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PostSubject: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 6:22 pm

Help please. There seems to be a trend (several issues of BSH for a start) for exhaust pipes to be wrapped in bandages. Presumably then bikes have been repaired or treated for some strange illness affecting the 'pipes'. Must say it looks rather good. My Highway Hawks are getting a bit discoloured, and blackened a bit with yet another application of bits of my Frank Thomas trousers. Have decided NOT to go for a heat shield, as I think these bandages look cool. Anyone ever used them? Where do they come from? How difficult are they to apply? Any reply/suggestion gratefully received. Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 6:35 pm

Have a look on Ebay Clive there's loads of them Bandages? Hospital for bikes? 3498837457

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PostSubject: Re: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 6:39 pm

Wrapping chrome? Blasphemy! Bandages? Hospital for bikes? 852880
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PostSubject: Re: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 6:50 pm

Exhaust wrap looks as cool as hell on pipes such as yours & they come in a variety of colours. They will stop you leaving your clothing behind, thats a fact. They were and are used to help with performance, it helps gases flow faster. However it will make no difference to performance on most bikes & no difference at all to yours. You could use either a 1" or 2" wrap on your pipes but I would probably rather go for a 2" wrap as you don't have any tight curves. I wrapped a mates pipes a couple of years ago and one thing that still stands out in my memory very vividly is how much the wrap stunk and more scarily smoked for the first 10 minutes or so while the stuff shrank back to a really tight fit.
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PostSubject: Re: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 9:16 pm

Just leave a bit of chrome showing at the back end for that V&H look, maybe.
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PostSubject: Re: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeTue Oct 30, 2012 10:54 pm

They do look very good on those shortie pipes
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PostSubject: Re: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeFri Nov 09, 2012 9:30 pm

I've had a look on eBay for some exhaust wrap, but I'm not sure why some are listed at about £70 and some are cheaper than £15 but look the same...

I'm normally a believer of 'you get what you pay for', but I don't want to spend money unecessarily. I think it's to do with that silicon spray that comes with some of them, however if that was a necessity then they would all come with it. I'm going to go for it and buy one of the mid-range priced wraps, and if I don't like it I can always upgrade. I'll let you guys know how I get on.
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PostSubject: Re: Bandages? Hospital for bikes?   Bandages? Hospital for bikes? Icon_minitimeSat Nov 10, 2012 11:31 am

Joe, sounds like a bargain to me. Given that I can't even change a spark plug, I had to get the job priced locally. £170.00 (phew) Had to have a long sit down after that, and am still considering if I really want it.
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