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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 26-Aug-2019, 10:31 PM (146) Thread Starter
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Ceramic Coating Headers

Looking at my headers and they are making me sick
Im looking for an easy clean setup and am thinking ceramic
Has anyone gone this route?
Is it doable to remove the exhaust flap for the process?
Ceramachrome or flat silver?
Cant get it done til next week



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here is link to process: https://www.facebook.com/pages/categ...8573435633781/

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 27-Aug-2019, 07:19 AM (513)
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Finished product looks great.
Not sure about the exhaust flap, I don't see why not.

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I think the blueing on your headers looks just fine. Like they are supposed to. Of course I grew up in the sixty's when all bikes looked like that.
As far as the exhaust flap goes it's there to give you more low end torque when closed at low rpm's and more horsepower at hi rpm's.
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Isn't the exhaust flap on the slip-on portion or is it on the header pipe?

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looks like flapper is part of the header
i will know next week when i strip it
the coating process requires cooking but i should be able to remove the vulnerable parts

the foto makes the pipes look better than they really are
they really look crap

once done they will always look chrome without the polishing

quote was AUD$220-270

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I looked into it a while back for a different bike (RNineT). The workshop that did the ceramic coating said it is difficult on used pipes as surface prep is critical. They require sand blasting first.

With my GSA I have SS catless headers. CBF paying for ceramic on a GS though.

Yes, flapper is part of the header pipe.
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try giving

the headers a clean with kerosene. Just a wipe over. No rubbing. Wipe on, wipe off.
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the headers a clean with kerosene. Just a wipe over. No rubbing. Wipe on, wipe off.
nope

couldnt stand it any longer...i took pipes off and took to plater today

the flapper is permanent..its a one way ticket,welded
the catalytic conv is staying as i like the sound of oem exhaust
re stainless steel.....they start out fine but then turn straw colour+i couldnt justify the cost

was really just looking for easy clean(wash with soapy water) then see oem chrome finish
will post up fotos when i get them back



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well i got the headers back today

not sure if i went this road again,i would prob choose flat silver,as wouldve blended well with the engine,but i went chrome as OEM
total cost was AUD$220

the crash bars came today also

and when i started up the bike after 3weeks of sitting,there was zero hash/clatter so the oil filter anti drainback valve is working





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