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post #1 of 21 Old 04-02-2009, 02:39 PM Thread Starter
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Here's what wrapped headers look like

I used a 50' x 1" roll of black ceramic exhaust wrap to do my pipes last week. I was able to do them all the way back to the black heat shield. The pipes have to come off to do this job. Sorry but I forgot to take a pic of the pipes before I put 'em back on. One pic is from underneath the bike.

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Stupid questions?

What's the purpose?

How do you wash dirt/grime out of that?

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Hides the discoloration.

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What's the purpose?

How do you wash dirt/grime out of that?
Believe it or not wrapped pipes are supposed to help a motor run cooler and increase HP slightly. Some bikes actually have to be re-jetted afterwards I'm told. It can also be used on bikes that have an issue with heating up a rider. The wrapped pipes throw off alot less heat making some bikes much more comfortable to ride in hot weather.

As far as washing it goes I'll repeat myself again: I didn't buy a Strom to give it baths and polish it.

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Believe it or not wrapped pipes are supposed to help a motor run cooler and increase HP slightly. Some bikes actually have to be re-jetted afterwards I'm told. It can also be used on bikes that have an issue with heating up a rider. The wrapped pipes throw off alot less heat making some bikes much more comfortable to ride in hot weather.

As far as washing it goes I'll repeat myself again: I didn't buy a Strom to give it baths and polish it.
These reasons seem logical for high performance applications, but not on a V-Strom.

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Was the motor running hotter than it should before you installed the wrap?

Did you increase HP after you installed the wrap?

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