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Old 04-15-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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exhuast melting my race body... need suggestions!

well i noticed the other day that the heat from my header is making my body soft and bubbling my new paint job. i am curious as to whether i should wrap my header with exhaust wrap or put some heat insulation on the inside of the fairings or both. is there any pros and cons to doing it one way over the other? thanks for any help.
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Old 04-15-2009, 03:59 PM   #2
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I just put a heat sheild on my belly pan and I would rather just use header wrap. The belly pan collects too much dirt, oil and water so I am not sure how it will hold up.
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Wrap works pretty well and insulation on the fairing wouldn't hurt.
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Heat shield on the inside of the plastics should work!
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cheap: aluminium foil on plastic inner.

otherwise, an aluminium heat pan will absorb the surface and also reflect continuous heat.
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If its the belly I had the same problem. I went to autozone and bought some heat- reflective tape (located next to exhaust wrap) and glued it to the inside of the belly. Havnt had a problem yet. It should stick without glue if you dont have a cat, but a gsxr has a cat and it produces water that leaks into the belly, so a good adhesive should hold it with no problems.

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I had the same problem..
I used BOTH header wrap and foil tape.. no problems since
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thanks for the input guys. i think i am just going to use both just to be on the safe side.
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I use header wrap now.. I used that heat tape before with limited sucess.
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