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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 07-21-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Wrapped pipes are quieter too

I wrapped the pipes on my VV today and was surprised at how much it quietened it engine area noise down. I had thought it may do that some but my wife noticed it without me saying anything. She said "it's quieter now". Which is ok with me, now my V&H's sound is all out the back. I was able to turn the stereo volume down from 10 to 8 on the road now but this is also the first time I have got to ride since installing rear speakers. They make the stereo sound like you have a headset on now. It was so much cooler after the rain I couldn't tell much about the heat from the pipes but it sure seemed like it was better. I should have done this months ago...
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I will be wrapping mine soon, material on order. I'm doing this primarily to cool down the area of my wife's right foot rest. She really complains how the heat burns her foot and ankle. I hope this makes a big difference in that area too. Can anyone confirm this helps the passenger as well?

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That's another reason I wrapped mine. She likes to wear shorts when she rides and the bare ankle got a little hot on her. Hopefully we'll get to go for a ride soon and find out if it helped any or not.
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send some rain my way, sure could use some in central Illinois. Haven't had any worth mentioning since mid April, but makes it able to get lots of riding in

My wife too is a short and sandals wearing fair weather rider... and complains about the heat... go figure. But at least she likes to ride and I like her company.

I too am hoping wrapping the pipes will be a 'should have done months ago' too. Just like the grips I have on order from Racinray and his throttle mod. Everyone raves on them so I got them coming too.

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almsy..... yes the wife noticed the same thing (heat) and now says there is none on her ankle.....

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Bubba... I can't win it seems. We went for about an 80 mile ride today in the hottest part of the day and the wife wore long pants and sandals. She said her right ankle was roasting! It seems there is still too much heat coming off the area of the rear pipe next to her right ankle for her. Any ideas? Now I must admit she is going through that time of her life that she has terrible hot flashes too. She may just have to ride more when it cools down a bit.

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Did you wrap the area where the two pipes come together real well and also the cross-over pipe?


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Yes, in fact I put more there than just the 1/2 overlap. I also used all of the left over on the crossover pipe to the left side. So it is 4 layers instead of 2.
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Here are pics of the pipes after I wrapped them.

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