Exhaust collector box colour

Am about to paint my 84 VF1000R exhaust collector black. I have heard that the colour was silver to blend in with the frame??
Anyone able to shed some light on this?

May as well paint it brown. It will be that colour in a year anyway :laughing:

Every 1000 I own and have seen, it is black. This 84 sure looks stock and black.


Yeah - pretty much thought it would be black. I’ll get rid of the rust and shoot it with some high temp exhaust paint and see how it lasts.

I thought the collector boxes on all of the VF’s were black chromed when new?