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Author Topic: Exhaust wrap - curing?  (Read 318 times)

Offline black350

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Exhaust wrap - curing?
« on: Aug 03, 2017, 19:39:51 »
I've read that you should run the bike after wrapping the pipes to cure the wrap, making it smoke a little. Does this need to be done right after wrapping when the wrap is still wet?

The bike isn't running yet but I wanted to have them ready. Will it still be good to cure in a month when the wrap is long dried?


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Offline firebane

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Re: Exhaust wrap - curing?
« Reply #1 on: Aug 03, 2017, 19:55:41 »
I've read that you should run the bike after wrapping the pipes to cure the wrap, making it smoke a little. Does this need to be done right after wrapping when the wrap is still wet?

The bike isn't running yet but I wanted to have them ready. Will it still be good to cure in a month when the wrap is long dried?


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Not doing it right away means moisture will be sitting on the pipes and cause rust and other issues. Suggest you wait till your ready.

Offline crazypj

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Re: Exhaust wrap - curing?
« Reply #2 on: Aug 03, 2017, 20:12:50 »
From experience, I think there is something else in the wrap as well as the water you soak it in?
It can take a few weeks riding before the smoke finally goes away, pretty much every time you ride it smokes until temperature is high enough for long enough to 'cook' it in position.
As firebane says, wait until you have a runner to do pipes
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Offline runmikeyrun

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Re: Exhaust wrap - curing?
« Reply #3 on: Aug 09, 2017, 03:16:14 »
Mine stunk for a few weeks after wrapping/running them.  Mine are dyed black.  Which, incidentally, the black has faded in areas, along the edge of the wrap so at least it looks uniform, but it's annoying nonetheless.  My buddy said the dye isn't supposed to be permanent and I was supposed to paint them black but I didn't think so.


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'81 KZ750 cafe
'94 XR250L
2014 Yamaha Bolt

In progress: '68 CL350

END OF LINE.

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Benelli Minibike
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74 RD250
81 XT125
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Offline crazypj

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Re: Exhaust wrap - curing?
« Reply #4 on: Aug 10, 2017, 21:38:39 »
Pretty sure it's only the 'expensive' full kit that gives decent instructions about painting.
the starting colour is just there until it's cured then paint it..
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
I gave my girlfriend an orgasm the other night, but, she spat it back at me
 Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry
 Itís not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you werenít doing it  (Terry Pratchett)
CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0