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Hot Air flow
Written by obijuanak on 7/7/2010 at 05:29 am

Alfred W wrote:
> You point in the direction of where the exhaust comes out of the engine
anyway. 2:) The more heat comes out the better. It is possible to use Exhaust
Wrap to isolate the exhaust. This way the gas inside is warmer and will float
even better. The electronics and other components are protected against the heat
this way and the rider should experience much less heat. You can buy tape with
ceramics and glass-fiber (mean sharp little stuff for your hands) and additional
isolating coatings. It is meant to be wrapped after the pipes are painted with
very heat resistant paint and afterwards sprayed with heat resistant silicone to
protect the metal from wet conditions and dirt but perhaps that is no use on an
older exhaust. To see the wrapping being done and to get an impression, you may
look at YouTube.


I've seen the down side of wrapping up the exhaust headers. Higher heat
means hot gases can corrode the metal sooner, potentially ruining an
expensive part on the PC. Instead of wrapping them, I recommend you
have them coated (inside and out) with ceramic. I'm sure this is
available in Europe as well. Here are a few examples:

Juan Goula
Fairbanks, Alaska

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