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Just aquired my '05 Ultra Classic. It has 2900 miles on it and looks great! It has a 2to1 exhaust system which I like, but there is what appears to be some baked-on rubber on the upper portion of the exhaust pipe. Anybody know of a good product to remove this with?
 

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I've heard Easy-off oven cleaner works pretty good.
 

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Boot rubber? My pipe is close to my floorboard and sometimes my boot hits the pipe and some rubber melts off the boot and on to the pipe. Scrape it off with a wooden paint stirring stick when the pipes are hot, then after they cool use some Mothers chrome polish to clean the remaining streaks.
I'm thinking about making a small metal guard and attaching it to the floorboard so my boot won't hit the pipe.
 

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I've used a plastic or wood scraper to get the bulk off, then the remainder off with a Brillo pad. Haven't had any troubles.
 

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I've got that too....

Floorboard extenders from Kuryakyn and brake/shift lever extenders solve the problem. I don't even have big feet, I think it's the way I sit.

If you want to clean it, it scrapes off pretty well once the pipes are hot.
 

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Boot rubber? My pipe is close to my floorboard and sometimes my boot hits the pipe and some rubber melts off the boot and on to the pipe. Scrape it off with a wooden paint stirring stick when the pipes are hot, then after they cool use some Mothers chrome polish to clean the remaining streaks.
I'm thinking about making a small metal guard and attaching it to the floorboard so my boot won't hit the pipe.
JC Whitney sells these for $49.00
 

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While your pipes are hot, use Chrome Cleaner. The rubber will come right off.
My wife uses this method on her V-ROD with no problem. She consistently marks up her pipes with boot material. She cleans the pipes after almost every ride. Do not use anything abrasive including steel wool, brillo pads, wooden sticks, etc. You risk scratching the chrome which, once scratched, can't be undone.

Use Chrome Cleaner and a little Elbow grease. Also if using it on hot pipes use a heavy cloth or a paper towel folded many times. They are REAL HOT you know.
 

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FLITZ metal polish.

I haven't found anything it can't clean or polish on the bike. It makes aluminum look better than any product I've tried and takes the burnt rubber off the pipes with zero scratches everytime.
 

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JC Whitney sells these for $49.00

Thanks for the JC Whitney info. I looked at the pics on their site to get some ideas. I have access to a sheetmetal shop at work, so I'll make it myself.
I figure I'll make it from stainless steel and polish it up.
 

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Ive always found that any good metal polish works just fine. Had a spot on my bike once where a leather saddlebag laid against it. Tried all kinds of solvents etc and nothing helped. Broke out the old chrome polish and it took it right off. All I ever use now.
 

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I had a problem with melting my rain pants on header pipes. I reheated the pipes and wiped most of it off with a clean rag. Then very fine steel wool or good chrome polish should finish it off nicely.
 

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Next to whether or not to use syn or dino oil, this has to be the most asked question on this board!!!:laugh: :laugh:
 
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