Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust? - Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com
 10Likes
  • 2 Post By Beairsto Racing
  • 1 Post By icprey
  • 1 Post By Just_Nick
  • 1 Post By Doc_Rot
  • 2 Post By long_av8r
  • 1 Post By maniac1886
  • 1 Post By Ragnar
  • 1 Post By Ragnar
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-29-2019, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
86gixxxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: sacramento
Motorcycle: first gen 750's & a '99 750
Posts: 4,420
Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

i'd like to restore a rusty, but structurally sound, yoshimura exhaust. i've never done this, so what are the options? ceramic coating, powder coat, regular paint?

any help/tips/advice appreciated.
86gixxxer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 06:46 AM
Likes to race old junk.
 
Beairsto Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Innisfail, Alberta and Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
Motorcycle: Singles, Twins, a Triple, Four's, a Six and an Eight!
Posts: 1,597
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Regular powder coat will just flake and burn off. There are high temp powders available, but the results can still be hit or miss.
Ceramic coating is durable and looks great for years.
If you were to do it yourself, finding someone to sand blast your parts and then use high temp exhaust paint or even simple BBQ spray paint, is your cheapest and easiest option.
It all depends on what kind of finish you're after, budget etc.
As with all painting and coating, surface prep is key.
86gixxxer and ken65 like this.
Beairsto Racing is online now  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-30-2019, 01:57 PM
Track Day Winner
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 37
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Having tinkered with doing this 20yrs ago, I never did quite find the recipe. PJ1, VHT, Tremclad BBQ, cooked in my Moms oven when she was at work or not, the result never lasted as I hoped, and never nearly as well as an original system.

I doubt Yosh or Vance or Hindle used secret paint, but my results always varied.

Now I don't know if this was because I applied it to a 2-stroke chamber, but once I just used the regular gloss black NON high heat paint on a dirtbike and it lasted way longer than any special paint on a streetbike. Ride duration, 2-stroke exhaust temp, sealing to head o-ring, I don't know why, but that old regular tremclad gloss black worked great.

Good luck, and if anyone succeeds with a rattle can solution that does a few years of riding and wants to showcase it, I'm all eyes.
86gixxxer likes this.
icprey is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
86gixxxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: sacramento
Motorcycle: first gen 750's & a '99 750
Posts: 4,420
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

thanks for the replies. i spoke to a friend who owns an auto repair shop, and he said ceramic coating is best. luckily, there is a local place he recommended, so my plan is to take it in for an estimate in a few months. i'll keep you all updated.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	1986 GSXR 750 Yoshimura Cyclone Rusty.JPG
Views:	16
Size:	46.0 KB
ID:	554554  
86gixxxer is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 03:14 PM
Captain Obvious ... because obviously itís obvious.
 
Just_Nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Motorcycle: 2006 GSXR "250"
Posts: 3,837
Garage
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

The longer you wait, the worse it's going to be. You might end up with a hole in the pipe instead of just surface rust.
86gixxxer likes this.
Just_Nick is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
86gixxxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: sacramento
Motorcycle: first gen 750's & a '99 750
Posts: 4,420
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Just_Nick View Post
The longer you wait, the worse it's going to be. You might end up with a hole in the pipe instead of just surface rust.
i agree. it seems like this pipe was kept underwater for some time.
86gixxxer is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 01:39 AM
Track Day Winner
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Posts: 70
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Jet Hot coatings are great as well. they did a header and muffler for me for a little over $200. Unlike many shops they do inside and out to really stop the corrosion. Hard to argue with a lifetime guarantee as well.
86gixxxer likes this.

Last edited by Doc_Rot; 02-04-2019 at 01:43 AM.
Doc_Rot is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 12:50 PM
Thatís Mister Chalet To You ....
 
le skid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Montrťal
Posts: 7,731
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Beairsto Racing View Post
Regular powder coat will just flake and burn off. There are high temp powders available, but the results can still be hit or miss.
Ceramic coating is durable and looks great for years.
If you were to do it yourself, finding someone to sand blast your parts and then use high temp exhaust paint or even simple BBQ spray paint, is your cheapest and easiest option.
It all depends on what kind of finish you're after, budget etc.
As with all painting and coating, surface prep is key.

