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Has anyone wrapped their exhaust header on the G310R? Your thoughts, pros, cons?
 

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They were originally used in race cars to reduce temperature in engine bays, but on bikes it really doesn't do much. Even Grand Prix bikes doesn't use it.
 

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So I ended up wrapping my exhaust header, mostly because I wanted to do something and it wasn't too expensive to do, also for the looks and finally because I did notice a fair bit of heat coming of the header when the bike was stationary.


I'm reasonably happy with the result and it's given me a psychosomatic increase in power of 10% ;)


In addition to the hex bits, you will need a 10mm torx socket to remove the exhaust from the bike. I unplugged the O2 sensor, snipped the cable ties and left it on the exhaust for the wrapping and sealing with high temp clear coat.


I'll post some pictures soon.
 

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I have attached some pictures of the wrapped header.


As I said before, it's a relatively easy thing to do and I like the look of it. :grin2:
are you sure however this is a good idea? at first i thought that it would be a "necessary" modification, since the suspension is really close to the pipe and thus heated. but i am not sure if this is a good thing for the exhaust pipe.
take a look here:
https://www.centuryperformance.com/exhaust-header-heat-wraps-do-not-use.html
 

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Whoever wrote the article has no clue. "Imagine having to replace a $1500 set of headers every race weekend." For cup racers, $1500 is nothing. They do teardowns and rebuilds on everything. Engines can cost about 10 times that amount.
 

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Looks awesome! I'll probably do it simply for looks one of these days.
 

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are you sure however this is a good idea? at first i thought that it would be a "necessary" modification, since the suspension is really close to the pipe and thus heated. but i am not sure if this is a good thing for the exhaust pipe.
take a look here:
https://www.centuryperformance.com/exhaust-header-heat-wraps-do-not-use.html
Of course it's a good idea, I mean, what type of temperatures are we talking about here? Also, I sealed the wrap with high temp clear coat to avoid the moisture issue, and it's the stock header and exhaust, if anything happens I can always replace it with an Akra :)
 
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