...OwnedOriginally posted by Breath
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.
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.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're talking to him right here in this thread........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 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.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?"