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Dirty Exhaust tip!!

So after purchasing my used 919 roughly a month ago i have changed the oil, lubed and adjust the chain, washed and put over 1000 miles on it so far. One thing that bothers me is the nasty exhaust tip on my Two Brothers Exhaust! I've tried to clean it up with some some Eagle One never dull wadding polish which only took off the some of the soot at the tip and that's it. Anybody have advice on what to clean and polish it up with so it looks like new again? I was thinking that using a Mother's Powerball to clean it up but dont feel like wasting time or money so can anyone give me some advice?

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damn, by the looks of the pics I was gonna suggest:
1) move away from the coast
2) try some Never Dull

but seeing as you:
1) couldn't be much farther from the coast
2) already tried Never Dull

...I guess you're f$&#d





BTW, where in IA are you?

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Steel wool?

Or get some Blue Job. Yup. That's the name. It's just a slightly abrasive powder, used mainly for headers and stainless steel.

That'll buff right out.

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I live in Fort Dodge the bikes been in this area its whole life but not sure how old the exhaust is tho. I tried using it the other night but didn't seem to do anything noticeable tho. When using it should it take quite a bit more work to get it to come off? because if i have to spend all day on getting it to look great i will. Because if i do it now it will be super easy every time i clean it to keep it that way.

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thanks g00gl3it how much does Blue Job cost? oh and BTW nice bike man i love how you powder coated almost everything on your bike your 900rr exhaust makes me really want to convert mine

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thanks g00gl3it how much does Blue Job cost? oh and BTW nice bike man i love how you powder coated almost everything on your bike your 900rr exhaust makes me really want to convert mine
It's fairly cheap: Amazon.com: blue job

I have powdercoated even more since then. Will have pics up soon.

And as long as it's stainless underneath, I wouldn't worry about pushing too hard with the steel wool. It will take a fair bit of elbow grease, but yeah, once polished, keep it clean!

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Speaking of powder coating, drill out the rivets and powder coat the tip. Or order a carbon tip and make it fit. Or quit playing "just the tip" all together and do a sweet low mount exhaust like google or myself

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well if i did a low mount i would probably use the can i have for a while. If I'm getting my info right all i need is a 96-99 900rr header and a can is that it? or do i need a mid pipe?

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quit playing "just the tip"
thats all she can handle

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I can't speak for the 900rr set up as i have a one off set up ...

https://www.wristtwisters.com/f94/919...ust-26961.html

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Yeah i forgot you posted that looks amazing BTW doesn't sound too bad either but might be a little loud for my taste

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Thanks and yeah its a little loud but not megaphone loud

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i see... i may consider it

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Steel wool?

Or get some Blue Job. Yup. That's the name. It's just a slightly abrasive powder, used mainly for headers and stainless steel.

That'll buff right out.
Scotchbrite pad works really good for cleaning up pipes too.


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if it bothers you that much i have stock exhuast i would be willing to trade jk but no really i would

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trust me.... it doesn't bother me THAT much! It may need some cleaning, but it sounds great

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I had the same problem with my two brothers pipe also.. but after using rubbing compound it looks really nice and shiny.

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I do have to admit that sometimes i wish i could stealthily pull a wheelie or speed, but it helps keep me on the right side of the law

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quiet speeding still gets you tickets is what i hear and i can't even ride my unicycle let alone a wheelie

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I believe You accelerate faster with the front wheel skiming the ground as it take power to keep the front wheel aloft in a Wheelie.

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I do have to admit that sometimes i wish i could stealthily pull a wheelie OR speed, but it helps keep me on the right side of the law
yes i agree quiet speeding still earns you a ticket if they see you.. So say they don't notice you and you are relatively quiet you may not draw their attention but if your on a megaphone yelling "HEY LOOK AT ME!!!" I'm sure they'll take notice

That's just how i see it though. I'm not saying I'll be getting rid of my exhaust anytime soon but there are times when i wish it was more quiet like early morning work commutes or late night cruises.

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I had a Blue Job once - felt good ...............

Back to your tip.

Is it stainless steel or alloy?

Either way attack it with some wet & dry sand paper - try a 600 grit to start - if it is not removing enough go to a 400. Make sure you wet the paper too. Once it is looking clean on the lower grit move up to the next higher - ie start on the 600 move to 800 then 1000 - at this stage it should be looking sweet, you can keep polishing if you desire with finder grits but 1200 should suffice.

Once you're done with the wet & dry grab you favorite metal polish and give it a good buffing. Should be looking like a mirror by now.

It would be easier with the top removed but APITA so if it stays on you might like to tightly wrap a decent tape around the edge by the main muffler body to avoid scratching it.

If you are in doubt of my method start on the underside of the tip where it is not visible.

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I assume the tip is stainless, so try barkeepers friend. It's a stainless steel polish with oxalic acid. The acid uses chemistry to clean and doesn't harm the steel. I use it on my stainless cookware and it makes them look like brand new. No amount of scrubbing with a green pad will fix what cooking does to steel. Barkeepers friend works like a charm. I ordered it from Amazon for a couple bucks

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If that's pitting in the picture, I don't think there is much help for that.

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Maybe we can get the Barkeeper's Friend to give AllanB a Blue Job.

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I assume the tip is stainless, so try barkeepers friend. It's a stainless steel polish with oxalic acid. The acid uses chemistry to clean and doesn't harm the steel. I use it on my stainless cookware and it makes them look like brand new. No amount of scrubbing with a green pad will fix what cooking does to steel. Barkeepers friend works like a charm. I ordered it from Amazon for a couple bucks

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If that's pitting in the picture, I don't think there is much help for that.
no its not pitting its just like "oxidation" its not rough at all when i first saw it when i purchased the bike I assumed it was just dirty (had been sitting in a shop for 8 months) and just needed a wash. And the store i work at actually sells Bar Keepers Friend. I know what I'm purchasing tonight!

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It looks like alloy to me - so give it a scrub - pretty sure it will clean up very quickly.

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Mothers aluminum polish from walmart... I have polished this very tip before it works great.

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this stuff will work.

Try Autosol. I use it on everything. From firearms to car/bike parts. It cleans up like nothing else.


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Damn Right! Got at least one more in Dirty Dodge and one in Eagle I think a 9er ride maybe necessary.

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Well i got it cleaned up using the mothers mag and aluminum polish. Didn't get all of it off but cleaned it up quite a bit compared to before. The close up shows whats left but looks much better than before. I also threw in the pictures from before to give a better before and after comparison
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You can keep scrubbing it to get it even better. Don't be afraid, it will wear your elbow out before you damage anything.

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Yep Alloy.

Just keep polishing away a couple times a week instead of watching TV. It will get better each time.

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Will do!! i thought about just taking it off so i can have a better place to work on it (bench or in the A/C) but yes with the mothers polish i was just amazed when i looked at final result. As i was cleaning, it didn't seem like it did much i kept wiping off old polish with different cloth and then applying more but didn't seem like it was doing much until i grabbed a fresh clean cloth n just started to polish away the "residue" from polish and i was glad to see the results. It looks 100x better than it did before, but ill keep working at it and maybe just maybe it will be so shiny it looks like new

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Well i got it cleaned up using the mothers mag and aluminum polish. Didn't get all of it off but cleaned it up quite a bit compared to before. The close up shows whats left but looks much better than before. I also threw in the pictures from before to give a better before and after comparison

You didn't do it long enough!

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You didn't do it long enough!
I know but it was pretty hot and the steaks were calling my name
I'll get it better next time

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You didn't do it long enough!
that's what she said.....

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