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Heated Stainless pipes

Discussion in 'General Motorcycling Discussion' started by carbine, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. They are some good looking header pipes!! Do you think it's possible that they were treated with something to make them turn gold rather then the usually blue/purple/green/maroon/oily looking colour they normally turn??

    I think they look great!
  2. I rember reading somthing in a review about the treatment but im not shure? :D
  3. The usual purple/blue etc. colour seen in stainless pipes is due to the formation of an oxide film on the surface of the metal, the thickness of which affects the colour seen. Pipes which have a uniform gold colour are most likely not the result of heat, instead a thin oxide film with a uniform thickness would have been created electrolytically before the bike left the factory.