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post #11 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-28-2012, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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I get that discoloration at the S bend too. I was expecting it tho. I had BC cocktail shakers on my speedy.. and had a similar issue at the clamp area.

The discoloration DOES polish out.. but it takes a lot of elbow grease. I've learned to live with it.


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I get that discoloration at the S bend too. I was expecting it tho. I had BC cocktail shakers on my speedy.. and had a similar issue at the clamp area.

The discoloration DOES polish out.. but it takes a lot of elbow grease. I've learned to live with it.


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Yeah, I learned to live with it, but I still haven't learned to like it ...

BC told my dealer that they were working on a modified design that included a shield over the S-bend but they didn't know if it would be retro to earlier models

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I can't tell from the picture. Do you get that copper discoloration at the S-bend?
After about 200 miles. They have 28,000 miles on them now and they won't polish clean at the bend.

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After about 200 miles. They have 28,000 miles on them now and they won't polish clean at the bend.
Sucks. Guess I'll just have to learn to live with it.

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Sucks. Guess I'll just have to learn to live with it.
Can't see it while I'm riding so it's no biggie.

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with a little creativity you can use the stock heat sheilds (that used to hide the cat) to cover the S bend. looks better that way and hides the discolouration.


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with a little creativity you can use the stock heat sheilds (that used to hide the cat) to cover the S bend. looks better that way and hides the discolouration.
Do you have a photo?


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heat shield pix


stock heat shields with BC hogslayers

spacer to take up slack in rear heat shield clamp, it fills in teh space in the taper of the BC pipe


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stock heat shields with BC hogslayers

spacer to take up slack in rear heat shield clamp, it fills in teh space in the taper of the BC pipe
Very slick. Looks great.

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It's hard to tell from the angle of the photo.. but to me.. the stock heat shield looks out of place. It looks to be a little too big/bulky for the slim design of the hog slayers?!!! But it's hard to tell for sure from a simple photo.


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