I saw on another web site that a few people were having issues with rust stains running out from there new Tri Ovals.
One member added a couple of photos of his new ones that had rust stains/rust running out of the rear and he was constantly wiping it off.
Having recently acquired the Tri Oval Stage 1 kit in chrome myself, I was rather concerned about that, so I decided to remove the baffles and investigate why that would happen.
I found what most likely is the source of the rust stains. Keep in mind, my pipes are brand new and have never been run yet, so they haven't been subjected to a build up of condensation yet.
I saw rust forming around the welds by the Y-Pipe. I cleaned the top baffle up a bit with a brass wire whell, but hadn't touched the bottom one yet and you can see the rust forming.
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Great post and photos Dusty, thank you. I like how you cleaned yours up to prevent a possible rust issue going forward. I also have a brand new set of Tri Ovals in my garage and will now likely pull the baffles to clean and paint them like you've done.
I've read several times that cutting off the baffle and leaving a 3" stub on the Y connector greatly improves the sound of the Tri Ovals.
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Heat up the pipes a little at a time. Maybe 10 min and shut bike off let it cool down that repete. If you go for a 30 mile ride right off the bat you'll burn up the paint
That process is necessary even with high temp paint?
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