RPW slash -Porcelain Black Exhaust discoloring - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-23-2012, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 283
Default RPW slash -Porcelain Black Exhaust discoloring

All, wondering if there might be anything I can do to help restore my RPW slash exhaust (Porcelain) back to black? I've heard to use oven cleaner, water and scrubbing most definitively doesn't work. I was thinking that repainting and or wrapping may be the best choice. It seems like the rear jug header is more rusty colored than the front, not sure if that means anything.


Thanks all,

2008 Victory Vegas 8-Ball
jebz240 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 05:51 AM
Lifetime Premium
 
gibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North east Indiana
Posts: 1,181
Default

If they run lean and the mixture is not right from change from the stock set up, Then yes the pipes get glowing cherry red when you ride it. Dyno is a way to check if you are running to lean. This is why most after market pipes have a second layer over top of the pipe. It could be a pipe in a pipe or a shield. If it is ceramic, which means glass do not know why it would be rusty looking..

2012 Fireball Jackpot
gibson is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 283
Default

The bike runs ok IMO, hardly any backfiring and its supposedly been tuned with the S&S chip. The pipes never "glow hot" its just the discoloration i noticed when washing the bike yesterday. They came on the bike and i bought it used im assuming the pipes are 4 years old.

2008 Victory Vegas 8-Ball
jebz240 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-24-2012, 01:02 PM
Lifetime Premium
 
gibson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: North east Indiana
Posts: 1,181
Default

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...45&zmap=382910 if you want to paint them here is a good quality paint.

2012 Fireball Jackpot
gibson is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-26-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 283
Default

Well i sent an email to RPW to see what they suggest, someone else has to have slash RPW's in black.. how to you clean them up?

2008 Victory Vegas 8-Ball
jebz240 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 10:03 AM
Senior Member
 
BanditSRT8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 782
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jebz240 View Post
The bike runs ok IMO, hardly any backfiring and its supposedly been tuned with the S&S chip. The pipes never "glow hot" its just the discoloration i noticed when washing the bike yesterday. They came on the bike and i bought it used im assuming the pipes are 4 years old.
"hardly ever backfires"??

In over 7,000 miles, mine has NEVER backfired.

Get a proper tune.

Go to a Victory dealer and ask for the "Shotgun tune". That's what my old dealer had discovered was the perfect setup (I too have the black RPWs), and eliminated backfiring and popping on every customer's bike.

The only discoloration I have on my pipes is from my jeans hitting the pipes (one spot where they rub while riding, and one spot where they seem to touch when I'm at a stop).

2012 HD Road Glide Custom - Black denim
BanditSRT8 is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 283
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BanditSRT8 View Post
"hardly ever backfires"??

In over 7,000 miles, mine has NEVER backfired.

Get a proper tune.

Go to a Victory dealer and ask for the "Shotgun tune". That's what my old dealer had discovered was the perfect setup (I too have the black RPWs), and eliminated backfiring and popping on every customer's bike.

The only discoloration I have on my pipes is from my jeans hitting the pipes (one spot where they rub while riding, and one spot where they seem to touch when I'm at a stop).
What air cleaner are you running? I have the S&S... Dealer tuned and installed both this and the exhaust.

Another thing- I have an 08 CLOSED LOOP fuel system alot of folks have issues with backfiring occasionally...

2008 Victory Vegas 8-Ball

Last edited by jebz240; 02-27-2012 at 06:03 PM.
jebz240 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome