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Coolant Pipe Powdercoating

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NoMoWheelies

Hey,

 

Just wondering if anyone in the Vancouver, Canada, area has powder coated their coolant pipes (the hard pipes on the right side of the bike). If so, what did it cost? These are known to corrode quickly if riding in rain, so no point in replacing with stock ones.

 

Thanks.

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topazsparrow

Mine did the same thing, I just put a little bit of oil on em or WD40 now and they look decent.

 

I'm interested to know if it can be PC'd as well. There's lots of cool options you could go with there.

 

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AlbatrossCafe

Weird... I have been riding in the rain here around Seattle for 30k miles over the last 3 years and mine aren't nearly that bad. Maybe salted roads have something to do with it?

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ElGonzales

I have heard it's a reaction to several bike cleaning chemicals. German mt-07 forum blames  S100 motorbike shampoo :) 

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r1limited
2 hours ago, ElGonzales said:

S100 motorbike shampoo

Thats cus it not real poo its a sham

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topazsparrow

I see you also melted something on your pipes! haha!

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robbo10

I thought that was a Yamaha warranty item.

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br4nd0n

To me it looks like either a leak of the coolant or more than likely it being aluminum and it oxidizing. If it's the latter, then using something like vinegar might take it off. I have the same issue, but to a lesser extent and will be trying the vinegar method.

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NoMoWheelies

I should have been clear - that's not a picture of my bike, but mine looks similar. It is a warranty item, but I was too lazy to take it in only to replace with stock pipes that will corrode again. It's definitely not a coolant leak.. Could be the salt - I ride year-round. Don't use any harsh cleaning products, so that's not it. Anyways, I will probably wait for the first snow fall and then I'll take them off and get them powder-coated, and will post the results.

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superfishal

The coating looked tarnished on mine after about 20k miles so I just polished it and wipe it down with wd40. I might think about getting it powder coated next time I change the coolant.

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