Author Topic: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color  (Read 406 times)

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    OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    on: Jan 11, 2022, 08.40 pm
    Jan 11, 2022, 08.40 pm
    Wondering if I can ask for some help? I believe I’ve found the issue with my CT. When I installed the R&G muffler guard I’m thinking I might’ve tighten it to tight and cracked something inside the can causing a blockage. My OEM Muffler color is not the normal chrome color it once was . It no longer matches the chrome color of the muffler protector. Can you look at your CT , is your OEM muffler the same color as the OEM muffler protector ? Or is it off colored, like from getting real hot? The picture attached isn’t my CT. Just a pic off the internet for illustration so you know what 2 pieces I’m talking about matching or being off colored since riding your bike.
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    Re: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    Reply #1 on: Jan 11, 2022, 09.35 pm
    Jan 11, 2022, 09.35 pm
    Stainless can discolour over time. Have you tried polishing it with some Autosol, see if it comes back nice and bright.

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    Re: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    Reply #2 on: Jan 11, 2022, 10.37 pm
    Jan 11, 2022, 10.37 pm
    My exhaust muffler and its protector are the same colour. The muffler has not altered in colour in 35K miles.
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    Re: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    Reply #3 on: Jan 11, 2022, 10.42 pm
    Jan 11, 2022, 10.42 pm
    Thanks for your replies. Mine has about 3500 miles on the odometer. No way this should be discolored as far from the motor it is. I’ve seen none discolored other than mine . Definitely from heat.
    Last Edit: Jan 11, 2022, 10.43 pm by Cajunhog
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    2003 Honda VTX1800C RIP,2008 Suzuki BKing 2005 Honda Goldwing ,2007 Honda VTX1800N, 2016 Honda VFR1200X

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    Re: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    Reply #4 on: Jan 12, 2022, 08.51 am
    Jan 12, 2022, 08.51 am
    Agreed, shouldn't have discoloured with so few miles. Maybe you can have a go at picking up a second hand replacement, I notice there's one for sale now on this forum but it's in the UK so I guess it wont be much use to you.

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    Re: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    Reply #5 on: Jan 13, 2022, 02.40 am
    Jan 13, 2022, 02.40 am
    *Originally Posted by Beer Belly [+]
    Agreed, shouldn't have discoloured with so few miles. Maybe you can have a go at picking up a second hand replacement, I notice there's one for sale now on this forum but it's in the UK so I guess it wont be much use to you.

    Thanks, yes shipping generally kills the deal . More leaving the US than coming in but still not cheap. I’ll likely go with a Delkevic 10” Tri-Oval
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    Re: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    Reply #6 on: Jan 13, 2022, 10.18 am
    Jan 13, 2022, 10.18 am
    It definitely looks like there may be a restriction or rerouting of exhaust gasses. Have you noticed any performance change? If not it may be the latter cause.
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    Re: OEM exhaust can chrome color vs. chrome can protector color
    Reply #7 on: Jan 15, 2022, 05.46 pm
    Jan 15, 2022, 05.46 pm
    *Originally Posted by Pickaxe [+]
    It definitely looks like there may be a restriction or rerouting of exhaust gasses. Have you noticed any performance change? If not it may be the latter cause.

    Yes been working on sorting it out. Bike thru a code , 76 for Throttle Position Sensor. Replaced it and hasn’t improved the rougher idle. I put an R&G exhaust band protector on the can. I have a feeling I overtightened it and maybe damaged a baffle.  Problem started first ride after installing the band. Probably going to buy a new Delkevic X-Oval Titanium slip on and see if the resolves it. Seems odd, but mine CT is only one I’ve ever seen with a discolored OEM exhaust can. Discolored like it over heated. 
    Last Edit: Jan 15, 2022, 05.47 pm by Cajunhog
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    1975 Honda 550Four,1993 Honda XL650R
    2003 Honda,1984 Honda V65 Magna
    2003 Honda VTX1800C RIP,2008 Suzuki BKing 2005 Honda Goldwing ,2007 Honda VTX1800N, 2016 Honda VFR1200X

     



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