View Full Version : Shine up that can...

02-20-2011, 11:34 AM
So im bored and with nothing else to do what is the best way to shine up a 2003race can? and what do i need to take it off?

02-20-2011, 12:07 PM
You'll need to at least take off the chin fairing to get to it. Then you can either clean up what you can see, or else remove the 3 exhaust straps and unclamp it from the header and it'll come right off. I usually clean mine up with wd40.

02-20-2011, 04:47 PM
WD-40 and aluminum wheel polish. Someone just did it and it looked like it came out great. Clean id off using WD-40, wipe clean, then polish it up.

02-20-2011, 05:08 PM
sweet now all i have to do is figure out weather i want to take the muffler off or leave it on just because it looks like the exhaust clamp to header isn't going to like it when i go and try to loosen it from the rust. Any tips on this?

02-20-2011, 05:13 PM
use some wd-40 on the clamp to lol. Are if your not far from an auto parts store just get some p-b blaster spray that on the clamp and let it sit for a little then it should loosen right up

02-20-2011, 05:25 PM
Header Clamp (http://www.americansportbike.com/shoponline/ccp0-prodshow/17516.html)

or just buy a new one they arent that expensive

02-20-2011, 05:59 PM
The header clamps clean up nicely. The only thing that doesn't clean up easily is that concave spacer. I wouldn't worry about pulling it off.

04-08-2011, 09:53 AM
I just left the muffler on and used the Flitz polish on it and my polished wheel lips. Turned out great! Mine is an 03' as well.

04-08-2011, 11:38 AM
i eventually just took it off and painted 3 coats of rustolium high temp engin paint...now its black