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    Used a cordless drill and a cheap black & decker wire wheel. Black coating comes off pretty easy some parts are tougher than others.
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    Everyone dies but not everyone lives


    • #3
      here is the drill I used
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      • #4
        pics dont do it justice its not even a 1 megapixel camera. Those areas I did took about 10 minutes. I need to remove my exhaust to replace a gasket so I will finish the rest when its off the bike
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        • #5
          Looks good, now just work your way down with the grit to really fine and they'll be polished for ah, 1 hr at most and they'll be golden brown!!!! Enjoy all your hard work cause in about ten min., the nice polish will be gone!

          The only reason I'm so bitter, if you can't tell, is because I did mine 90% by hand and it turned the goldenish brown I referred to earlier!

          Good luck!!!


          • #6

            2000 tillis plus stuff with some polished stuff and some carbon fiber stuff and a little bit of tlr stuff and some gsxr stuff

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            • #7
              no, the heat changes the color of the metal. My SV did the same thing when I swapped on a full system
              2000 TLS, bahama blue with guard rail mods, ProTek rearsets, Yosh Slipons, PCIII

              2001 DRZ 400E M4 full system, Nstyle graphics, 320mm front rotor/17inch spoked rims on the way. Damn shipping


              • #8
                looks good so far. if you polish them with Mothers all purpose metal cleaner after every ride you can avoid the heat discoloration quite a bit. i've kept after the stock mid pipe section of my exhaust and they are still very shiny and don't have that golden brown tint to them.
                2002 TLR B/W . Yoshimura bolt on Titanium cans. Yosh box remap. Joe V airbox mod. plug in TRE. 17/41 sprockets. Zero Gravity double bubble screen. fan switch. HyperPro steering damper. Extreme Graphic Top Gun undertail. Ohlins rear shock.

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                • #9
                  If it looks a golden color that wont bother me too bad. I just cant stand the way the y look stock. I will get a full system but I want to replace the rear shock first.
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