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So, starting conversations on what to do with my new favorite project, my '91 750.

So, the right side header looks pretty nasty. It's solid, but pitted.



I've seen several used headers on ebay, but none of them are all chromed up like many of pictures I've seen here.

I have two thoughts.

1) How do you guys get pretty shinies? :-)
2) If I where to sand em down and wrap them with red wrap.. Well basically, what's the thoughts. Considering going for a black/red to match a simular color scheme as the original tank.
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1) gotta take care of it from the beginning or get it re chromed(big$$$)
2) might look sweet wrapped in red but might also be a bear to keep clean.

Come to think of it I might have a spare in good shape. Let me check and pm me if you are interested.

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Sorry for the long delay. Personal things came up.

Anyhow, I fixed my not-so-shiny problems, I piked a few things up. Not bad for 120$







Right front pipe has a little gold tint to it but not bad.

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Nice. My right side header pipe has baked on bugs that will not come off. I wore my arm out with chrome polish, and most of the stains are still there. But I've gotten 12 years and 85,000 miles of use out of it, I'm not as picky about the way it looks as I used to be.

You will need new gaskets where the pipes connect to the head, and probably all 4 of the graphite gaskets on the crossover chamber. Those things are not cheap.

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You will need new gaskets where the pipes connect to the head, and probably all 4 of the graphite gaskets on the crossover chamber. Those things are not cheap.
Came with 4 brand new in the bag OEM gaskets. :-)

And it turns out my old chamber had pinhole leaks all over the place. Bike sounds and feels a lot cleaner then it did. :-)
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Nice. My right side header pipe has baked on bugs that will not come off. I wore my arm out with chrome polish, and most of the stains are still there. But I've gotten 12 years and 85,000 miles of use out of it, I'm not as picky about the way it looks as I used to be.

You will need new gaskets where the pipes connect to the head, and probably all 4 of the graphite gaskets on the crossover chamber. Those things are not cheap.
What I found really works is blue magic and one go those cotton ball on a stick buffer things for your drill, or like I do on my dremmel.

The dremmel one is small enough to get into real tight spots and makes it shine like the sun
http://www.ebay.com/itm/12pc-Felt-Je...item2583cd7f49


Takes a while cause it's so small but it's worth it.



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