When it comes to motorcycles, there are only two integral parts that count – the engine and the exhaust system. The engine is the lifeblood of the entire thing as without it the bike and all of its components can be used for little more than decoration inside your garage, but the exhaust pipe not only plays a very important role as well, but can easily be improved to make that role stand out more.
There are quite a few different types of motorcycle exhausts who each have their own advantages and disadvantages over the other models. However, while the wide number does lead to the buyers getting much more choice in exactly what kind of improvements they would like to make, there are a few problems that come with changing the motorcycle exhausts. The first one is that changing the entire exhaust system isn’t cheap no matter what type of bike you have or how old it is. The second is that even if the exhaust system does provide the advertised results, you may decide that you don’t find it as useful as you thought you might, or that it wasn’t worth the money. Luckily, there is a simple way to improve the motorcycle’s performance by making a few adjustments to the exhaust system without having to change it.
An exhaust wrap can help you reduce the temperature the exhaust generates while running, which can result in you being able to get a bit more horse power out of your engine. This improved engine efficiency comes as a result of the wrap being able to keep the heat in the headers instead of allowing it to dissipate in other areas of your engine. When heat is contained within the exhaust system itself, it allows for an improved flow of exhaust gasses through the entire system.
The wrap itself is remarkably easy to apply and will only result in a dislocated shoulder or two before you manage to master the process. But seriously, there is really nothing to applying it on the exhaust yourself. The thing you need to keep in mind is that this will take a bit of time, so patience is required. Additionally, you might also have trouble on the bends and angles on the first layer as they can be tricky to cover right. Having said that, the actual procedure is simple. Keep the exhaust wrap tight while you are applying it and overlap the previous layer slightly with each rotation. Apply as many layers as you can as the thicker it becomes, the better the insulation will be, and don’t worry about any small gaps since they won’t affect the overall efficiency by any significant margin. That’s it, you’re done, and all that’s left to you now is to take it for a spin and try to heat things up a bit.