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exhaust discoloration

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  1. nhzeacoazd
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    Hi all,

    I haven't ridden in over 20 years, but just purchased a 2008 V-star 1100 Silverado. I love the bike, but I'm wondering about a couple things...

    1. After having the 1st service done at about 800 miles, the front exhaust pipe is starting to heat-discolor. Is that to be expected being air-cooled?

    2. I'm looking at Cobra slash-cut slip-on pipes to get some more sound. Can anyone recommend these or another type?

    Thanks!

  2. 869Cruser
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    800 miles sounds very early to have discoloration on the pipes. I ran my stock pipes for about two thousand miles before going aftermarket, and there wasn't even a hint of discoloration.
    As far as the slip-ons go I couldn't tell you good or bad. I run a set of Hard Krome pipes on my bike and I absolutely love them.

    Ride Safe!

  3. Bulltok
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    Leaving your choke lever on to long will cause your front pipe to discolor. I was guilty of this myself first year I had the bike before my buddy straighten me out about using the choke. It turned the forward bend of my front pipe a touch yellow. Hasn’t gotten any worse since I learned to use the choke on these bikes properly.

  4. nhzeacoazd
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    Leaving your choke lever on to long will cause your front pipe to discolor. I was guilty of this myself first year I had the bike before my buddy straighten me out about using the choke. It turned the forward bend of my front pipe a touch yellow. Hasn’t gotten any worse since I learned to use the choke on these bikes properly.

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    800 miles sounds very early to have discoloration on the pipes. I ran my stock pipes for about two thousand miles before going aftermarket, and there wasn't even a hint of discoloration.
    As far as the slip-ons go I couldn't tell you good or bad. I run a set of Hard Krome pipes on my bike and I absolutely love them.

    Ride Safe!

    Thanks for the fast replies.

    I called the dealer and they told me it varies from bike to bike. She's running good so I suppose I don't need to worry too much about it. My worry was that they didn't adjust the valves properly.

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