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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Titanium?

Not wanting to sound like a nube, but here it goes. I bought my F4 from a dealer who didn't have any of the records/receipts from the previous owner. I've been trying to figure out what all was done (carbon bolt-ons, etc.) before I got it and now I'm starting to look closer at the exhaust. The cans are Arrow e3s, but the pipes are turning blue/purple/pink like titanium. Is there something I can look for that will give me a definitive answer?

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Titanium !!!
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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-15-2012, 03:13 PM
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I dunno, I'd go with Inox.

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post #6 of 33 (permalink) Old 12-19-2012, 05:12 PM
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NOT TITANIUM.....its stainless steel.
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Looks like your due for an oil change. Might be the photos but that's some dark oil. Looks like the color I get out of my Diesel Mercedes.
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Both stainless and titanium are non magnetic but in my experience that certainly looks like stainless...

The rainbow effect will eventually be replaced by a bronze brown colour, as the stainless goes through its various heat exposure processes. I have polished a brown stainless steel exhaust, only to see it turn rainbow again and eventually bronze....


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Looks like your due for an oil change. Might be the photos but that's some dark oil. Looks like the color I get out of my Diesel Mercedes.
If you ride a bike and don't just keep one as an ornament, then oil goes dark pretty quickly


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If you ride a bike and don't just keep one as an ornament, then oil goes dark pretty quickly


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Very true. Even faster if you don't change it frequently enough.

P.S. Not being judgmental here. Guy said he just bought the bike. That oil is pretty black and there's no telling how the previous owner maintained it since there are no records.

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