The best long term solution would be to replace it with one from an XT225 or a TTR225 which is made of stainless steel.
Have a 2012 TW with a bit over 2500 miles on it. The head pipe on the exhaust is all rusty crusty looking. I want to refinish it as it makes an otherwise mint bike look bad. I was thinking 1200 degree flat black automotive header paint. What have any of you used, and did it last?
Other option is Ceracoat or having it Jethot coated.
I repainted my muffler with Hi Temp flat black after managing to melt my nylon jacket liner all over it....that worked fine. If your header is only surface rusted it will probably work. Clean it up with some heavy duty ScotchBrite first.
2014 BMW R1200GS LC
I bought a quart of stove/grill paint which was a waste of money. Now I don’t care what it looks like
If I’m ever on LIFE SUPPORT, UNPLUG ME. Then plug me back in... See if that works. Hidden Content
TW 2006 Ruth
TW 1988 Black Widow.
1994 Harley FXR
Im really liking that stainless pipe. Found one for $158 brand new. Still talking myself into it.....
Too late... I just bought it... with a new DG muffler. I had to to justify the Dynojet jet kit I bought on Monday....
I'm a sick man...
i found a ttr225 pipe for $40 on ebay and it fit perfectly on my old tw200 motor and on the new ttr225 just as well. looks great and no rust.
1994 TW226- 6spd. 10w-40 synthetic, XTHidden Content , XT225 stainless header, +2" Joemama swingarm, lizrd cooler, +20% fork springs, +25% rear spring, 2001 speedo w/ trip odo, pro taper atv bars, bark busters, shinko 241 front tire, front fender w/ mr bracket bracket, Hidden Content , o-ring chain, ricochet skid plate, Hidden Content , XT225 rear brake cam lever, folding-tip shifter, cycle rack, kolpin 1.5 aux tank & 1450 pelican case. Hidden Content or Hidden Content
Take it off sand blast and paint with CAT muffler paint. Have done many bike and snowmobile exhausts and it works and looks great. $10 repair for next time.