Hi all , I live in Australia and last year I purchased a Hard Krome Velocity pro shorty pipe, for my 2008 M109r from MeanCycles. It cost me AUD $ 1500 with shipping. Because of Covid, floods, Bush fires etc, I have only been able to ride my bike for about 3 months in all of that time. I ride mostly on weekends and holidays, weather permitting and try to take care of my bike, which has always been garaged. The exhaust arrived sometime in August / September 2020 and soon after I fitted it to my bike. Late May early June of 2021 I noticed that the front header pipes Chrome heat shields were pitting (worse on the front one). I contacted JC at Mean cycles and he told me to get in touch with "Andy" at DG Performance Exhausts. Andy asked me to send pictures and a purchase receipt, which I did expecting some kind of offer either to replace the pipes or do something to help. For the last several weeks he has told me that the pitting is due to the environment here in Australia and because I live on the coast, they will not cover the pitting. No other chrome parts on my bike have pitted like this and my bike is 13 years old, even the chrome muffler is ok. On the Hard Krome web site the only Guarantee mentioned, is something about blueing pipes but after several e mails between us he said that their warranty only covers “manufacturing defects” and is for a period of 3 months and does not cover damage caused by “living near the coast”. I said to him that even though I live near the coast, I did not accept this as the reason for the pitting, but that it is the very thin chrome used on the heat shields. I asked him if he thought “we drive and ride in the Ocean in Australia”? I also asked him about motorcyclists riding in the US, as there is plenty of "Coastline" around the US to ride on . He said this had never happened before. If the environment is responsible for pitting of DG exhausts, then why don't they say that on their website? Isn't there any salt in the Oceans around the US? There was when I visited there , has that changed? Finally, "Andy" said that they would sell me a new front pipe (not both) for US $ 295 with shipping. I have no intention of paying another AUD $ 400 on top of AUD $1500 to these people . I have to say This has been the worst buying experience I have ever had and i have been purchasing parts from the US for years. I have tried for weeks to get a fair outcome to this and have gotten nowhere ,so if any of you are contemplating buying an exhaust system from DG performance exhausts ,particularly a Velocity pro it might be wise to refer to my experience with them.