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They're definitely not aluminium.

However, they are stainless steel (even though they rust a little bit).
 

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Stainless steel possesses a very long ringing sound when struck or energized vs. titanium which has an extremely short ring, or atleast thats what we are told in the aviation industry
 

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Gary12of72:

So your saying that Kawasaki went out of their way to make your header out of titanium?
[:M74][:M75] I don’t think so. If you want to be positive give that your exhaust is titanium, give it a spark test. YOUR sparks should be bright white. I guarantee they aren’t.

Cozzman: are you planning on doing this yourself? Are you welding this? What is your approach to making your custom exhaust.
 

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Well Breath, if your "spark" test means taking a grinder or such to my header....I would rather not. There is another way to tell if my header is titanium, it's called NDI (form of ultra-sound) which...being in Army aviation...I just happen to have access to. Well we did an NDI to my header when I first got my bike because it happened to be a topic of discussion at the hanger and yup, it sure is titanium....unless the guy doing our NDI inspections doesn't know what he is doing, which I hope he does cause I fly on these helicopters everyday.
 

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Originally posted by Breath
Gary12of72:

So your saying that Kawasaki went out of their way to make your header out of titanium?
[:M74][:M75] I don’t think so. If you want to be positive give that your exhaust is titanium, give it a spark test. YOUR sparks should be bright white. I guarantee they aren’t.

Cozzman: are you planning on doing this yourself? Are you welding this? What is your approach to making your custom exhaust.
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Originally posted by Gary12of72
Well Breath, if your "spark" test means taking a grinder or such to my header....I would rather not. There is another way to tell if my header is titanium, it's called NDI (form of ultra-sound) which...being in Army aviation...I just happen to have access to. Well we did an NDI to my header when I first got my bike because it happened to be a topic of discussion at the hanger and yup, it sure is titanium....unless the guy doing our NDI inspections doesn't know what he is doing, which I hope he does cause I fly on these helicopters everyday.
You doing an NDI test (Nondestructive inspection) on your header and used an ultrasound and still came up titanium? NDI uses a sensor technology that detects defects in the metal, like cracks. If your NDI Team Still thinks its Titanium they shouldn’t have a job anymore….Strike an arc on the bottom of your header, then stick titanium in there. Its not gonna stick, and your not gonna ruin your header. Post a pic of the titanium rod stuck to your header and ill believe you.
 

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Different metals require different settings on the NDI but hey, I am not here to argue. Whatever my header is made out of should not upset your day or life. I know what MY header is and if Kawi or the dealership put it on there makes no difference to me. When I found out it was titanium I didn't bother to call Kawi or the dealership and say "Hey, you want to charge me more for this header?"
 

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ya, there was a guy on here that made his own exhaust. it went from the header strait to a can he made. i got some stainless from work and bent everything...just got to get it welded. i molded an undertail for the bike...i will try to post pics when i get it done. thanks for the info everyone
 

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I am sure that is a Ti header. My bike came with mag wheels and a carbon fiber rods. I am sure they are cause it is so fast. :)
 

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Originally posted by cozzman
ya, there was a guy on here that made his own exhaust. it went from the header strait to a can he made. i got some stainless from work and bent everything...just got to get it welded. i molded an undertail for the bike...i will try to post pics when i get it done. thanks for the info everyone
You're talking to him right here in this thread........
 

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Originally posted by Gary12of72
Different metals require different settings on the NDI but hey, I am not here to argue. Whatever my header is made out of should not upset your day or life. I know what MY header is and if Kawi or the dealership put it on there makes no difference to me. When I found out it was titanium I didn't bother to call Kawi or the dealership and say "Hey, you want to charge me more for this header?"
you must be special. want a cookie? I don't know of any middle class bikes that have titanium systems from the factory. Unless your dealer installed a full Ti exhaust for you, you're exhaust will most likely be stainless steel. An easy way to check? Run your bike for a few mins and kill the engine. let it cool for a bit. if it's cool to the touch, it's Ti. If it's blistering hot before you even touch it, it's steel. Keep running your tests if you like, I like to keep things simple.
 

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Yep. Take the damn thing off. If it is Ti, it will weigh almost nothing. If it is stainless, it will weigh about as much as the cannister.
 

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Originally posted by Ernie
I am sure that is a Ti header. My bike came with mag wheels and a carbon fiber rods. I am sure they are cause it is so fast. :)
Heh. You aint right bro.:D
 
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