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    Header wrap

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/t...+5ba290732ecaa

    Does anyone use header wrap on their bikes, any downsides?

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    I have used it on multiple bikes and cars with no downside.
    You're going to have people say it will rot your pipes but have NEVER seen a single case of that happening. Had it on my RC51 for 25,000 miles over 6 years and when I pulled it off the pipes looked perfect.

    I prefer the DEI Titanium for the simple fact you don't have to wet it during installation and the fibers don't get into your hands as bad.

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    My rear pipe with DEI Titanium -

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    Thanks, I'm going to have to do this, even with the tune and the slip on, this bike can be a BBQ at times.

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    I wouldn't expect a huge decrease in heat on the bike, I did it more to protect the rear shock and hide the ugly stock pipe in the rear.
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    Coatings like Turbo-X from Techline, and other similar products work exponentially better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the bartender View Post
    Coatings like Turbo-X from Techline, and other similar products work exponentially better.
    Thank you, I will look into it.

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    ceramic coatings work better.

    if you get wrap tho, make sure its official DEI. I bought some from ebay that was not. DEI actually has some comparison videos for you to see to check yourself but it's basically the weave direction thats different.

    Since my Ti pipe has a little ding in it I've thought about wrapping it with the wrap I have but idk if I want to wrap the titanium pipe, Racefit's so nice <3
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    I had mine rapped at one point. Got caught in rain 3 -4 times riding. Depending on the type of metal, the wrap ill stick to the pipes after a few times. I had to clean mine up with some elbow grease haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetstyle55 View Post
    I had mine rapped at one point. Got caught in rain 3 -4 times riding. Depending on the type of metal, the wrap ill stick to the pipes after a few times. I had to clean mine up with some elbow grease haha.
    What made you take it off in the first place?

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    If you've got the time to spare I'd recommend "Jet hot coatings" can get it in different colors and works well. Does not stop all heat but definitely improves resistance and retention. I've used it in lots of drag car builds can really tell when your beating on a car then stop for a short cool down and can put your hand on the exhaust vs getting burned for a long while previously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eppy View Post
    I wouldn't expect a huge decrease in heat on the bike..
    +1 .. left ankle side only







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    Mine are wrapped down to the slip joint front and rear.
    On my 09 the rear undertray actually melted so when I got the '11 I wrapped it straight away.
    As mentioned, helps the shock and some of the roasting.

    Changed the rear wraps a couple of months ago when I changed the shock.
    Came off easily and no detrimental effect after seven + years to either pipe or engine (Did valves back end of last year).

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