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Hi after riding my Scrambler for a month or so I noticed a blotchy patch all over the exhaust
(see pic1) so I took it to my Ducati dealer who agreed that it didnt look right so they sent some pics off to Ducati Italy and 4 weeks later i picked up my scrambler with a new set of pipes!
Well done ducati!
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Not sure Dealer thought the exhaust pipes might have been contaminated before fitting at the factory!
I will keep an eye on the new pipes!
 

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It'd be interesting to see other riders pipes. I've only had mine a week or two but the front pipe seems to be heading the same way as yours after about 600kms. I shall keep an eye on it.
 

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Thats a good result 62, :)

I know a lot of dealers in the UK clean the bikes with a product called Muck-Off its a concentrate and needs to be mixed at the right ratio or you can get those sort of results, I've seen it before on other makes of exhaust pipes,
I'm not saying thats the reason but its worth reading the instructions with some of these bike cleaners,

My personal choice is S Doc 100 It won't rot your bikes metallic parts ,
 

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It'd be interesting to see other riders pipes. I've only had mine a week or two but the front pipe seems to be heading the same way as yours after about 600kms. I shall keep an eye on it.
I have my bike since 5 months now and I've ride it under different weather conditions, without taking specially care of the pipes. They have kept their initial color and state.
 

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^ All very interesting. Thanks guys I shall mention this at my first service which shouldn't be too far away.

Anyone have the time and energy to post a pic close in on the front pipe from the side?

My mate's nicked my camera until Friday but I'll stick an image up when he hands it back (My phone is an old Apple 3GS and is a bit shit to say the least!)
 

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If you look at the damage it's on the outside of the turn, that's where the pipe gets hottest, so I think it's heat damage. It's normal for them to discolor a little but not pit up.
 

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Hi guys well to reply to you all I haven't cleaned my pipes with anything, (muc off or any other cleaner), this according to Ducati was because the pipes were possibly contaminated at the factory!
However after only three rides after the new pipes were fitted it has started again! I went to my local Ducati dealer today and he was a non-plussed as me! It is kept in a warm dry garage and I don't use anything to clean the pipes, I will keep you all posted.
Ps it is still one of the best rides I have had though so I am still in the land of joy #landofjoy #62club
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Well I have 250 miles on mine now and they are starting to do the same thing, however the demo bike at the dealer had the Termignoni slip on and remap and it's pipes were just a dark golden color with no spots?
 

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Thats a good result 62, :)

I know a lot of dealers in the UK clean the bikes with a product called Muck-Off its a concentrate and needs to be mixed at the right ratio or you can get those sort of results, I've seen it before on other makes of exhaust pipes,
I'm not saying thats the reason but its worth reading the instructions with some of these bike cleaners,

My personal choice is S Doc 100 It won't rot your bikes metallic parts ,
Hi there I dont use anything to clean the pipe just water, thanks Elvisto
 
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