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post #1 of 14 Old 08-26-2015, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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stock header exhaust wrap?

has anyone installed exhaust wrapping on the stock headers?

I've seen pics of wrapping on aftermarket or custom made straight pipes that doesn't have a muffler.

anyway, I'm wondering if the factory heat shields would still fit afterwards. i'm thinking it would if the wrap isn't too thick where the clamps are located.

i'd, at least like to reduce the heat from the pipes in the area where your right leg is when standing at a stop.

my goal is less heat in the area around my right leg, but I want to keep the factory look with the heat shields.
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You'd be hard pressed to get the one at the brake lever to fit. Just from briefly dragging while taking turns it's pushed out a hair and it is catching my brake pedal and causing it to stick sometimes. I'll be ditching them for wrap as soon as it arrives.
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i'll order some orange pipe wrap pretty soon.
get it all wrapped and do what I got to do to get the shields back into place.

even if it just reduces the heat around my leg it will be better than it is now
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I wrapped my headers. The only heat shield that I put back on was the one next to the muffler. I did not wrap that area of the pipes. You really don't need them on the header pipes.

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i'll order some orange pipe wrap pretty soon.
get it all wrapped and do what I got to do to get the shields back into place.

even if it just reduces the heat around my leg it will be better than it is now
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Looks great. I'm assuming you pulled them off for the install?
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It was a pain to get them off. But yes, took em off. I purchased a kit that had the wrap, steel ties and spray coating. It is not hard to do and really changes the look of the bike.
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I ended up doing mine yesterday. Just left them on and worked around everything.
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ordered my header wrap kit today...orange

once it gets here and I get it installed, think I will drill some holes in the heat shields so I can see the orange a bit more

main thing is, i'm trying to reduce the heat around my right calf when at a stop light....plus I got a little orange and black theme going on for this bike.
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I got the wrap in and got it installed.....
I was able to reinstall the heat shields also.

.....I'm still itching from all the tiny fiberglass fibers, the next time I ever do that I will wear gloves and a shirt


update...ok....this was my first experience with exhaust wrap.
I didn't know it burned off the color to a brownish color.
no big deal, just didn't know until I rode it.
now it's the smoke I really didn't know about.....lol.
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I have noticed a lot less heat from around the engine.
and a lot less from around my leg
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