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post #1 of 22 Old 08-20-2007, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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Pics of Jet Hot Coated Header

First off I am absolutely happy with the results from the ceramic coating and I highly recommend it to anyone who is considering it. JET-HOT is very professional, courteous and they have a quick turn around time.

The bike absolutely sounds different... definitely throatier. The butt dyno feels an increase in responsiveness. I am tempted in going to a Certified Dyno Jet Tunner to get my PC III dialed in. I called one up today but he is charging $350.00 to tune. He asked if I had any engine work which made me think about doing some head work or changing out the TB's before I do this to see what kind of numbers I can get.

Sorry for the sub-par pics. I took them right after work and wish I had time to wash the bike. Also I wanted to shoot out these pics because this week is full and next week we go back underway.

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So you are saying the Jet Hot Coating made your exhaust note deeper?

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Yes... subtly not drastically. They ceramic coated the inside of the header as well

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wuts the deal with that clutch cover? never seen one like that before...

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Nice! I'm tempted to try black jet hot coating this winter, would love to see someone else's bike that had done that first though.

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something tells me you have not rode in the dark in a while.

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wuts the deal with that clutch cover? never seen one like that before...
That is what is under that round cover on the right side.

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something tells me you have not rode in the dark in a while.
Either that or he's just trying to get back at all those cages that pissed him off during the day

I think it looks very nice and overall the bike is very cool. Why would coating the headers give a deeper sound?

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It looks great ramrod. I think I may do this to my bike in black, too. Can ceramic coatings be done in flat?

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That is what is under that round cover on the right side.
I think I'll take my cover off. I like this look.

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Either that or he's just trying to get back at all those cages that pissed him off during the day

I think it looks very nice and overall the bike is very cool. Why would coating the headers give a deeper sound?
The sound of the exhuast note has changed, but not drastically. Don't think of it as the diffrence from stock cans to aftermarkets. I know it sounds rather silly but It has changed a bit.

I am assuming it has changed because of the following reason taken from Jet-Hots website:

Nevertheless, JET-HOT Sterling will normally boost power when applied to headers for two reasons. First, the coating promotes denser, more potent fuel/air charges by insulating the engine bay from exhaust heat. At the same time, it accelerates the pulsed-vacuum effect on “tuned” headers, resulting in more effective scavenging of cylinders. The increased velocity of exhaust gases produced by higher exit inertia not only clears each cylinder more quickly; it also draws in the next fuel/air charge more efficiently.


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I think I'd rather have mine done in more of a semi-gloss satin black to match my powercoated pieces.

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I read somewhere in here that the black was a paint over the top of a plain ceramic coating. If you decide to do black check first that it is black ceramic, not paint. I would imagine the paint would scratch far easier and be harder to clean. Having said that, I like the look and the ease of cleaning that would come with this.

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I checked with the local shop that did my powercoating, they also offer ceramic coating for headers. He said it was the same thing as Jet Hot, the charge is $100 for outside only, $150 for inside and outside. Can do several colors, including the semi gloss/satin black that I'm wanting and the color is baked into the ceramic, not painted on top. Not sure how that price compares to Jet Hot, but I think I'll have them do my pipes this winter.

Here's their link if anyone's interested, good guys:

http://www.indypowdercoating.com/motorcycle.html

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Headers are in direct line with all the crap that the front tire slings up. Is that stuff up to the task?

Do the headers cool quicker after the jet hot coating?

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Headers are in direct line with all the crap that the front tire slings up. Is that stuff up to the task?

Do the headers cool quicker after the jet hot coating?
Can't speak to this for the 919 but on my ST1300 the answers are yes and yes.

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ken did you have a problem with you st cooking you? on hot days. and if so did the cerimic help that.

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I never had a heat issue with the ST. My right foot was always a little hotter than the left (probably from being in close proximity to the catalytic converter which runs hot), but the coated pipes did seem to make things cooler all around. Other ST owners have reported the same result.

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looks good, like the paint too

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removing the clutch cover will cause you more vibration. it is not a decorative piece, it is a rubber-cushioned mass damper. it also quiets gear noise from the trans. mine's long gone, but my engine only runs for 5 minutes at a time, max. i also have long-since ditched my bar end weights, and anything else that ends with "weights".

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I've been wanting to get the Jet Hot coating for a while. What did you pay for it? Did everything fit back together easy afterwards?

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It was actually a little pricey due to shipping, but I expected it to be since It went from HI to AZ and back. All in all in came out to be a little under $200.

Taking the pipes off were easy, putting them back on turned out to be a little more of a challenge. After squeezing my arm between the loosened radiator and flanges, it wasn't too bad.

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I dont have any picts but I had a Cb750F that was Jet Coated.They where rusted almost to the point of falling apart before the coating this was years ago and the owner at that time (he says it was cheaper than replacing the kerkers) talked them into coating the pipes against Jet Coats better judment.They looked great even though the pits still showed though the coating.It gave the pipes a look that is hard to place on type almost as if they where Hammered into shape.You know Ballpen Hammer marks and all.

Oh they cleaned up real nice Also.

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