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    Downpipes/Header Pipes
    on: Feb 26, 2017, 02.54 pm
    Feb 26, 2017, 02.54 pm
    Hi

    At my 20000 mile service it was noticed that my downpipes were seriously corroded. Replacing them would have taken the bill fro over 800 to over 1500, so I asked them do do the best repair they could to get it through its MOT. Does anyone know where I can get Down Pipes that don't cost 700? Oh, and I think I'll be getting those Down Pipe protectors recommended on other threads.

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    Re: Downpipes/Header Pipes
    Reply #1 on: Feb 26, 2017, 06.14 pm
    Feb 26, 2017, 06.14 pm
    Wow realy how many miles do you have on the bike to get that bad
    assumption  is the mother of all f~~~ups

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    Re: Downpipes/Header Pipes
    Reply #2 on: Feb 26, 2017, 06.35 pm
    Feb 26, 2017, 06.35 pm
    Sorry I can't help wth sourcing any alternative pipes,
    but are you riding over roads where a lot of gravel / crud etc
    would get thrown up onto the downpipes ?

    If so, in addition to the mesh grill protector,
    you might want to also consider the "Front Mudguard / Fender Extender"
    Triumph Part Number A9708258 - 25.00 if you don't already have one fitted  :169:

    Cheers  :821:

    Last Edit: Nov 15, 2020, 07.05 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Downpipes/Header Pipes
    Reply #3 on: Feb 26, 2017, 08.31 pm
    Feb 26, 2017, 08.31 pm
    If you can address the corrosion via sandblast, etc to remove you can then get them coated. 

    http://www.competitiveedgecoatings.com/pages/ceramic_coating.php

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    Re: Downpipes/Header Pipes
    Reply #4 on: Feb 26, 2017, 09.44 pm
    Feb 26, 2017, 09.44 pm
    The bike's sitting at just over 17500 miles, and they're too bad to fix, I need new ones unfortunately.

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    Re: Downpipes/Header Pipes
    Reply #5 on: Feb 26, 2017, 11.35 pm
    Feb 26, 2017, 11.35 pm
    I thought they were stainless steel

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    Re: Downpipes/Header Pipes
    Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2017, 01.58 am
    Feb 27, 2017, 01.58 am
    Hm.  I bought the fender extender the week I bought the bike (1st week of this last October).  Guess I better get it installed...
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    Re: Downpipes/Header Pipes
    Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2017, 12.13 pm
    Feb 27, 2017, 12.13 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gimli [+]
    Hi

    At my 20000 mile service it was noticed that my downpipes were seriously corroded.

    May I ask how visible and where this corrosion is? Can it be seen without dismantling parts of the fairing etc.?
    I ask because my 21,500 mile TT is already having the final drive hub and rear wheel replaced because of corrosion (under warranty thankfully), and I would now like to have a good inspection of my downpipes for similar. I have had the mudguard extension fitted from virtually new, but then I have also ridden throughout the winter in all weathers - and the rear of the bike has suffered accordingly.
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