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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2009, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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Plastic melted to header pipes...

I put down the RR a few weeks ago on the left side. It was low speed making a left hand turn from a dead stop. It was 9 degrees out and the cold tires got me. I picked the bike up and rode the rest of the way home but started smelling something burning. I was less than a mile away so I continued on. I thought it maybe was some oil or something that had leaked out when I went down. When I took my fairings off I discovered that my Throttle Rocker had slipped off and fallen against the header pipes and melted. I was able to pull a big chunk of it off but some still remains and it is plastered on pretty hard. I know I can start the bike, let it get hot again and try to wipe it off. Are there any other things I should try? Am I ok just leaving it and letting it burn off over time?
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i think theres a product for getting crap off headers... I remember seeing a demo of it at a cruisers show but dont remember the name. it got melted boot and other crap right of the pipes.


last year I had a friend that a mix of plastic/rubber/etc melted onto his pipes and he used a heat gun to heat up only that area with the junk and then scraped (more like scooped) then cleaned the stuff off.
^If you have a heat gun or know someone with one I would do this instead of running the motor until it heats up.

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Thanks for the suggestions. I do have access to a heat gun and will give that a try, but if you or anyone else happen to remember the name of that product please post because I am interested.
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