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post #1 of 35 Old 10-01-2006, 12:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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Exhaust wrap

I wrapped my header in black ceramic header wrap. What a difference. Looks like it belongs on the bike. Oil temp and water temp is dramaticly reduced do to not having the radiant heat from the front header. I did the back one also. It was in the mid 90's here in Bakersfield and I didnt feel any of the radiant heat from the motor it was great!!!! Also seemed like the bike ran a bit better, hotter internal exhaust gases with the wrap lets the exhaust flow faster. Better breathing. Best thing Ive done to the bike! next I think will be ported heads and a cam upgrade, clutch upgrade. Im not really into high speeds, I just like to feel the power of acceleration.

Any of you wrapped your headers?
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Cool idea...have any pics? I too am not a speed demon, but I DO like that extra snap! :P

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I wish I did, I dont have a digital cam yet. but its on my xmas list then it will be pics galore!
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Sounds good, but I'm wondering how you know that the oil and water temperatures have been "dramatically reduced"? Do you have extra gauges to accurately monitor them? Not being a smart arse, just wondering!
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I wraped the headers on my ST1300 it helped alot, the ST has some heat issues, but I have not had a problem on the V.
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Sounds good, but I'm wondering how you know that the oil and water temperatures have been "dramatically reduced"? Do you have extra gauges to accurately monitor them? Not being a smart arse, just wondering!
yes, added some farkles that tell me temps. Plus My skin isnt bubbling from my leg at stop lights.
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Sounds good, but I'm wondering how you know that the oil and water temperatures have been "dramatically reduced"? Do you have extra gauges to accurately monitor them? Not being a smart arse, just wondering!
yes, added some farkles that tell me temps. Plus My skin isnt bubbling from my leg at stop lights.
Dude, I've been wondering if anyone has added an aftermarket coolant temp gauge to their Strom. How/where did you mount the gauge and sending unit? I installed coolant temp gauges on my ZRX and KLR and am in the process (trying to decide where) of doing the same on the Wee. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
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here is a photochop of what i did, since i dont have a digital camera to show you. just mount the gauge anywheres you want. can get a universal gauge/combo at pepboys, autozone

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...nsion1copy.jpg
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here is a photochop of what i did, since i dont have a digital camera to show you. just mount the gauge anywheres you want. can get a universal gauge/combo at pepboys, autozone

http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m...nsion1copy.jpg
Thanks for the info. I didn't think a piece of pipe would be thick enough to thread the sending unit into and get a good seal but if it is working for you, I guess it is. Did you go with a mechanical or electrical sending unit? Thanks.
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