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I wrapped my head pipes and installed my new Arrow Black today.
(after I changed the oil and filter)






Still have the Db in until I can ride and check it out.
It has been raining all morning and is not supposed to stop til Monday.:confused:
 

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Looks badass dude...I've never seen the piping before. What exactly is its purpose? I love the black arrow. You should post a vid of how it sounds!
 

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Nice, I installed my Arrow (black) last weekend. I took the Db out before I installed it. Kinda curious to see what it sounds like with it installed.
 

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Do tell. What's the deal with the pipe wrap?
Well, in theory, to keep the hot expanding gasses from cooling and slowing down in the pipe.
Quicker flow.
We wrapped every round track dirt car and mini we built.
Make the pump more efficient type thing.
(maybe just an old habit lol)
Ive never wrapped anything I drove on the street.
But I do know it is a lot cooler in the engine bay.

This bike will be an "around town" ride for me and here in west Texas,
I like the thought of that heat staying in the pipe.:D
...and I had about 40 ft in the tool box.
So, voila.
Header wrap.
 

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very nice!
 

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Well, in theory, to keep the hot expanding gasses from cooling and slowing down in the pipe.
Quicker flow.
We wrapped every round track dirt car and mini we built.
Make the pump more efficient type thing.
(maybe just an old habit lol)
Ive never wrapped anything I drove on the street.
But I do know it is a lot cooler in the engine bay.

This bike will be an "around town" ride for me and here in west Texas,
I like the thought of that heat staying in the pipe.:D
...and I had about 40 ft in the tool box.
So, voila.
Header wrap.
Since you've used it before you probably already know this, but for others- be aware that the wrap will hold moisture under it, leading to increased corrosion of the exhaust pipe.
 

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Since you've used it before you probably already know this, but for others- be aware that the wrap will hold moisture under it, leading to increased corrosion of the exhaust pipe.
This has been an issue with a lot of folks.
But I have never ran into anyone that it has ever happened to.
(maybe a dry Texas thing)
I dont know if they dont run it until it dries after they get it wet, or what.
It is not a "do it and forget it" mod.
But yea, there is the possibility of retaining moisture and rotting out the manifold.
If you are a bad weather rider, dont do it.
 
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