My Yamaha XJ 750 Maxim had a rusting exhaust collector box when I bought it that's all. It still ran beautifully for six months, then I decided to fit an aftermarket Jama full system with stainless fittings. I did nothing other than service the bike and keep it polished like a jewel.
I sold it to another dealer when I found that the abysmal British winter weather would ruin my bike, because I had no proper garage to keep it in, and I wanted it to be kept looking like show piece.
I am glad the bike made its way over to the UK from Texas. It had the style, handling and comfort of a midrange cruiser that was way better than the XJ 750 Seca model that we had in the UK at the time this bike was launched.
I loved that bike.