No, not rust, just heat discoloration. It's a 2-into-1 scavenging exhaust with adjustable louver plates and butterfly valve plate used to tune/control backpressure. This exhaust was used to help build power not noise. I haven't tried cleaning them up in a while. Any magical chemicals you know of to help out?Ogre said:That's quite pretty. What's up with the pipes though? Is that rust?
I don't understand the Harley bashing. Back in the AMF days I agree they were BAD bikes, but now they are a lot like Rolex's
A chunky and clunky, but built quite well actually. Most of all if they make you happy they are great bikes.
Sorry, I am starting to fight this battle on my GSX as it's pipes are discoloring a bit where they come out of the engine. If you find a fix pass it on.Carl V said:Any magical chemicals you know of to help out?
The odd thing to a lot of people is that in 18,000 miles this bike has never left me stranded (except for a flat rear tire), I've never had to make a single roadside repair, it doesn't leak oil, and the only single problem I've ever had was a warn out starter button (fixed for $40). I can't even remember how many times my BMW bikes were in the shop for electrical problems.