Exhaust pipe color - is this normal?
Hi all -
I am a brand new Street Twin owner and I’m absolutely loving the bike.
Question about the coloring of the exhaust pipes. How long should the beautiful bronze color last?
I live in Southern California by the coast (Long Beach area), so the air definitely has some salt in it. And I am seeing quite a bit of discoloration on pipes. Bike has about 5,500 miles on it.
Is what I am seeing here one of the following, or something else?
- Standard and expected corrosion from exposure to elements. Happens to everyone and I just need to learn to love it.
- Permanent damage from oils. Could have been avoided, but now I need to learn to love it.
- Corrosion that can be cleaned with proper solvent. I might be able to improve it.
- Bike running lean/hot. I need to get this checked out.
Thanks in advance for your input!