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I was wondering how tight should the nuts be on the header pipes. I took mine off to wrap the pipes. The nuts were not tight when I took the pipes off. I have the pipes back on. But I am worried that I may have over tightened the nuts. :(
 

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Is there a map for the pipe wraps on the FP3? I've heard wrapping pipes can be bad on equipment if you don't tune for it. I'm pretty new to bikes though, can anybody clarify this for me? I'm wanting to wrap my pipes as well.
 

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Is there a map for the pipe wraps on the FP3? I've heard wrapping pipes can be bad on equipment if you don't tune for it. I'm pretty new to bikes though, can anybody clarify this for me? I'm wanting to wrap my pipes as well.
I have heard that it can cause rust. As far as the mapping, I did not think about that. My bike seems to be running just fine with a canned map. We do have the Autotune feature with the V&H FP3. I have been thinking about playing around with that anyways.....
 

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Ok I found the website I was thinking of: Unwrapping the Mystery of Exhaust Wrap


"The Risks



Exhaust wrapping is not without its risks. First, the higher exhaust exit temperatures can lean out the fuel mixture of an engine – sometimes severely. An overly lean situation can lead to rapid engine failure. Thus, wrapped pipes may necessitate either re-jetting or a change in mapping depending on your bike’s fuel management system.


There is also a real risk of header and pipe damage due to excessive heat build-up. There are numerous reports of split and cracked exhausts that can be attributed to the use of exhaust wrap."
 

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Looks good Flamegirl!

Wrapping them allows the headers to overheat and eventually the metal will deteriorate on you. I was thinking of spraying mine with a few coats of bbq paint before they go back on, when I do wrap mine. Kiss warranty good bye on some stuff if you do go ahead with it.
 

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Looks good Flamegirl!

Wrapping them allows the headers to overheat and eventually the metal will deteriorate on you. I was thinking of spraying mine with a few coats of bbq paint before they go back on, when I do wrap mine. Kiss warranty good bye on some stuff if you do go ahead with it.
Okay, I am freaked out. I have been looking all over the web for a solid answer. In most cases as long as you have good pipes the wrap should be ok. I question the quality of the steel in our pipes. I love my Street but question the quality of parts used. I am not worried about rust as I live in California. Heat and cracking a pipe are my concerns. I have started to Auto Tune the bike with the FP3 to make sure I am not running too lean. :|
 

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Okay, I am freaked out. I have been looking all over the web for a solid answer. In most cases as long as you have good pipes the wrap should be ok. I question the quality of the steel in our pipes. I love my Street but question the quality of parts used. I am not worried about rust as I live in California. Heat and cracking a pipe are my concerns. I have started to Auto Tune the bike with the FP3 to make sure I am not running too lean. :|
Wrapping adds a layer of thermal insulation, just like wearing a fur coat. Heat is an enemy to metals. I think what you have done will keep the metal from cooling as it normally would, thereby reducing the life of the metal, as well as keeping a bit more heat at the heads themselves. Rust is also a concern no matter where you live. Think humidity, rain, etc. If you are doing it just for looks (which I personally don't like), you may be at risk.
 

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Okay, I am freaked out. I have been looking all over the web for a solid answer. In most cases as long as you have good pipes the wrap should be ok. I question the quality of the steel in our pipes. I love my Street but question the quality of parts used. I am not worried about rust as I live in California. Heat and cracking a pipe are my concerns. I have started to Auto Tune the bike with the FP3 to make sure I am not running too lean. :|
Obtuse pretty much nailed it. It's a new bike, new design and a new pipe so I'm guessing no one really knows. Being liquid cooled and all, it might not be that big of a problem but in my experience, once you start doing things on your own the moco has a funny way of making their deficiencies your fault. Even when it very well might not be because of a mod you did. People are split down the middle with wrapped pipes, I find. I like them on the streets ... it goes well with the brat look if the bikes are done up properly.
 

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I put the exhaust pipe wrap on without removing the pipes from my street 750. Looks awesome! Below is the link to the video and my YouTube channel.

 
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