IMPORTANT: Start the bike and let it idle. If you see any
smoke from the surface of the exhaust pipe anywhere, don't be alarmed but immediately stop
the engine and let the pipe cool to touch. Repeat this process until
no more smoke is seen coming from the pipe. Do not wipe the pipes with
anything during this process. Read all tuning information below.
NOTE: Ceramic is a very durable coating. Almost all coating failures
are due to improper AFR (Air Fuel Ratio) settings which causes the
pipe to overheat. Your AFR should be professionally checked. Jetting
and tuning your carburetors or fuel injection for the pipe(s)
is the purchasers responsibility and must be done. Since we cannot know
what each bike is equipped with, we do not make jetting recommendations. Pipe
wraps will void the warranty.
If exhaust temperatures exceed 1200 degrees (properly tuned
headers will run at about 700 degrees) for an extended period of time,
the coating will turn dull. Excess exhaust temperatures are normally
caused by excessively lean or excessively rich air/fuel mixtures. It
is extremely important that the engine is properly set-up prior to your
first engine run.
Before installation, inspect the exhaust for any shipping damage
PCS Series Pipes are performance exhaust headers and
must be properly tuned both
front and rear cylinder (We have now said this several times!). For warranty claims to be accepted,
documentation showing proper installation and correct tuning at the time of installation must be
provided. (Why do we require this? See below)
Do not assume factory tuning is adequate, it won't be. Even if the bike “seems” to
be "running fine", our exhaust will move significantly more air than
stock and other aftermarket exhaust systems. Improper tuning can cause
coating failure and eventually expensive engine damage (which is true with any
aftermarket exhaust system).
PCS Series pipes are guaranteed against manufacturing defects for a
period of one year from date shipped. Ceramic / Chrome coatings will
be covered from defects for a period of 90 days from date of purchase.
Proof of purchase such as original invoice must accompany all warranty
claims. Any request to return defective merchandise must receive pre-approval
Warranty claims must be returned to PCS freight prepaid and will
not be refunded. Upon inspection and determination of a valid warranty
claim, PCS will replace or repair the part(s) and return it via carrier
of our choice. Discoloration on chrome and/or ceramic coating “burn off”
is caused by tuning characteristics, carburetion, overheating etc, and
is not caused by defective manufacturing. Proper tuning is
the responsibility of the purchaser. Therefore, there is no warranty
on exhaust pipes and mufflers with regards to discoloration or “burn
off”. No credit will be issued for labor charges, or other costs
incurred beyond the cost of the original product.
The exhaust level and pitch will vary from one pipe and motorcycle
to the next. PCS makes no warranty or guarantee as to any sound or pitch.
PCS will not warranty any product that has been modified or damaged.
Please call PCS with
any questions related to warranty issues. PCS exhaust systems
are not intended for use on noise or pollution controlled vehicles when
the installation of the same would be in violation of state or federal
laws governing noise or emission standards. Fitment on customized motorcycles
is not assured.
do we require this?
At Pacific Coast Star, not only do we sell parts and
accessories, we also install and tune them for customers. We have installed
and tuned countless exhaust systems on bikes which have thousands and thousands
of miles on them and have very little to no chrome discoloration and / or have ceramic coatings which look virtually new.
So you can imagine when a customer contacts us demanding us to recoat
their "damaged" pipe, we are very confident the tuning process was not
properly done, or not done at all.
We are also aware that nothing is perfect and at times "stuff happens".
This is why we have warranties, right? When we get a pipe back, the
metal in the pipe will show what temperature a pipe was subjected to. If its determined to be within normal range, we will be happy to repair or correct the warranty
issue. Hopefully that helps you understand. Please feel free to
call us with any questions.