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post #1 of 12 Old 11-02-2009, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Exhaust Heat Wrap.....think it would help??

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post #2 of 12 Old 11-02-2009, 09:01 PM
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I did it on my bike because I hated the way the pipe was looking after a while. Then a pal told me how the wrap caused the pipe to fail at the header flange on his bike; guess the steel wasn't up to the heat load. So I got a can of VHT flat black and used that instead.

I'd skip it if I were you.

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My Wee runs 3 bars in hot weather...what is the heat problem you are trying to solve? There is an oil cooler on the bike.

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post #4 of 12 Old 11-02-2009, 11:10 PM
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I have thought about taping the rear exhaust on the wee. I feel the pipe is too close to the rear shock. My reasoning was to protect the shock from excessive heat.

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I have thought about taping the rear exhaust on the wee. I feel the pipe is too close to the rear shock. My reasoning was to protect the shock from excessive heat.
Wilbers shock with the remote adjuster mounted next to the pipe. A flattened coke can between the adjuster and the pipe and no heat problems. (I had the shock serviced after a couple of years hard use, no sign the shock oil had degraded).

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Thanks for your inputs......

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post #7 of 12 Old 01-12-2010, 03:46 PM
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AIR moves threw the oil cooler then hits the exhaust and continues on ,only when the bike is sitting still dose the heat from the exhaust warm the oil cooler . Do not wrap pipes they will fail as the metal becomes too hot and becomes brittal. Been there done that on industrial engines.

There are NO heat issues with a standard bike.

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Just wondering if anyone has looked at wrapping the front exhaust header with heat-resistant wrap material to prevent the oil cooler from absorbing any of the exhaust heat??? I know it probably isn't a problem, but theoretically, it should help the engine run cooler?? (maybe in hotter climates in the summertime?).
What made you think the V-strom suffers from (a design flaw) an overheating problem in the first place? I am not inclined to think our bikes run any hotter than any other liquid cooled bike out there. It's working fine the way it is.. why fix something that aint broken? My last 2 bikes (FZ6 and Bandit 1250) had the oil filter/cooler right behind not one, but 4 exhaust headers... again, no overheating issues (the oil cooler on these bikes were cooled via liquid cooling, but still there location is still behind the headers)... Besides, bikes like BMW airheads run just fine in any temps without the benefit of liquid cooling, period...

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Pipe Wrap is..well.............just plain ugly.

There is a a relocation kit for the oil cooler available.

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Woooooo.....Nelly!!!! Hi said Wooooooooo.........

Some of you are reading too much into my original question..........I got an answer to my question. Thanks.........

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