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wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    look what I did...last night...

    I hope it works to reduce the excess heat pouring out
    the side of my bike !

    Wont get to ride it today but I'll report on it later.

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    That will definitely reduce heat from that spot. You may need to wrap more of the system to get the effect you want though...

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    I may have to look into doing this myself. My legs feel like they are get roasted when I'm at red lights. How much do the pipes need to be wrapped?

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    Well I've got of tape left.

    I just wrapped the section of pipe that goes down from under the seat to right rear set....
    If it helps with the heat near my leg I'm happy.
    I've got a 600RR and its pretty toasty on the right side.

    My muffler is carbon fibre so it a pretty good insulator its hardly ever too hot to touch. I'd wrap more for the horsepower gain.. but "I just wanna ride" !

    Like the kid on the Yamaha commercial !

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    keep in mind that the immediate area's that you've wrapped are not gonna be as hot, but since your leaving other sections of the pipe unwrapped those sections will be even more hot compared to before so keep an eye out on sections near your fairings.

    I initially only did the pipes by my foot on the duc and ended up scorching a small section of my fairing on the front cylinder. The bolts that held my cf heatsheilds also got warm enough to melt the inner "ankle" area on my sidi's.

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    Originally posted by sxlova07
    I may have to look into doing this myself. My legs feel like they are get roasted when I'm at red lights. How much do the pipes need to be wrapped?
    wearing leathers and keeping the speeds @70+

    keeps the under side of my legs from cooking on the r1

    you can put all the tape on you like, but once the subframe comes up to a cooking temperature there's not much you can do.

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    Originally posted by sandman
    wearing leathers and keeping the speeds @70+

    keeps the under side of my legs from cooking on the r1

    you can put all the tape on you like, but once the subframe comes up to a cooking temperature there's not much you can do.
    That would work in an ideal situation, but riding to work and around town I will have to stop. Although ppl have mentioned after market Y-pipes or gutting the cat reduces the heat generated. Sorry if I am jacking your thread akira700.

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    Originally posted by sxlova07
    That would work in an ideal situation, but riding to work and around town I will have to stop. Although ppl have mentioned after market Y-pipes or gutting the cat reduces the heat generated. Sorry if I am jacking your thread akira700.
    gutting the cat wont help the heat.

    imho, the only thing that would help is some sort of insulator between your legs and the subframe.

    maybe a carbon fiber cover?

    once it heat's up it's it's only going to get hotter.

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    well... on my commute to work this am about 25 minutes in stop and go street stuff... the area near my right leg was warm but nowhere near as hot as it got before. In fact the plastic secondary shield (black one) was not hot at all.

    Overall I'm happy with the time spent.

    I'll have to keep an eye out in the other areas...wouldn't want my baby to melt !

    But my intuition would say that by wrapping the more rearward end of the pipe... and thereby allowing the exhaust gases to escape more freely directly out the back of the can, that the pipe area toward the header would not get any hotter that it already was....
    If anything it would reduce heat, no ?

    but maybe when the ignition is turned off... its possible that usually the heat would spread and dissapate over the whole pipe and now it'lll only have the unwrapped areas to escape from...

    BTW what's gutting the cat?

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    wrapped the pipe and taped the shields

    silly underseat exhaust fad.

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