyone know what the headers are made from? Is it Stainless Steel or regular Steel? Thanks!

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #7 on: April 27, 2019, 10:14:52 pm
    April 27, 2019, 10:14:52 pm
    My dealer said stainless

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #8 on: April 28, 2019, 01:41:28 pm
    April 28, 2019, 01:41:28 pm
    Thanks for the confirmation!

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    Re: Rusty exhaust
    Reply #9 on: April 28, 2019, 04:34:44 pm
    April 28, 2019, 04:34:44 pm
    I asked him because I said it was the only ugly part of the bike and what could I do. He said never touch it with anything abrasive like wire wool, just use a metal cleaner .