Anyone got any tried and tested ways of stopping original exhausts from rusting?
Anyone got any tried and tested ways of stopping original exhausts from rusting
Yeah your right it would probably look silly.
Back to the drawing board lol
I read that wrapping exhausts can speed up the rusting process as the wraps trap moisture between the metal and the material.
Mines is from a D7 and has been welded twice .
On mine, the collector rusted and started blowing. I was lucky enough to find another standard system which had tatty silencers, but the downpipes and collector were sound, so I cut my silencers free and welded them to the secondhand down pipe and collector assembly. Being a fabricator/ welder, this was easy enough for me. I then gave the downpipes and collector a number of coats of heat resistant matt black paint, and this kept the assembly in good order up until, and beyond, the time that I (regrettably, with hindsight) sold the bike. My previous bike to the ZZR was a Honda CBR1000 Hurricane, which was fitted with a stainless steel downpipe and collector assembly. What a pity that the standard ZZR 1100 system is like it is (with one silencer welded to the downpipe and collector assembly), making the possibility of a stainless replacement for the standard part far less likely than if, like the CBR, both silencers were separate!
Stop rust buy stainless steel
I did, fit and forget. Magic stuff, stainless.
Mine is un-molested, original and in fairly good nick. Mind you i'm fairly sure it spent the first 10 years or so of its life in spain (that'll help). Doesn't stop me fancying a stainless system though.
I wonder if there is such a thing as vht laquer paint
Yeah, Just waiting for the right system at the right price at the right time.
Heard that too. Mine failed when I bottomed her out on a naff road in Yorkshire and it split on the collector. Replaced with Black Widow ZZ-R1200 headers and OEM 1200 cans. Kept the originals though, awaiting welding at work.
Yea Vaseline put it over the exhaust after cooling down wipe before doing this
The rain can't get through the Vaseline and its great for the body chrome