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Offline steveharleyuk

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How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« on: November 20, 2017, 10:38:10 AM »
I think the stock exhaust is pretty ugly but I'm not shelling out hundreds for a new one,,,,,yet !   How do you get the thing properly clean !

Offline eljay998

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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2017, 01:07:27 PM »
I wash mine with the same cleaner as the rest of the bike and then a coat of WD40, seems to work fine....
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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2017, 02:41:27 PM »
autosol + Elbow grease  :745:
After over thirty years behind the bars, I’ve still not done it all or seen it all.

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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2017, 06:09:49 PM »
I use Auto Glym Tar remover which works a treat. Seems unfair even on cold wet days that tar spots bake onto the can.
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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2017, 01:11:02 PM »
I wear the grime, tarnish and other collected bits on my exhaust with pride.

I think I slopped a chunk of blueberry pie on that exhaust can once.  Still there.  :084:
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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2017, 07:47:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Low-Brau [+]
I think I slopped a chunk of blueberry pie on that exhaust can once.  Still there.  :084:

Did you burn your tongue trying to get it off..??  :016:

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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2017, 10:05:42 PM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
Did you burn your tongue trying to get it off..??  :016:

Smithy..

Severely, Yes.  :138:
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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2017, 10:09:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by Low-Brau [+]
Severely, Yes.  :138:

LOL... :008: :008:

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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2018, 05:07:01 AM »
Braso works well :)

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Re: How do you clean the damn awful stock exhaust !
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2018, 07:46:59 AM »
Use  kitchen cleaner (to remove all the grime)

That will leave streaks, so clean that off with brasso or Stainless cleaner.

Not as hard work as it sounds