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Melted gunk on exhaust header


Little Joe

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Would have put this in 'renching, but it applies to all bikes, not just my RT.

 

Had to stop at a job site and stay on the bike in case someone needed to get by quickly. Holding, helmet, gloves, etc., I didn't notice that my cotton/poly? balaclava had fallen down past the triple clamp and landed on the exhaust header. I DID notice a minute later when the stench hit.

 

Now I have a black, slightly crusty mess on my header. I've searched the forums, but most posts address general cleaning or getting the blue off. Any suggestions on cleaning melted goo off?

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Thanks for the input, everyone. A little Goof Off on a rag wrapped around the pipe for 10 minutes, FTW.

 

hANNAbONE: sounds like you may be easily suggestible. I suggest that you do not watch "A Christmas Story".

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Thanks for the input, everyone. A little Goof Off on a rag wrapped around the pipe for 10 minutes, FTW.

 

hANNAbONE: sounds like you may be easily suggestible. I suggest that you do not watch "A Christmas Story".

YOULL SHOT YOUR EYE OUT :eek:
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I melted something on my headers. I didn't get around to cleaning it off soon enough. Eventually (a week perhaps?) it just had burned off or fell off. I'm not sure which as I don't even know where it was now. It did smell at slower speeds though...

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I have had this happen to me and have found that there is NOTHING that WD40 will not take off including this. Just soak a rag with it and leave on the area for awhile. It might take a couple of soaks but you will be amazed. Type WD40 into Google sometime to see all that this amazing product does.

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