glowing header - Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
glowing header

I have a 2002 Honda RC51 and I noticed the other night when I got off the bike that my rear head pipe (located next to rear shock) was glowing. It was not a bright orange or anything but it deff had a glow to it. The bike is all stock minus jardine slip ons. The bike runs good. It never sees temps over 220 and does not seem to drink any coolant. Is this normal for the rear head pipe to glow a little due to lack of air flow? I checked it right when I got off the bike and it was still running when it was glowing. My riding style is more towards the spirited side is that makes a difference. Also I noticed it because I got off the bike and was tieing my shoes so I was eye lever with the head pipe and thats the only way I noticed this. Do any of you guys bikes do this? Is it common? If it is not suppose to do this, what could be causeing it. I know not have the power comander on it can make it run lean but I didnt think it would make it lean enough to do this. Also I have checked the pipe during the day to see if it was glowing and even after a hard ride I could not tell. It was jus the ugly brownish color of the stock headers. Also the times I have seen the header glow is in my back yard where it is pitched black with no street lamps or anything.
younggunrc51 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2010, 01:31 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I really wouild not worry about it. If you see it glow in the day time, then you have a problem
hammerlock is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 02:35 AM
Junior Member
 
Mach Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 6
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
That's just it's way of saying "Thanks".
Mach Rider is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010, 03:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 56
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My brother was following me yesterday on his Duc Monster 1000 and said under strong throttle into the high RPM range he could see fire coming out sometimes. I have a Race Sato system so I guess its normal when the motor is screaming.
hdeez is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda RC51 Forum : RC51 Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome