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heat wrapping the header

does it have the same effect as heat wrapping exhaust on a race car? i know its gotta help with the burnt leg factor a little bit. i only worry that somehow it would make the quad run hotter. thanks in advance.

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I wrapped mine all the way doesn't affect the bike any; but my leg still gets hotter than 9 kinds of hades,
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I have had mine wrapped for a year now, although I did not wrap it right up to the head, I started about 8" down the pipe so the majority of the heat could dissapate and not be held in the head, wrapping close to the head also tends to make the pipe brittle from retaining the high heat, also you want to run your quad after washing untill the wrap dries so the moisture does not rust your pipe. just my .02 cents

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ceramic coating would work well too
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Has anyone actually put a digital thermometer to the head to prove the temp increased with the use of header wrap. I was always under the impression that header wrap was used to keep the heat in the header and off of the engine. Would like to know for sure as I was planning on wrapping both of my bikes and a friends bike. Don't really want to waste my time and money.

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I couldn't tell that the ceramic coating helped mine any with performance or the burnt leg factor. I ran a Barker's ceramic coated for a month and then switched to an uncoated one. Never tried the wrap.


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I agree with rappy. High heat for long periods of time does tend to make metal brittle. but a header should be able to withstand it. Also the water in the blanket setting on the header will cause corrosion so like rappy said i would run it.
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I've never been a fan of heat wrap just because I think it looks crappy when it is exposed on the outside of a bike unlike a car where it's under the hood... out of sight. They do make the wrap in different colors, but that will soon start to look bad as well as it wears and is washed. JMO

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Has anyone actually put a digital thermometer to the head to prove the temp increased with the use of header wrap. I was always under the impression that header wrap was used to keep the heat in the header and off of the engine. Would like to know for sure as I was planning on wrapping both of my bikes and a friends bike. Don't really want to waste my time and money.
I have a laser thermometer when i get to ride again I will see what the temp is I'm guessing around 950 degrees or so.
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