Are you looking to give your bike a custom look, but want the modification to be beneficial? Have you considered adding Exhaust Wrap from K and G Cycles (www.kandgcycles.com) to your bike. A fairly economical upgrade that offers protection and performance. Ultimately exhaust wrap insulates the pipes, not allowing the heat to radiate outward and in doing so removes the hot exhaust gasses more efficiently from the motor. Keeping exhaust gases hotter within the exhaust system helps in decreasing exhaust density and increases exhaust flow. This improves exhaust scavenging resulting in cooler air intake temperatures for an improvement in performance and a gain in horsepower. Wraps are available in a range of colors with the most common being Black, Tan, or white. Wrapping the headers or head pipes is an important first step in the quest to control unwanted radiant heat from your engine. Best of all most heat wraps, heat tapes, or whatever you want to call them, withstand temperatures upwards of 1200° so you know it is meant to last.
Another benefit when installing Exhaust Wrap is the protection it offers the rider. Reducing the surface temperature of the pipes lessens the risk of being burned by the bike. Let’s face it, unwrapped pipes can get pretty hot, even with heat shields installed, and being burned by the exhaust is not fun.
Lastly, wrapping your pipes will give you a “Hot Rod Retro” look, and when people see it, they will know you wanted more power, and got it. So by installing Exhaust Wrap on your bike you are actually installing a multi-function upgrade that gives you personal protection, increased performance, a better running engine, and a killer look not everyone has. Stop by K and G Cycles online motorcycle parts and accessories superstore (www.kandgcycles.com) and check out all the great options available