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Has anyone reduced the amount of heat the rear header gives off by wrapping it with header wrap or exhaust wrap? That side seems to give off a good amount of heat to the left (especially in stop and go traffic), so I was wondering if anyone's tried anything to reduce it. I know some of you may have tried ceramic coatings and such, but just trying to get some opinions on the wrap options...

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old Dec 30th, 2006, 10:28 am
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that's a great idea!
It'll look cool too.
I'd use 2" graphite wrap and don't forget to spray with silicone.

I just might do it too on the PS since the headers are starting to look lighter in comparison to the Termis.

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spray with silicon??
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yeah, it's an old bobber/chopper trick to keep everything nice and taut and looking good.

oh yeah, be sure to soak the wrap in water before you start wrapping to help everything lay easier...

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Has anyone reduced the amount of heat the rear header gives off by wrapping it with header wrap or exhaust wrap? That side seems to give off a good amount of heat to the left (especially in stop and go traffic), so I was wondering if anyone's tried anything to reduce it. I know some of you may have tried ceramic coatings and such, but just trying to get some opinions on the wrap options...

I was going to do it till I got to the parts store,Was told that it would have to be ordered. I ask why?? At $70.00 for the "small roll" its not worth keeping in stock,is what I was told. Sooooo,that was the end of that.

On the other hand,if I come across a friend that has some left over from a car job,I will ask for it .

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Look around, it shouldn't cost that much.

For example:

https://www.1fastcar.com/sa/p/Exhaus...ating_Wrap.htm

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Has anyone reduced the amount of heat the rear header gives off by wrapping it with header wrap or exhaust wrap?
I'm sure I've read that wrapping headers gives extra horsepower.
Check out www.deus.com.au they seem to be big fans of wrapped header pipes..........& some tasty bikes.
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The wrap keeps the heat in the pipe, heat increases the flow, flow gives power. Not a huge boost, but some. I've seen circumstances where the header wrap will increase the likelihood of cracks due to more extreme heat cycling, and will decrease the life of the pipes to some extent.

But it looks raw and racy, so you have to take that into account, too.

These guys look here have some reasonable prices (50 feet of 2 inch ought to more than do it). So do these guys or look here.
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I'm sure I've read that wrapping headers gives extra horsepower.
Check out www.deus.com.au they seem to be big fans of wrapped header pipes..........& some tasty bikes.
That shop is amazing! I wish we had something like that over here.
I think the closet thing we have is www.glorysales.com

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that's a great idea!
It'll look cool too.
I'd use 2" graphite wrap and don't forget to spray with silicone.

I just might do it too on the PS since the headers are starting to look lighter in comparison to the Termis.
MASE,
I've sold 2 Paul Smart's and 2 SP1000's that we put the Termi's on...the header pipes all got lighter after only a few weeks.. a friend with the PS actually had his header pipes powder coated once...but they STILL turned lighter a few weeks later. ! i like the idea of wrapping them...I've never done or seen a Duck pipe wrapped, but we've done a few Victory cruisers..looks cool and holds up, but the wrap gets A LOT lighter, color wise...black turns almost light grey !!? I'm considering it for my Thruxton. Any imput would be appreciated.

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