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Old 11-01-2011, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Smile Ceramic coat headers?

I'm thinking of going to this company to ceramic coat my headers:
http://www.finishlinecoatings.com/

See a pic of my bike (below). What do you think? Any advantages to going for it? My headers are turning brown near the bottom and pretty blue up top.

I'm a little concerned that my engine might be running too hot with the megaphone cans I've got on it (Emgos). I went to a garage and had the engine remapped with the aftermarket program. The mechanics there do work on Triumphs quite a bit, but mainly Ducatis. My bike does not backfire at all, even when I downshift to decelerate in traffic. I love the sound of my pipes In warm weather I wear a half helmet and the sound does not bother me at all. Guess I can check the spark plugs to see how they look. Changed them a few months ago.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah you do seem to have a bit of colour at the cross over pipe as well. Might be worth a dyno run to get all your mixtures confirmed. As for the Ceramic if you do just the headers there will be a contrast between them and the Emgos. Not sure if that bothers you or are you intending to do the whole system? Also the ceramic is not as durable as stainles or chrome it wil chip but can be polished out to an extent.
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had mine black ceramic coated in 2005. I have over 25K miles since the job, and they still look just as good as when I had them done, except for one spot on the right and left silencers where my boots rub against the silencers. I just touch em up ever year or so with some BBQ paint.

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Old 11-07-2011, 10:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Some like the blue/gold look on the headers...

Mine were getting pretty ugly so I had them ceramic coated and like the look.

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Old 11-08-2011, 07:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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redbird, that bike of yours still looks tops, it is truly beautiful.
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Thanks for your kind comment, pz1. The Bonnie still puts a smile on my face every time I ride.
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If you have the stock headers, which IMHO, turn an ugly blue/black color...then I heartily agree that black ceramic coating is the ticket.

However, i think that keeping the cans in their original chrome or SS color, only enhances the 'look.'

I vote for black headers and polished cans. The contrast is the bomb!
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