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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Wrapped exhaust

    For those who are considering the exhaust wrap. I did it. I'm no mechanic and was able to do it. One thing to remember: do not wrap all the way up against the headers lip but leave a inch unwrapped to be able to set the phalanges correctly. I cleaned the pipe first with a metallic brush and sand paper, painted it with hot silicone paint, wrapped it (do not soak in water, just dampen the wrap or be prepared for a mess) and then painted it again with 3 coats. I put it back on and it smoked quite a lot! I'm pretty happy with the result so far.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by sebintheworld View Post
    For those who are considering the exhaust wrap. I did it. I'm no mechanic and was able to do it. One thing to remember: do not wrap all the way up against the headers lip but leave a inch unwrapped to be able to set the phalanges correctly. I cleaned the pipe first with a metallic brush and sand paper, painted it with hot silicone paint, wrapped it (do not soak in water, just dampen the wrap or be prepared for a mess) and then painted it again with 3 coats. I put it back on and it smoked quite a lot! I'm pretty happy with the result so far.
    got any pics... would love to see the outcome up close

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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by BAMA-ZRX View Post
    got any pics... would love to see the outcome up close

    Here are a few for you, along with some discussion on the topic.

    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...t=wrap+exhaust

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

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    You can see how the header had become brown. Now it looks the part!

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by zrx24 View Post
    Here are a few for you, along with some discussion on the topic.

    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...t=wrap+exhaust
    Thanks for sending very interesting read... I'd never do it I don't care for the look myself but always looking to gain some knowledge about something I've never done or experienced.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by sebintheworld View Post
    For those who are considering the exhaust wrap. I did it. I'm no mechanic and was able to do it. One thing to remember: do not wrap all the way up against the headers lip but leave a inch unwrapped to be able to set the phalanges correctly. I cleaned the pipe first with a metallic brush and sand paper, painted it with hot silicone paint, wrapped it (do not soak in water, just dampen the wrap or be prepared for a mess) and then painted it again with 3 coats. I put it back on and it smoked quite a lot! I'm pretty happy with the result so far.
    Thanks for the pics... you did a very nice job and the outcome looks good... interesting look!

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    Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Had a KTM 990 that would melt my right boot top so it was necessary.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Nice job. How many rolls of wrap did it take?

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    I used one kit (with the paint) + 1 extra roll (3 rolls total).
    I could not afford a new exhaust system (the cheapest is still well over $1K) and the header being 16yo it was brown and badly scratched at the bottom from road debris. So being a daily commuter I decided the paint would not be enough and went with the tape. We will see if it's worth it on the long run...

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Blasted and painted mine, looked like new again, and was a daily driver.

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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Looks Great

    NOW relocate that FUGLY horn and lose the 'Flector!!!

    And work on that cover. Looks a bit rashed.

    Big Harry

    "As you swim the river of life, do the breast stroke. It helps to clear the turds from your path!"
    George Carlin

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    Color Monitor
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Previous discussion of this topic.

    http://www.zrxoa.org/forums/showthre...-Tape-Question


    TG
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    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Harry View Post
    Looks Great

    NOW relocate that FUGLY horn and lose the 'Flector!!!

    And work on that cover. Looks a bit rashed.

    Horn and flector gone
    Cover... Prob when I install Kwick tensioner... Not sure yet if I can do it myself.

  14. #14
    BadAss Hooligan
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Quote Originally Posted by sebintheworld View Post
    Horn and flector gone
    Cover... Prob when I install Kwick tensioner... Not sure yet if I can do it myself.
    Good Deal on the horn and flector!!!

    Just give KWICK a call when you're ready to do the work. He can talk you though it.
    Big Harry

    "As you swim the river of life, do the breast stroke. It helps to clear the turds from your path!"
    George Carlin

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    Two wheeled FREAK
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    Re: Wrapped exhaust

    Might want to consider a Fender Extender - $35 or so. I've had one for 75k on two bikes and has done a good job protecting my TiForce exhaust.

    PM me for great prices on Íhlins shocks and forks!
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    Highly opinionated and somewhat twisted, or so I've been told.

    http://www.orientexpress.com + http://www.hudsonvalleymotorcycles.com - places where I used to work...


 

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