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Is it normal for my downpipes to glow?

Q. I have just got a 2009 KTM RC8 and I have noticed that when I start it from cold that the downpipes glow red even before it’s reached full temperature.Is this normal?Jim Datchler, email A. The downpipes are made of a single skin of stainless steel and are quite short, so any heat build-up is quite concentrated and uninsulated by...

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  • Posted 3 years ago (28 May 2012 13:28)

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Jul 08

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Carlosoul says:


whos buffing them 

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Aug 02

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wings1372 says:

I've never seen my downpipes glow, this can happen with the additional heat a turbo brings but it's not normal for a stock road bike pipes to glow after warm up. Maybe after a hard track session but it's not normal for road bikes.

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