· Fast ZX-12R
Thats one of the cleanest jobs on a set of pipes that I've ever seen Rob.
No oilchanges. Shes oil injected. And who on earth would change oil around hot pipes.. really? Theres only 1 time when oil would meet a hot headpipe. Thats a mech failure..... who doesnt fashion a bitchin aluminum foil oil drainoff doohickey to keep them from having to even worry about wiping a pipe down..On a side note, I notice your headers go up above your engine, rather than down around it like a motorcycle's. Thus, when you change your oil and filter there is slim chance of it leaking all over the cloth header wraps. On the other hand, it's very easy for a motorcycle to dump oil on a header during an oil change; so how do you wipe oil out of cloth as opposed to wiping it off bare metal? Unless you think it's a good idea to change your oil with cherry red pipes (of course, wouldn't the bike have to be running to keep bare metal cherry red)? Sure, it's great to sound cavalier about a fire erupting between your legs, especially when it's something you don't have to worry about.
yes as long as you dont put leg/ankle against the hot metal :thumbsup:will wrapping the exhaust tubes (from header to cans) help with leg (ankle) burn at all?
Oooo, a leaf blower or a sucky/blowy shop vac in a garage.^I really wouldn't worry about it. If the bike is dry you should be fine, if it gets wet and you park it you'll run into issues. The key is park it dry, and keep it dry.
Headers will rust regardless of exhaust wrap, but they will rust a lot faster with wet exhaust wrap. Our engines get very warm, warm enough to dry exhaust wrap in a timely fashion. I definitely recommend titanium wrap over fiberglass, but if you get stuck in the rain or ride in the rain regularly just run the bike for a few minutes in the garage until the wrap is dry. If you really want you could have the bike in the garage running, and use a leaf blower on your bike to blow off all the water. Really simple if you have a garage/leaf blower or shop vac that sucks and blows!