Swain Tech coating is the best. I have had many coating on many different applications and this is simply the best out there.
My coolant temps are down one bar on the gauge in every scenario of riding I do.
Including sitting still at red lights. I havenít had the fan come on yet since install.
Today I rode on the street aggressively for an hour. Outside temp was 90įf. Directly after pulling in my garage with no cool down time I could place my hand directly on the header. It wasn't cold but it didnít take my skin off like an uncoated header would.
I wish I had done comparison temp measurements on the header before and after but I didn't think of it until just now.
Anyway here is some info and pics.
I started with an OEM unit barely used that I purchased from a user here.
Then I removed the cat and exup crap.
I left the oem merge in place. I had planned to remove and replace but after looking at it from the inside I decided it was actually pretty decent. I am not going for huge power numbers or racing so I left it.
Then it was off to coating.
While waiting i ordered some fresh nuts and gaskets. Although I didnít end up using the new nuts because they didnít have the same locking end on them so I reused the ones that were on the bike originally.
This is their busy season so it took about 3 1/2 weeks.
Came back looking great.
Then I put it on.
With the fairings off I also installed a manual chain tensioner and an OEM quick shifter.
Here is some pics all put back together.
Itís a shame to cover it all up with fairing but you can still see it from the front and slightly in the back.
Again I am very pleased with the coating.
It cost around $280 with shipping both ways.
Their website says $40 a foot so that makes sense.
Install took about an hour.
That was my first time installing a header on a 675. If I did it again I could definitely do it in 45 minutes.
Side note - Quick shifter is so awesome. I see people say it is unnecessary for the street, it may be but damn it is fun. Sounds awesome making seamless shifts.
Anyway - questions/comments welcome.