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Decided to bite the bullet and not polish chrome ever again. Going with matte black on my frame and a lot of other areas as well. The question is, How many of you have removed the rubber boots from your intake elbows and how did you do it? Thanks for any suggestions!
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That just sounds like a not so good idea. For those I would use high-temp paint and mask the rubber.

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I've tried the same thing but it looks like the rubber is molded right into the metal.
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The rubber couplers are permanently attached to the intake runners, they could probably be removed but you'd need some kind of clamps afterwards. In a pinch I suppose the right sized piece of radiator hose could substitute. If you have a spare you could experiment with it. I find it easier to remove and replace the intake runners on the carb spigots after warming things up with a heat gun.

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Per the manual, said boots are not removable, and it is ill advised to attempt. Try what Dennis said.

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in other words . . . . Don't you do it!

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Go to SaberCycle or E-Bay and find the Chrome Covers.....Then have them Turned to black and install over the intake elbows. They will hide the ugliness

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Get them perfectly clean by boiling and scrubbing with a toothbrush. Plasti-Kote has a special primer for aluminum. Use that. You may have to find a better auto parts store that carries it. Then use their 500° engine enamel for the finish coat. Let them air dry for a day, then put them on a cookie sheet and into your oven @ 200°F for a couple/few hours.

Not much will hurt that finish when done.


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Opinions vary I see. I do have spares. With bikes this old I have SPARES for my spares. Will play with them along these lines and see what I like. Thanks!
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I have removed half of mine (2 out of four) and I didn't think it was too bad. Just a couple three days work on each, is all............not really. It's NOT easy, and I can certainly see why it would not be recomended, that's for sure. But if you are looking for that certain look, that's what it'll take! I cut what I could off with my razor knife, then continued with my course wire wheel.

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