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Offline JS_racer

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hey guys, does this look normal, seems to be a byproduct of their welding. when i inquired with V&H they said it was raw and not polished so that's why it looked this way. just wanted another opinion on the subject, thanks much for the time.   :beerchug:

been a busy few weeks, guhl reflash, laam seat, and the black cs one   :motonoises: ready for winter to be over!!
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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2014, 11:32:32 pm »
Bump  :beerchug: anyone?  Any thoughts?

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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2014, 11:34:23 pm »
Looks like normal metal discoloration from welding to me.
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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 01:03:16 am »
Looks like normal metal discoloration from welding to me.
I agree...
If it doesn't simply rub off with spray polish, use Mother's Billet polish(or something similar) and it should clean up no problem. :great:

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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2014, 10:27:29 am »
thanks guys, much appriciated. should i clean it after its heat cycled or before??
was told to use dish soap to clean it before firing the bike up after install.

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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2014, 08:46:39 pm »
I don't want to start a flame session here, and I am by no means a welder, but my experience with V&H was not good.  I hope for your sake that the discoloration is indeed removeable.  My problems with them were mainly in terms of product quality, but also service after the sale.  I got the wrong clamps in the parts bag and a dented muffler can.  I was really disappointed that a company that pays for really nice ads in the magazines would be so clueless with what they shipped to a customer.  It took way too many emails and phone calls (and none returned from them unless I poked them with a stick) and six weeks to get replacement pieces.  But guess what?  The replacement can also had a noticeable dent in it, just in a different spot.   >:(  And this on a can that was supposedly made for me, not taken out of inventory.  Are these people blind??  Anyway, I decided to wave the white flag and use the replacement rather than continue the hassle and wait who knows how long for a third can.  Yeah, the system sounds good, but when you pay for new parts, shouldn't they be undamaged?  New, in other words?

I'm sure there will be guys weighing in with the opposite experience.  Just giving my two cents' worth.  Good luck with the discoloration.         

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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2014, 08:58:12 pm »
I just went and looked at mine.  the can was on the bike used when I got it, but it's got similar coloring on it.  appears its from the mfg process.

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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2014, 10:27:24 pm »
If cleaning and/or polish don't remove the staining, you could try Pickling Paste, or Pickling Gel. It'll be too expensive to buy for a single use, but if you know anybody in a fab shop, or somebody that does stainless welding, they will have some. This is what they often use in fab shops to remove all the brown/blue stains around stainless welds.

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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2014, 12:03:20 am »
Thanks much guys,  trm-ks sorry to hear about your bad deal.  Presale I contacted Denis Kirk to  inquire who I go to if there are issues.  They told me them,  and  a 90 day return.  Made the purchase easier from them,  and they are just north of me.
Glad to hear the discoloration is not abnormal,  thanks sport rider for the look.
Good suggestions and ideas.  :beerchug: probably reinstall the pcm and exhaust over the weekend. 

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Re: new black cs one exhaust, cosmetic question, brown around welds
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2014, 03:08:32 am »
Welds tend to do dat
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