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Anyone know (ballpark) how hot it gets at front end of the cans, just aft of the 3d volume?
 

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hot enough that you will need to install something inside the muffler of your new Mega-line exhaust or it will blue/turn brown within 30 miles. I used a piece of 4" long scrap iron tubing and slid inside the muffler at the 3rd volume end.
Next time I take the bike for a decent spin I will shoot the 3rd volume w/my IR thermometer.
 

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The collector is already brown. I'm thinking of getting some high-temp tape to wrap the front end of the can so that the new heat shield rests on the tape instead of the can's chrome.
 

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good idea! On my first top can "wicked-line" it turned brown a good 6" up the can. On the one I have on now I rode 15 miles before sleeving the can & it had already started to go brown. since installing the sleeve, it has not gotten worst.
 

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My collector is over 11" long. I know that's not a lot of difference in temp LOL, but maybe. My can is still blue/white chrome, but it's a junk/experimental can that I will run for a while before replacing it with a new one.
 

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is the collector gutted? Since it's a "junk" can I say run it and see if the blueing gets worse or not.
 

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exactly

The collector is just a straight stainless Y pipe kinda like this...

 

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you will have to space that heat shield off the muffler otherwise it wll wear its way through the chrome.dont ask me how i know this.
 

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That's what the tape will be for. I just need tape that will stand up to the heat.
 
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