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On the Ironhead Ive been thinking of doing some heat wrap to hide where the TOOLS welded the old pipe to the jug. How many of you have used it and or stand behind it? other then looks what purpose doea it serve?
 

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I've been thinking about it, but have been shying away from it because I've heard it will contribute to pipe rot if it gets wet. Theoretically it holds in the heat which will make it a little more efficient.
 

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KnuckleBuster said:
I've been thinking about it, but have been shying away from it because I've heard it will contribute to pipe rot if it gets wet. .
don't leave yer bike out in the rain...let it run for a few minutes, it'll cook off any moisture.

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Theoretically it holds in the heat which will make it a little more efficient.
that, and it keeps you from burning the piss out of yourself if your pipes are configured close to your appendages

if you don't coat it with one of the colored sprays it looks a little funky after a while...but I like the look...
 

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On the Ironhead Ive been thinking of doing some heat wrap to hide where the TOOLS welded the old pipe to the jug. How many of you have used it and or stand behind it? other then looks what purpose doea it serve?
They welded the pipe to the cylinder? WTF is that about? I used it when I had massive oil leaks but now the leaks are gone and I'm rolling bare back.
 

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They welded the pipe to the cylinder? WTF is that about? I used it when I had massive oil leaks but now the leaks are gone and I'm rolling bare back.
I asked the guy who I got the bike from and he said he had NO idea who did it hahah.
Man I just finshed lunch and went out to pull the shift linkage....Ahhhhh what the hell I tried to start it. ONE fucking kick and it fired
 

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The only way I can see it rotting your pipes is if you keep it outside 100% of the time. I have used it with no problems for a few years now. It holds in the heat and makes for a more efficient burn, and it keeps the pipes from burning a hole in all your pant legs. If you get some, go for the two-inch wide, and get it from a place like Jeg's ( http://www.jegs.com ), since it's cheaper than most cycle catalogs.

Oh, and make sure you follow the instructions when putting it on. It had to be WET when applied or it won't stay on properly. Also, it's nearly impossible to wrap the pipes while on the bike. And lastly, wear old clothes while putting it on and don't do it in a place where you care about having fiberglass everywhere. And if you use the black-type, expect graphite to get everywhere too.

I love the stuff, and think it's worth the trouble, but it's not for everyone.
 

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I am using it on my trump and have used on many a race car header.When applying it its beast to soak it in water and it will stretch and wrap tighter.It will slightly discolor and be fine.It works good for covering up shitty lookin pipes and thats why I used it on the trump.And the burn factor is not quite as fast when tour skin touches it.By the good stuff from like a speed shop and when wrapping the pipes wear rubber gloves as it is made out of fiberglass material and you could get a splinter in your pinky.Spend the money and buy the good stuff or you'll be spendin money twice.zThermo tec is about the best i have found.
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To me , that stuff looks like . . .

A. you can't weld

B. you were too lazy to finish your bad welds

C. you couldn't afford chrome

C. you have a full race strip bike , and the finish of the welds is unimportant , but it does help out in the H/P department

D. it is in all the magazines and it is " cool "

Obviously I'm not saying this has anything to do with why you are considering doing it , but when I see pipe wrap on an otherwise pretty nice bike , that's what it makes me think of .
 

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I can positively confirm that the pipe wrap on my evo chop serves to both protect my sexy legs from burning and to hide my painful-to-the-eye welds. Luckily I have improved at welding somewhat, so my next set will be glorious chrome or polished stainless.

=mike= said:
To me , that stuff looks like . . .

A. you can't weld

B. you were too lazy to finish your bad welds

C. you couldn't afford chrome

C. you have a full race strip bike , and the finish of the welds is unimportant , but it does help out in the H/P department

D. it is in all the magazines and it is " cool "

Obviously I'm not saying this has anything to do with why you are considering doing it , but when I see pipe wrap on an otherwise pretty nice bike , that's what it makes me think of .
 

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Jet hot all the way as they protect the pipes and make the motor run more efficent.I quit using the wrap and on race car headers and went strictly to coating headers.

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Quick question.

Where do pipe wraps stand versus Jet Hot (inside and out)? Can anyone give me pro's and con's on both?
 

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Well, the only mag I get for bikes is DiCE, and my only other source for inspiration is here and the HAMB, so...

my plan on my new bike is to take the chrome pipes off, blast them, make them semi gloss black, and wrap them. My reason... I like the visual effect of the industrial look of the texture. It has so much chrome that everything runs together visually. It will all make sense when I start making progress and posting pics...
 

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I would use it to hide my crappy pipes. I'm running stock Kawasaki pipes and they're poop. I can't find a nice set of 4 into 2 headers and don't know where to find the parts to weld up new ones.
 

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Also, if you decide to go with black wrap they will stain the chrome to give it a dingy color.

Not sure about the white stuff as I've never used it.
 

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wait , how do you weld a steel pipe / exhaust flange , to an aluminum head ?
I think he's talking about the new Ironhead sporty he got not the Evo sporty he has.

A picture would be worth a thousands words here.
 

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Jet Hot and other coatings are expensive.They work great and pretty much last forever---but on a real trick set of custom made,close tucked pipes---you'll still get burned.Oh,yeah--it's expensive.The Thermo Tec shit works great too.It's been done alot though,and you definately shouldn't leave the bike sit out like it's your '84 Escort beater.One trick I used on my buds Sporty was to soak the white wrap in Rit dye (available anywhere they sell laundry detergent) in the water as you soak them to get black.Use the 2" wrap as it's cheaper and easily wraps around bike pipes.Like they said,either wear gloves or don't play with yourself for a day or two--it is fiberglass.One more thing,the fumes don't smell or taste good.Let it set up for a few minutes then ride like hell for about 15 more to keep the fumes behind you.Did it on race cars for years,then went to coatings.Good luck.Both good choices.Also,if you don't dig the hose clamp look,spring for the stainless zip ties.Neato.

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