Melted pants – need help guys
December 6, 2008 at 8:19 pm #2396
OK, so I am not used to there being exposed hot parts to my bike and I totally melted my pants on the tail pipe while I was filling up with gas today. Apart from the fact that my cosy warm outer pants are now ruined, what is even worse is that there is a big black splodge on my tail pipe. Does anyone know a good way to get rid of that please?December 6, 2008 at 9:13 pm #15176megaspazParticipant
I suppose you could always try polish. It should just burn off over time though.
If there’s anything more important than my ego
around, I want it caught and shot now…December 7, 2008 at 12:22 am #15181MunchParticipant
If its chrome…. just get a razor blade and flake it off when the pipe is cold.
My pipes are sorta “out there” and in the way to get the kick stand. So atleast once a week I have to do that to mine to get the burnt rubber off the pipe.
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hDecember 7, 2008 at 2:25 am #15186
Thanks for the advise – I will try the razor balde trick right now. It has taught me a lesson anyway, and even more so tomorrow morning when I will have cold legs!December 8, 2008 at 2:41 am #15200ScottyJParticipant
I would be afraid to go the razor blade route. I know some guys use Easy-Off oven spray. Others use other products. I had someone get some gunk on my tail pipes when I was riding two-up and I wiped most of it off just using a cloth when the pipes were still warm but not untouchable-y hot and I also used a little Original Bike Spirits waterless detailing spray. But be careful spraying anything that might catch fire or mar the chrome.December 8, 2008 at 4:18 am #15202
I was nervous to use a blade on the pipes until Munch mentioned it and said that he did it once a week on his. It came off a treat and didn’t do any damage to the pipes at all. It looks good as new and all ready for some polish as soon as I get the chance – I want to take the time to lovingly polish and wax it, but not got round to it yet!December 8, 2008 at 2:49 pm #15206MunchParticipant
Yea if the bike has good quality Chrome….not the Wal-mart we just coated it chrome…but REAL nickel based individually dipped chrome the blade will not hurt it. The surface is non porous and anything melted on top just sits there like its on wax. One thing I have noticed is that on some older bikes the Chrome pipes are not double walled. Usually where you get the “blu-ing” effect from the heat and use. The V500 I have is double walled…. the inside will receive the bulk of the heat and the outer wall a significant amount still (ie: don’t touch hot) but drastically less…. enough to keep from “blue-ing” .
Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a prediction, but today…… is a Bi**hDecember 8, 2008 at 6:21 pm #15212ScottyJParticipant
Yeah, thank God for double-walled pipes.
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