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  • Sun, Sep 2 2018 6:22 PM

    • Sigio
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    discolored pipes

    I'm looking at buying a 2016 FLH and on the photos of the bike it shows bluing on the chromed muffler about 18 inches from the rear of the tailpipe, right side.  I know this is possibly from over heating probably from running the engine lean, my question, "how much of a concern is this, as in possible damage to the engine?"

     

  • Mon, Sep 3 2018 6:44 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: discolored pipes

    This is not uncommon to see close to the engine, or where there's a bend in the pipe that can trap heat, and should be no problem. Check the bike out real good...Take a compression check if he'll let you, and make sure the numbers match...If he'll let you ride it, thats a plus too...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

  • Mon, Sep 3 2018 10:00 PM In reply to

    • Sigio
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    Re: discolored pipes

    thanks for the reply, I feel better knowing that most likely there isn't any damage done.Yes

     

  • Tue, Sep 4 2018 6:33 AM In reply to

    • FX
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    Re: discolored pipes

    Your welcome Sigio...

    FX

    Don't force it, get a bigger hammer.

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