Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Out of a suitcase weeks a month!
Exhaust wrap and stuff
Well I got my order of lava exhaust wrap and went to task of installing it. Quite an easy mod to do all be it a little fiddily at times getting the clamps aligned so they don't mess with the exhaust bolts, cylinder and chrome heat shield and re-installing the heat shields over the wrap.
At first I had my doubts about it's merits, BUT riding the past two days (yesterday was 37c) my temp guage barely moves past 1/2 when riding and about 3/4 when in traffic (before it would be pushing the red band). Noticable drop in engine heat whilst riding although I never felt it was too much an issue (2012 Voyager).
However I do have one question. I was under the impression these bikes ran on the lean side to get past emissions, but I was surprised by how dark and almost sotty the inside of the pipes were - normal for these bikes as I would have thought the color would have been a light grey/brown???
2012 Voyager ABS
Kuraykan Cruiser Pegs
Lava wrapped pipes