Are we ever going to see this CBX project of yours? Must be a good 2-3 years now with no news.
le skid is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-04-2019, 05:50 PM
Likes to race old junk.
 
Beairsto Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Innisfail, Alberta and Baffin Island, Nunavut Territory, Canada
Motorcycle: Singles, Twins, a Triple, Four's, a Six and an Eight!
Posts: 1,597
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Quote:
Originally Posted by le skid View Post
Are we ever going to see this CBX project of yours? Must be a good 2-3 years now with no news.
Too many projects, the CBX is one of several. I plan on having the RC Engineering exhaust on it, ceramic coated.

I finally finished my '86 1100 a couple weeks ago, I thought that was good progress.
The Double is done and just waiting for good salt conditions.
A '68 750 Norton followed me home and jumped to the top of the "to do" list, it's almost ready for the road.

I'm currently working up at Baffin Island for a couple more weeks. When I get home, I'll do some updates.
Beairsto Racing is online now  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-18-2019, 11:09 PM
Oiler Mod
 
long_av8r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: SoCal
Motorcycle: (3) 1st gen 750's; (2) 1st gen 1100's; 90 7/11; 05 RMZ-450; 83 Honda CB1000C; 78 Yamaha DT 175E; 89 HD 883 Sporty; 98 KX250; 85 ATC 125M; 04 Polaris Predator 500; and a few kids quads.
Posts: 10,467
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Hey Marko. Nice find. I've been doing a lot of MX stuff lately. I have a guy that does repairs on old 2 stoke pipes that also works on 4 stroke headers. If you have really messed up ones, he can make them look right again.

But, for the most part, when it comes to the old bikes I work with now, I just have my chambers made instead of messing around with dented disasters.

https://www.piperepair.com/

These guys do 4 strokes:

index

Fusion One Home of the $60 Pipe Repair
86gixxxer and jackbird_xx like this.
long_av8r is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-19-2019, 08:27 AM
Expert
 
maniac1886's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Flint, Mi
Posts: 2,080
Garage
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

I had an old katana that had a horribly rusted yosh full exhaust. I put it in a sand blaster, cleaned it all up ans sprayed it with high temp rustoleum primer and barbecue grill paint. If i remember correctly, there is a heat up cool down cycle you need to do to cure the paint once it's dry. After that I hit it with some high temp satin clear. Looked really good for a couple years. Then less good, but not terrible, yet not flaky paint/exposed metal. I think i went 4 years on that initial paint job before the bike became totalled
86gixxxer likes this.
maniac1886 is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-25-2019, 09:45 PM
Old Skool Moderator
 
Ragnar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Guam/Philippines
Motorcycle: 88/1100, '15KTM390Duke, 1 pile of parts for a "Big Papa".
Posts: 3,474
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

I can recommend these guys who did mine a LONG time ago and has held up really well.....


https://www.performancecoatings.com/exhaust-coating
86gixxxer likes this.
Ragnar is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2019, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
Lifetime Premium
 
86gixxxer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: sacramento
Motorcycle: first gen 750's & a '99 750
Posts: 4,420
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

hey long and ragnar, nice to have you guys here.

long; i'm planning on getting back into mx, most probably vintage mx racing. i'll send you an email with my tentative plans.

i'll check into the sites/links soon, since i want to get this rusty yoshimura restored, in order to remove it from my lengthy "to do" list.

thanks for all the replies/posts.
86gixxxer is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-05-2019, 08:03 PM
Old Skool Moderator
 
Ragnar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Guam/Philippines
Motorcycle: 88/1100, '15KTM390Duke, 1 pile of parts for a "Big Papa".
Posts: 3,474
Re: Anyone Restore a Rusty Yoshimura Exhaust?

Thank you, I'm often lurking, but should be getting back into it more now that I finally have a proper place to work and my 88 and I will be living under the same roof
86gixxxer likes this.
Ragnar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki GSX-R Motorcycle Forums Gixxer.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A bit of Yoshi history Niels750 Oil Cooled Gixxers 7 01-24-2011 06:20 AM
R-77 Exhaust Systems singh0121 GSX-R1000 General Forum 46 10-30-2008 10:28 AM
FS: Yoshimura R55 Slip-on exhaust PrePharm '08/'10 GSX-R600/750 Classifieds 2 09-22-2008 09:24 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome