Blue header pipe
Just looking for some advice. I screwed up and started up the wife's 650 to give it a bit of a run, and the phone rang and I got caught up for 10 minutes and she was sitting there idling in the shed. Unfortunately the choke was on and when I got back to it the front header pipe was literally glowing red hot. When it cooled down, the header is now "blued up" for want of a better word.
I have used a bit of Autosol, and it is working, but so far it has taken 2 hours to clean 2 inches of pipe. I don't want to damage the chrome as the bike only has 5000k on it and the chrome is pretty much as new, so I'm reluctant to go the steel wool method.
The poor thing also got hot enough to melt the battery cover near the pipe too. Ebay has taken care of that.
Anyone had a similar issue and any tips for cleaning this up?