Originally Posted by BusinessSocks
Anybody else got extremely discolored head pipes?
Yes, but mine are the Arrow stainless headers. I see pics of bikes with Arrow headers that are a nice uniform tan colour, but mine are like the pics below. Gash ugly by the head & tan back past the side cover. I'm wondering if that's normal & I just thrash it around a bit too much - or if I have clogged pilot jets mebbe. I've run carb/fuel injector cleaner through the last few tank fills anyway. Almost took the carbs off today to check all the jets.
I don't mind the colour as long as I'm not feckign up the engine.
btw, I remember seeing pics of a slightly older Bonnie with AI intact that had blueing & discoloured pipes down past the rider's footpegs on the stock exhaust - on the low Bonnie exhaust that is; would be even further back on a Scram I guess. For some reason I shelved that away in my memory to remember.