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Wrapped pipes & 4th of July Parade and My 2011 Yoyager

This morning our "group" was in the annual 4th of July parade. The temp was around 85. The parade route is almost 3 miles in length and as this is election year ALL the politicians got to talk for 90 seconds when they got to the review stand.

It took about a hour and 15 minutes to go 3 miles.

In our group, 2 HD's, A Honda Magna, Victory Vision, and Yamaha Vstar Classic 1100 dropped out because it got too hot for them.

My temp gauge stayed at 3/4 and the fan was running all the time of course. But my legs never got hot or even overly warm during that entire time.

So.. hooray for wrapping pipes.

All of that done with one of those nasty care tires on the rear.... how bout that?

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Well, HOW ABOUT that??? Care tire and all.
Glad I wraped mine as well.


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Hey Bubba, when you coming to the great state of Texas?

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The wrapping of pipe works . do the coolant and I went one step further put a Lenale coolant fan on . On the left side were the air filter was when it start to run warm flip switch and starts. it sound like it spooling up start to cooling down

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Rusty.....

Just got back from 9 days there. We bought a 40 year old house that was trashed when it was re-po'd... lotta work.

I will be coming back in 4-5 weeks and stay a month or so getting contractors lined up. Not like it is here, I can do anything I want to the house, no permits or building codes, do anything no contractors...

I will probably bring one of the scoots with me. Don't know which one yet.

Kawi2011 you got any pics? I think that was the fan we put on the side of the patrol Harleys. We replaced the horn with it. We never used the stock horn anyway. When we hit the horn button the air horn sound would come out of the siren speaker. If I could find a place to put the siren speaker I would do it on my Voyager. I have two complete 1000 watt siren systems... the speaker weighs about 20 pounds.

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The wrapping of pipe works . do the coolant and I went one step further put a Lenale coolant fan on . On the left side were the air filter was when it start to run warm flip switch and starts. it sound like it spooling up start to cooling down
Please post pictures of the fan.
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Where did you get the wrap for the pipes. More info would be helpful, as my is very hot when its been in the high 90's here..

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Where did you get the wrap for the pipes. More info would be helpful, as my is very hot when its been in the high 90's here..

Nothing local so I ordered my exhaust wrap from Amazon, I used 2" x 50' DEI black wrap:


It took all 50' to do my Vaquero's header, I'm still planning on wrapping the left pipe crossover on my V&H slash cuts and adding a heat shield to protect the wrap.

I used stainless steel cable ties and soaked the wrap before I started wrapping. Once done I took a 40 mile ride and next day I put the heat shields back on, this is right before I installed them:


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Awesome! Just placed the order and now to get the ss ties... Looking forward to trying this to reduce some heat issues..

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