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Why do I see some of the bikes with the cool blue heat marks on there headers and others not so blue? :banghead:
 

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The blue headers are Titanium. When the Ti heats up it has that nice blue tinge to it which becomes permanent after a heat cycle or two.
 

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My pipes are steel (inox) and are very blue. This is typically a result of a lean running condition, caused when the VERY hot gasses pummel that section of pipe as they are forced into a new direction of travel. Yes, titanium will do the same thing, but on this bike I take it as evidence of a problem...not as something pretty.

Once I get it remapped I'll be putting some effort into polishing that tuff off so I can make sure it doesn't come back.
 

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giomanach is correct that an overly lean mixture will cause heat and blueing of headers.
On the other hand, an overly rich mixture will shoot flames into the header causing heat and blueing.
Here are some pictures of my Ti headers bluing (completely normal) and my origial inox headers that were correctly mapped from day one. Not as blue as some I have seen.
 

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Look at the tire photo again - Did anyone notice that BRUTALE is written in red on the inside facing edge on the Brembo calipers? That's cool - almost make you want to flip them so it is facing outward so you could see it.
 

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airfuel said:
giomanach is correct that an overly lean mixture will cause heat and blueing of headers.
On the other hand, an overly rich mixture will shoot flames into the header causing heat and blueing.
Here are some pictures of my Ti headers bluing (completely normal) and my origial inox headers that were correctly mapped from day one. Not as blue as some I have seen.
Somebody has been on the track....... :f4: :smoking:
 

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airfuel said:
giomanach is correct that an overly lean mixture will cause heat and blueing of headers.
On the other hand, an overly rich mixture will shoot flames into the header causing heat and blueing.
Here are some pictures of my Ti headers bluing (completely normal) and my origial inox headers that were correctly mapped from day one. Not as blue as some I have seen.
Whow!!!!
My also will be so blue!!!!
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Not my bike, and now i dont remember who own it! Beautiful!!
If i where to mill a triple clamp or rearset guard in titanium, could i heat it to get this color?..anyone know this?
 
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