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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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luvtolean said:
A day or two on the track will make them much more blue too, after prolonged high temperature operations.
Yeah, mine looked like airfuel's until the track, and now they are quite blue
 

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Fix yer mixtures!
The pict was taken at the track after 2 days of flogging at Barber. I was not doing parade laps either! I'm running on the rich side of 13.0 across the board.
 

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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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What Kind Of Tires Is That?
 

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The tire is a Supercorsa pro on a Marchesini wheel.

I would sure love to see what a/f ratio that bike is running, sure does look hot to me!

What header system is that, different from mine.
 

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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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