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Cobra Speedster Shorts

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  1. rocgjmarciano
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    I have seen a few posts on cobra pipes. So you guys think they are good pipes? I was looking at the Speedster Shorts and a buddy of mine said that cobra has some problems with discoloration.....is this true? Do they discolor?

    i dont want to spend 500 bux to have them discolor.

    Thanks again for any info!

  2. HACKB828
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    I had Cobra Lo Boy Shotguns on my first V Star 1100. I regularly rode on long trips in 90-100 degree temps in the Southern humidity and never had any problems with discoloration until about one year after I installed the pipes. I rode it 9 hours straight at 80+ mph in the middle of summer. All I got then was a very small spot about the size of a 50 cent piece where the pipe connects to the header. I don't blame Cobra for that. I believe any brand would have discolored under those extreme conditions and heat. I'm not sure what kind of a difference it made, but when I bought the pipes, I coated the insides with Kreem Blue Shield.

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    From my experience, the Cobras were great. I've heard that others have had other results though.

  3. rocgjmarciano
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    Nice thanks for the info

  4. yerzejricg
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    ...I have cobra pipes on mine and it has 10k on it with no discoloration so far. Somewhere in the manual I believe, it said if you run the choke to long it may discolor from the heat. Hope that helps ya...

  5. cmkippj
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    i have cobra shorts and their awesome! no discoloration and soound great. i run 'em on a vstar 1100 custom and have had for about a year now

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