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Offline Sparq

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I know we've had these threads before, but this one isn't really a corrosion issue....just something about which I'm curious.

I went riding the other day between rain storms, and look a gravel/dirt road I often ride for fun and practice. It was extremely slippery, with the light grey, fine dust base having jmeen turned into a slick, squishy slurry by hours of heavy rain.  I got home later on and the bike was absolutely covered in mud. I hosed off the worst of it, but in a couple patches on the exhaust header, it clumped and took some work with the hose to come off. Those areas have now turned silver  :187:

Any idea what causes that? Any way to get it back, or do I have to flog the bike through the mud until the whole system is silver?  :001:

Picture not embedded because it's a little big: Clicky

Side note: Pyramid Fenda Extenda works great, no mud on the rad - Powerpronze hugger, not so much. Bottom of the seat was caked, as was top of the hugger from the drips. But at least it looks cool.
« Last Edit: Jun 30, 2008, 01:33 PM by Sparq »

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 30, 2008, 02:25 PM »
Sparq

I have noticed that my pipes turnrd silver afer i cleaned with ceramic hob cleaner to remove a melted carrier bag. Befor that they were of a blueish color.
Perhaps it this change is with the chemicals in the cleaner used.

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 30, 2008, 04:21 PM »
The colour of the pipes has been discussed before in a thread on here, probably last year, try to do a search for it.
Or maybe even look here https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php?option=com_smf&Itemid=45&topic=1141.0

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 30, 2008, 04:27 PM »
Ridleyman, Thanks for that thread  :028: mine is normal then, i can sleep sound at nights now.    :020: :020:
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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 30, 2008, 09:11 PM »
Yep - I've read the other threads already. Not complaining about blueing or corrosion or anything here, just wondered why a bit of mud would make such a dramatic change in the space of...say, twenty minutes.

Upon a second look, it seems to be in line with the tire, where the mud and grit would hit the pipes directly, coming off the middle of the tire. Maybe just a bit of an abrasive sandblast effect...
« Last Edit: Jun 30, 2008, 09:18 PM by Sparq »

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 01, 2008, 12:11 AM »
 Sparq, you are on the money,
just a bit of an abrasive sandblast effect...

Another good reason to get a small fender extender, mud out the radiator and an exhaust like a babies bottom. :192:

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 01, 2008, 02:07 AM »
Both my exhaust pipes are blue evenly down about 6 inches. Normal as I understand it. See a lot of BMWs and Triumphs with blued pipes. Harley-Davidson has blued pipes too but they hide them under heat shields cuz God forbid an ugly Harley, however ugly people on Harleys = normal!  :5:  :028:

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #7 on: Jul 01, 2008, 03:10 AM »
If you keen to keep you pipes from bluing, there is a product in the US called Blue Job-no kidding :182:

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/blue-job/blue-job-chrome-polish.htm

Have at it-I'm aux natural myself.

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 01, 2008, 05:23 AM »
i myself am  weirded out because one side has more blue than the other..
a little uneven heat seems pretty normal, but right up against the cylinder, i would have thought it to be roughly even..

 

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Re: More discoloured pipes - uneven heat dissipation maybe?
« Reply #9 on: Jul 01, 2008, 06:35 AM »
it's probably just some sneaky spiders have gone in and used acid to dissolve one of your engines valves or valve shims thus making one side burn hotter  :whistle:
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