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  • How to wrap your motorcycle exhaust ?
    March 11, 2019

    How to wrap your motorcycle exhaust ?

    Wrapping exhaust pipes is a pretty easy process. Before we get into the nuts and bolts of how to do it, let’s just dispel a few rumors and state a few facts about pipe wrap so you can better determine...

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  • What does an exhaust wrap do?
    March 11, 2019

    What does an exhaust wrap do?

    THE FACTS: Header wraps are designed to keep the heat in the header to improve scavenging of the cylinders. Keeping the heat in the header allows theexhaust speed to remain high. (the right idea) Header wraps, by keeping the heatin the header, also reduces the radiant heat in the engine bay.

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  • Fire Sleeve
    February 19, 2019

    Fire Sleeve

    Fire sleeve.  A number of companies offer heat and flame-resistant hose protection products. Several manufacturers term it “fire sleeve.”  This is a tough, flexible insulating cover that slides over a hose and clamps to the fittings.  It is typically made of woven fiberglass or materials like high-temperature silicone.It protects hydraulic hoses and pneumatic tubing against extreme radiant heat, sparks,  weld spatter, molten metal and glass splash, as well as open flames. While exact ratings  depend on the specific manufacturer and construction, they are generally approved for  continuous exposure at temperatures of about 500° F, exposure for 15 to 20 minutes  at temperatures to 2000° F, and brief excursion as high as 3000° F. By KEN KORANE

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