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Bevo1981 Looks like he took the rear heat shields off.. No Cobra imprint on the upper pipe in the second picture.
 

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IMO people get too freaked out by exhaust bluing which doesn't necessarily mean poor jetting, it just means that the pipes get very hot and considering that he lives in Florida I would expect it. It's also amazing how much time and money people spend on removing the discoloration when it's 'unsightliness' is really just a fad much the same as when people paid money to get their pipes blued because of aesthetics... what comes around goes around.

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Looks like its running lean from the blueish tint on the pipes.
IMO people get too freaked out by exhaust bluing which doesn't necessarily mean poor jetting, it just means that the pipes get very hot and considering that he lives in Florida I would expect it. It's also amazing how much time and money people spend on removing the discoloration when it's 'unsightliness' is really just a fad much the same as when people paid money to get their pipes blued because of aesthetics... what comes around goes around.

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I actually am one of those people that like the blueish tint on the upper part. I think it looks cool lol The part I don't like is the yellow brown color near the middle of the pipes. I have chrome covers that are on their way to take care of that tough ??
 

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are those the same pipes?
Bevo1981 Looks like he took the rear heat shields off.. No Cobra imprint on the upper pipe in the second picture.
They are the same pipes but for some reason the angle of the light doesn't show the imprint on the newer picture? They are really loud ? and I get a lot of compliments on the sound. People always think it's a much bigger bike than it is.
 

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Drag pipes are cool for the blueing and the sound but too bad they can't improve the performance side better.
But most people are going for the looks and those pipes blue and all look good on that bike. :)

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Drag pipes are cool for the blueing and the sound but too bad they can't improve the performance side better.
But most people are going for the looks and those pipes blue and all look good on that bike. /forums/images/smilies/smile.gif

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Yea these pipes were actually on it when I bought the bike a year ago and I just liked the sound and look so I left them. I don't expect much more performance out of a 650 which is why I took all the weight off that I could lol and thank you! I think it helps that I went with a dark blue paint under the green glitter
 

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IMO people get too freaked out by exhaust bluing which doesn't necessarily mean poor jetting, it just means that the pipes get very hot and considering that he lives in Florida I would expect it. It's also amazing how much time and money people spend on removing the discoloration when it's 'unsightliness' is really just a fad much the same as when people paid money to get their pipes blued because of aesthetics... what comes around goes around.

The internet is a wonderful tool to get information and learn new things however it is also a source of misinformation and perpetuating it.
who made it a rule that we only have chrome or black pipes? how come you never see any other colors? it took decades before we realized we could get something other than chrome. maybe in time it will become a thing.
 

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who made it a rule that we only have chrome or black pipes? how come you never see any other colors? it took decades before we realized we could get something other than chrome. maybe in time it will become a thing.
Honestly, if it hadn't been Plastidip, I was considering painting them the same color as the bike. Unfortunately, the Plastidip would most likely just melt off...I have no qualms with different colored exhaust though. If I don't use Plastidip next time, maybe I will paint the pipes too?
 

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who made it a rule that we only have chrome or black pipes? how come you never see any other colors? it took decades before we realized we could get something other than chrome. maybe in time it will become a thing.
When John Britten designed and built his own motorcycle from the ground up in the 90s he also didn't settle for the usual black or chrome finish when making his exhaust.
 

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Honestly, if it hadn't been Plastidip, I was considering painting them the same color as the bike. Unfortunately, the Plastidip would most likely just melt off...I have no qualms with different colored exhaust though. If I don't use Plastidip next time, maybe I will paint the pipes too?
How well is the Plastidip holding up on your bike? I did it to the rockers of a truck I used to have and was considering doing it to my bike.
 

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pop the hood on your car and look at the exhaust manifold... thats why

there are only a few metals that can handle exhaust temps without oxidizing

many show bikes never see an ounce of gasoline
 

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Honestly, if it hadn't been Plastidip, I was considering painting them the same color as the bike. Unfortunately, the Plastidip would most likely just melt off...I have no qualms with different colored exhaust though. If I don't use Plastidip next time, maybe I will paint the pipes too?
How well is the Plastidip holding up on your bike? I did it to the rockers of a truck I used to have and was considering doing it to my bike.

I actually traded the bike a few months after I painted it. I got a Roadstar 1600. The paint was holding up week except it I splashed gas on it. Gas melts it quickly. I think they have a protective coating for that now though. I will most likely use Plastidip again for my Roadstar when I paint it.
 

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A motorcycle with walnut exhaust pipes and oak mufflers would look pretty cool....
 
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