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    Central Florida
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    Y2K VFR Street Bike; 5th gen VFR/CBR/RC/ZX14 FrankenTrackBike Project, SLK55 AMG

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  1. Great idea! @JKBoyd, can you connect with Darryl or Lance? They would have a list of all the 5th gen header purchasers to PM.
  2. I with you, put me down for one of each
  3. I checked with my engineer and passivation and polishing/wire brushing are not the same net effect with 304 stainless steel. 304 stainless steel is more than 50% iron, around 20% chromium and about 10% nickel. Passivation dissolves the iron on the surface leaving the chromium, nickel, and other trace elements on the surface. These metals left on the surface oxidize when air dried after the acid treatment and form the protective oxide layer that prevents the iron underneath from oxidizing (rust). Polishing/wire brushing exposes fresh top surface of metal; in 304 stainless steel this is more than 50% iron so when the oxides form it doesn't make a protective barrier because of all the iron on the surface. It was explained to me that is why we passivate the equipment in the food processing plants after polishing them. @Ducnut, your headers look awesome and I congratulate you on getting them to a show bike finish. 304 stainless has corrosion resistance but this resistance decreases as temperatures rise, which unfortunately exhaust pipes get hot. Also, 304 stainless will corrode when exposed to chlorides at higher temps. Most of us ride in nice weather so it may not be an issue at all. If I can offer some friendly feedback, keep them clean, dry, and away from road salt (sodium chloride) to keep them looking great and avoid potential corrosion at the welds... or passivate them before installing. Your bike, your call. Have fun and be safe!
  4. I'm familiar with passivation. I've worked in food manufacturing for decades and passivated plenty of stainless steel equipment. The reason I asked the question is it has been my experience with stainless steel storage tanks and other equipment we always passivated after polishing the tanks. I wasn't sure if polishing the headers after passivation could compromise or remove part of the oxide layer and leave the polished headers more susceptible to rust and corrosion.
  5. Does anyone know if polishing the headers effects the passivation?
  6. I'm with you, Man! I'll take one too... I think I'm going to need it in the near future
  7. Are these bung plugs short enough where they don't extend into the exhaust stream?
  8. Hey Seb, I hope you and your family are safe and well ! I’ll take one. Thanks Man!
  9. Look what BEAUTIFUL curves showed up at my house today! Box and contents arrived immaculate... thank you for taking such good care packing up my 5th gen goodies. I think these will become family heirlooms to be cherished by my descendants for generations! Lance and Darryl you guys ROCK!!!
  10. Thanks for checking. I might just swap in a 6th gen cushion and get rear sets and quick shifter in the process
  11. Hey Seb, I know it is for 6th gens but my 5th gen mid-pipe doesn’t have a stop. What does it mount to and could I use it on a 5th gen? Russ
  12. Yeah, with the active noise canceling I couldn’t hear the engine. I would have to look at the tach to see if it was running. I thumbed the starter button on a few different occasions thinking the engine was off. My ear buds did a great job canceling engine noise... too good a job in my opinion. I need that engine feedback when I’m carving twisties to know where I’m at in the power band. I wish they were able to cancel wind noise as well but they don’t. They aren’t able to produce all the out of phase frequencies to effectively cancel out wind noise. Now I wear my custom molded earplugs I got at TMAC and get the best of both worlds. I hear everything I want to hear but appropriately attenuated to protect what hearing I have left.
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