Hayulp!

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Hayulp!

Postby NobleHops » Sun May 08, 2011 10:52 pm

Howdy men,

So this followed me home (nevermind that it was in my trailer). Lightly crashed, totaled by insurance company, so I bought it for short dough from a friend:

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One of the spruce up projects I am working on is the exhaust and this is what the headers look like. Any ideas on how to renovate them?

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Just for fun here's my entire (uncaptioned) gallery of the spruce-up:

http://noblehops.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Spruce-up-of-a-2001-BMW-R1100S/16809548_k6jrkp

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby barryadam » Mon May 09, 2011 1:11 am

Nils,

What are they made of (material?).
If Stainless Steel, you can send them to a shop that does pickle/passivate.
They will come back looking like new.

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Mon May 09, 2011 6:33 am

Looks like they have rust on them so I'm guessing mild steel, re-chrome them or send them to HPC and get the black or satin ceramic coating.

I have used them for coating valve covers, engine covers and exhast systems, they offer internal coatings too. This image was taken from their AUS website but they have a facility in NC also.

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby EMS » Mon May 09, 2011 7:10 am

Jeff: How do you conatct them? Google HPC or do you have contact info?


Nice steal, Nils. :!: I have stainless steel pipes on my RT and they looked similar behind the fairing, where you usually can't get to them to clean. I rubbed them with NevrDull and they came out great.
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Re: Hayulp!

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Mon May 09, 2011 9:04 am

EMS wrote:Jeff: How do you conatct them? Google HPC or do you have contact info?


Nice steal, Nils. :!: I have stainless steel pipes on my RT and they looked similar behind the fairing, where you usually can't get to them to clean. I rubbed them with NevrDull and they came out great.


Here you go Mike, they have changed the website around and it looks kind of industrial on the home page but they do aftermarket and car/bike stuff. The AUS site has the same services and is easier to navigate if you want to look at what they do.

http://hpcoatings.com/

HPC Oklahoma
400 N. Glade Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73127

(Corporate Headquarters)
HPC North Carolina
2611 La Vista Drive
Burlington, NC 27215

HPC Arizona
1840 W. Drake Dr. STE 102
Tempe, AZ 85283


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800-432-3379
Email HPC Technical Department
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Re: Hayulp!

Postby EMS » Mon May 09, 2011 2:02 pm

Cool 8) 8) Tnanks, Jeff :!: :!:
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Re: Hayulp!

Postby EMS » Mon May 09, 2011 2:37 pm

NilsMenten wrote:Howdy men,

So this followed me home (nevermind that it was in my trailer). Lightly crashed, totaled by insurance company, so I bought it for short dough from a friend:


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Well, I had something follow me home in a trailer on Friday also...Although this is not a project. It is ready to ride..

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Mon May 09, 2011 3:07 pm

Is that this? I figured it was jan's, I wonder if it comes with a matching set of spare CB1100FR shocks. :mrgreen:

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/2363176377.html


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Re: Hayulp!

Postby EMS » Mon May 09, 2011 3:12 pm

Jeff Bennetts wrote:Is that this?


No, the one in the ad is a "Rc" model, 1982. Mine is 1983 Rd.
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Re: Hayulp!

Postby NobleHops » Mon May 09, 2011 3:58 pm

EMS wrote:
Jeff Bennetts wrote:Is that this?


No, the one in the ad is a "Rc" model, 1982. Mine is 1983 Rd.


Awesome, a true piece of motorcycling history. Congratulations Mike!

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby Jeff Bennetts » Mon May 09, 2011 6:16 pm

NilsMenten wrote:
EMS wrote:
Jeff Bennetts wrote:Is that this?


No, the one in the ad is a "Rc" model, 1982. Mine is 1983 Rd.


Awesome, a true piece of motorcycling history. Congratulations Mike!

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+2, that is a sweet ride.
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Re: Hayulp!

Postby daves79x » Mon May 09, 2011 9:47 pm

Nils:
I see you've been busy again! Looks like you'll have a very nice rider there when you're done.

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby NobleHops » Mon May 09, 2011 10:06 pm

barryadam wrote:Nils,

What are they made of (material?).
If Stainless Steel, you can send them to a shop that does pickle/passivate.
They will come back looking like new.

Example:

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Wow Barry, that is amazing. How far gone were these before you had that done? I called a few local places that do it and they mostly said "Ewwww!" when they heard it was motorcycle parts. They seem to specialize in medical and manufacturing applications. Who did this for you? Perhaps I'll ship it to them.

One local place did suggest 'electropolishing' and reading up on it it seems promising, but I think I'm going to 'cut' the surface with fine sand paper or possibly blast it beforehand so it's relatively clean and free of carbon and debris before I show them to him. Electropolishing seems to also alter the surface in a way that it resists further corrosion.

http://www.dynachrome.com/electropolish.html

I have a "Y" pipe inbound to replace the catalytic converter, I'm thinking I'll spend the next day or two knocking the surface down a skosh while I wait for that to arrive, and send both the headers and Y-pipe together.

These 'renovations' seem to be my bag at the moment, while I attempt to regenerate enough mojo to tear into the two POS H2s awaiting heavy application of my money and time.

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby barryadam » Tue May 10, 2011 12:52 am

After.....

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Before.....

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Since I've enjoyed your album so many times, here ya go...

http://s356.photobucket.com/albums/oo1/barryadam_photos/CBX%20Project/

I had mine done by a friend who I have do my special welding. Not a "public" service at this time, sorry. You can ask some manufacturers of ss equip (proofing ovens, exhaust systems, dairy equip., tubing and ducting, etc.) Most high-purity applications like semiconductor would be too far to the clean end of the spectrum to be interested. Try industrial ss tubing vendors and ss suppliers to see if they can give you any leads. Some polishing and plating vendors will know where you can go.

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Re: Hayulp!

Postby NobleHops » Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:03 am

So Barry, as I feared, the local guy didn't want to do it. I ended up going after the pipes with a Scotchbrite paint stripping pad on my corded drill and it worked great, but not as perfect as yours for sure. It's OK on the BMW, most of the pipe is beneath a chin spoiler anyway, so I'm happy with the result:

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So as far as the rest of the project goes, as usual I got way carried away with it:

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It just recently turned the corner to reassembly, and that is always 'A beautiful day'...



http://youtu.be/zN3UNTS_ozE?hd=1

...but the front suspension 'A" arm is now off getting it's front pivot point moved rearward 10mm to quicken the steering. Oh and with 57K mikes on it, it begged me for new shocks, so a set of Wilbers were whipped up to order. And and and and, it's all detailed in the gallery here:

http://noblehops.smugmug.com/Motorcycle ... 548_k6jrkp

As I said elsewhere, restraint is overrated :-).

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