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08-07-2014, 05:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-07-2014, 05:07 PM by OldePhart.)
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
(08-07-2014, 01:42 PM)Keith Wrote: @OldePhart if attached a skirt to the bike to keep heat away, would that then keep air from getting to the cylinder thus making it run hotter?

Skirt was probably bad nomenclature. I'm thinking a small piece of something stiff that would stand off from the pipe, maybe with a bit of ceramic insulator between pipe and "skirt" to keep it from collapsing. Shouldn't block airflow to cylinders much at all.

(08-07-2014, 03:31 PM)Kimsnot Wrote: my personal doc suggested a leather wrap just for when in riding she made one out of a six inch wide piece of leather and put Velcro to hold it around her thigh.

Yeah. that would be simpler, and could be used with any pants. Heck, I might make me one!

John

re. the For Sale sign ... sounds like he and my cardiologist would get along fine...he 'bout had little kittens when I told him I was riding a bike again..."but...but...you've got an ICD...if it fires while you're riding..."

"Doc, it ain't fired in the six years I've had it, I'll take my chances..." Biggrin

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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08-07-2014, 05:38 PM, (This post was last modified: 08-07-2014, 05:42 PM by Kimsnot.)
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Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
lol I ran cardiology practice for 5 years. I'll take neuro docs anyday. they at least give up after the 10th try but the cardio docs I think they just want to stress you out in prep for the stress test

Yeah. that would be simpler, and could be used with any pants. Heck, I might make me one!


I'm going to the leather shop tomorrow. hopefully they have a piece of PINK leather. I think I'll take this option till I research warping pipes a bit more.
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08-07-2014, 06:04 PM,
#18
RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
well then even just go with leather chaps, not sure where you are so if could be comfortable enough, i only wear mine come late september to about april here, too hot for other times.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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08-07-2014, 08:12 PM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
(08-07-2014, 05:38 PM)Kimsnot Wrote: I'm going to the leather shop tomorrow. hopefully they have a piece of PINK leather. I think I'll take this option till I research warping pipes a bit more.
If you have a Tandy outlet nearby they have quite a few colors of dyes...I'd be surprised if they don't have pink. Pick up some saddle soap, too. The leather those outfits sell tends to be pretty dry because that's how the folks that tool it like it (it has to be able to absorb water for stamping and carving).

Cut it, do any skiving, etc that you are going to do. Dye it. Leave the dye for at least a day, then buff the heck out of it with an old towel to remove excess dye. Then two or three treatments with saddle soap rubbed in real good and you've got a nice flexible piece of leather. Also rub the skived edges smooth - again with saddle soap. If you dye the back, then make sure you saddle soap the back real good, too. That will help keep the dye from coming off on clothing. (It will also help limber the leather up good.)

Ordinarily 2-3oz leather is used for clothing but where the whole idea is to protect from heat it's probably better to use 4-6oz leather. 8-10 would probably be even better but might end up too stiff to be comfortable. Actually, if you want to get really fancy...2-3oz outer sewed to 2-3 ounce suede inner with some fiberglass cloth between for insulation would probably be amazing...

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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08-07-2014, 08:13 PM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
(08-07-2014, 11:33 AM)Kimsnot Wrote: lol thankfully I have a few garages full of power tools I can chose from if I need to take mine off. No hacksaw action for me specially after shoulder surgery.


my ? is he says header pipes. wouldn't that basically be the area I'm needing to do?
you can wrap the whole pipe. what im saying is after the wrapping, the exhaust pipe coming right off the motor is still pretty hot. not instant burn hot(like they are normally) but still pretty hot
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08-09-2014, 11:00 AM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
@Kimsnot I think I've found the solution to your being able to flat foot without burning yourself. I think I'll get a pair of these myself so I can flat foot a Super Tenere...of course, I might have to modify the shifter slightly...


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Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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08-09-2014, 04:36 PM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
so almost sounds like to be safe, wrap them and get the leather.

have you given any thoughts to lowering the bike, will change the angle and be able to flat foot easier. my buddies wife can flat foot on mine, think its set at 2in, thinkin of raising it to 1in. thing has like 4 adjustments, 3 on the bottom and 2 on top.

