How to install motorcycle exhaust wrap

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How to install motorcycle exhaust wrap
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Motorcycle exhaust wrap is made of a special insulating fabric. By insulating the exhaust pipes of the motor, exhaust wrap allows hot air to move more freely through the pipes, meaning the motor can move more air at any given moment, effectively increasing acceleration performance and overall power. Motorcycle exhaust wrap is relatively cheap considering its effectiveness and is easy to install at home. Save time and money over having your exhaust wrapped by your local mechanic by doing it yourself.

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Things you need

  • Exhaust wrap
  • Bucket
  • Steel hose clamps
  • Scissors

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  1. 1

    Set your motorcycle on its kickstand or centre stand in an open work area. If the motorcycle has been run recently, allow it to cool before starting rather than risking getting burnt during the wrapping process. Fill a bucket with room temperature water and place it near the motorcycle.

  2. 2

    Unroll the exhaust wrap and submerge it into the bucket of water to saturate it. Using wet exhaust wrap will allow you to wrap it more tightly around the chrome exhaust pipes. Begin wrapping the first pipe where it exits the cylinder head. Pull the wrap as tightly as possible without it slipping, and overlap the wrap by about half its width.

  3. 3

    Continue wrapping the exhaust pipes tightly until you reach the end of the pipe. Make a diagonal cut in the wrap using the scissors so as to finish wrapping cleanly against the end of the pipe.

  4. 4

    Use a steel hose clamp to secure the end of the wrap to the exhaust pipe. Tighten the clamp securely to ensure the wrap will not slip or unravel.

  5. 5

    Wrap the second exhaust pipe in the same manner as the first. When you are finished wrapping, turn on the motorcycle and let it idle for 15 to 20 minutes to dry the wrap. There will be steam coming from the exhaust wrap as the exhaust heats up. This is nothing to worry about. as soon as the steam stops, the wrap should be dry.

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