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 Hey guys. Here is an alternative to a $2,000 exhaust system 
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Post Hey guys. Here is an alternative to a $2,000 exhaust system
A buddy of mine had a stock set of cans that he had cored out for a louder note. He had seen someone with polished cans, but not cored, so he asked me if I could help him out and polish out his titanium silencers. I have plenty of experience with this as I have polished a couple R1 frames, many exhaust cans that otherwise would have been thrown away, and a couple fork tubes on older bikes. I had mainly worked with aluminum so I wasn't sure how good it would come out, but I was happy to find out that our results were great.


<img src="http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/71/l_c308e0621fb94797bca7f90bb6407d06.jpg">

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I started with 120 grit sandpaper and went through the order to 800 grit. I then spent plenty of time with the Ebony and Rough chalks untill I had this result. Each can took 5 hours of labor to get to this point. It was worth the effort.


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Oops, this isn't myspace.


Here is a quick link to my Myspace page to view result photos.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.c ... 150&page=3


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Those look fantastic! The elbow grease you put into it shows. It's amazing how some metals polish up with the proper tools & chemicals. My 900 SP came with custom polished aluminum Two Brothers Racing cans. They were looking pretty dull since the previous owner didn't know what polish was! I took some Mother's aluminum polish and my B&D drill/wool pad and went to town! The results were fantastic. The only draw back in polished bare aluminum is you have keep polishing them every few months to keep that look! No wax will stay on hot cans long enough to protect the shine. I'm on the hunt for some carbon cans now so I can devote more time in keeping the bike running!

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Mon Jun 01, 2009 10:37 am
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Bike looks great!

My buddy didn't want to change the cans after he spent some money changing the cores of the stock stuff. Once he found out he could polish the titanium out he was convinced that it was the answer. He doesn't mind the polishing since the bike is just his weekend fun toy.


Good luck with the search.


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Well I hope you buddy is happy with the results. They look fantastic. If you anyone who needs polished aluminum Two Bros cans let me know. :grin:

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I will ask around.


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