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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 07-28-2012, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Well this afternoon I wrapped my exhaust. YES there is a difference. Will be glad when the smell goes away. I definitely find it cooler on the right leg.Now just have to wait for my Throttle Mod to get here. It will have more miles on it before its installed than Ruby has.

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See what? I have the heat shield back on. i used a tan colour. have to look really really close on the rear pipe

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Where do you get the wrap, thinking about doing it too.
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Glad you wrapped your exhaust, now everyone go out and do it!!

I have been wrapping exhaust pipes since 1988, i suggest to all my customers to have us wrap the exhaust b4 we install it. I have even seen a gain of 2 H.P. on ZX-7 we dynoed years ago. Skoots alway run cooler and so does the rider!!

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You can get it at any automotive supply store. I got mine from a motorcycle parts supplier. as a 50 ft roll. I never took the exhaust off. I can see where it would be easier if you did. Hardest part was reinstalling the heat shields it was well worth it. as for the people who say the pipes will rust, I can't see that happening any time soon. No matter what you do it will rust.
As a great Canadian said. ( Neil Young) Rust Never Sleeps......

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Got mine from Amazon.com just over $50 total, 50ft titanium wrap, 8 stainless tie wraps.

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I keep thinking about wrapping pipes om my 1700 but it would seem that the air would be better getting to to them for cooling.
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I keep thinking about wrapping pipes om my 1700 but it would seem that the air would be better getting to to them for cooling.
Its 50 percent less felt heat!

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I keep thinking about wrapping pipes om my 1700 but it would seem that the air would be better getting to to them for cooling.
The exhaust wrap contains the radiant heat and the heat is removed by the exhaust system instead of radiating out around the engine, intake and rider and as a side benefit there is a large reduction in engine noise as well. This is my Vaquero right before I put the heat shields back on, the difference before and after the wrap was amazing, I've since replaced the stock dog bowl intake with a Thunder and the bike is running even cooler yet...

Edited to add: If you plan on wrapping your header do yourself a favor and remove the exhaust system and do the job properly, otherwise you can't get a decent wrap... soak the exhaust wrap and wrap it as tight as you can




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