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I would love to buy black V&H slip ons, but I do not feel to spend a lot on getting new ceramic painted pipes or pay to paint them. I would like to wrap the pipes with black exhaust wrapping all the way to the slip ons - but when I read about it it does more harm than good.

Therefore, Is it any exhaust wrapping who works more like a bandage and does nothing to retain heat, but is just for looks?
This style:
 

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Don't know about the wrap, but Triumph sells black headers. Did you check those out? ( you probably did and that is a part of the cost factor)
 

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Found this on CycleWorld
Pipe wrapping comes from NASCAR, where its purpose was to cheaply reduce temperature in well-filled engine bays. Its current use on custom bikes is a visual theme that builders apparently like, but it has no function. If you walk through racing paddocks at MotoGP or World Superbike events, you will see no woven fiberglass tape wrapped around pipes.

Some years ago John Wittner (builder of Battle of the Twins Moto Guzzis) warned against the use of such wrapping on titanium pipes, which overheat, react with oxygen, and transform into a mass of loose yellow flakes. During the two-stroke era in 500cc Grand Prix, bikes appeared for the Japanese GP with pipes insulated by various means. This was done to meet new noise regulations. Later, it turned out to have undesired tuning effects so its use was discontinued.
 

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Don't know about the wrap, but Triumph sells black headers. Did you check those out? ( you probably did and that is a part of the cost factor)
It is a lot cheaper to get a paint shop to ceramically make my headers black than to buy the triumph ones who are riduculously expensive.
It is a hundred reasons not to wrap the headers: https://www.centuryperformance.com/exhaust-header-heat-wraps-do-not-use.html?xid=rTh6PdAuThHJKJmEWw2ejAXat7UmvrUN
The only reason to do it is because I think it looks cool. So, I will probably not do it.
 

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Have you considered just buying Triumphs black headers and utilize the stock exhaust. I believe the headers run about $355. You would basically get the same look as the bike in this thread picture.
 

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I would like to get black headers and exhaust eventually. But, I also want a deeper sound to the exhaust so I would need to change things. I have discussed it a bit in the other tread about x-pipe and such. It's nothing wrong with the sound of the bobber, I just want it to piss off more people :)
 

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I would like to get black headers and exhaust eventually. But, I also want a deeper sound to the exhaust so I would need to change things. I have discussed it a bit in the other tread about x-pipe and such. It's nothing wrong with the sound of the bobber, I just want it to piss off more people :)
Roll with no mufflers at all then. :grin2: wear some ear plugs.
 

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So who has had thier downpipes wrapped so far, getting really tempted to go for the black engine cases and sprocket cover and add in the titanium coloured wrap on the headers, not sure i can do much with the BC tips as regards blacking, old fashioned matt black zorst paint never looks right?
 

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So who has had thier downpipes wrapped so far, getting really tempted to go for the black engine cases and sprocket cover and add in the titanium coloured wrap on the headers, not sure i can do much with the BC tips as regards blacking, old fashioned matt black zorst paint never looks right?
I have wrapped mine twice (as I tried it on one pipe only and then checked it if any running issues and/or damage when removed).
I bought it from Amazon and £10 a roll, so that's £20 to do the bike.


Make sure you take your time, wear gloves and soak the wrap in cold water for 10mins of so before starting. Keep viewing the wrap to make sure it looks even and keep it nice and tight.
It can be done perfectly well without removing or loosening ANYTHING from the bike, just take your time to do a good job in front of the X-Pipe.
Does it do any harm (why would it)?? No probs whatsoever and it looks good and come in different colours.


Fill yer boots.


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Titanium-Motorcycle-Manifold-Downpipe-Stainless/dp/B0179CXPUS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1504027450&sr=8-3&keywords=exhaust+wrap
 

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i wrapped my down pipes with DEI black wrap with LR technology (whatever that really means). see link. buy two 50ft. rolls one for each side. at first i tried a 25ft roll and ran out, but i do wrap them VERY close with lots of overlap and i did have left over. i think they look awesome! and very retro

Exhaust Wraps & Accessories | Exhaust Header Wrap and Thermal Performance Products | Design Engineering, Inc.

when i buy some new mufflers, i'll probably have to unwrap them, and if i can't get them back on, then i'll buy another set. if i do i think i'll buy the titanium color and the 35ft rolls for an even more retro look.

i'll post a pic later tonight...

Todd
 
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