@OldePhart i want a pic of you on the bike in them, hah. those do remind me of some that some guys wore back in the 70's, mostly shorter guys.
2006 VStar Stratoliner, Freedom Performance split dual exhaust, Mustang seats, Sissy bar with back rack, bolted saddlebags to mounts.
Life's tough .. it's even tougher if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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08-09-2014, 05:57 PM,
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Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
I would lower but I already drag floorboards I might end draging pipes. lol
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08-09-2014, 06:36 PM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
I'm having flashbacks about those shoes
'06 Vstar 1100 custom
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10-31-2014, 01:20 AM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
(08-09-2014, 05:57 PM)Kimsnot Wrote: I would lower but I already drag floorboards I might end draging pipes. lol


Hmmm, sounds like you will need to attack this in several ways.
1) Cut down the seat. Can prolly lower 1.5 to 2 inches of height. Better stand over and more tucked "into" your bike.

2) Board tuck/lift. Add a couple spacers under the boards to gain some lean angle. If you are already scraping, might look into this anyway. Can also go to narrower boards

3) Heat skirts and pipe wrap. I would see if there is a way to adapt the HD skirts to work. They will keep your leg away from the header, but might limit you on how you will have to stand with your bike. The leather is just going to insulate WHILE your leg is against the header. Cool if you like that burning leather aroma. The wraps are good for incidental contact. But do get warm fast if you re touching it for long.

4)Lower the bike. Low on the list, but might have to come down to notching out 3/4 of an inch, front and back, to get the easy stand over.
I haven't seen any adjustable dogbones for the roady. Hey, how about air suspension? Drop it down in town and crank it up in the twisties.

Just a thought
Biggrin
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01-23-2015, 03:08 PM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
(08-07-2014, 06:04 PM)Keith Wrote: well then even just go with leather chaps, not sure where you are so if could be comfortable enough, i only wear mine come late september to about april here, too hot for other times.
This is a good idea, Kim. You could ride over the hill and go to Algodones (just west of Yuma). You can get just about anything you want there, at pretty reasonable prices too
VStarCowboy aka Don

2001 VStar 1100AN - my bastard bike with loads of chrome.
Mustang seats, Mustang tank bra, Cobra pipes w/o baffles, DynaTek 3000,Engine guard, Hiway pegs,Metzeler 888's, SlipStreamer Windshield, 3.5" Chrome billet risers, Leather handgrip fringes.
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01-23-2015, 11:43 PM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
since this has been revived... maybe you'll see it or not. I unwrapped my exhaust because im making the pipes longer. on the chrome head pipes the chrome wasnt runined. i wiped em down with some windex and they looked as good as before they were wrapped up.

i was under the impression that the wrap bleed some kind of adhesive to help them stick... but no.

just saying.
LoLrcycle rider Cool
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01-24-2015, 01:12 PM,
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Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
@Mr RCom what did you wrap them with? I have seen a few different products

@vstarcowboy I haven't crossed border down there in years. any idea if they require passport? I know tecate I can cross without one even though they said it's required


KimSnot aka Pasti-dip Freak

Ride: "Gracie" 2007 Road Star 1700. 2014/2015 President STAR Chapter 224, El Cajon, CA
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01-25-2015, 05:24 PM,
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
(01-24-2015, 01:12 PM)Kimsnot Wrote: @Mr RCom what did you wrap them with? I have seen a few different products

[url=http://www.vstarforum.com/member.php?action=profile&uid=1919]I haven't crossed border down there in years. any idea if they require passport? I know tecate I can cross without one even though they said it's required
I think if you're a US citizen you need a passport and seven forms of ID to get back into the US. Otherwise not required. LOL

John
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2011 V-Star 650 Custom (new in fall 2013)
V&H Cruzer Pipes, Memphis Shades Bat Wing, Floorboards, Highway Bars,
Locking Bags, Tail Rack, LED Signals & Aux Brake Lights, Headlight Modulator,
Brake Light Modulator, 5/8" Gel Pad Under Upholstery.
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01-26-2015, 02:56 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-26-2015, 02:58 AM by Mr RCOM.)
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RE: Wrapping Exhaust pipes 2009 Road Star 1700
i used DEI brand wrap

oh yeah and their hi temp silicone spray they recommend. i used the tan color but then i wanted black after i put it on so i used the black paint. it did fade a bit and i had to respray the pipes twice... this time around im gonna order their titanium color
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