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So I've had this thought of modifying my exhaust for a while....then I see one on a bike on E-bay & it just renewed my intereset.....so I'm thinking of ceramic coating my head pipe in a Glacier Silver......driliing holes in my heat sheilds to allow the silver to show thru and then ceramic coat my heat sheilds a satin black......I know it looks like a machine gun to soime.....I think it ties into the "Speed Dot" theme I have on a lot of parts......These are just labeling dots & I would need to space a bit further apart & mave sure all are even, but the pics are just for a visual......Opinions??? Good bad or indifferent.....
 

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I like it! If the hwy pegs and air cleaner are the speed dot theme you're trying to match, I think it's gonna be nice!


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Yeah- Highway pegs- Exhaust tips- Gage bezels- switch cover- front axle covers- horn cover- soon to be dash center plate, saddlebag latch covers and thinking of doing similar to a set of clutch/brake levers & a shift arm.......
The white dots shown are 3/4".....I may drop down to a 1/2" diameter......
 

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Hey it's your bike.
Yeah.... still haven't fully gotton on board with it......It would be different.....just wanted to get some feedback fom others......Probably a fall thing before I tackle.... IF I tackle............
 

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I think it would look pretty bad ass especially with the separation that you would have between the heat shield and exhaust and would tie in nicely with the rest of your mods.
 

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personally, it looks too linear to me. I like the staggered look of the cooling tube on the M2 50. caliber machine gun. you know, three rows staggered. Another thought I had is how will this affect the cooling properties of the heat shields. I was under the impression that the shields serve a couple of purposes, one which was to protect the riders leg from the heat generated by the head pipe, and two, which was to channel air between the shield and head pipe, to assist with thermal extraction from the engine. Will drilling the shields affect either of these properties, and if so, will it matter. I mean, after all, we DID ride bikes before the advent of shields and didn't seem to suffer too much. Of course, our engines didn't run so hot then as fuel mixtures were much richer.
 

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I like it, a lot...

It would likely be somewhat functional as well. Still have the heat shields so you don't burn your legs, and add some cooling holes to let the heat escape. My only concern would be to have the holes precisely spaced, and making a good clean hole so it looks nice an clean...
 
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