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    To Wrap or Not to Wrap?

    It seems like exhaust wrap is a fairly inexpensive way to get a little more out of an engine. Assuming I already have a quality exhaust (Jemco, Rosko, Gianinni...):
    Can I harm the headers by using exhaust wrap?
    Is there any noticeable benefit from wrapping?

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    Inertial dynos just make people cranky

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    There are different opinions on the benefits.

    I do know that when I didn't use the exhaust wrap on my bike I melted a hole in my fairing where it came into contact with the header. When I put the exhaust wrap on the headers I no longer had that problem.

    Craig

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    That's a good reason to use tape. It will not make your cb350 faster.
    Inertial dynos just make people cranky

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    Keeping heat in the pipe can help scavenging but may also help them rust out quicker. Skip the top couple of inches as the some heat dissapation for the exhaust valves is managed by the collars and start of the header pipes.

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    wrap em.....
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    I wrapped mine because they're high pipes and they were dented and repaired. Do it for the looks!

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    i wrap mine from the bottom first, then the sides. that way the beans don't spill out on the first bite.

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    christian- if you get some nice new pipes, get them ceramic coated.

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    + 1 for TT
    Inertial dynos just make people cranky

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