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Title: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: Karim_E on Nov 15, 2017, 19:17:17
Winter project. Want to cover my 4-into-1 with exhaust tape.

CB750 DOHC.

Any idea what length I need approximately?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: Ryan Stecken on Nov 16, 2017, 04:21:23
Buy some cheap paper in equal width and wrap it around loosely and measure the length afterwards.
Title: Re: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: Karim_E on Nov 16, 2017, 13:03:45
Not a bad idea. Thanks! will give it a try.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: teazer on Nov 16, 2017, 15:40:34
The correct answer is: Zero - Nil.

It's your bike and you are free to do whatever you want to it, but pipe wrap is a complete waste of time from a performance perspective and rusts the pipes as it retains moisture.  Unless you have a really tight fitting fairing and are using it as insulation of course. Somehow people started using it a few years ago and people think it's a performance mod or that at least it looks like one.  To the rest of us it's a waste of time and money.
Title: Re: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: irk miller on Nov 16, 2017, 18:36:42
You're supposed to coat pipe wrap, so it shouldn't rust pipes if installed properly. But no one ever uses it for what it's supposed to be used for, therefore it's no surprise it's rarely installed properly either.
Title: Re: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: Karim_E on Nov 16, 2017, 23:51:14
I know, I know, but what can I say, I just like the look :) Certainly not expecting any performance gain

The bike is never parked outside and I rarely ride in the rain. With the heat from the exhaust, I doubt rust would be an issue but I may be wrong...

What are you supposed to coat pipe wrap with? Never heard of this before. I am curious. That would be good insurance to make sure I don't ruin the pipes LOL

Cheers!
Title: Re: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: irk miller on Nov 17, 2017, 07:08:45
Exhaust wrap coatings... https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dei-010300?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-design-engineering-dei&gclid=CjwKCAiArrrQBRBbEiwAH_6sNLBm6BnHLLHDeruC7EoFlP_5IYIhiCDwCHGfNGqNMW2-J8DVW20u8xoCZnMQAvD_BwE

Title: Re: Exhaust tape - How much needed for 4-into-1
Post by: Karim_E on Nov 17, 2017, 13:12:27
Thanks man! Appreciate the help!

Exhaust wrap coatings... https://www.summitracing.com/parts/dei-010300?seid=srese1&cm_mmc=pla-google-_-shopping-_-srese1-_-design-engineering-dei&gclid=CjwKCAiArrrQBRBbEiwAH_6sNLBm6BnHLLHDeruC7EoFlP_5IYIhiCDwCHGfNGqNMW2-J8DVW20u8xoCZnMQAvD_BwE