Went for a awesome ride today about 300 km great day except got caught in some road construction and had to run a few km of freshly ground up pavement. They chew up the old pavement and get ready to repave but the chewed up pavement had small bits of stone and tar mixture needless to say the crap stuck to every thing and covered the frame and top of the exhaust cat. When we got through and pulled off for a break and smoke i was pissed so went to the nearest car wash as quickly as possible and pressure washed the whole bottom half off the bike and with a small stick got it all off the cat even had to wash the chain and re-lube when i got home. Only place i could not get cleaned completely was the header where the 3 pipes come together small rocks and tar welded with the heat in the creases where the 3 pipes comes to one seams to gather all the road dirt in this area. Anyone have any tricks to clean this up tried break clean /pressure wash and slowly picking till had no fingernails left. Don't want to scratch the header with any hard tools hoping it will fall off over time with hot and cold cycles any tips would be help-full.. Thanks for now. Ray.... sorry for the long winded post lol...