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Header only painted black anyone?
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HBFL Offline
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Header only painted black anyone?
2013 Standard. Will pull the trigger soon to ceramic coat the header by Jet Hot. Can't make up my mind between polish (i.e. The Chip Beck example) or satin black. Staintune muffler installed. I'm liking the idea of satin black more and more for some reason. The bike has a lot of stainless and chrome as it is. Some Triumphs have this half and half treatment. Any thoughts, or anyone just painted the header alone? Thanks in advance.
06-19-2017 02:56 PM
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Cormanus Offline
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Header only painted black anyone?
I reckon it could look great, but maybe one of our Photoshop wizards could give us an idea.
06-19-2017 03:18 PM
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PowerDubs Offline
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RE: Header only painted black anyone?
Pic of your bike as is?

Black headers can look great- depending on your 'attitude' you want the bike to have. You could pull off a classic early 80's Nighthawk look.

My thoughts on a simple black header is a more stripped down bike that means business.

Example-

İmage

-Josh
06-19-2017 03:27 PM
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HBFL Offline
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RE: Header only painted black anyone?
I remember that bike well. So well done and hydraulic valve lash required no adjustments.

Actually, even though the pipes in the pic are what I remember as " black chrome" ( ala CB 1100 F, 1983 VF750 Interceptor, ...

In the pic, the muffler appears lighter, approaching the look I'm considering.

Much obliged.
06-19-2017 03:38 PM
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chync Offline
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Header only painted black anyone?
I know what you paid for the Staintune because I have one. I also know what you will pay Jet Hot because I had my header coated the chrome color. The Jet Hot coating is a third or more of the cost of the yoshimura black exhaust. Hmmm. These are the thoughts that keep draining my bank account.


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06-19-2017 03:46 PM
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HBFL Offline
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RE: Header only painted black anyone?
Oooooo, but its satin black not flat black....with the stainless staintune. Not a fan of the shorty Yosh needless to say.

We shall see. Thanks all.
06-19-2017 04:17 PM
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PowerDubs Offline
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RE: Header only painted black anyone?
A full on Nighhawk replica on this bike would kick a**

The engine side covers and engine fins are quick and easy-

İmage

-Josh
(This post was last modified: 06-19-2017 08:21 PM by The ferret.)
06-19-2017 04:26 PM
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Hondahawkrider Offline
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RE: Header only painted black anyone?
I'd be interested in the final product..

I love my staintune, prolly the best add on (thx Ole). However, with some miles now the chrome finish headers have discolored a bit, which I gather is normal.. It's doesn't bother me as its kinda expected, but the staintune is still perfect.. Jet hot'ting the headers might be a nice addition..
06-19-2017 06:03 PM
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Retsel Offline
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RE: Header only painted black anyone?
Shipped my stock 2014 standard headers out yesterday. Contacted Jet Hot and turntime is 7 to 10 days. It will take them about a week to get there. So I'm looking to get them back around the week of July 4th. The quote was $265, including return freight. Shipping from California to Oklahoma was $80 ups gnd. Packing it was a pain. It should all be worth it. I'll post pics when done. They should look great with the Staintune!

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06-20-2017 09:51 AM
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W/R Offline
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RE: Header only painted black anyone?
(06-19-2017 03:27 PM)PowerDubs Wrote:  Pic of your bike as is?

Black headers can look great- depending on your 'attitude' you want the bike to have. You could pull off a classic early 80's Nighthawk look.

My thoughts on a simple black header is a more stripped down bike that means business.

Example-

İmage

The '84-85 Nighthawk 750s is one of my favourite bikes!!!

2014 CB1100A
2007 CRF450X
2003 HD Night Train with sidecar
06-20-2017 11:20 AM
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