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Hi guys just wondering how tricky it is to wrap the exhausts or is it simple?
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Hi guys just wondering how tricky it is to wrap the exhausts or is it simple?
Simple enough.... I had my headers off to fit an X pipe so did them on the bench, I used 2” wrap, but if I was doing it again I’d use 1” as it goes around the curves better..

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I wrapped mine while they were on the bike and it really wasn't difficult at all. I too went with the 2 inch x 50 foot roll and it was enough to do both sides with a couple of feet left over. My one recommendation is simply 'You get what you pay for,' so buy the good stuff and you'll likely be happier with it. There are some kits out there for $15 that are dyed fiberglass, so you have to get it wet to install and they fade over time. I went with these and they don't need to be soaked in water before installing, there are no worries about fiberglass fibers in your fingers and they insulate the pipes really well. I can put my hand on the wrap after an all-day ride with no concern about getting burned.

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Thanks for the advice fellas...very helpful.
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Simple enough.... I had my headers off to fit an X pipe so did them on the bench, I used 2” wrap, but if I was doing it again I’d use 1” as it goes around the curves better..

I don't know anything about why you want to wrap your pipes. Is it something you recommend for performance or is it strictly aesthetic?
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I don't know anything about why you want to wrap your pipes. Is it something you recommend for performance or is it strictly aesthetic?
This can be a can of worms, but basically it's a bit of both. Some put it on because it looks cool, others think it provides performance gains by increasing the speed of the exhaust out of the pipes to help the motor run more efficiently.

For me it was a safety and looks thing. I have 2 daughters that park their bikes and scooters close to my motorcycle, and I didn't want to worry about one of them getting a bad burn. By installing the wrap, I feel peace of mind with the kids and I like the look too.

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I like the look, but worry too much about cracks or rust problems.
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I don't know anything about why you want to wrap your pipes. Is it something you recommend for performance or is it strictly aesthetic?
I mostly did it because I like the look, the fact that my feet are close to headers and they run cooler is a bonus
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What are wraps like to keep clean? I may be wrong, but I imagine they hold on to road muck much more readily than bare metal surfaces and end up looking fairly shabby.
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What are wraps like to keep clean? I may be wrong, but I imagine they hold on to road muck much more readily than bare metal surfaces and end up looking fairly shabby.
I wouldn't wrap dirt bike pipes with it, but for my Bobber I've never had an issue. I wash them just like any other part of my bike and they seem to rinse clean. Perhaps black might show more dirt, but the titanium color should hide a lot.

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