Hard Krome and Roadburner appear to be part of the same company.
only 90 day warranty on pipes with 1 year on discoloring.
I called roadburner after my Blackhawk double Eagles discolored severely after just a couple of months. (Put on in December '08 and discolored badly by March '09 and keeps getting worse)
They told me the only thing they would do for me would to recoat the pipes. It was going to cost me shipping both ways and $175 for the recoat.
Their warranty should read,
"Should your outer pipe discolor, Contact us here at RoadBurner so we can laugh our ass off at you.
We will make a feeble attempt to correct the issue should you decide to send a lot more money and be without your exhaust for 3 to 6 months.
Please note that giving us even more money will not prevent your exhaust from discoloring again.
If you do not like the warranty terms then you can go pound sand up your butt using the exhaust as a funnel.
Here at Roadburner, we put a lot of effort at designing the best looking and sounding exhaust for your motorcycle that should last at least one trip around the block."
Yes, I knew about their warranty, but I would've expected the exhaust to last longer than it did.
Looks like I should start saving up for a new exhaust. Thanks for the warning, but it sucks that happened though. Good luck getting back on the road.
It hasn't happened to everyone
who owns a Hard Krome exhaust system, but it's happened to enough
owners to raise a huge red flag for future buyers.
That's aweful! Maybe someone can swing you a deal on something... It is the holidays after all.
I really was after the Doolies, especially when they went on a deep discount, but I still couldn't afford $550. I'll weigh all my options and see what I can do.
can you put your stock ones back on for now?
Stock ones were sold a long time ago, but I don't think I'd like to go that route anyway. I'm not even sure if they'd fit with my bags, and the thought of losing power would make me sit longer to get something other than stock pipes.
I had a similar issue and found the root cause was one slightly loose upper bolt on the large exhaust support bracket. The other lower bolt was so tight it couldn't be tightened any more but the top bolt was just tight enough (not really loose) to allow the bracket to move up and down about 1/2" with a few pounds of pressure. Loose enough that road bounces are going to allow the exhaust to flex.
Roadhouse replaced them free but in the process I found the root cause.
This is the bolt that was not fully tightened. Lower bolt was very tight. The full weight of the exhaust is supported by that bracket.
Early on, I actually lost one of those bolts. But it was replaced and I made sure they were put on with red loctite. All of the bolts are tight.